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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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The tie-up between Borsa Italiana and the LSE could herald the opening up of a wealth of new investment opportunities, say Anthony Indaimo and Luca Bonetto After much speculation Borsa Italiana (Borsa) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) announced on 2 June 2007 that they were to merge in a proposed £1.1bn deal. The deal […]

Atkin Chambers loses silk to High Court

Atkin Chambers has raided 4 Pump Court for top silk David Sears QC in the week it saw its first barrister, Robert Akenhead QC, join the High Court bench. Sears, who took silk in 2003, made the move as he wanted to grow his construction and professional negligence practice and felt that Atkin was a […]

Axiom secondee model set for London roll-out

US law firm Axiom has launched its unusual legal model in London, which sees all of the firm’s lawyers seconded to clients. Axiom will be focusing on building a banking client base, drawing on mandates won in the US with banks such as Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Former Linklaters corporate lawyer Al Giles, who has […]

Dewey Ballantine

Dewey Ballantine’s impending merger with LeBoeuf promises exciting and expansionist times ahead for London managing partner Fred Gander Dewey Ballantine has been on a roller coaster ride over the past six months, having abandoned merger talks with fellow US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe at the beginning of the year and then announcing its planned […]

Peter Roberts: Centrica

Brought in to head the upstream legal team, Centrica general counsel Peter Roberts is spending a large amount of his time getting to grips with the liquefied natural gas market The energy industry is in a state of flux: it is consumed by concerns of supply shortages, the search for renewable and alternative sources of […]

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