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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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Flash memory storage company SanDisk has announced the appointment of new chief legal officer Mark Brazeal, senior deputy general counsel at tech company Broadcom.  He has replaced former chief legal officer Eric Whitaker, who had been in the role since January 2013. Before his role at SanDisk, Whitaker was general counsel and corporate secretary at […]

Tesco faces potential legal battle over £250m profit error

Tesco landed in hot water earlier this year after overstating its half-year profits by £250m and could now face claims from a raft of shareholders represented by Stewarts Law. The supermarket giant has already called in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to investigate the overstatement, determine whether any rules were broken by the chain and advise management […]

Tchenguiz brothers continue court battles with fresh lawsuit

Businessman brothers Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz must know their way around the Royal Courts of Justice pretty well by now. Their battles with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) began in 2011 when the body conducted dawn raids on the Tchenguiz’s businesses. But the SFO dropped its investigation into the pair’s affairs in 2012 and was […]

Shoosmiths up for Best Regulatory Law Firm award

Shoosmiths has been shortlisted for Best Regulatory Law Firm at the 2015 Women in Compliance Awards. The awards criteria stipulate that entrants must demonstrate that their compliance team is either led by a woman or has a diverse make-up with female team members being integral to its function and success. Manchester-based senior associate Andrea James, Nottingham-based […]

This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 7 December 2014

The thing about London – as has been noted by observers many times over the years – is its resilience. Traumatic events quickly fade into hazy memory. The riots of 2011 sparked by the shooting of Mark Duggan, so shocking at the time, are barely mentioned now: the news agenda has moved on and guests […]

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