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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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Time to shape up to the CLS challenge

A Community Legal Service will lead to a growing demand that solicitors serve the needs of the poor, and should be embraced, writes Anna Barlow. Anna Barlow is chief executive of Law For All, which is interested in assisting in the development of not-for-profit solicitor services. Telephone 0181 876 1237 for more information. Plans for […]

Dentons in French electricity deal

Electricite de France (EDF) is set to acquire 100 per cent ownership of London Electricity from Entergy Corporation for a cash payment of u1.39bn, advised by international law firm Denton Hall. Anthony Alexander, partner in the corporate group and joint leader of the purchase, commented: “Denton Hall has advised on a number of acquisitions of […]

Bagnall fails to halt possession order

The former chairman and chief executive of New Law Publishing, Kenneth Bagnall QC, has failed to stop a possession order over property owned by him, his wife and their company. Written submissions before the Court of Appeal said that Bagnall had fallen into mortgage arrears as a result of unexpected litigation (now stayed) involving two […]

Rich pickings in the Rainbow Nation

A growth of international activity in South Africa could prove a cash cow for corporate lawyers, writes Mike Yuille. South Africa is set to become the next major emerging market for UK corporate lawyers if a long-fought deal to boost trade between the country and Europe is concluded this month. The deal will create a […]

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