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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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City firm Rosenblatt is celebrating its first deal for new client Luminar. The firm advised Luminar on the £9.8m acquisition of 10 nightclubs from the Nightclub Company. The clubs are located across the UK. Rosenblatt was approached by Luminar for the work because of the reputation of senior partner Ian Rosenblatt. The deal was led by corporate partner Rosenblatt with Cathy Cearns. Hammonds and Speechly Bircham acted for the Nightclub Company.

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Great news: tax just got sexy. It’s fair to say most lawyers regard their tax specialists with a mixture of awe and incomprehension. But tax lawyers are no longer pigeonholed as the obscure boffins, or even as the awkward ones who always ask the bolshie questions at partnership retreats. They’re now firmly at the top […]

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Fulbright launches in Dubai and Riyadh

Houston-based Fulbright & Jaworski has become the latest firm to launch in the Middle East, making the move through affiliated offices in Dubai and Riyadh. The US firm has hired a group of six lawyers, including five from Bryan Cave’s Middle East practice, and established affiliations with Khalid Kadfoor Al-Mehairi of Al-Mehairi Legal Consultants in […]

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