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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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Watson Burton nabs client to boost construction team

Newcastle-based Watson Burton has hired the operations director of the National Federation of Builders, the construction industry trade federation. Nigel Stubbings joins as a construction services director, the equivalent of partner at the LLP firm. He joined the Building Employers Confederation (BEC) in 1992 as assistant director for the London, Southern and Eastern service centre, […]

Maple grief

Grave charges indeed have been levelled at the New York office of Wall Street stalwart Sullivan & Cromwell. On 16 January 2006 M&A associate Aaron Charney filed a complaint against Sullivan,in which he alleges a litany of discriminatory comments and behaviour towards him by his Sullivan peers and superiors once his homosexuality became known. The […]

Ward Hadaway hikes turnover and sets up Newcastle office

North East firm Ward Hadaway has boosted turnover by 18 per cent at the financial mid-year point. If business continues in a similar vein for the second half of the year, turnover will exceed £25m. Managing partner Jamie Martin described the rise as “spot on target”, and attributed the growth to “the rate of activity […]

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The Lawyer‘s Web Week is a weekly commentary on legal activity on the web. This includes an overview of the best of the week’s blogs. If you want to direct us to useful links, email webweek@thelawyer.com. Goody turns baddie in Bolly blogWeb Week could hardly ignore Celebrity Big Brother in a week when Shilpa Shetty […]

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