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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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Analysis: Heading away from Herbies

Another week, another departure from Herbert Smith’s global disputes practice. Okay, so today’s news that Hong Kong competition litigator Stephen Crosswell has quit for Clifford Chance came hand-in-hand with the announcement that Herbies has added a litigator from Goodwin Procter (see story), but there’s definitely something in the water. Just last week Herbies lost a […]

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Striking oil at ‘Sheds

Here’s a nice bit of repositioning. Eversheds is doing its best to shake off its ’national law firm’ tag by doing something rather strategic in the Middle East (see story). The firm has merged with KSLG, a consortium of law firms in the region. The new offices will be fully paid-up members of Eversheds’ LLP; […]

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Freshfields and Links win coveted places on BP’s UK panel

Magic circle rivals Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have maintained top spots on BP’s new UK legal panel, which was announced today after a six-month review. The firms are joined by CMS Cameron McKenna, Field Fisher Waterhouse, Herbert Smith, McGrigors, Norton Rose, and Olswang. Other specialist firms have been selected for niche roles. The engagements […]

Irregular…but not uncommon

A former Ince & Co partner is under investigation by Scotland Yard after allegedly deciding that the best place for £3m of client money was his own bank account (see story). The firm suspended energy chief Andrew Iyer last July over what it called “irregular financial behaviour” (see story). Given the news that has come […]

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Daniel Stilitz QC explains why the FSA’s new Remuneration Code for the financial services sector is likely to lead to a glut of litigation In December 2010 the FSA ­published its new Remuneration Code. For the first time this lays down far-reaching, mandatory requirements as to the way ­variable remuneration may be paid. It applies […]

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