IBA Blog – Day Four

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What is artificial about ethical AI in legal industry – Everything

By Andy Neill What is ethical AI? In 2017, the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was appointed by the House of Lords. Their role is to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence. As part of their 2017-2019 session report, they suggested the following AI code: 1. Artificial intelligence should […]

Are you a data security weak link?

By Michael Hall Data loss, malware, and hackers; you hear about them all the time, but that has nothing to do with you, right? Sadly, that’s not the case. For legal firms, corporate legal departments and financial institutions who handle massive amounts of confidential data, the threat of breach due to human error is ever-present. Each […]

Inter-branch services – Employee Cost

By Dinesh Agrawal, Ankit A. Shah, Pranay Sahay The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) in the state of Karnataka, in its order in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (the Applicant) dated 27 July 2018, made critical observations concerning the taxability of employee cost at a corporate office under Goods and Services Tax (GST). Background The […]

Real Estate Disputes

By Malcolm Simpson What’s the current extent of disputes currently surfacing in the real estate sector? What are some of the most common causes of dispute? To what extent are tough economic conditions and increasing project complexity fuelling real estate disputes? To answer these questions and more, Malcolm Simpson Managing Partner of Walker Morris LLP offers […]

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MoFo and Sidley add to Chinese capital markets partnerships

US firms Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) and Sidley Austin have bulked up their Chinese capital markets teams with the addition of a partner apiece. Sidley has added Anthony Jacobsen to its Shanghai team. He joins from Baker & McKenzie, where he was a partner in the firm’s commercial and securities group. Jacobsen has a broad […]

Weil wins struggle for CC funds lawyer

Weil Gotshal & Manges has won the battle to hold on to star funds associate Stephen Fox after a secondment at private equity house Apax Partners threatened to stall his move from Clifford Chance to the US firm. Fox is set to join Weil and is already listed as a ­corporate associate on the US […]

Paris matches

Partners in Paris are moving around like never before. Joanne Harris scrutinises the French capital’s recruitment market During the past 10 months the French lateral recruitment market has been busy like never before. More than 80 partners have moved firms and a significant number of senior associates and of counsel have also been hired as […]

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Opinion: Litigation is a byproduct of the economic crisis

This time last year leading economists started voicing their opinions that the worst effects of the 2008 credit crunch were over and that a fragile recovery was beginning to take root. That optimism now seems to have been misplaced. Not only have we seen further bank bailouts, but fear now stalks the markets about any […]

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