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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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A new month, a new chapter in Barclays’ mammoth battle against former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners. Three partners represented by Candey and Signature Litigation have today agreed to join their cases against Barclays over loans they say they were misled into taking out. If the order is given the rubber stamp by Mr Justice Popplewell, […]

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BLM boss: insurance is transforming and this firm is going global

BLM’s senior partner Mike Brown is intent on leading his insurance-focused firm into the big league. Insurance-focused Berrymans Lace Mawer has been flying quietly and steadily under the radar for years. But its merger with Scotland’s HBM Sayers last week (1 May 2014) and subsequent rebrand to BLM is part of a quiet, but nonetheless […]

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Wikborg Rein applies for second China licence in Beijing

Norwegian firm Wikborg Rein will soon expand its China presence to Beijing on the back of increasing revenues from the jurisdiction. The firm is in the process of applying for a licence to open an office in the Chinese capital, its second base in the country. The firm has been in China since 2002 when […]

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Pinsent Masons’ move to set up a training contract focused on the Middle East underlines the commitment that firms have to make to grow their own talent, rather than relying on laterals. Hogan Lovells did the same in Moscow and Davis Polk in Hong Kong: who’s next? Pinsents launches joint UK and Middle East training […]

Conyers advises Agile Property Holdings on restructuring and aircraft re-registration

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided legal advice to Agile Property Holdings in connection with the restructuring of its financing and security arrangements and the re-registration of its Gulfstream 550 aircraft from USN registration to China C registration. Paul Lim of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised on the matter, working alongside Clyde & Co, Stephenson […]

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