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Digital Therapeutics – Evolution and entry into mainstream healthcare

Research undertaken by DLA Piper’s Life Sciences practice in conjunction with The Lawyer seeks to understand the current developments in the field of digital therapeutics, looking at key questions that need to be addressed if these products are to become mainstream components of health systems across the world.

Hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords — four steps to take now

By Aravind Swaminathan and Tara McGraw Swaminatha The New York Times recently reported that an organised Russian criminal group stole approximately 1.2 billion username and password credentials associated with more than 500 million email addresses from hundreds of thousands of websites around the world. The article notes that the hackers used a large botnet (a […]

Follow-the-settlements clauses revisited

In autumn 2011, Thailand suffered severe floods. Among the properties damaged were shops and distribution centres owed by a subsidiary of Tesco. Tesco was insured against property damage and BI losses in Thailand under a master global policy issued by ACE European Group and under a local policy issued in Thailand by ACE INA. The […]

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Sending in the bailiffs… no longer an option for landlords

On 15 September 2020, the government announced further measures to protect commercial tenants from recovery action by restricting the ability of landlords to recover unpaid rent by utilising the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process (“CRAR”).

What price do you put on the environment?

The pandemic has challenged a lot of the ways we do things, and large scale on-site catering has been subject to more change than most. For some, this has meant the logistical challenge of delivering meals to residents at a distance from a central kitchen, and alongside the physical distribution, this has brought about the need to procure packaging for hot meals.

SMAs – a phoenix from the flames of Covid-19?

One of the consequences of the slowdown in fundraising caused by the recent pandemic seems to have been an increase in the use of Separately Managed Accounts as investment vehicles.

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Freshfields and DLA Piper guide Green through Arcadia’s CVA

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper are working together on Arcadia’s company voluntary arrangement (CVA), as Philip Green embarks on a plan to rescue the business. Freshfields’ restructuring partners Neil Golding and Adam Gallagher are leading for Arcadia, as its chair Philip Green plans the closure of 23 UK stores, including Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Miss […]

DLA Piper brings in new blood for restructuring group after double loss

DLA Piper has appointed a new UK head of restructuring following the departure of two of its former heads to Mayer Brown. Partner Robert Russell replaces DLA lifer Amy Jacks as head of UK restructuring. In March, The Lawyer reported that Jacks was leaving the firm alongside its former global restructuring co-chair Michael Fiddy to […]

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Osborne Clarke reeled in as Bonmarché collapses into administration

Osborne Clarke has been drafted in on the administration of long-suffering women’s clothing retailer Bonmarché. Bonmarché became the latest high street store to collapse into administration on Friday, appointing FRP Advisory as administrators. Osborne Clarke restructuring partners Will Gunston and Nigel Boobier, as well as head of retail Dolf Darnton are advising FRP, which is […]

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