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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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Linklaters is UK’s most diverse firm, says exclusive research

Linklaters’ progressive workplace policies have led it to be crowned this year’s most diverse firm. The accolade is the result of annual research carried out by the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) for its fifth Diversity League Table (DLT), published exclusively by The Lawyer. Linklaters managing partner Simon Davies said building a diverse, inclusive culture was […]

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Shepherd & Wedderburn has hired Pinsent Masons partner John MacKenzie as a partner in its Edinburgh-based commercial dispute resolution practice. Move of the week MacKenzie, a solicitor-advocate, is accredited as a ­specialist in IP law and sits on the Lord ­President’s Consultative Committee on ­Commercial Actions. The appointment takes the number of fee-earners in the […]

White & Case’s quick turnaround

It was good while it lasted, anyway. For all of 14 months, Mayer Brown had its very own magic circle dream team in its finance department. Until it was hit with today’s defections of Jacqueline Evans and Lee Cullinane to White & Case (see story). It seems like only yesterday that Evans and Cullinane left […]

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Competition practices shape up as regulators take centre stage in 2010

OFT fights back against threat of extinction with mixed results. With corporate dealflow showing little sign of returning in any major way, 2010 was an opportunity for competition practices to take centre stage. While a few big pieces of M&A kept competition watchdogs relatively busy – not least the Kraft takeover of Cadbury and the merger of […]

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