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Latest Briefings

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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Six contenders emerge in race for A&O global banking head

As Morley triumphs in managing partner election, who will take on one of the biggest jobs in the City? The champagne corks have barely been popped in celebration of David Morley’s election as Allen & Overy‘s (A&O) next managing partner (as revealed last week on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews). But already banking lawyers across the City are asking […]

Ex-Radclifffes consultant pleads guilty in fraud case

Former RadcliffesLe Brasseur property consultant Jeremy Franks has pleaded guilty in a Southern Ohio district court on one count of conspiracy to defraud, and is on bail awaiting sentencing The consultancy contract that Franks held with the firm was terminated at the end of September, when he told Radcliffes’ management of his situation. However, he […]

Ashursts German finance partner lasts six months

Ashurst Morris Crisp has lost German finance partner Rainer Eichholz after only six months at the firm Eichholz, a lateral hire from Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, was expected to spearhead Ashursts’ drive into German structured finance. However, he unexpectedly quit Ashursts’ Frankfurt office last week. The loss of Eichholz, an investment banker and lawyer, throws into […]

Law Society vetoes £48m Midlands site

Treasurer breaks rank from management over proposed OSS development The Law Society has voted against spending an estimated £48m on a new complaints handling site in the Midlands. The vote, at a 2:1 majority, follows a letter seen by many council members from the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine to Law Society chief executive Janet Paraskeva, […]

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