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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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Californian firms lose out to US rivals

California’s top law firms appear to be falling behind their US competitors after most of the state’s top firms slid down the US rankings in terms of gross revenue. Analysis of the latest AMLaw 100 figures revealed that eight of the 13 Californian firms ranked in the country’s top 100 failed to match the increase […]

Latham raids Mayer Brown for tax litigator

Latham & Watkins has continued its recent hiring spree with the lateral hire of leading tax litigator Roger Jones from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw. Jones, whose experience includes tax controversy representations involving the Internal Revenue Service, joins Latham’s Chicago office as a partner in the tax department. He had previously been at Mayer Brown’s […]

CDO market under fire as lawyers face court action

The collaterised debt obligation (CDO) market, on which many highly profitable practices are based, is facing mounting criticism for its volatile and risky nature. The case of Weil Gotshal & Manges being sued by a client over a CDO highlights the risks involved and has led some to argue that this highly technical and sophisticated […]

Sullivan star tops European M&A tables

Corporate partners from Sullivan & Cromwell, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Chiomenti Studio Legale have emerged as the top European rainmakers. Sullivan corporate partner Garth Bray topped the individual partner value table for the period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005, according to Mergermarket. Bray, who is based in Sullivan’s London office, […]

Legal executives to join the judiciary

Legal executives, patent agents and trade mark attorneys will have the chance to become judges under changes designed to increase diversity in the judiciary. Lord Falconer, the Lord Chancellor, made the announcement this morning (Wednesday, 13 July) on behalf of the Department of Constitutional Affairs (DCA). The news follows a consultation paper on increasing diversity […]

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