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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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White & Case vows to appeal Deacons Hong Kong ruling

White & Case intends to appeal against Friday’s (27 October) ruling from the Hong Kong High Court that it behaved illegally when hiring a rated restructuring team from Deacons. The court ruled that White & Case encouraged two rated insolvency lawyers, Mark Fairbairn and Edward Cairns, to breach their partnership contracts and persuade clients to […]

For better or worse?

Increasing numbers of couples are entering into prenuptial agreements, but the courts are still making up their own minds. By Louise Spitz The landmark 2000 House of Lords’ decision in White v White continues to send ripples through the family law world. In that case, the Law Lords reiterated the importance of treating husbands and […]

Central defender

Advising three footballers on the media fallout of the alleged Grosvenor House rape has thrust Graham Shear into the limelight. Naomi Rovnick meets him Graham Shear has given me indigestion. We meet at lunchtime for what turns into a two-hour interview. But there is no lunch, so I’m forced to scoff a sarnie while hotfooting […]

Addleshaws boosts employment team

The arrival of former Manches senior partner and employment head Alasdair Simpson at Addleshaw Goddard last week will kickstart an expansion in the national firm’s London employment team, a spokesman claimed. Simpson, 36 years at Manches, has committed to Addleshaws for five years. He described his new role as “a challenge, unfettered from management”. The […]

Howard Kennedy makes Abbey panel

Howard Kennedy was appointed to Abbey’s commercial conveyancing panel last week following a competitive tendering process. Partner Jason Lewis (left), who led the pitch, said the firm has had a business banking relationship with Abbey for some years, but this was a “completely new” client to the firm. The Abbey beauty parade was led by […]

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