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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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China Watch – A foreign lawyer’s view from the inside

In my last blog entry I talked about the relatively recent and quite modest origins of the modern Chinese legal profession.  The leading group of Chinese law firms has certainly come a long way in a short time, and even more remarkably, for a country and market the size and scale of China, the market […]

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Supreme Court rules in Lehman client money case

The Supreme Court has ruled that hedge funds whose client money was not properly ring fenced when Lehman Brothers International (Europe) (LBIE) went into administration will have access to monies deposited in the UK division of the failed bank. The case has been among the most contentious spinning out of the 2008 collapse of Lehman […]

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Linklaters’ former corporate head takes role at BLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has hired Linklaters’ former global head of corporate David Barnes. Barnes, who was a partner at Linklaters for 26 years and ran for senior partner in March 2011 before announcing his retirement in June of that year (19 July 2011), joins BLP as a partner. After taking on several big names […]

Freshfields installs City partner as co-head of consumer and healthcare

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has appointed London dispute resolution partner Jonathan Isted as joint head of its consumer and healthcare sector group. Isted replaces Julian Long, who took over as London corporate head last year (18 July 2011). He joins Cologne IP/IT partner Matthias Koch in the role and took up the position, which carries a […]

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