Judgment call: 14 October

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Latest Briefings

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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Law Society calls on members to engage with Government over legal aid

The Law Society has defended its position over legal aid cuts as the wrangling over Government reductions to legal aid funding continues. In an open letter sent to solicitors today, chief executive Des Hudson urged criminal lawyers to participate in the joint survey being run by the Law Society and the MoJ, saying the Government […]

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Today The Lawyer reveals that two top Chinese firms, Jingtian & Gongcheng and Commerce & Finance, are facing claims by 11 international underwriters worth hundreds of millions of pounds. These are the kind of cases that will put major Chinese firms on the international stage. It will also be one of the rare occasions that […]

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K&L Gates hires five partners in Australia

K&L Gates has hired five partners across Melbourne, Perth and Sydney from international and Australian rivals. In Perth, the firm has added former Squire Sanders partner Amber Stanton to its energy, infrastructure and resources practice, and employment partner Andrew Kennedy, who was previously the legal services manager of mining company Newmont Australia. In Sydney, employment […]

Obligations of good faith and loyalty of the employee in the light of court decisions

These obligations cover several aspects, from isolated acts that come under the umbrella of general loyalty to acts to be accounted for with regard to non-competition requirements. The employment contract gives rise to mutual obligations to be respected by both parties. The principal obligation of the employee is to execute the tasks for which he […]

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Tidswell beats Geffen to new chairman role at Ashurst

Ashurst partners have elected litigator Ben Tidswell into its newly-formed chairman role, a move that has cost current senior partner, Charlie Geffen, the leadership post he has held since 2008. The litigator, who has sat on the firm’s management board since 2007, secured more partner votes than either the incumbent Geffen, or Sydney-based competition and […]

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