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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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Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is heralding the relaunch of its Claims Direct business by spending £5m on an advertising campaign that will include daytime television commercials. The firm, which is seeking to reposition itself for the post-Clementi era, will launch the campaign next week with a series of commercials that include the slogan ‘Claims […]

Herbies scoops Lehman’s Mifid expert

Herbert Smith has hired a senior lawyer from Lehman Brothers as a non-contentious regulatory specialist for the firm’s growing financial services regulatory (FSR) practice. Patrick Buckingham is currently european regulatory counsel at Lehman. He joined Lehman in 2004 after six years at Clifford Chance, having qualified with Slaughter and May. Herbert Smith partner Martyn Hopper, […]

German trio boosts Lovells litigation team

Lovells has boosted its dispute resolution team in Germany with the hire of a team from German independent Aderhold von Dalwigk Knüppel. Partner Jürgen Witte, counsel Kim Mehrbrey and at least one associate will join Lovells’ Düsseldorf office, boosting the practice to more than 40 lawyers in Germany. Witte said he joined Lovells for a […]

Lovells outdoes Becks’ appeal

The Lawyer’s thanks go out once again to Lovells for its annual press bash, thrown last Wednesday (6 June). All the usual crew were in attendance, with David Harris bigging up the firm’s new Dubai hires, including Islamic finance head Rahail Ali. But Tulkinghorn was interested to learn that the backbone of the new office […]

Bakers and Links bullish on Ferrexpo IPO

Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters are confident that the London IPO of Ukrainian iron ore company Ferrexpo will go ahead despite legal wranglings in Moscow. Bakers is advising the company on its listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), which is hoping to raise $440m-$550m (£223.26m-£279.07m) to become the first Ukrainian company on the main […]

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