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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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WilmerHale hires Kingsley Napley’s Pollard for white-collar push

US firm WilmerHale has bolstered its London investigations and criminal litigation practice with the hire of Kingsley Napley big-hitter Stephen Pollard. Pollard joined Kingsley Napley in 1989 before being made partner in 1990. In his 22-year stint at the firm he worked on a number of high-profile cases, including advising former Barings trader Nick Leeson […]

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A&O posts 11 per cent revenue hike at half-way point

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) turnover is up 11 per cent at the half-year stage, with the firm raking in £582m compared with £526m at the mid-way point of 2010-11. According to the firm, its practices in Australia, France, Germany, Indonesia and Washington DC put in strong performances. “The results were slightly better than we expected,” […]

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Ex-Ashurst real estate chief set to retire from firm

One of Ashurst’s most senior real estate lawyers, Adrian Dear, is set to retire at the end of the 2011-12 financial year. Dear made partner at the firm in 1990 and was head of the real estate department for four years until April 2011. He handed in his notice 18 months ago and is expected […]

Australia’s AAR follows Rio Tinto into Mongolia

Australian firm Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) has opened a representative office in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar. AAR has reported intensified levels of work in the country’s burgeoning resources industry. The firm is currently advising a range of international companies in the region, including long-standing client Rio Tinto, whose joint venture Mongolian Oyu Tolgoi project is […]

Mark Brandon

Middle class twit, er, tweet

Why tweet? I suspect this is something many lawyers have asked themselves, once, before going on to do something decidedly more interesting with their lives. Or maybe, as US movie star Ashton Kutcher has apparently just done having said something infra dig on his Twitter feed, they have instead outsourced it all to a PR […]

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