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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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Quotes of the year

Review of the year “Women should be absolutely delighted when men say, ‘Show us your legs’ in a funny way” – Vanessa Lloyd Platt, Lloyd Platt & Company, 9 April. “I’m very interested in trees and the different colours of the leaves” – Anthony Cann takes over at Linklaters, Fiona Callister Interview, 2 July. “At […]

Defra picks Eversheds as Foot-and-Mouth adviser

Eversheds has beaten off competition from four firms to win the role as sole legal adviser to the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) for claims relating to Foot-and-Mouth. The firm was appointed in October following a competitive tender process which began at the end of July.Eversheds litigation partner Gary Pellow will lead […]

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Review of the year The massive Hercules Unit Trust transaction this week epitomises the significant long-term shift in real estate lawyering that has defined the past year for lawyers in this sector. The deal saw Pillar Property and Schroders create a £1.5bn property unit trust and take a giant step in the industry’s quest for […]

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