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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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Holland & Knight hires partners to boost Washington IP practice

Florida firm Holland & Knight is taking on a team of five intellectual property partners to boost its practice in Washington DC. Three partners are joining with their associates from Boston-based firm Gadsby & Hannah, while two are moving from in-house positions at Tiffany & Co and Motorola. The team from Gadsby & Hannah boasts […]

Deals – CORPORATE FINANCE

TDL Infomedia sold for £308m to Seat Pagine Giall. Infomedia and shareholders (Apax, Advent, 3i) advised by Travers Smith Braithwaite (Mark Soundy) and Negri Clementi Toffoletto Montironi & Soci (Alberto Toffoletto). Seat Pagine Giall advised by Slaughter and May (Simon Robinson) and Bonelli Erede Pappalardo (Sergio Erede). Taylor Barnard Holdings sold to TNT Post Group […]

LA Skadden Arps loses M&A partner

New York firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is losing one of its leading mergers and acquisition partners to an investment house. Pacific Capital Group is luring Brian McCarthy from the firm’s Los Angeles office as its new general counsel and member of the executive committee. McCarthy has been at Skadden Arps for 22 […]

Stock Exchange legal head quits

The head of legal at the London Stock Exchange (LSE) has quit his post in the middle of the institution’s fight against a hostile bid by OM Gruppen. Allan Cameron officially left his post on 29 September, but is known to be on gardening leave. Steven Travers, a solicitor at the LSE, will officially take […]

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