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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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Radcliffes mourns loss of partner Mike Thomas

RadcliffesLeBrasseur is mourning the death of its head of employment, partner Mike Thomas Thomas, 40, died in a car accident on Friday 5 April. Radcliffes said that Thomas was a remarkable individual who will be remembered by all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

Theodores forms global expansion committee

Theodore Goddard has appointed five partners and a human resources professional to head its newly created international expansion committee PFI head James Ball-ingall, intellectual property head Hamish Porter, corporate partner Derek Lewis, litigation partner Pietro Marino and human re-sources director Joy Iley have been chosen for the committee.The committee will concentrate on identifying opportunities for […]

Structural damages

With the case closed, accident victims' financial future should be secure, but a lump payment may not always be the best option. Crispin Kenyon discovers another way

Northern Irish Assembly causes local unrest in slew of external appointments

Irish government accused of ‘straight to London’ attitude as Northern Irish firms fail to win £100,000-plus contracts The Northern Irish Assembly has outraged lawyers in the province with its appointments for parliamentary bill drafting. No local Northern Irish law firms are on the panel and only one of the appointees, KLegal member McGrigor Donald, has […]

Latham shakes up Asia management

Latham & Watkins has reshuffled the management of its Asian offices to replace former Hong Kong and Singapore managing partner Joe Bevash Hong Kong project finance partner Mitchell Stocks has been chosen to head the Hong Kong office, while Singapore corporate partner Mark Nelson will take over the management of Stocks’ office.Bevash headed Lathams’ Asian […]

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