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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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Allen & Overy advises Tank & Rast Group on placement on bonds

Allen & Overy has advised Tank & Rast Group on the successful placement of €460m (£390m) senior second-lien high-yield bonds and on the placement of a €240m PIK facility in connection with its comprehensive refinancing. The Allen & Overy team was led by partners Gernot Wagner (US corporate finance) and Thomas Neubaum (banking and finance) […]

Saving defective notices: when a non-specific letter can be a termination notice

Paul Scott In Vivergo Fuels Ltd v Redhall Engineering Solutions Ltd, the Technology and Construction Court found that a letter could constitute a valid notice notifying a breach even if it did not expressly refer to the relevant contractual provisions. It is a generally accepted principle that minor defects in a notice will not necessarily […]

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Weil left with one City tax partner as Ropes picks up tax ace Brenda Coleman

Weil Gotshal & Manges has been left with one tax partner in London after Ropes & Gray hired its star tax partner Brenda Coleman. Coleman will take up her new role on Monday (16 December) after five years at the firm, which she joined in 2008 from Allen & Overy (A&O). She spent 11 years […]

DLA Piper represents Fibra UNO in its first publicly traded REIT

DLA Piper has represented Fibra UNO, Mexico’s first publicly traded REIT, in its debut in the Mexican debt capital markets. By issuing stock certificates for a total of MXN8.5bn (£400m), the deal marks the first time Mexican REIT issued debt in the capital markets and is the largest debut for a corporate issuer. The Mexico City-based team representing Fibra […]

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Law Society no confidence vote: Where do you stand?

Is the Law Society in a no-win situation when it comes to challenging the Government over legal aid cuts? Yesterday more than 500 lawyers gathered at Chancery Lane to pass a vote of no confidence in its management, complaining that the negotiations with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) over budget cuts had been, at best, […]

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