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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&O and CC advise on Nestle Findus sell-off

Allen & Overy is working alongside Linklaters & Alliance’s Swedish partner Lagerlof & Leman on Nestle’s disposal of its Findus business. Clifford Chance is acting for EQT Scandinavia BV, which bought the frozen food giant for an undisclosed sum. The agreement to sell the Findus business was signed this month but Peter Charlton, corporate partner […]

Pinsents launches HR consultancy

Pinsent Curtis is following the latest industry trend by setting up a human resources (HR) consultancy. The department will run in conjunction with the firm’s national employment group, which is headed by leading practitioner John McMullen. McMullen says the decision to offer clients a one-stop shop was based on the growing demands of employment law. […]

Camerons unveils SA alliance

Cameron McKenna will announce this week that it has formed the first-ever legal alliance of a major UK law firm in South Africa, giving the City firm a foothold in the continent. The firm intends to build a sub-Saharan network, which will eventually include firms in Mozambique and Namibia. The exclusive relationship has been formed […]

CC partner returns to London to strengthen Scandinavian contacts

Clifford Chance is looking to strengthen its Nordic links in preparation for its merger with US firm Rogers & Wells by bringing a Hong Kong-based partner with strong Scandinavian contacts back to London. Shipping partner Mark Morrison has been moved from Hong Kong back to London to do shipping, trade and offshore oil and gas […]

Reaching the top of the German markets

Aled Griffiths takes a look at the German telecommunications and equity capital markets and reveals the law firms that are cleaning up in these areas and who their clients are. Aled Griffiths is editor of JuVe magazine. The German telecoms market is at the cutting edge of the move towards industry-based legal advice. When liberalisation […]

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