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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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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) and Pinsent Masons have been appointed to UK Payments Administration’s first formal panel. The two firms have been appointed this week for an initial period of 12 months as the first formal panel line-up for the industry body, which is the service company providing people, facilities and expertise to the […]

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Addleshaws promotions soar to 18 in record year

Addleshaw Goddard has promoted 18 lawyers to partner in its annual firm-wide promotions round, the largest for some years. This year, the firm has promoted 18 to partner compared to eight the year before (27 March 2014). Nine partners were made up in London, five in Manchester and four in Leeds, although several of the […]

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Hogan Lovells secures Court of Appeal victory in ‘Putin’s banker’ case

Hogan Lovells and Erskine Chambers have secured a Court of Appeal (CoA) judgment requiring Russian tycoon Sergei Pugachev to disclose information about discretionary trusts established in New Zealand, setting a precedent in cases involving freezing orders. The CoA ruled that Pugachev, who once had close ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin, must disclose information about […]

Shoosmiths partner wins national Client Choice Award for intellectual property

Shoosmiths is celebrating a national award win for client service after IP partner Gary Assim was named the UK’s ‘Intellectual Property – Copyright’ winner – for the second consecutive year – at the Client Choice Awards, 2015. Assim is national head of the intellectual property and creative industry group as well as leading the retail sector group […]

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Harrow legal head adds Bucks job to remit as public sector consolidation continues

HB Public Law founder and head of legal for Harrow, Hugh Peart, has taken on an additional role as head of legal for Buckinghamshire County Council, effective from 1 April. Meanwhile it has also emerged that Hounslow Council has joined HBPL, alongside fellow London Boroughs Harrow and Barnet. Hounslow’s addition to HBPL creates the largest local […]

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