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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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Case of the week: Banking and finance

(1) Shah; (2) Mahabeer v HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd [2012] EWHC 1283 (QB). Supperstone J. 16 May 2012 Where a bank suspected a customer of money laundering, an implied term in the bank-customer contract permitted it to refuse to execute a payment instruction pending permission from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) under the […]

Orrick turns to Morgan Stanley and Proskauer for Greater China hires

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has tapped Morgan Stanley and Proskauer Rose for partner hires for its corporate practice in Hong Kong and Beijing. Capital markets partnerMathew Lewis and M&A partner Seung Chong have joined the firm from Morgan Stanley and Proskauer Rose in Hong Kong respectively. Lewis, qualified in New York and fluent in Mandarin, […]

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Sale of Moscow and Almaty offices almost scotched due to freeze on Dewey’s assets The transfer of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s Moscow and Almaty outfits to Morgan Lewis & Bockius has definitely been one of the neater rescue deals, with Morgan Lewis taking on entire teams in both cities. But wranglings between creditors almost scuppered the […]

M­­oves: 4 June 2012

Allen & Overy (A&O) is to launch two offices in Vietnam after hiring Dao Nguyen, Mayer Brown JSM’s managing partner in the country. Move of the week A&O has received regulatory approval and will open offices in Hanoi (pictured) and Ho Chi Minh City in the third quarter of 2012. The two new offices bring […]

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The TMT category in The Lawyer Awards this year has thrown up some outstanding work, with law firms breaking new ground in this fast-moving sector. By Sam Chadderton Some of the legal work being done in the field of TMT is, quite literally, out of this world. The practice area is so cutting edge that […]

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