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HighQ launches AI survey, aiming to sift through the hype

When it comes to artificial intelligence in the legal industry, the number of platform options are soaring with almost 70 companies focused on creating AI-enabled legal technology solutions, according to a LawGeex report. It’s also clear that firms and other businesses will want to evaluate and invest in multiple AI platforms to solve different problems, […]

Angola: The Mining Law Review

By João Afonso Fialho, Ângela Viana Angola is one of the greatest diamond producers in the world and has extensive reserves of valuable natural resources, notably diamonds, gold, iron ore, phosphates, copper, manganese, and many other mineral resources. Unfortunately, the civil war (1975–2002) had a tremendous impact on the mining industry, which was basically put […]

Benefits and perils of permanent health schemes in employment contracts

In the recent case of Awan v. ICTS UK Ltd [2018] 11WLUK 385 (Simler J, President) the EAT confirmed and strengthened previous decisions (Aspden v. Webbs Poultry [1996] IRLR 251, Briscoe v. Lubrizol Ltd[2002] IRLR 607, amongst others) To the effect that a term will be implied into contracts of employment that “once the employee has become entitled to […]

Canadian securities regulators concern on problematic promotional activities by issuers

By Brett A. Kagetsu, Denis G. Silva A recent announcement by Canadian securities regulators demonstrates their growing concern with biased promotional materials, and highlights the risks to issuers when engaging with prospective investors. The regulators state that they are seeing promotional activities by issuers that are either untrue or unbalanced to such a degree that […]

Imprisonment fears allayed for arbitrators and experts involved in UAE-Seated arbitrations

By Courtney Rothery, Robyn Waller Imprisonment fears have been allayed for arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations following the latest amendments to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code. THE PREVIOUS WORDING OF ARTICLE 257 OF THE UAE PENAL CODE In October 2016 arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations (who may or may not […]

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Post Office set to revise international legal panel

The Post Office is planning to shake-up its international panel in a further attempt to cut costs on its outsourced legal work. The consolidation of its international legal coverage is expected to begin early next year. The move comes after The Post Office reduced its UK regional panel from 40 firms to four and its […]

If it ain't broke, then don't fix it

And now for a more reasoned critique of the latest presidential election than was evinced in the last issue (The Lawyer, 7 June). Last December, Sir Dennis Stevenson addressed the Law Society Council. Sir Dennis is a respected adviser to major companies and we had brought him in to examine the society. He confirmed many […]

Freshfields acts for Nomura in £350m TV sale

Freshfields is acting for Japanese investment bank Nomura on its bid to find a buyer for its television supply arm Quadriga. Nomura acquired Quadriga in June last year when it bought the TV rental group Thorn for £980m. Quadriga supplies TV sets to hotels in 13 countries and has been valued by some at £350m. […]

Morgan Lewis set to pay UK lawyers at US rates

US firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius will pay its UK-based lawyers – both partners and associates – at US rates. “The firm is moving in the direction of trying to balance rates between the US and here,” says managing partner of the London office Tom Benz. The Philadelphia-based firm is the latest to bring its […]

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