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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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With its boom in IPOs and capital markets, Brazil is the latest hotspot that law firms are focusing on The lure of vibrant Brazilian industry has had ­international law firms flocking to São Paulo. The explosive IPO ­market that has characterised Brazil in recent years has caught the ­attention of both UK and US firms, […]

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Zurich cracks down on exaggerated PI claims

Insurance giant Zurich is to establish a hitlist of ­personal injury (PI) firms in a bid to crack down on claimant practices that bring exaggerated costs orders against it. The insurer has fired a warning shot to claimant PI firms after it successfully won a test case against claimant firm Delta Legal, which was found […]

Seddons’ real estate team defects to Mishcon

Mishcon de Reya has bolstered its wealth-planning group after raiding West End firm Seddons for a specialist residential real estate team. The firm has hired Ned El-Imad as a partner along with assistants James Liffen, Julie Bond, Ruth McKenzie and Sarah Callaghan. Mishcon said it had witnessed an increased demand for specialist property services from […]

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Tulkinghorn isn’t much of a dancer, reserving his gyrations for the brandy glass, but he is glad to see that the same could not be said for JPMorgan general counsel Tim Hailes. Last week the bank ­celebrated a tripling in membership of its Europe, the Middle East and Africa lesbian and gay group Chapter of […]

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