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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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Finding its feet

Mediation in alternative dispute resolution is making a name for itself as the new way forward but the 300-year-old playing field has yet to settle. Gareth Chadwick reports

TJG works on Inspop e-insurance shares sale

Taylor Joynson Garrett acted for internet company Inspop.com in one of the first online insurance acquisitions.The firm helped the company’s board of directors smooth over the sale of shares to the acquirer, motor insurer Admiral Group.Corporate lawyer Kathryn Tarbutt led the team with partner Peter Kempe, calling in lawyers from the employment and tax departments.They […]

Latham & Watkins (Michael Immordino) advised De' Longhi

in its euro127.5m (£78.6m) initial public offering on the Italian stock market and its institutional placement inside and outside the US. Global coordinators Merrill Lynch and UBM advised by Clifford Chance (Nick Wrigley, Kevin Kelley).

View from the profession

Has mediation failed to make its mark? The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution’s (Cedr) mediation statistics may show that mediation growth was at a virtual standstill last year, but are commentators right to paint a gloomy outlook for mediation?In short, no. Evidence suggests that, although the mediation market – both users and providers – are […]

Deal of the week – claims direct Ashursts scoops Ware-Lane Claims Direct job

Ashurst Morris Crisp has done its first big deal for private investor Simon Ware-Lane, advising on his complex acquisition of shares in Claims Direct.Ware-Lane instructed the firm after coming across it during the initial public offering of Fitness First, in which he is an investor. On this deal Ashursts advised the issuer.For his most recent […]

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