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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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Gettin’ fly with Flea

Tulkinghorn’s scribes love to rock out when they get the chance, so it was with much glee that a bunch of them bounded into the mosh pit at the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ gig the other week with Slaughter and May partners Chris Saul, Andy Ryde and Dermott Rice. The guys, who wowed everyone with […]

Morgan Lewis bags SunGard in-house chief

The chief legal officer of SunGard Data Systems, Larry Gross, has joined US firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius after the software house was bought by a private equity consortium for $11.4bn in April. Gross was SunGard’s general counsel from shortly after its public offering in 1986 until the beginning of 2005, when he became chief […]

White & Case boosts Frankfurt/London with dual hires

White & Case has raided Linklaters and Weil Gotshal & Manges to boost its London and Frankfurt finance groups. The New York-based firm has hired Weil Gotshal equity partner Tom Schorling in Frankfurt, focusing on acquisition finance especially in the private equity arena with clients such as Texas Pacific and CSFB Private Equity. At the […]

McKee Nelson, Sidley Austin rise to top of deal and equity leagues

US Debt and equity market activity rose by 25 per cent on the same period last year to hit $1.7tr (£890bn) during the first six months of 2006. Ashurst ally McKee Nelson took top place in the manager table for all US debt, equity and equity-related deals. It notched up 493 deals, two-thirds more than its nearest […]

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