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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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Eversheds says CJEU ruling has clarified maternity rights for surrogate parents

Eversheds partner Naeema Choudry has commented on the EU’s decision in two cases concerning surrogate mothers, in which it held that EU law does not require that a mother who has had a baby through a surrogacy arrangement should be entitled to maternity leave or its equivalent. Choudry focused on last year’s issue of maternity […]

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Olswang picks up former Linklaters TMT head in Paris

Olswang has bolstered its Brussels and Paris offices with the hire of former Linklaters TMT head Sylvie Rousseau.  Rousseau, who was a managing associate and head of the TMT practice at Linklaters, left the firm in April 2013. She is registered at both the Brussels and the Paris bar and will operate from Olswang’s offices […]

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Crimea and contract sanctions: a major step backwards?

The crisis in Crimea has led to EU economic sanctions listing Russian individuals involved in Russia’s bid to absorb the peninsula. The aim is to force Russia to change course. Germany’s Chancellor Merkel is reported as saying that the EU has listed different individuals to the US because the EU is bound by the requirement […]

Walker Morris set to speak and exhibit at LGG Weekend School 2014

Walker Morris will be speaking and exhibiting at the LGG Weekend School 2014 at the University of York. David Kilduff, Daniel Newbound, Richard Auton, Caroline Finnett and Elizabeth Wood from the firm will be at the event. Kilduff, head of commercial projects and infrastructure, along with Newbound, an associate in the commercial dispute resolution team, and director Auton […]

One for the Lusophiles

Despite a rocky domestic market, Portuguese firms are spreading their wings internationally. Mozambique and Angola have long been areas of interest for historical reasons, but there have also been forays into Cameroon and East Timor Portugal: First rays of the new rising sun Top-tier Portuguese firm opens doors in East Timor Angola/Mozambique: Power lions Portugal’s […]

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