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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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Legal junket faces shake-up as Irvine goes for the jugular

It was the legal equivalent of inviting an important guest to a dinner party only to have them head-butt the host. Home Secretary and former barrister Jack Straw rolled up to the Annual Bar Conference on 27 September, opened his keynote speech with a few anti-solicitor jibes and then let fly with two sentences that […]

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IT integration is vital to a successful merger. David Poole offers some advice on how to achieve a seamless marriage. David Poole is IT director at Addleshaw Booth & Co. A merger of two major law firms is a complex business. One of the many issues to be considered early on is: Are the firms’ […]

In brief: Magistrates debate wave of court closures

Magistrates were due to debate growing concern about a wave of court closures at the Magistrates’ Association’s AGM, due to take place on 11 October. A motion calling on “the Lord Chancellor to review the process through which Magistrates’ Courts Committees are closing rural court houses” was scheduled to be debated at the meeting. Last […]

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