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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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Akin Gump wins property star from Weil Gotshal

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s real estate practice has been joined by Jacqueline Gordon as senior counsel. Gordon comes from the corporate department of Weil Gotshal & Manges, where she specialised in property and commercial. Previously, she was assistant general counsel at the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation in Virginia and the associate general […]

Pritchard Englefield names new chief

Mid-size City firm Pritchard Englefield has announced that David Levene, the firm’s head of property, will become senior partner immediately. Levene replaces Michael Cohn, who has stepped down from the partnership, but who will continue to be a consultant to the firm. Levene is also admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Hong […]

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