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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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Kraft has scooped promising associate Calum Smyth from Howrey’s London office to complete its new in-house patents team. Smyth will be Kraft’s patent chief in Europe and will manage the company’s portfolio across the EU. Smyth’s role will cover the full range of patent work, including handling patent oppositions in the European Patent Office and […]

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is to become the first Russian law firm to launch in London. The firm, which was founded just 14 years ago, will be opening its doors in the UK tomorrow (24 April). The Russian law firm, which is made up of 70 lawyers, took the bold decision to “break London” […]

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Allen & Overy (A&O) has bolstered its Paris office with the hire of public and environmental law specialist Jean-Yves Ollier from Weil Gotshal & Manges. Ollier was of counsel at Weil and joins A&O as partner, working with Noël Chahid-Nouraï, head of A&O’s public and environmental law group in Paris. Chahid-Nouraï said: “The experience of […]

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Skadden latest to scoop Barclays/ABN role

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is the latest firm to have grabbed a key role on the landmark £45.5bn merger between ABN Amro and Barclays. The New York-headquartered firm represented Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Cazenove and Lazard as financial advisers to Barclays. London-based corporate stars Michael Hatchard and Scott Simpson led […]

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