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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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Paul Newman, Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors

As a barrister employed within solicitors’ private practice, I read your front-page feature in the 7 May issue with interest.Following the bar rule changes, I have regained full rights of audience in the courts and currently have a pupil barrister working with me. Now restored to the ranks of the practising bar, albeit not in […]

[re]inventing the brand by Jean-NoëKapferer

published by Kogan Page (ISBN 0749435933) ‘The Brand’ is one of those terms thrown around in marketing speak. It has a nice jargon feel to enable marketing professionals to create an aura around their work but it is sufficiently vague to ensure that they cannot be held to account for how it works, or fails […]

David McIntosh, President of the Law Society

The Law Society Council has indeed decided that it is time to make sure it raises the resources it needs to be a model and modern regulator through the practising certificate fee.The fact that a postal vote was called for the 26 members of the profession – and not 90, as your article (‘City faces […]

A&O leapfrogs Freshfields in project finance league

Allen & Overy (A&O) has overtaken Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to take prime position as the number one adviser on global project finance deals. A&O advised on 16 projects worth just under $10.5bn (£7.38bn) in deals closing between 1 January and 30 June, according to a survey by Dealogic Capital Data ProjectWare.Freshfields, however, advised on only […]

Wish you were here

The apparent inevitability of the global law firm is being undermined by often guerilla-like tactics and legal xenophobia of many countries’ bars. Jon Robins reports on the worst places in the world to practise It may seem as if there is little that can stand in the way of the juggernaut-like progress of the modern […]

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