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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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White & Case Feddersen drops four from its Berlin partnership

Four White & Case Feddersen partners are to leave the Berlin partnership as the worldwide management streamlines the Euro-pean practice Christian Bröse and Claus Heuchemer will both leave the firm while Klaus Finkelnburg will become of counsel and Jost von Trott zu Solz will focus solely on East German law.Bröse will work part time in […]

CC Pünder’s joint China head quits

Clifford Chance Pünder is losing the co-head of its global China practice following a dispute over the firm’s strategy in Asia Sabine Stricker-Kellerer will leave the firm’s Munich office at the beginning of May, although it is still unclear where she is going.Stricker-Kellerer comes from the Pünder side of the firm and her decision to […]

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Good God. The-odore Goddard in radical move shocker. As re-vealed in this issue, the firm has elected a non-lawyer to take charge. Instead of having a managing partner, Theodore Goddard will have a chief operating officer.Well, yes, it does sound a bit 1990s. Non-lawyer managers were more in fashion five years ago, but for a […]

Norton Rose opens Hong Kong practice

Three-year restrictive covenant ends; old HK team reunited Norton Rose is set to open a new Hong Kong office just two days after a restrictive covenant preventing it from practising in Hong Kong expires. The firm will open its doors with a six-partner team, the nucleus of which is staff from its old Hong Kong […]

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