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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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ABA opens first US museum of law in its Chicago offices

The American Bar Association opened a law museum in the lobby of its expensive Lake Shore Drive headquarters in Chicago last week. The Museum of Law is reputedly the only museum dedicated to the trials and tribulations of US lawyers. ABA executive director Robert Stein hopes the exhibition will grow into one of Chicago’s major […]

Aviation ace flies to Britannia

A Norton Rose lawyer, Elizabeth Franey, has joined Britannia Airways as general counsel and company solicitor. Franey, a specialist in aviation and asset finance, spent nine years at Norton Rose, where she advised Britannia. As an in-house lawyer she will advise the company on aircraft-related contracts and purchasing agreements. Britannia said it decided to create […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 03/12/96

Anthony Ian Carr, 48, admitted 1977, practising at material times as Carr & Co, London W1, fined £3,000 and ordered to pay £910 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to secure payment of counsel’s fees, failed to reply promptly to letters from SCB, was guilty of unreasonable delay in complying with professional undertaking. Carr previously before […]

Departure of IP partners shrinks Conn & Co to four

Manchester law firm Philip Conn & Co has lost one of its top intellectual property partners to Alsop Wilkinson, the second IP partner to leave the firm recently. Graeme Orchison and Lee Brierley left after helping to establish the firm’s reputation as one of the leading IP practices outside London over the past few years. […]

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