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By Darran Brennan The World Economic Forum has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an element of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and something which will change our world and workplaces. This is similar to the changes envisaged during the previous industrial revolutions (let’s not forget the fears of the Luddites) but what is different now […]

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A judgment is expected in late March over whether Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray knowingly misled the courts by submitting incorrectly dated evidence in a 2013 case between the Republic of Djibouti and one of its wealthiest citizens, Abdourahman Boreh. Lawyers representing parties in the high-profile case made closing statements before Mr Justice […]

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Djibouti: Gibson Dunn apologises to court and refers itself to SRA

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has reported itself to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) over allegations that partner Peter Gray misled a court through knowingly submitting falsified evidence in a case between the Republic of Djibouti and an African businessman. In a High Court hearing before Mr Justice Flaux on Thursday (6 March), the firm apologised for […]

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