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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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A mild winter

At the deal table former Biddle senior partner Martin Winter is renowned for his aggression and drive. But is he really just a cuddly little pussy cat? It is the start of Martin Winter’s third day at Taylor Joynson Garrett and he’s having trouble with the coffee pot. That’s the trouble with moving jobs – […]

Pannone & Partners shows record increase in turnover

Pannone & Partners has announced a record increase in turnover for the end of this financial year. The Manchester-based firm has recorded gross fees of £17.8m, an increase of 30 per cent on last year’s figure of £13.7m. Profits per partner are thought to be between £180,000 and £200,000. Last year, profits per partner stood […]

White & Case takes on two in Germany

White & Case in Frankfurt is continuing its expansion with the appointment of two new partners. M&A partner Antje Mattfeld joins from Schön Nolte Finkelnburg & Clemm, where she advised on cross-border transactions; she is also experienced in competition law. Finance lawyer Julia Müller joins on 1 August from Allen & Overy, where she was […]

In-house bar litigation rights reviewed

Thousands of employed barristers in companies may soon have their powers considerably extended to that of lead litigators under proposals under inspection by the Lord Chancellor. At present, in-house barristers are restricted to working on cases until the point that court action arises, when work is done by in-house solicitors or outsourced. The Bar Council […]

Eversheds Norwich

In Norwich, Eversheds views its only significant competitor as Mills & Reeve, with which, according to managing partner Ian Shann, it enjoys a “friendly rivalry”. Shann is keen to play down the effect of the resignation of the office’s senior partner Richard Collier last May. His resignation followed a reprimand last summer from the Office […]

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