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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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As beloved as those technical intricacies and the minutiae of a contract may be to many lawyers, there are few among you who would say: “Tax is sexy, tax is cool.” So what chance a tutor to convince his students of just that?Well, it seems that the College of Law in York has a wizard […]

Holland & Knight freezes pay scales

Holland & Knight has frozen associate salaries as part of an ongoing cost-saving process and a more radical shake-up of its compensation system Associates will not proceed automatically to the next salary step when they move up a ‘class’.Deputy managing partner Robert Rhodes said that all remuneration issues, including salaries, billable hours and bonuses, were […]

Keeping the faith

Among the stormy seas of recent corporate events, the ‘good faith’ section of the Marine Insurance Act 1906 has been making waves of its own. Joanna Goldsworthy reports Commercial events of 2001 were dominated by several high-profile corporate collapses, including Railtrack, Equitable Life, Independent Insurance and, most spectacularly of all, Enron.The issues raised by these […]

Revealed: Ince and Clyde dominate Commercial Court

Mr Justice Colman has revealed that shipping litigation specialists Ince & Co and Clyde & Co carry out half of the work in the Commercial Court The announcement comes at an opportune time for the two firms because a special Commercial Court working party has been set up to collaborate with the Lord Chancellor’s Department […]

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