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