This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 26 April 2015

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By Andrew Munro The newly enacted Electronic Transactions (Electronic Agents) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2019, which came into force on 1st March this year, signals a turning point in law for companies using Artificial Intelligence which itself represents an area of exponential growth and critical importance for future development in many areas and sectors worldwide. This exciting […]

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Fieldfisher mourns former litigation head Peter Stewart

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