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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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The truth will out

Current focus on the regulations surrounding offshore financial institutions is a diversionary tactic that deliberately misses the point, says Stephen Platt The response of politicians in London and the US to the global financial crisis has, ­predictably, been one of denial and distraction. Offshore centres are part of the ‘flak’ that has been put up […]

Citigroup counsel jumps ship for ICG

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has appointed its first general counsel with the hire of Citigroup global general counsel for non-resident Indian wealth management Aneta Polk. Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has appointed its first general counsel with the hire of Citigroup global general counsel for non-resident Indian wealth management Aneta Polk. Polk joins ICG, which specialises […]

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With surrounding legislation frequently complex, the Cayman Islands has sought to facilitate ease of aircraft ownership. By Mark Western The Cayman Islands provides a safe, stable and ‘friendly flag’ for registration of an aircraft and a developed system for perfecting a security interest over that aircraft. The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2007 (as amended) […]

Norton Rose triggers reduced hours scheme

NORTON Rose has put its flexible working plan into immediate action, cutting hours for entire teams in corporate, shipping, banking and dispute resolution. When the proposal was launched in March the firm stressed that the initiative was a “contingency plan” to be implemented only if the economy did not improve. Chief executive Peter Martyr said […]

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