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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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Camerons plugs insolvency with two new City partners

CMS Cameron McKenna has relocated a Bristol insolvency partner to London and wooed back an old assistant in an attempt to plug the gap left by star restructuring partner Stephen Foster, who went to Lovells. Peter Wiltshire, a corporate recovery partner based in Bristol, has moved to the firm’s London office as its fifth partner. […]

Money matters

While many welcome much of the Enterprise Act’s initiatives, Nick Brainsby says that rules on providing finance for struggling businesses should have been included Enhancing the rescue culture, saving viable businesses, reducing the number of liquidations – these were all seen as aims underpinning the corporate insolvency provisions of the Enterprise Act 2002, due to […]

Building support

For a market-leading DIY retailer, B&Q relies surprisingly heavily on help from its external counsel. Husnara Begum finds out why Gary Shillinglaw believes that outsourcing is best B&Q is wholly-owned by Kingfisher plc, the highly successful retailer that is also the parent company of electrical goods chain Comet. Gary Shillinglaw, who has been company secretary […]

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Moving experience

What are the problems that can arise when an office-holder leaves one firm for another? Simon Moore offers practical guidance on how firms can retain or transfer appointments Even though a significant proportion of licensed insolvency practitioners are partners in firms of accountants, the current legislative framework (the Insolvency Act 1986 sections 389(1) and 390(1)) […]

Going for a song

Tulkinghorn likes nothing better than warbling the odd parlour song with his good lady wife, so he was delighted to see that singing is the new, erm, rock ‘n’ roll in law firms. Why, some of Tulkinghorn’s scribes have even introduced the City’s finest to a certain karaoke bar in Soho, with predictable results. Tulkinghorn […]

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