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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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Mallesons seeks new leader as chief embarks on new career

Australia’s Mallesons Stephen Jacques is set to appoint a new chief executive following the current incumbent’s new role as managing director and chief executive of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). Tony D’Aloisio has held the post at Mallesons for 13 years. He is expected to take up his new role at the ASX in October. […]

EuroDisney counsel bows out to take role with construction group

EuroDisney has lost its general counsel Pascal Quint to Cegelec, the French construction and industrial services group. “I’d been general counsel for EuroDisney for eight years and felt that it was time to move on. The offer from Cegelec was very exciting,” Quint told The Lawyer. Part of Quint’s remit is to review how Cegelec […]

The herb curb

The proposed EU directive on traditional herbal medicines will be welcome protection for consumers. Marcella Clarke and David Cullen report

Small wonder

Under David Cantrell’s management, Eugene F Collins believes it has become a real competitor for the big five. Helen Power reports

Wilson Sonsini wins partner trio for office launch

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has raided Pillsbury Winthrop for a team of partners to launch its new San Diego office. The group of three partners – patent litigator Alexandra Mahaney, IP specialist Jeffrey Guise and biotech expert Vicki Norton – are leaving after just over a year at Pillsbury. The trio joined in early […]

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