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EU: Your web doctor will see you now – software as a medical device

Patients nowadays have access to an enormous range of medical knowledge through social media, websites and health apps (in combination with wearables). The latter have become increasingly popular in recent years because of their ability to monitor in real time pulse, blood pressure, blood glucose levels and other parameters. Doctors are also intrigued by the […]

Supreme Court upholds ‘no oral variation’ clause

By Emma Davies The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rock Advertising Ltd v MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd [2018] UKSC 24 upheld the validity of a clause that limited the parties’ freedom to vary their contract orally. In reversing the Court of Appeal’s decision to find the ‘no oral variation’ or ‘no oral modification (NOM)’ clause binding, […]

Russia’s enduring love for fake luxury and legal action to take

By David Aylen and Elizaveta Osipchuk When reputable social media platforms are involved, rights holders should contact the social media company first and ask it to remove the account. Fortunately, such companies usually collaborate with brand owners as much as possible and take swift measures to block infringing content (usually within three to five days). However, […]

SmartLaw 2.0: expert insights for the future of law

A few years ago we offered SmartLaw: expert insights for the future of law. As expected, the legal industry has continued to evolve and so must SmartLaw in order to equip firms for the future. We still believe the original SmartLaw key concepts of clients, culture and technology are essential to successful firms, but we now must […]

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Leading Wilson Sonsini partner leaves to join venture capitalist

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Tribunal Should Hear Medical Negligence Cases Says Judge

Leading medical negligence judge, Lord Justice Otton has called for the creation of a new medical negligence body, along the lines of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. In proposals to be considered by the Department of Health, patients would only have to show that their injuries were sustained because of what occurred in hospital and […]

DLA dumps directories

Other firms await future DLA rating; The Legal 500 refuses to comment DLA is to become the first major law firm to pull out of both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. The firm is refocusing its investment for 2001/2002 into a number of other areas and has decided not to submit an entry […]

Clifford Chance pulls out of Vietnam

The firm’s regional managing partner for Asia, John East, reportedly says the offices in Hanoi and southern Ho Chi Minh City will probably close in the first half of next year. Clifford Chance opened in Vietnam in 1994 when economic indicators in the region looked good. It is understood, however, that investors have since found […]

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Government of the Sultanate of Oman closes third independent power project with AES Barka in joint venture with Multitech LLC. The Government of the Sultanate of Oman advised by Denton Wilde Sapte (Christopher McGee-Osborne). AES Barka, a local subsidiary of the AES Corporation, and Multitech LLC advised by Shearman & Sterling (Nigel Thompson).

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