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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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Much like the oil companies it covets as clients, Hogan Lovells’ Moscow office is leaking a major resource all over the place. The latest to head off is dispute resolution partner Dominic Pellow, who has left to become a practice head at Baker Botts (see story). Pellow is the third partner to leave since the […]

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New Skadden chief still thinks big

Executive partner inherits a firm that seems capable of defying the crunch. It is the changing of the guard over at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, with executive partner Bob Sheehan preparing to step down at the firm’s partnership retreat on 25 April after 15 years at the helm. Corporate ­partner Eric Friedman is […]

Eversheds Copenhagen chief quits the firm

Eversheds’ Copenhagen managing partner Troels Askerud has announced that he will quit the firm. The details of Askerud’s departure, including his next move, have not been announced but according to legal website RollonFriday three more partners are considering leaving the firm’s Denmark office. Askerud helped found the Copenhagen office and also led the corporate practice […]

CC’s new Spain-maker

Spain’s once-booming construction industry has not, it’s fair to say, enjoyed the best of recessions. The dormant building sites stretching from Puerto Banus to San Sebastian testify to the effect of the downturn on the Spanish economy. So kudos to Clifford Chance, which today says bienvenido to its new global head of real estate Alfonso […]

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