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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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Ashurst Germany has enticed a corporate counsel away from Hengeler Mueller, Slaughter & May’s German best friend. Claudia Junker will join Ashurst’s equity partnership in its Frankfurt office’s corporate department, reported German magazine Juve. Hengeler has famously never lost a partner to a rival but that at a more junior level “it can happen that […]

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Disability: the final frontier?

How do attitudes towards recruiting and retaining people with disabilities compare with gender and ethnic equality? Karin Pappenheim, CEO of Employment Opportunities examines the latest developments in diversity employment in the legal sector. In a sector that demands continual improvements to stand out from the competition, law firms are realising the need to create a […]

Linklaters helps squeeze £7.8bn from Carlsberg-Heineken

The Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) saga has finally come to a close after the £7.8bn offer by the Carlsberg and Heineken consortium was accepted. The Scottish & Newcastle (S&N) saga, one of the most heated and legally complex takeover battles of 2007, has finally come to a close after the £7.8bn offer by the Carlsberg […]

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In the UK, pitching for clients is a civilised affair. Firms are safe in the knowledge that their presentations are private and confidential. They know they will at least get a ‘thank you’ for their efforts – even if the firm fails to win the bid. In Russia, though, some pitches are more akin to […]

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