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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 and Hogan Lovells advise Breaking Bad network AMC on €750m acquisition

Clifford Chance and Hogan Lovells won lead roles advising AMC Networks on its €750m (£467.4m) acquisition of the international content division of Liberty Global, known as Chellomedia. The purchase by AMC Networks – home to hit shows Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead – provides it with 68 new television channels that are […]

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Cyber security: A warning from the watchdog

Lawyers are among the most vulnerable to information breaches, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office Mixed messages are coming out of the UK’s information and data watchdog about just how vulnerable the legal profession is to cyber security breaches – indeed, about just how severe the threat is to businesses overall.  On the one hand […]

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Switzerland: Numbers game

Government moves to align tax regimes with EU neighbours and banks facing a tough US disclosure programme mean plenty of work for Swiss firms. The problem is scaling up for this one-off bonanza  The Swiss banking industry continues to reel after the August publication of the US/Swiss bank disclosure programme, with almost daily moves by […]

Ogier is commended in Best Specialist Fund Service Solution category at awards

Ogier Fund Services has been highly commended in the 2013 Fund Services Awards for the category of Best Specialist Fund Service Solution. As part of Investment Week’s Fund Management Summit (FMS) held in London on 15–16 October, the awards were held in honour of those service providers that keep the wheels of the fund management industry turning efficiently.

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