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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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Being part of the EU customs area with tax benefits, the Isle of Man is an ideal base for companies exporting into the EU. By Mike Edwards The Isle of Man is one of the best regarded and regulated international business centres, and it also provides a ­cost-efficient base from which to import goods into […]

Baker & McKenzie scores with Boon Rawd for Man Utd tie-up

Baker & McKenzie has advised Thailand-based Boon Rawd Brewery in its £6m sponsorship deal with Manchester United FC. Boon Rawd Brewery, which owns the Singha Beer brand, has secured exclusive rights to supply lager at the Old Trafford stadium as part of the three-year deal. It also has also the rights to display the Singha […]

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The thriving financial centres of the Crown Dependencies are an essential part of the UK economy, a fact not lost on the coalition Government. Chris Bound and Susan O’Leary report The new coalition administration came into power with a promise of a “bold, reforming government that puts fairness back into Britain”. The ­question is, how […]

Bakers secures IP panel spot for JCB

Baker & McKenzie has been appointed as global IP counsel for manufacturing giant JCB. It is the first time the Staffordshire-based ­company, which posted a turnover of £1.35bn in 2009, has appointed a law firm to act as its global IP adviser. Baker & McKenzie will advise JCB in all IP matters apart from in […]

Taylor Vinters in Singapore alliance

Cambridge law firm Taylor Vinters has formed a second alliance with a Singapore law firm, in order to handle commercial and corporate transactions. The move comes shortly after the firm’s London office launch, on 1 June. The firm will work side-by-side with technology specialists Keystone Law Corporation to help its UK and US clients expand […]

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