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Spanish soccer league app accused of spying to crack down on football piracy

By Alex Towers and Leo Moore The Spanish Data Protection watchdog (AEPD) has begun a preliminary probe into the official app for Spanish football league, La Liga, which allows them access to the microphones and GPS of users’ smartphones with the aim of potentially identifying showings of football games in the vicinity of the user […]

EU workers: ‘simple’ process to stay in UK post-Brexit

By Helen Burgess With 3.8 million EU citizens in the UK, according to ONS figures, employers have rightly been concerned about maintaining a stable workforce in the lead up to and post-Brexit. Good news is however afoot. Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that EU citizens will have to answer three ‘simple’ questions online (or […]

PLMJ – Moazambique: Regulations on advertising of financial products and services

By Télio Murrure and Nacita Chirindza The Central Bank has approved the Regulations on Advertising of Financial Products and Services (Regulamento sobre a Publicidade de Produtos e Serviços Financeiros – “RPPSF”), which is an integral part of Notice no. 3/GBM/2018 of 18 April. This is the first instrument addressing this matter in the Mozambican legal system. […]

Rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction

Terra Firma has successfully obtained rectification of the terms of a private equity financing transaction completed in 2012, concerning the Four Seasons care homes business [FSHC Group Holdings Limited v Barclays Bank Plc]. The transaction required the Parent company to provide security over a particular shareholder loan which was part of the overall funding package. […]

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A senior criminal judge has been criticised over his handling of a trial last year, which led to the conviction of former 39 Essex Street barrister Rohan Pershad QC. Pershad was jailed for three and a half years in February 2013 for “deliberately” not paying a total of £600,000 in VAT over 12 years (26 […]

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Jarrod Farley advises on all corporate and commercial aspects of Cayman Islands law and regulation, with a particular emphasis on investment funds. Farley has considerable experience of advising on the establishment of both regulated and unregulated investment funds in the Cayman Islands and of advising investment funds and other vehicles on transactional, financing and compliance matters, […]

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Linklaters makes up 21 in latest promotions round

Linklaters’ partner promotions have fallen to 21 from 24 in 2013 and the firm has reduced its focus on the mainstream corporate group.  The magic circle firm made up partners across 11 jurisdictions and eight practice areas but this year promoted only three made up in mainstream corporate compared to seven last year (29 April […]

Debts and doubters

For years, the legal profession was risk-averse. It meant that law firms rarely had recourse to bank debt, preferring to rely on partner capital. But as our exclusive survey makes clear, more than two-thirds of LLPs in the UK200 are now making use of debt as a management tool. Exactly how risky is it? Debt: […]

DLA Piper launches Leadership Alliance for Women programme

DLA Piper has launched its global Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) programme in Australia this month, with inaugural events being held in Sydney and Perth as part of an initiative to provide current and future leaders with opportunities to build business connections, develop client relationships and strengthen leadership skills. ‘Meet the leaders: inspiring women in […]

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