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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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The London startup giving meaning to Big Data

Finding patterns in mass data is a service in demand, says Kristofer Månsson of Silobreaker  Silobreaker did not specialise in cyber security from the start. Rather, cyber security came to it in the form of some of the largest US hardware and software companies looking to gain insight into threat intelligence data they had gathered. […]

Increased targeting ‘should deter pubs from showing foreign Premier League broadcasts’

The Premier League is targeting pubs showing foreign broadcasts of Premier League matches. Neil Mohring, partner at Eversheds, believes that increased targeting and more accessible official packages should deter pubs from illegally showing foreign broadcasts. Mohring said: ‘The Premier League’s targeting of pubs illegally showing foreign broadcasts of Premier League matches is a natural consequence […]

FCPA Update — anti-corruption compliance in 2013: post-guidance trends and signals for the future

Debevoise & Plimption has published its FCPA Update for January 2013. The lead article concerns anti-corruption compliance in 2013, focusing on trends and signals for the future. Subsequent sections Overview of corporate and individual enforcement actions in 2013 Key observations relating to 2013 enforcement actions Major corporate resolutions of 2013 Declinations Individual resolutions of 2013 […]

New registration and filing requirements for private equity funds and managers in China

On 17 January 2014, the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC) announced a provisional regulation requiring the registration of domestic Chinese private equity fund managers and filings by domestic Chinese private equity funds with AMAC. Although the regulation does not explicitly resolve this issue, it would appear that managers and funds formed under Chinese law […]

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