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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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Duane Morris has opened in Palo Alto, California with the addition of former K&L Gates IP litigation partner Karineh Khachatourian, who becomes managing partner of the new office. K&L Gates associate Patrick Salceda is also joining Duane Morris’ new Palo Alto office. The Silicon Valley launch is aimed at helping Duane Morris provide a more […]

Hogan Lovells promotes 24 to its global partnership

Hogan Lovells has promoted 24 new partners in offices across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the US. The number is lower than last year, when 36 lawyers were added to the partnership (3 January 2012). However, it takes the number of partners at the international firm to more than 800. Five of the partner […]

A&O counts the cost of office banter

The holiday season and new year are a favourite time for law firm marketers capitalising on people’s misery. At around this time every year, email inboxes at The Lawyer fill with messages from divorce specialists reminding us that more couples split in January than at any other time – the seventh of the month is […]

Sidley Austin adds 26 to partnership including City pair

Sidley Austin has added two London lawyers to its partnership in the US firm’s 2013 round of promotions. City-based privacy, data security and information lawyer William Long and tax lawyer Will Smith were among 26 elected across nine of the firm’s offices. There were 10 promotions in Chicago, one apiece in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco […]

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RPC victorious in bid to advise Ofcom on 4G auction

RPC has won a three-way pitch to advise Ofcom on the bidding process for the auction of 4G mobile broadband bandwidth. Competition head Stephen Smith is leading the RPC team acting for the regulator alongside fellow partner Karen Hendy, who is handling corporate matters together with associates Hui Chen Eagles and Oliver Hincks. The telecoms […]

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