This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 30 November 2014

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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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Bird & Bird in hot water with clients in UK and Germany

What a week for Bird & Bird. First came the news that the firm was facing a £2m professional negligence case over advice given to an investor. Then it emerged that the firm was under fire for its alleged involvement in an €147m embezzlement charge. A current Hamburg lawyer and a former Bird & Bird […]

Sydney

King & Wood Mallesons names new Aussie M&A head as incumbent moves to City

King & Wood Mallesons has revamped the management of its Australia corporate practice as Sydney-based M&A and tax head Tim Bednall prepares to transfer to London. Bednall, who will continue to hold the position of global co-ordinator for M&A, will join the firm’s City office in January to fill a hole left by the exit […]

London

France’s Ayache Salama eyes London for first overseas office

French firm Ayache Salama has become the latest in a string of European firms, and one of a handful of French ones, to open a London representative office. The office is the firm’s first foreign desk. A number of the firm’s partners, including co-managing partner Olivier Tordjman, will spend several days a month in London […]

ASEAN expansion still flavour of the month

It is now just a year until the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launches its economic community and interest in the region is really hotting up. A raft of Southeast Asian firms have already increased their regional footprints, with the ability to offer expertise in as many of the 10 ASEAN countries as possible […]

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American Apparel names Loeb & Loeb partner Chelsea Grayson as general counsel

US clothing company American Apparel has chosen Loeb & Loeb partner Chelsea Grayson as its new general counsel, effective 15 December. Former corporate partner Grayson has worked for 15 years in private practice, with experience in private placements of equity and debt securities for public and private companies, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions […]

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