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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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Vahimets, Risto

Chambers Global and Chambers Europe praise Risto Vahimets as follows: “Just brilliant – he’s pragmatic and to the point.” Clients appreciate his “co-operative and customer-friendly approach”. Vahimets has acted as adviser on more than 300 major M&A transactions, including many landmark projects in Estonia. He is an experienced lawyer in mergers and acquisitions, real estate […]

Reverse triangular merger aided by Conyers Dill & Pearman

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd, in a reverse triangular merger between Platinum, RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd and Port Holdings Ltd (‘Acquisition Sub’), a wholly owned subsidiary of RenaissanceRe (‘Merger’). Pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement, Acquisition Sub was merged with and into Platinum, with Platinum surviving the merger as a […]

Slaughter and May

Slaughters makes up two women in four-strong promotions round

Slaughter and May has promoted four lawyers to its partnership in London, boosting its overall female partnership to 22 per cent. This number is lower than the six-year high of 2014, when seven associates were made up to partner (19 March 2014). The firm also promoted a new partner in Hong Kong later in the […]

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