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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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Gold choice for Herbert Smith litigation head

Herbert Smith has elected David Gold as its new head of litigation. Gold, a partner at Herbert Smith since 1983, succeeds current litigation head Harry Anderson on 1 April 2003. Gold takes up the post with a string of high-profile litigations to his name. He recently successfully represented Fruit Shippers, the holding firm for the […]

Fishburn Morgan Cole bails out of its three-year merger

Morgan Cole and Fishburn Boxer have admitted defeat in their efforts to make their 1999 merger work and have opted to go their separate ways The niche London insurance practice, which has been trading as Fishburn Morgan Cole, will regain its independence, despite Morgan Cole partners stumping up considerable funds to cover costs at the […]

Maclays creates two roles in management shake-up

Leading Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens has undergone a management shake-up to introduce a corporate management structure It has resulted in two new posts: executive chairman and chief executive. Michael Walker, currently the firm’s managing partner, will be appointed as executive chairman, while Magnus Swanson will become chief executive. Both posts will be effective […]

Cayman corporate ace starts up new firm

The founding partner of Walkers, a leading Cayman Islands firm, has launched his own firm on the island, named Stuarts William Walker is understood to have hired lawyers from the small Caymans firm CS Gill & Co, as well as his son, who has spent a short time at Walkers. He has also been advertising […]

Hewitsons hires Minter Ellison IP specialist

Cambridge-based Hewitson Becke + Shaw has hired intellectual property partner Mark Elmslie from Minter Ellison in Australia Elmslie spent 12 years in London, including three years as partner with Finers Stephens Innocent, before returning to his native Australia in 2000 to become special counsel to the IP group of Minter Ellison. “Clients are increasingly realising […]

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