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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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EU summit retains legal boundaries

An opportunity for UK lawyers to work in other EU countries under their own standards and professional bodies appears to have been lost at last week’s (March 22-23) EU summit in Brussels. Heads of government agreed to rewrite a proposed services directive put forward last year by former internal market commissioner Frits Bolkestein, after pressure […]

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Hammonds has secured a lock-in for the next 15 months, it was announced today (4 April). The lock-in agreement was signed by 83 of the firm’s 85 global equity partners, who will now be committed to the firm until July 2006. The Lawyer first revealed on 7 March that the firm was considering asking its […]

Holmans raids Stephenson Harwood for ship finance push

Holman Fenwick & Willan has hired a partner and two assistants from Stephenson Harwood in a bid to develop its ship finance practice. John Forrester, who was a partner at both Stephenson Harwood and legacy firm Sinclair Riche & Temperley, joins Holman Fenwick with assistants Ruth Allcoat and Adam Shire. Forrester becomes Holman Fenwick’s eight […]

Exchange Chambers makes triple swoop

North West set Exchange Chambers has hired three new criminal tenants. The three, all junior barristers, bring the number of tenants at Exchange to 82, including 12 silks. Mark Ainsworth, a junior of 13 years’ call, comes from Peel Court Chambers in Manchester, where he has worked for the Crown Prosecution Service. Meanwhile, Louise Whaites […]

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