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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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Linklaters set to break billion-pound mark

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UK must amend insolvency laws ahead of downturn, say US firms

In anticipation of the UK’s economic downturn, US law firms are lobbying the UK Government to change insolvency laws in the UK, making them more like those established in the US. The European High Yield Association, a trade association with a significant number of US law firm members, has proposed amendments to the Insolvency Act […]

CC and Slaughters scoop £8.8bn Thomson-Reuters deal

An elite roster of City and Canadian firms have been drafted in to advise on Thomson’s £8.8bn takeover of Reuters. Reuters has turned to its longstanding corporate adviser and panel firm Slaughter and May, which is fielding a team led by veteran corporate partner Nigel Boardman. The combined company, which will be known as Thomson-Reuters, […]

Financial Services: New tricks

New rules are set to shake the financial services market, giving smaller companies a chance to break into EEA business and set their own agendas. By Tony Woodward There are only six months to go until the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) is implemented in the UK. The majority of banks and larger investment […]

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