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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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King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has replaced Clifford Chance as principal legal adviser to the AA following a corporate panel review that took effect on 1 January. The contract is worth a “seven figure sum,” revealed AA general counsel Mark Millar, who said the company’s full fee for its external legal and non-legal advisers is […]

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Paul Wilson has specialised in corporate and commercial work for more than 15 years, dealing with acquisitions, sales, mergers and reorganisations. Wilson is also experienced in all types of insolvency procedures and advises clients on employment law, fund structures and financial services regulatory issues. Legal 500 2013 says Wilson is ‘attentive and responsive’ and previously said of […]

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Olswang has widened its search for a permanent CEO to include non-lawyers, with the firm engaging a consultancy to look at candidates from the business world. Last month, The Lawyer reported that the CEO elections at the firm were still months away, with plans to replace its former chief executive David Stewart in the second half […]

Mahindra First Choice Wheels steers clear of prosecution with advice from Khaitan & Co

Khaitan & Co successfully advised Mahindra First Choice Wheels Ltd with respect to the criminal prosecution of seven directors for alleged violations under the Maharashtra Shops and Establishments Act, 1948 and the Maharashtra Shops and Establishments Rules, 1961 Partner Sachin Mandlik represented the client and succeeded in obtaining a final relief and disposal of the […]

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