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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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Brits a go go for US firms in London

There’s a lot of rotation going on at US firms in London right now. As we reported yesterday, Baker Botts has appointed a new London head in the shape of Steve Wardlaw, an energy lawyer and the former head of the US firm’s Moscow office. Now Winston & Strawn has jumped on the rotational roundabout, […]

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Nabarro’s Johnston stepping down early from senior partner role

Nabarro senior partner Simon Johnston is set to stand down from the position roughly three years earlier than planned, the firm has announced. Johnston will step down at the end of this year, remaining at the business “for a time” during a transition period once it has selected a replacement, the firm said. His successor […]

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Freshfields’ sporting bet

Marathon Olympics gives Freshfields chance to sprint ahead Even for a global law firm, there is something imposing about London 2012’s extensive list of sponsors. First there is the razzmatazz-heavy group of eleven ‘worldwide Olympic partners’ – the elite roster of sponsors – including Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Then there are the ‘Olympic partners’ such as […]

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Former Hammonds partner implicated in Hillsborough cover-up

Squire Sanders’ UK legacy firm Hammond Suddards was involved in the process of “review and alteration” of police officers’ recollections about the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, a report into the tragedy has found. The Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report, published yesterday (12 September), claims that Peter Metcalf, then a partner at the Yorkshire firm, recommended that a […]

Forbes Hare launches in London with Walkers hire

Offshore firm Forbes Hare is launching a London office with the hire of former Walkers partner Catherine Ross. Ross joins Forbes Hare as a partner in October to kickstart London operations for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) headquartered firm. Forbes Hare also has an office in the Cayman Islands and the London office will advise […]

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