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What is artificial about ethical AI in legal industry – Everything

By Andy Neill What is ethical AI? In 2017, the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was appointed by the House of Lords. Their role is to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence. As part of their 2017-2019 session report, they suggested the following AI code: 1. Artificial intelligence should […]

Are you a data security weak link?

By Michael Hall Data loss, malware, and hackers; you hear about them all the time, but that has nothing to do with you, right? Sadly, that’s not the case. For legal firms, corporate legal departments and financial institutions who handle massive amounts of confidential data, the threat of breach due to human error is ever-present. Each […]

Inter-branch services – Employee Cost

By Dinesh Agrawal, Ankit A. Shah, Pranay Sahay The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) in the state of Karnataka, in its order in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (the Applicant) dated 27 July 2018, made critical observations concerning the taxability of employee cost at a corporate office under Goods and Services Tax (GST). Background The […]

Real Estate Disputes

By Malcolm Simpson What’s the current extent of disputes currently surfacing in the real estate sector? What are some of the most common causes of dispute? To what extent are tough economic conditions and increasing project complexity fuelling real estate disputes? To answer these questions and more, Malcolm Simpson Managing Partner of Walker Morris LLP offers […]

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Masons adds to IT department

London firm Jeffrey Green Russell (JGR) is losing a corporate and commercial information technology partner to Masons. Jon Fell joins Masons’ IT department this week, with the aim of improving the group’s e-commerce focus. Masons’ IT partner Clive Seddon says: “IT is very much a focus of this firm and he did not feel it […]

Flotations & Financing

Pinsent Curtis represented Royal Bank Development Capital (RBDC) on its £54m investment in the £92m management offer for Wyko Group. Paul Harkin and Andrew Eastgate, both corporate partners at Pinsents, were part of the team. The Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland, which formed a syndicate to provide senior debt and working capital […]

Flotations & Financing

Norton Rose acted for The Shipping Corporation of India in a refinancing of promissory notes worth $108.7m (£64m) issued by the company in connection with its new buildings programme. The Norton Rose team included shipping finance partner Harry Theochari and shipping finance assistant Richard Howley. The noteholder, the State Bank of India, was represented by […]

B&M will comply with Indian rules

I am writing in connection with the article which appeared in The Lawyer on 29 November (B&M plans Indian office despite limit on licenses). Although the text of the article makes it clear that Baker & McKenzie’s future intention with regard to India, when finally developed, will be to operate in full compliance with the […]

Freshfields in merger talks with German firm

Freshfields is in merger talks with German firm Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Lober. Similar talks with Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch Rechtsanwalte were revealed just weeks ago but are believed to have been put on a back burner as the firm concentrates on the new target. A merger with Gleiss would give Freshfields a strong presence in […]

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