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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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Slaughters’ Asia ambitions heats up

Which firms spring to mind as having particularly dynamic strategies in Asia? Perhaps King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin? Or Herbert Smith Freehills? It’s a long shot that City stalwart Slaughter and May made your list. But maybe it’s time that perception changed. Slaughters has today made up yet another new partner in Hong Kong, […]

Khaitan & Co advises E2open on acquisition of Serus Corporation

Khaitan & Co has advised E2open on all Indian-law-related aspects in relation to its acquisition of Serus Corporation USA for up to $26m (£15.4m). E2open provides cloud-based, on-demand software solutions for supply chain management on an integrated platform that enables companies to collaborate with their trading partners to procure, manufacture, sell and distribute products more […]

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Measure of success for Charles Russell Speechlys

How to tell if the Charles Russell Speechlys combination will work out How do you judge the success of a law firm merger? For Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell partners, who voted last week to combine in November, judgment day is a few years off, but there are some clear markers. Let’s start with the […]

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The Lawyer Management Awards shortlist revealed

Showing admirable innovation and imagination, our shortlisters are guiding lights on the long road to law firm efficiency In association with On 22 October The Lawyer Management Awards, in association with Thomson Reuters, will celebrate excellence across the UK legal market’s business services departments. And today we can reveal the shortlist, which covers the gamut […]

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