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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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Ashurst restructuring partner quits for Kaye Scholer

Ashurst restructuring partner David von Saucken is leaving to join US firm Kaye Scholer, splitting his time between London and Frankfurt. He becomes the latest in a string of equity partners to leave the City firm in recent months. London-based Von Saucken joined Ashurst in 2006 and has carved out a niche as one of […]

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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 […]

Webster Dixon the panel beater

Faced with sweeping reforms across the legal expenses market, insurers are keen to keep their costs down. It will come as little surprise, then, that two underwriters were in court last month arguing that before-the-event policyholders should be forced to use a solicitor of the underwriters’ choice rather than one appointed by the insured (see […]

Ashurst adds Vinge partner to Stockholm team

Ashurst’s Swedish arm has netted a Vinge partner for its corporate practice. Jan Byström’s arrival brings Ashurst’s Stockholm partnership to seven. Byström joined Vinge as a partner in 2004 and was previously an associate at both Davis Polk & Wardwell and Hunton & Williams in New York. He will focus on private equity and M&A […]

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