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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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Arle Carpital general counsel Price exits to join Tullett Prebon

Tullett Prebon has hired Arle Capital general counsel Philip Price as its new group general counsel and global compliance head. Price has joined the interdealer broker today (24 February), replacing its former head of legal Simon Clark, who held the position since 2002. During that time he helped to navigate the £133m merger between Collins […]

Shoosmiths boosts Manchester real estate team with senior hires

Shoosmiths has expanded its real estate offering with the hire of four senior lawyers in Manchester: Ruth Clare, Sam Grange, Garry King and Alison Howarth. Joining from Eversheds, Clare is a senior associate in core real estate work with 14 years’ post-qualified experience (PQE). She has expertise in advising on a wide range of issues […]

‘US buy-in required if EU is to succeed in stamping out tax avoidance’

Commenting on the news that the EU is set to establish a tax avoidance committee, Ben Jones, tax partner at law firm Eversheds, says: “The EU has become increasingly active on the issue of multinational taxation over the last couple of years, following the wider international actions being proposed by the OECD to modernise the system […]

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A&O, HSF and Linklaters advise on TSB £1.7bn takeover by Spain’s Banco Sabadell

Allen & Overy (A&O), Linklaters and Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) were drafted in to advise on the £1.7bn sale of TSB, Britain’s seventh-biggest bank, to Spanish bank Banco Sabadell, which was accepted this morning (20 March 2015). A cross-border team from A&O’s UK and Spanish offices acted for Banco Sabadell. Corporate partner Richard Browne led […]

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