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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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David Wineman takes over property boutique

One of London’s best-known media boutiques David Wineman has launched an aggressive growth strategy with the acquisition of two-partner property firm Parker Thomas. The deal took effect on Friday (1 December) and creates a 10-partner firm that counts Sir George Martin, Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd among its clients. It will be known as David […]

Eastern promise

Despite large-scale development in the Middle East, certain jurisdictions have been slow to impose an adequate legal framework for lenders. John Dewer reports The project finance industry is booming. The global market is as strong as it has been for many years. The key economic driver has been a significant market shift in the demand […]

UK scores record promotions at Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) has announced its partner promotions for the year, more than quadrupling the number of London promotions compared to last year. In all, 39 new partners have been made up worldwide, with 13 in Europe. Chicago, the firm’s historic US headquarters, saw the bulk of the promotions with 12. London […]

Michelmores grows partnership to eight

Michelmores grows partnership to eight” />London and South West firm Michelmores has bagged two private client partners. Jonathan Riley joins from Macfarlanes, where he was an assistant, and becomes the youngest partner in the 32-partner firm. David Charlesworth joins from Devon firm Charlesworth Nicholl & Co, where he was a founding partner. There are noweight […]

Joining forces

As regulatory proceedings increase on both sides of the Atlantic, the pressure is on for legal advisers to work together to protect their clients, say Graham Simkin and Sarah Thomas Regulatory issues are a genuine concern for both UK and US businesses. A litigation trends survey conducted by Fulbright & Jaworski reveals that 40 per […]

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