This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 30 November 2014

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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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Bird & Bird in hot water with clients in UK and Germany

What a week for Bird & Bird. First came the news that the firm was facing a £2m professional negligence case over advice given to an investor. Then it emerged that the firm was under fire for its alleged involvement in an €147m embezzlement charge. A current Hamburg lawyer and a former Bird & Bird […]

Sydney

King & Wood Mallesons names new Aussie M&A head as incumbent moves to City

King & Wood Mallesons has revamped the management of its Australia corporate practice as Sydney-based M&A and tax head Tim Bednall prepares to transfer to London. Bednall, who will continue to hold the position of global co-ordinator for M&A, will join the firm’s City office in January to fill a hole left by the exit […]

London

France’s Ayache Salama eyes London for first overseas office

French firm Ayache Salama has become the latest in a string of European firms, and one of a handful of French ones, to open a London representative office. The office is the firm’s first foreign desk. A number of the firm’s partners, including co-managing partner Olivier Tordjman, will spend several days a month in London […]

ASEAN expansion still flavour of the month

It is now just a year until the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launches its economic community and interest in the region is really hotting up. A raft of Southeast Asian firms have already increased their regional footprints, with the ability to offer expertise in as many of the 10 ASEAN countries as possible […]

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American Apparel names Loeb & Loeb partner Chelsea Grayson as general counsel

US clothing company American Apparel has chosen Loeb & Loeb partner Chelsea Grayson as its new general counsel, effective 15 December. Former corporate partner Grayson has worked for 15 years in private practice, with experience in private placements of equity and debt securities for public and private companies, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions […]

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