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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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Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is already facing a fair share of litigation brought by shareholders , with a £4bn battle brought by investors in a £12bn rights issue looming. Now a separate group of shareholders are threatening litigation over its restructuring group, which they allege forced small companies out of business in order to […]

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Minter Ellison’s former chief executive John Weber will take over from Andrew Darwin as DLA Piper’s Australia managing partner in March 2015. Weber left Minter Ellison in July after five years as the firm’s chief executive. He will join DLA Piper on 1 November and work alongside Darwin, who is returning to the UK next […]

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New general counsel and in-house lawyers in charge of panel reviews are making their mark in 2014, and it’s largely by chopping advisers off their panels. Research compiled by The Lawyer for our exclusive feature shows that 23 out of the 38 general counsel involved in panel decisions this year were appointed during or after […]

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has launched a new programme aimed at supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues after taking advice from senior legal figures from BT, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. The firm launched its Champions network supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues this week at a panel attended by BT general […]

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