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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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Beazer Homes, a US homebuilding giant, fired its executive vice-president and general counsel Kenneth Gary for “a pattern of personal conduct which includes violations of company policies”. The Atlanta-based company made the announcement in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Gary had been with the company since March 2005, when he joined from rival […]

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London Metropolitan University is to offer its Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Canary Wharf in a bid to capture paralegals at investment banks. The law school’s LPC director for Canary Wharf, Mark Blakely, explained: “We are aiming to attract people working full-time at Citibank and the other investment banks, as well as students with childcare […]

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Hammonds has recruited a barrister for its safety, health and environment (SHE) group, as well as two new lawyers as the firm takes the first steps of its comeback strategy. Barrister Penny Jewkes specialises in planning and environmental law is joining the firm’s SHE group in London. Most recently Jewkes has been working for the […]

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