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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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In brief: Kyle new Linklaters managing partner

Linklaters & Paines has appointed Terence Kyle as its managing partner. Kyle will take over from Christopher Gorman on 1 June. A graduate of Cambridge University, Kyle qualified as a lawyer with Linklaters in 1972. He became a partner in 1979 and moved to his current position as head of the firm’s international finance department […]

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Last year, Clyde & Co solicitor Margaret Curzon spent a week on the bench alongside commercial judges Mr Justice Saville and Mr Justice Cresswell. It was an “unfortunate week” where “nothing went according to plan” said head of listings David Bird. Despite this, Curzon found the experience “extremely interesting for a solicitor” as “you are […]

Financings

Alexanders Holding was advised by Fladgate Fielder in relation to a term loan facility of £1.75m to refinance acquisition costs of Alexanders of Lincoln with the Royal Bank of Scotland

Hounslow reshuffle boosts legal team

EIGHT new lawyers are to be recruited because of a restructuring programme in a local authority legal department. The additional staff at Hounslow Council in Middlesex are being employed to deal with an increased workload generated by competitive tendering. Borough solicitor Mike Smith is expanding his team with four senior solicitors, three assistant solicitors and […]

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