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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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‘What a Mesh! The controversy around vaginal mesh & the litigation of these cases’ Mamta Gupta and Mark Slack will give a talk on 7 December on vaginal mesh going into the reasons as to its use along with the risks and benefits, the relevant guidance in the UK and the controversy with using this product.  Mark and Mamta have […]

BonelliErede opens its first Middle East office

Italian firm BonelliErede is opening its first office in the Middle East, launching an offering in Dubai.

Former London managing partner Andrea Carta Mantiglia will be the executive chairman of the new office, while corporate lawyers Marco De Leo and John Shehata will be on-site local partners.

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David Morley gains advisory board seat at Indian firm

Allen & Overy former senior partner David Morley has gained an seat on the strategic advisory board for Indian firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Morley, who retired from the A&O partnership last year after eight years as senior partner and five years as managing partner, has been appointed with immediate effect. Morley, who was the chairman […]

The 60 second interview: London will retain its litigation appeal after Brexit

With less than two weeks to go until The Lawyer’s Managing Risk and Litigation conference, White & Case partner Charles Balmain shares his thoughts on some of the event’s key themes, ahead of his session on class actions risk in the UK. Will Brexit affect litigation in the English courts? Most of the factors contributing to […]

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Burges Salmon ex-partner in court over HBOS business loans

Former Burges Salmon partner Roger Hawes is facing a three week trial at Southwark Crown Court charged with conspiracy to conceal criminal property, The Lawyer understands. This trial is understood to relate to charges brought by Reading Magistrates’ Court in 2013, when nine people were charged in connection with business loans of up to £35m made […]

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