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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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Qinetiq, the former Defence Evaluations and Research Agency (Dera), is set to launch its first legal panel Herbert Smith has advised the company on the most important deal in its history, the Carlyle Group’s £250m buy-in, but cannot be sure of a place on the new panel. “We start with a clean sheet of paper,” […]

A&O in three-way split on banking head

Power shared between Jonathan Brayne, Stephen Gillespie and Christopher Rushton as David Morley prepares to step into managing partner role Allen & Overy’s global banking board has settled on Jonathan Brayne as the successor to global banking head David Morley. However, the firm has ditched the title of ‘global banking head’ in favour of ‘non-executive […]

Bar probe stalls MLSS judgment

A court has spoken out against payments and case referrals between solicitors, barristers at Robert Rhodes QC’s 4 King’s Bench Walk, and an arm of Claims Direct Despite criticisms, senior costs judge Master Hurst refused to rule on whether fees paid to counsel by solicitors were referral fees, as it was the subject of an […]

Sheppard Mullin Richter bags Walt Disney counsel for media launch

General counsel and executive vice president to launch institutional entertainment and media practice at US firm US firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has snapped up Walt Disney Co’s general counsel and executive vice president to help the firm launch an institutional entertainment and media practice.Louis Meisinger joined Disney in 1998, where he headed up […]

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