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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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BLP’s profits pain

It was a long time coming, but Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has finally unveiled its 2012/13 profit figures. And as widely expected, they reveal a 39 per cent drop in average profit per equity partner (PEP) and a 38 per cent drop in net profit. PEP has tumbled from £660,000 to £401,000 while net has […]

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South Korea: Seoul train

The past year has seen an influx of international firms setting up offices in Seoul, but have they started reaping the benefits of being on the ground? This summer, South Korea saw one of this year’s largest M&A transactions take place. In a deal valued at €1.24bn (£1.04bn), ING sold its wholly owned Korean life […]

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Freshfields’ Burke quits firm to take up in-house role at private equity house

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer global managing partner Ted Burke is leaving the firm to become general counsel and COO of Boston private equity firm Arclight Capital Partners. The US-born Burke will step down from the role in the first quarter of 2014, a year earlier than expected. His mandate was due to expire in 2015.  Burke […]

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Even the most carefully managed commercial relationships face problems. Often they can be resolved; occasionally they turn into full-blown disputes. Increasingly, those disputes have an international dimension. Our skill is in finding ways to resolve problem situations at an early stage wherever possible and, if not, fighting a client’s corner to a successful outcome. Our […]

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Magnusson adds Ukraine to growing office list

Swedish firm Magnusson has launched its third office in a year, opening in Ukraine with the hire of a partner from Cypriot firm Andreas Neocleous & Co. Anton Prysyazhnyuk, previously managing partner of Andreas Neocleous’s Kiev office, will lead a team of 10 lawyers from a variety of firms including Baker & McKenzie, Linklaters, Russia’s Egorov […]

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