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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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Taylor Wessing senior partner gives up post

Taylor Wessing‘s longstanding UK senior partner Richard Marsh is to stand down after seven years in the role. Marsh will return to full-time fee-earning as head of the firm’s commercial disputes and insolvency group. The current head of the UK leveraged private equity and international private capital groups Martin Winter will take over as senior […]

Cobbetts adds seven new partners

Cobbetts has promoted seven associates to partner, lifting the total number of partners in the firm to 147. The promotions are primarily in Manchester, but cover the firm’s main practice areas. Catherine Haslam and Kate Bouchier both become property partners in Manchester, while Ed Frankland and Rob Turner have been made up in the litigation […]

Motivation’s what you need

Finding out what makes each staff memmber tick is key to getting the best out of them. By Nigel Cover There is a good argument to be made that motivation is not merely part of managing people, but very nearly the whole of it. Motivation is not just about wise words from the latest guru […]

Former client puts Ince in dock over shipping brawl

City-based shipping specialist Ince & Co has been hit by a multimillion-dollar negligence claim from a former Greek client. City-based shipping specialist Ince & Co has been hit by a multimillion-dollar negligence claim from a former Greek client. Blue Strim Maritime has filed a claim in the Greek courts for $23m (£13.1m) in damages, alleging that […]

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