This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 19 April 2015

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What is artificial about ethical AI in legal industry – Everything

By Andy Neill What is ethical AI? In 2017, the Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence was appointed by the House of Lords. Their role is to consider the economic, ethical and social implications of advances in artificial intelligence. As part of their 2017-2019 session report, they suggested the following AI code: 1. Artificial intelligence should […]

Are you a data security weak link?

By Michael Hall Data loss, malware, and hackers; you hear about them all the time, but that has nothing to do with you, right? Sadly, that’s not the case. For legal firms, corporate legal departments and financial institutions who handle massive amounts of confidential data, the threat of breach due to human error is ever-present. Each […]

Inter-branch services – Employee Cost

By Dinesh Agrawal, Ankit A. Shah, Pranay Sahay The Authority of Advance Ruling (AAR) in the state of Karnataka, in its order in Columbia Asia Hospitals Private Limited (the Applicant) dated 27 July 2018, made critical observations concerning the taxability of employee cost at a corporate office under Goods and Services Tax (GST). Background The […]

Real Estate Disputes

By Malcolm Simpson What’s the current extent of disputes currently surfacing in the real estate sector? What are some of the most common causes of dispute? To what extent are tough economic conditions and increasing project complexity fuelling real estate disputes? To answer these questions and more, Malcolm Simpson Managing Partner of Walker Morris LLP offers […]

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Product liability

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Braking systems takeover accelerated by Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie advised MAT Holdings on the acquisition of Federal Mogul’s braking sector for commercial vehicles in Germany and its braking sector for passenger and commercial vehicles in France. The acquisition was structured as an asset deal in Germany and as a share deal in France. Baker & McKenzie advised MAT on contract negotiations as well as on all antitrust law, employment law and tax law issues.  “Structuring the transaction required special antitrust expertise,” commented Dr Thomas Gilles, corporate partner at Baker & McKenzie in Frankfurt.

Pastures new at Freshfields

The senior partner race at Freshfields will be fascinating to watch. The magic circle firm is widely recognised to be the only UK outfit to have built a credible top-level US presence, but with increasing competition among the global elite, the new senior partner will need to be an effective ambassador. Freshfields senior partner race: […]

Clifford Chance and Skadden latest winners in wave of food deals

Nomad Food’s move for Birds Eye owner Iglo is the latest in a spate of food deals, mostly taking place in the US, that include the multimillion-dollar acquisition of Kraft Foods in March. Iglo is headquartered in the UK and controls a 30 per cent share of the European frozen food market. It’s an attractive […]

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