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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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Show me the savings: Ben Scott, HomeServe

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Rouse Oxford team forms new boutique

A team of three lawyers from IP firm Rouse’s Oxford brands practice has broken away to set up a boutique based in the city.The three-partner ­boutique, Sipara, was launched last week, with the firm claiming that 18 Rouse clients have, or are in the process of, migrating over. Sipara has been launched by Rouse’s former commercial IP head […]

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Death of class actions?

Will there ever be a framework for class actions in the UK? Not, argues Russell Jones & Walker partner Richard Langton, if the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) introduces the sweeping reforms proposed by Lord Justice Jackson on civil litigation costs. Langton was in court this morning (15 December) asking Mr Justice MacDuff to approve a […]

Wolf Theiss replaces managing partner role with three-person board

Wolf Theiss has replaced its managing partner with a three-member management board as the firm looks to Poland for the next stage of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. Horst Ebhardt, who has been the firm’s managing partner since 2008, has been replaced with a three-member board comprising Bratislava managing partner Erik Steger, corporate […]

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