On 16th March 2017 EU Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager made an important speech concerning competition policy for the technology sector. She spoke about the way that computer algorithms are being used in ways that could facilitate breach of the law. Her comments covered issues arising from the Google investigation, concerns raised about social media and,…Details
Timothy Cowen was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the Sixth Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2018 in the practice areas of Competition Law and Information Technology Law.
The Sixth Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom has been publicly released and is now available here – Best Lawyers.
Tim Cowen co-authored ‘A Level Playing Field for the Digital Ecosystem’ of Fundación Telefónica. English version now available for download.
Tim Cowen co-authored the book ‘A Level Playing Field for the Digital Ecosystem’, published by Fundación Telefónica. Tim’s contributed with a chapter on ‘Anti-trust in the EU digital markets: A case study’, where EU competition law policy and U.S. federal antitrust law were placed in comparative perspective. The English version of the book has been…Details
Danny Preiskel’s latest contribution for the MEF blog, regarding his insights into Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, was published by the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) and can be found here. The blog post contains Danny’s views on MWC which is the largest event in the mobile industry calendar, as well as the contribution of other senior names…Details
The Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) is a global trade body that acts as an independent and influential entity for addressing issues affecting the broadening mobile ecosystem. MEF members elected nineteen board directors during MWC in Barcelona, to bolster cross-sector collaboration. Daniel Preiskel was elected as a director for the MEF EMEA Board. Other directors elected included…Details
Preiskel & Co advised a Coca-Cola EMEA entity on the purchase of a manufacturing plant in Eastern Europe from one of the world’s largest beer companies. The acquisition price was upwards of £10m.
Comparaencasa is a holding company incorporated in England, which has its main subsidiary in Argentina, whose main objective is the comparison and sale of products on the Internet (through a site owned by the company), focused mainly on the insurance market and in the sale, marketing, advertising and brokerage of insurance policies. Preiskel & Co…Details
In January, the US neighborhood social network Nextdoor agreed to take over business of the British counterpart Streetlife, which has approximately 1.2 million registered users in the UK. Nextdoor, a start-up based in silicon Valley, has recently entered the UK market and raised about $210 million from investors, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezo’s venture capital…Details
On 6 February 2017, a PCCW Group company and Three entered into a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of UK Broadband Limited by Three UK for £300 million, subject to the fulfilment, or waiver by Three of a number of conditions precedent. The Consideration payable by Three UK under the Share Purchase Agreement is…Details
Ofcom is seeking views on proposals to update and revise its existing Enforcement Guidelines. Background Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. In this role, it needs to take enforcement action in the interests of citizens and consumers, and where appropriate to promote competition. Ofcom also has concurrent powers…Details