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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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Morgan Lewis has swooped on Edwards Wildman’s London office hiring corporate head David Ramm, in a move that will raise further questions about the future of the group. Ramm, a partner and head of the firm’s London’s business law (corporate) department, also heads Edwards Wildman’s London’s private equity and venture capital practices. His exit comes as […]

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Allen & Overy has advised Freudenberg SE in connection with a €250m (£199m) syndicated facility, the transaction marking the firm’s first retainer by Freudenberg. In charge of the transaction were Gunnar Blanck (in-house) and, from Allen & Overy, partner Dr Neil George Weiand and senior associate Dr Urs Lewens (both banking and finance, Frankfurt).

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Dentons has become the first firm to snap up one of the lawyers at Chadbourne & Parke’s Kiev office, which is closing in the next few months. Chadbourne international partner Adam Mycyk has joined Dentons as a partner in its Kiev corporate practice. Mycyk, a US-qualified lawyer, has worked in Ukraine since 1994, when he […]

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Osborne Clarke is set to extend its presence into Hong Kong, with the hire of a prominent team from Bird & Bird. Marcus Vass, who heads up Bird & Bird’s communications, media and technology group in Asia, has been lined up to join Osborne Clarke alongside corporate partner John Koh and a number of associates.  […]

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