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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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An overview of Shanghai Free Trade Zone: what it means to foreign investors

By Roy Chan and Kit Kwok  Since the China (Shanghai) Free Trade Pilot Zone (Shanghai FTZ) was approved by the State Council on 22 August 2013, investors have awaited detailed policies and regulations to be issued. In early September 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress issued a decision authorising a filing-based system to […]

Dabrowski takes up the reins at Dentons Europe

Back in 2005, the partners of Salans elected Warsaw-based partner Darisuz Oleszczuk as their managing partner. Oleszczuk was a safe pair of hands for the firm, with leadership experience at office and board level, and under his guidance Salans expanded its geographical presence and its financials. At the end of the 2012 financial year, the […]

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Death threats over a bag of crisps: the perils of working in-house

An in-house lawyer at United Biscuits’ (UB) has exposed the perils of working in the snacks business after receiving death threats when the price of Space Raiders crisps rose by 5p.  In an interview with The Lawyer, to be published Monday (4 November), UB’s head of corporate legal affairs Simon Rose shows that it’s not […]

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