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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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Sidley scoops role on Kensington Mortgages’ £400m securitisation

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has stated its intention to muscle in on longstanding Linklaters client Kensington Mortgages after assisting with a £400m mortgage-backed securitisation offered through the group’s offshoot Money Partners Securities. The US firm has been trying to develop a relationship with Kensington since structured finance partner Richard Hughes, who had a relationship with the […]

PI Direct appeases Law Soc with law firm launch

Claims handling group PI Direct has been forced to set up a new law firm so that it can comply with Law Society rules after winning a new contract from Hiscox Insurance Company. Hiscox has recently appointed PI Direct to manage a portion of its claims handling and litigation work. Under Law Society rules, PI Direct’s in-house […]

Gibson Dunn ramps up in London with CC partner hire

US firm Gibson Dunn has hired Clifford Chance partner Philip Rocher to establish a litigation capability in London for the first time. Rocher, who has aa well-known practice in reinsurance and auditor liability, joined the Los Angeles firm’s London office this month with a team of three assistants. He said: “There are very firm intentions […]

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End of an era: Coudert brings to a close its 152-year history

US firm’s partnership votes for orderly dissolution after Baker & McKenzie talks collapse; 90-day deadline to sell assets Coudert Brothers, the world’s first truly international law firm, has hit the self-destruct button to bring an end to its 152-year history. As first revealed on www. thelawyer.com (18 August), Coudert finally threw in the towel last […]

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