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With the words ‘climate change’ on everybody’s lips, addressing sustainability in its widest sense is perhaps one of the most important issues facing the property sector, as the following special reports illustrate.

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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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Burges Salmon and Halliwells advise in £46m Pontins sale

Burges Salmon and Halliwells advised in the £46m sale of family holiday business Pontins to Ocean Parcs, an investment company led by Pontins’ former chief executive, Graham Parr. Ocean Parcs plans to re-develop the seven holiday resorts to promote Pontins as an environmentally friendly holiday destination. Burges Salmon advised Ocean Parcs on the deal, led […]

Reed Smith reunites ex-Freshfields finance duo

Reed Smith reunites ex-Freshfields finance duo” />Reed Smith Richards Butler has boosted its finance practice with the addition of Clyde & Co asset finance partner Siva Subramaniam. Subramaniam, who joins from the London office of Clyde & Co, where he was also a partner, is reunited with Rex Rosales, who leads Reed Smith’s transport finance […]

Dundas promotes six again but women miss out

Dundas & Wilson has promoted six lawyers to its partnership, with half of the new promotions in the corporate group. The firm also made two promotions in the banking group, with one other new partner in real estate. Dundas co-managing partner Donald Shaw, based in London, said the promotions in corporate and banking reflected confidence […]

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