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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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Hammonds has applied for summary judgment against seven former partners who are battling the firm over a £3m profit dispute. The firm’s Leeds office chief Simon Miller, who is representing the firm, confirmed Hammonds has applied for summary judgment against Mark Hilton, Simon Palmer, Marija Danilunas, John Deacon, Jonathan Hosie, Martin Thomas and Stephen Tupper. […]

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Lawyers split over 42 day detention period

City lawyers are split over the extension of the pre-charge detention period to 42 days which was narrowly passed in the House of Commons on Wednesday. Expressing his personal opinion, not that of the firm, Clifford Chance London litigator and pro bono partner Michael Smyth said: “I think my professional body, the Law Society got […]

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Buncefield lawyers fear corners will be cut

Lawyers involved in the £1bn Buncefield litigation have raised concerns that justice may be compromised as a result of the court trying to keep costs to a minimum. Presiding judge Mr Justice David Steel – a keen advocate of the Long Trials Working Party’s recommendation to cut the spending and length of supercases such as […]

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