Quintet of firms advise as Publicis Omnicom merger creates advertising giant

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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 […]

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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

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Freeth Cartwright plans Leeds expansion

Freeth Cartwright is eyeing expansion into Leeds after several years of growth through merger and lateral hires. The Nottingham-headquartered firm’s chief executive Peter Smith told The Lawyer that Freeth Cartwright is looking at opening in Leeds this year, although it had not yet identified suitable premises or a team to launch with. “This year we’re […]

DLA Piper takes part in Business Birmingham initiative Business Catalyst

DLA Piper is taking part in Business Catalyst, an initiative by Business Birmingham that aims to provide support for eligible investors for at least six months as they become more established. The law firm will be offering 20 hours of free guidance to overseas companies who are seeking to invest in the UK. This support […]

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Today’s ‘hottest barristers’ story has certainly got chins wagging at the bar, though the record revenues of £48.3m posted by London set 39 Essex Street will probably be of more interest than a bunch of well turned out lawyers. The bar is changing, partly because of the ever-growing size of the leading sets (39 Essex […]

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