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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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The ICO’s Subject Access Code

The Subject Access Code, issued under section 51 of the Data Protection Act 1998 as part of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO’s) statutory duty to promote good practice, does not have the force of law and enforcement action will not be taken against organisations that do not apply the code. However, compliance with the code should ensure […]

Allen & Overy’s M&A Index reveals mixed signals in third quarter of 2013

According to Allen & Overy’s latest M&A Index, the state of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market has given mixed signals in the third quarter, with a total of 458 deals announced — 22 per cent lower than the same period last year. The index also revealed a 13 per cent increase in the value of transactions […]

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Pinsent Masons extends Northern Line mandate after Bircham hires

Pinsent Masons’ freshly-installed projects team are taking forward the Transport for London (TfL) tube mandate they won while at Bircham Dyson Bell (BDB) after their move last month. Pinsents’ infrastructure, planning and government affairs group head Robbie Owen will lead his old BDB team when the public enquiry into the extension to the Northern Line […]

Goodman Derrick set to exhibit at this year’s Independent Hotel Show

Goodman Derrick is set to exhibit at the Independent Hotel Show on 30–31 October 2013 at Olympia West Hall. The event focuses on the independent, luxury and boutique hotel industry. The show is intended to be a one-stop shop for luxury and boutique hoteliers, helping them to increase profitability, identify key trends and maximise new […]

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