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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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Clifford Chance client Excalibur defeated in $1.6bn High Court battle

The High Court has dismissed a $1.6bn claim from Clifford Chance client Excalibur Ventures, bringing to an end one of the longest running trials of 2012/13. Mr Justice Christopher Clarke today (10 September) threw out a raft of claims against Texas Keystone and Gulf Keystone, which concerned the interest in rights to exploit and develop petroleum […]

Antoine Mercier and team join DLA Piper’s Paris real estate group

DLA Piper has appointed Antoine Mercier, former partner at Dentons, to head of the real estate group. He will be arriving alongside his team, including Marie Poulhies (counsel), Myriam Mejdoubi, Julien Chabanat, Charlotte Louis-Sylvestre and François-Xavier Piollat (associates). Mercier specialises in domestic and pan-European real estate acquisition and financing. Prior to co-heading an international team at […]

DLA Piper appoints Delkousis to strengthen infrastructure and construction practice

DLA Piper has appointed Jim Delkousis to the position of global head of infrastructure and construction disputes. Delkousis has more than 20 years of experience in major project disputes throughout Asia Pacific, and more recently, the Middle East, where he led DLA Piper’s litigation and regulatory practice for the last six years. He be leading a team […]

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