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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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Cadwalader’s profit per point drops 38 per cent

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s profit per point dropped by 38 per cent during the last year, despite the firm reporting a profit per equity partner (PEP) slump of ‘only’ 30 per cent, The Lawyer can reveal. Sources at Cadwalader were celebrating the PEP drop of 30 per cent, from $2.73m (£1.87m) in 2007 to $1.88m […]

Kueppers in the frame to take over from Seisler

Lovells Germany tax head Christoph Kueppers looks set to replace Harald Seisler as Continental Europe managing partner after the firm’s partnership council recommended him for the post. Lovells Germany tax head Christoph Kueppers looks set to replace Harald Seisler ;as ;Continental Europe managing partner after the firm’s partnership council recommended him for the post. Düsseldorf-based Kueppers was […]

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Slaughters, Freshfields advise on latest bank bailout

Slaughter and May has cemented its close ties to the Treasury, advising on the Government’s latest bank bailout package as well as a further governmental investment in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Slaughters corporate partner Charles Randell led the team advising on the Government’s asset protection programme, which will see the Government insure banks against […]

Dentons to make up to 80 staff redundant

Denton Wilde Sapte has launched a redundancy consultation, which could see up to 80 members of staff lose their jobs. Jobs are under review in all fee-earning departments except competition, tax and TMT, across both London and Milton Keynes. The marketing, accounts, facilities and compliance functions will not be affected. It is not known whether […]

Revenue and PEP up almost 10 per cent at Cleary

Revenue at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton rose 8 per cent during the 2008 financial year while profit per equity partner (PEP) was up 9 per cent. PEP at Cleary was $2.33m last year compared with $2.14m in 2007, sources indicate, while global revenue at Cleary increased to $961m, up from $890m in 2007. Cleary […]

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