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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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Pakistani lawyers march for judges’ reinstatement

Thousands of lawyers are protesting across Pakistan to demand the reinstatement of senior judges sacked last year. Lawyers, along with civil society activists and some political parties, are converging on the city of Multan, the official starting point of the protest, named ‘the long march’. They will be joined by deposed chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry […]

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NABARRO has hired an Allen & Overy (A&O) partner to expand its employment team’s non-contentious offering. Julie Quinn, who has worked on the employment aspects of major corporate deals such as the Petroplus acquisition of the BP Coryton refinery, is expected to join the mid-market firm imminently. The hire is seen as a coup for […]

Lovells technology of counsel off to FFW

#Field Fisher Waterhouse has boosted its technology practice by hiring Katrina Dick as a partner from Lovells. Dick specialises in communications law and regulation, new media, and information technology law. At Lovells she was of counsel. FFW’s technology group now comprises 12 partners and 22 lawyers. The appointment is the firm’s fifth lateral hire since […]

Cleary retains 100 per cent of NQs

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton will be retaining all of the trainee solicitors who are due to qualify with the firm this September. This is the ninth year in a row that Cleary has boasted a 100 per cent trainee solicitor retention rate with all five September qualifiers staying with the US firm’s London office. All […]

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