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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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In brief: Lord Chancellor plans simpler libel actions

Libel actions will be “improved and simplified” by Lord Mackay’s Defamation Bill, introduced into the House of Lords last week. Improvements in the Defamation Bill include a new summary procedure, allowing judges to dispose quickly of simpler and less serious claims and avoid the need for a trial. Judges will be able to make awards […]

In brief: AEL sets March date for Norway meeting

The Association of European Lawyers is to hold a training seminar on employment law in the UK and Europe. It will take place in Oslo on 15 March. The 33-firm strong AEL was founded in 1989, and the largest group of commercial members is UK-based, with five firms represented. The latest meeting of the group […]

Law Lords scrutinise libel case

A libel action struck out by the High Court in 1992 for want of prosecution is to come under the scrutiny of the Law Lords. Although the Court of Appeal backed the High Court ruling the Law Lords have given leave for Felix Fareed Ismail Grovit to question whether the case should have been struck […]

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