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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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Bar defeat poses regulation threat

FUTURE statutory regulation of the Bar is looming after the Bar Council’s surprise defeat by members over its proposed complaints scheme. Concern was expressed from all quarters, including the Legal Services Ombudsman, consumer bodies and the Labour Party, over the vote at the open meeting last week. The meeting was held because of opposition to […]

Sound and vision

With the Internet gaining new users at the rate of thousands per day, there is an increasing hunger for information about it. Many people newly hooked up to the Internet use it for entertainment rather than business. But business and academic users are becoming more sophisticated in their needs. This has resulted in a move […]

Playing the game

Anyone in business knows that there certainly is such a thing as a free lunch. But the marketing boss at one major City law firm says that free lunches, champagne balloon rides, boozy dinners or days at the races are not to everyone’s tastes. While many clients are keen to meet and mingle, others are […]

Pay for your round

A battle between drinks wholesaler Euro Beers and Minerals and Customs and Excise is on its way to the High Court. Euro Beers, of Gillingham, Kent, is fighting for the return of 1,456 cases of whisky, 1,456 cases of vodka, and 2,189 cases of brandy which it claims customs men have unlawfully detained.

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