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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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William Fry has announced the appointment of Padraic Kinsella, as partner, to its Banking & Finance Department. This senior appointment demonstrates the firm’s continued growth in 2017 and into 2018 and William Fry’s ongoing commitment to the development of its market-leading Banking & Finance practice. Padraic Kinsella joins William Fry from Arthur Cox where he has […]

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Freshfields, A&O and Hogan Lovells among eight winners in Kingfisher UK panel review

Eight firms have won a place on Kingfisher’s UK legal panel following a nine-month review process. The Lawyer understands that Allen & Overy, Bird & Bird, Clyde & Co, Eversheds Sutherland, Foot Anstey, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Hogan Lovells and Womble Bond Dickinson have gained spots on the home improvement giant’s list of preferred firms. The previous […]

Walder Wyss advises Glarner Kantonalbank on bond placement

Glarner Kantonalbank (GLKB) has successfully placed a CHF 100 million perpetual subordinated Additional Tier 1 bond (issue date 19 March 2018). The coupon until the first call date has been fixed at 2%. Zürcher Kantonalbank and GLKB acted as joint lead managers. The bond qualifies as Additional Tier 1 capital pursuant to the Capital Adequacy […]

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