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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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McGrigors helps Iraqi government access development funds

McGrigors and Erskine Chambers have helped the Iraqi government recover millions of dollars tied up in a UK trust for nearly 20 years. The $48m (£29.2m) fund was left over from the construction of an oil pipeline in the country that was completed in 1990. But the UK arm of Iraqi bank Rafidain was put […]

King & Wood expands

King & Wood has merged with Hong Kong firm ­Arculli Fong & Ng, ­becoming the first People’s ­Republic of China practice to launch in the former UK dependent ­territory. King & Wood has had an association with Arculli since 2006. International firms ­hoping to practise in Hong Kong are required to work in alliance with a local firm for […]

Gide and Links handle Mechel debt manipulation

Russian steel giant Mechel has secured a deal to ­refinance $2.6bn (£1.58bn) of its short-term debt, ­leading to mandates for Gide Loyrette Nouel and ­Linklaters. Gide, acting for Mechel, is leading the transaction from Moscow, with banking ­partner Grigory Marinichev working alongside partner Michael Doran in London. Linklaters was instructed by the 27 lending banks. […]

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What’s 591 ft tall, has 40 floors and looks like a big fat vegetable? Anyone working in the City’s square mile will immediately recognise arguably London’s most famous building, the Gherkin.  What they might not know is that as of this week it has a new tenant.  As we report today, Greenberg Traurig Maher – home of […]

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