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Digital Therapeutics – Evolution and entry into mainstream healthcare

Research undertaken by DLA Piper’s Life Sciences practice in conjunction with The Lawyer seeks to understand the current developments in the field of digital therapeutics, looking at key questions that need to be addressed if these products are to become mainstream components of health systems across the world.

Hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords — four steps to take now

By Aravind Swaminathan and Tara McGraw Swaminatha The New York Times recently reported that an organised Russian criminal group stole approximately 1.2 billion username and password credentials associated with more than 500 million email addresses from hundreds of thousands of websites around the world. The article notes that the hackers used a large botnet (a […]

Follow-the-settlements clauses revisited

In autumn 2011, Thailand suffered severe floods. Among the properties damaged were shops and distribution centres owed by a subsidiary of Tesco. Tesco was insured against property damage and BI losses in Thailand under a master global policy issued by ACE European Group and under a local policy issued in Thailand by ACE INA. The […]

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Coronavirus Update: Working From Home (again)

A government campaign was launched in early August to actively encourage employees to return to the workplace in an attempt to boost the wider economy and revitalise city centres that had been left empty after months of lockdown. However, within two months, the pandemic appears to have taken a turn for the worse and the government announced yesterday that once again people should work from home wherever possible.

Ukraine relaunches privatisation

September 2020 – Yesterday, 22 September, the President of Ukraine signed the Law which amends the Law of Ukraine “On privatisation of state and communal property” (the “Law”), introduces parliamentary control over the privatisation of state property and “unfreezes” the preparatory procedures to privatise large-scale state-owned objects. The Law was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on 8 September 2020 and will become effective after its official publication.

Cyprus introduces film production incentives

Producers and media companies are invited to utilise the Cyprus landscape and infrastructure and enjoy a variety of legal, corporate and tax incentives for filming in Cyprus under the new Cyprus Filming Scheme.

Legal guide to pre-enforcement steps under Jersey and Guernsey law

The temporary Covid-19 protections offered by the UK government to businesses to prevent them from being subject to winding up petitions or wrongful trading actions are currently due to expire at the end of September (although an extension is very possible).


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Skadden swapped for new firm in PrivatBank’s oligarch dispute

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has been replaced as adviser to Ukrainian businessman Gennadiy Bogolyubov in a long-running dispute with PrivatBank over frozen assets worth up to $2.4bn. The swap from Skadden to Enyo is the latest twist to a case that looks likely to be heard next in the Court of Appeal. Bogolyubov changed his legal […]

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Raft of litigation heavyweights line up for $2.6bn oligarch case

City litigation heavyweights are preparing for the latest case between Ukrainian lender PrivatBank and its former owners, the Ukrainian oligarchs Gennadiy Bogolyubov and Igor Kolomoisky, which could be worth up to $2.6bn (£2bn). Partners from Hogan Lovells, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Fieldfisher and Pinsent Masons will face off in the High Court as PrivatBank alleges […]


Macfarlanes clinches victory from Skadden in $1.5bn oligarch dispute

The $1.5bn dispute between three Russian oligarchs has ended in a unanimous High Court decision in favour of Macfarlanes and Maitland Chambers client Oleg Deripaska over a right of first refusal clause in a Russian mining company’s shares. Macfarlanes partners Iain Mackie and Simon Nurney instructed Maitland Chambers’ Christopher Pymont QC, David Mumford QC, Thomas […]


Sanctions force Akin Gump to step down in $1bn oligarch case

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is to step down from representing oligarch Viktor Vekselberg from September, triggering a search for new legal counsel. The move comes as sanctions imposed by President Trump’s administration continue to have an effect on high-stakes litigation worldwide. It is understood that the firm has been granted a temporary licence by the […]

DWF sets £75m target to repay partners after confirming float

DWF has confirmed its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange’s premium list in March, following Financial Conduct Authority approval last week. The firm has said that it expects to raise £75m to repay a portion of partner capital in the business with current partners expected to hold the majority of shares in the […]

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