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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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Luxembourg’s Arendt shuts down Brussels base

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Passmore unanimously elected for second term as Simmons’ senior partner

Simmons & Simmons senior partner Colin Passmore has been unanimously re-elected for a second term. Passmore will commence his second term on 1 August 2013 for a period of four years. In a statement released today Passmore said: ‘‘I am pleased to be continuing my work with Jeremy Hoyland and the firm’s board, to build […]

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Revealed at last: details of the Legal Education and Training Review

Law schools need to give prospective solicitors a stronger dose of commercial nous so they can cope with alternative business structures (ABS) and the evolving structure of the legal profession, says a long-delayed report into education and training released today (25 June). The recommendations follow controversial remarks from the boss of the solicitors’ trade union […]

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Cuatrecasas names corporate partner as new London head

Iberian firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has announced that corporate partner Antonio Baena is replacing Iñigo Rubio as London managing partner. Baena’s move is aimed at strengthening the firm’s M&A and corporate finance practice in the City. Corporate finance associate Ignacio Buil is joining Baena in London. Finance partner Rubio took up the reins of the London […]

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