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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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Pinsents facing £18m action for negligence

Pinsent Masons is on the receiving end of an £18m negligence claim following advice it gave to trustees of a pension fund in 1998. The Court of Appeal rejected Pinsents’ appeal last week on a preliminary issue in the case, which is due to go to the High Court next January. Capital Cranfield Trustees brought the claim against […]

Freshfields wins lead role on Debenhams recapitalisation

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has confirmed its position as lead adviser to Debenhams with a major role on the company’s £2bn refinancing. A Freshfields team led by finance partner Brian Gray and corporate partners Patrick Gaynor and Karen Fountain have been advising on a complex recapitalisation of the high street giant with a view to a flotation. Gray […]

Irish competition ace joins Monckton

Monckton Chambers has brought in Irish silk Michael Collins SC as a door tenant in a further boost to the set’s competition expertise. Collins is called to the Bar in England and Wales as well as Ireland. He worked with Shearman & Sterling in the 1980s as a member of the New York Bar, and […]

BLG reels as non-contentious team splinters

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) has been rocked by the loss of its superstar head of commercial and technology Kit Burden to DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Burden’s defection follows hard on the heels of the departures of former corporate chief John Longdon and former banking head Graham Wedlake to the London arm of Chicago’s […]

Taylor Wessing senior partner gives up post

Taylor Wessing‘s longstanding UK senior partner Richard Marsh is to stand down after seven years in the role. Marsh will return to full-time fee-earning as head of the firm’s commercial disputes and insolvency group. The current head of the UK leveraged private equity and international private capital groups Martin Winter will take over as senior […]

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