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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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Norton Rose has joined a raft of Chinese and South African firms advising on Rio Tinto Group’s $373m (£231m) sale of its stake in South Africa’s Palabora Mining to a consortium led by China’s Hebei Iron & Steel Group. Norton Rose’s transaction team advising Rio Tinto was headed by London-based corporate partner Raj Karia and […]

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RPC takes on multi-million pound dispute against Mittal on CFA basis

RPC is preparing to bring a multi-million pound claim for Indian businessman Manmohan Varma against Britain’s richest man, Lakshmi Mittal, on a conditional fee arrangement (CFA). The dispute between Varma and the ArcelorMittal CEO is set to be one of the biggest cases to hit the courts next year, with a two-week trial set down […]

EU/ EC imposes fines for cathode ray tube cartels

The European Commission (EC) recently fined seven international company groups with a total fine of around €1.47bn for two distinct cartels related to cathode ray tubes (CRTs) used in colour television sets and computer monitors. The investigation was initiated after a leniency application by one of the cartel members. The cartel concerned price-fixing, market-sharing, production […]

Competition Commission investigation into Ryanair given green light

The Court of Appeal (CoA) has cleared the way for the Competition Commission (CC) to continue its investigation into Ryanair’s minority stake in rival airline Aer Lingus. The ruling, handed down today (13 December 2012), saw the CC and Aer Lingus successfully defend the commission’s right to investigate the stake. Monckton Chambers’ Daniel Beard QC […]

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