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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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Old Square hires PI silk

Old Square Chambers has bolstered its practice by taking experienced professional indemnity and clinical negligence silk David Wilby QC from the chambers of 199 Strand. Old Square is primarily known as a personal injury, environmental and planning chambers but now wants to add clinical negligence to its remit. Wilby joined Old Square on 2 January […]

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Belgium-based KBC Bank undertakes a £219m recommended bid for UK stockbroker Peel Hunt. KBC Bank represented by CMS Cameron McKenna (Nick Paul). Peel Hunt advised by Linklaters & Alliance (Steven Turnbull).

Norton Rose thwarted on Spitalfields development

A small Cambridge firm has outwitted Norton Rose’s planning department and delayed plans for a controversial multi-million-pound commercial development in Spitalfields Market. Local residents, using solicitors Richard Buxton, hindered the developers. The firm instructed silk Patrick Clarkson QC and planning junior Richard Harwood of 1 Serjeants’ Inn, whose final draft forced Tower Hamlets Council to […]

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