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Morning Briefing 11/7/2014

Morning Briefing 11/7/2014

Good morning and happy Friday. A few tech related stories this morning, along with a couple of big deals which you should be aware about, especially if you’re interviewing at the firms involved.

  1. Google’s top lawyer says EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’ restricts freedom of expression (via The Verge)
  2. FTC sues Amazon over failure to stop children making in-app purchases (via The Guardian)
  3. Despite Exposure of Madoff Fraud, New Ponzi Schemes Emerge (via NYT DealBook)
  4. Reynolds and Lorillard to reshape Big Tobacco with merger (via The FT – requires free registration)
  5. Robert Tchenguiz switches Shearman & Sterling for Stephenson Harwood in £300m SFO trial (via The Lawyer)
  6. Residence test for civil aid survives Commons vote (via Law Society Gazette)
  7. John Boehner sues Barack Obama for breaching constitutional rights (via The Guardian)
  8. Emergency phone and internet data laws to be passed (via BBC News)
  9. Australian judge says incest may no longer be a taboo (via The Telegraph)
  10. A&O and Linklaters advise on $1.3bn Glencore credit deal (via LegalWeek)
  11. German government expels America’s most-senior intelligence official in Berlin over espionage row (via The Independent)
  12. Brussels takes UK to court over boats using red diesel (via BBC News)
  13. New law to tackle Magaluf bar crawls (via The Guardian)

As usual, if you want to comment on any of these stories, leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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