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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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Work Life Quiz: Michael O’Kane, Peters & Peters

What time do you usually leave the office? Between 7pm and 8pm, but phone calls and emails can go on late into the night with US clients. What was your first-ever job?  Hospital porter, sometimes transporting bodies to the morgue. Working with lifeless souls was excellent training for attending drinks parties at certain accounting firms. […]

Mishcon and 1 Hare Court secure £8m settlement in divorce appeal

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has ordered an oil technology millionaire to raise his divorce settlement payout from £5.4m to £8m. Mishcon de Reya instructed 1 Hare Court’s  Martin Pointer QC to represent Victoria Jones in her bid to raise the ancillary relief award. The husband, Gareth Jones, was represented by QEB Chambers’ Lucy Stone […]

K&L Gates promotes one City lawyer in 44-strong round

K&L Gates has underlined its global coverage by naming 44 new partners across three continents in this year’s partnership promotions round. The Pittsburgh-headquartered firm’s newly promoted lawyers will join the partnership on 1 March. The majority – 37 – are based in the US with the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington DC offices scoring six new […]

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“You cannot ignore Australia,” said DLA Piper’s very own Captain Cook Nigel Knowles, pointing informatively at a massive map of the southern hemisphere on the wall behind him. Sir Nige has shown that the thoughts of the DLA partners don’t necessarily loom quite so large in the imagination. The firm is due to vote on […]

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