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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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Freshfields shortens logo ahead of 2012

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is revamping its branding so it will be identified simply as Freshfields on third-party websites and banners, including those on display at next year’s London Olympics. Chief marketing and business development officer Elizabeth Chambers, who is leading the rebranding exercise, said the magic circle firm was not dropping ’Bruckhaus Deringer’ from its […]

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End of an era for Nabarro as Paradise resigns from top spot

Nabarro managing partner Nicky Paradise is to retire from her role this summer, prompting a shake-up of the firm’s ­management. At the end of this month Paradise will have completed nearly 12 years as ­managing partner. Senior partner Simon Johnston will take soundings from the partnership to find a ­successor, with the results announced in […]

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Egorov and Magisters merge to create CIS giant

One of Russia’s largest law firms, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, is set to merge with Ukraine outlier Magisters. The two firms signed the merger agreement today, following months of discussions. The deal will go live at the end of the year. The tie-up will create a €115m-turnover firm, with more than 300 lawyers, including […]

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BNP Paribas to expand legal panel in latest review

BNP Paribas has launched a review of its global panel with more than 20 firms invited to pitch for places on an expanded roster. The global review will be the first since Georges Dirani, former head of Herbert Smith’s Paris banking practice, took over as general counsel of the French-headquartered bank last year (26 April […]

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