On Monday the Preiskel and CEG teams were delighted to host a seminar discussing various concerns and potential changes regarding competition and regulatory policy. The first panel focused on regulation and oligopoly in telecoms markets. Debate included whether oligopoly led ipso facto to bad consumer outcomes or whether there is scope for oligopoly to lead…Details
ICOMP has called for the publication of Google’s remedy proposals to the European Commission, along with the Commission’s Decision in the Google Shopping investigation. The Commission announced its finding on 27 June 2017, outlining that it had found Google to have abused its dominance with regards to its Google Shopping product. As well as being…Details
On his Jack of Kent blog, David Allen Green has shared a number of interesting links regarding the Brexit campaign, the EU negotiating position, the UK’s negotiating position, and “exit issues”.
You can read the blog post here.
In discussing how Android users in Russia are now being asked what default search engine they would like in Chrome Mobile, a remedy agreed between Google and Russia’s FAS following an antitrust probe in the country, Politico quoted Tim Cowen‘s blog post on Google remedies: “It may be that the FAS points the way both…Details
The Government has today published a press release detailing its plans for a new Data Protection Bill. The Bill will bring the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law. The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. Anyone looking for advice on compliance with data protection laws, and how to prepare…Details
Preiskel & Co and CEG Europe to co-host a seminar on regulation and competition law responses to concentrated markets and the forward-looking regulatory agenda
Preiskel & Co are co-hosting a seminar with CEG Europe on the afternoon of 11 September 2017. The event will comprise of the following three panel discussions: Regulation of Oligopoly in telecoms markets: Issues for infrastructure investment. Considerations of concentration on the value chain (use of networks by content players and ISPs and the impact on the…Details
The Competition Appeal Tribunal has today ruled that Ofcom’s BCMR decision be quashed and remitted to the regulator. The BCMR decision was published in April 2016. BT, CityFibre, and TalkTalk launched appeals against various aspects of the decision in June 2016 – the “BCMR Appeals”. The Competition Appeal Tribunal handed down a ruling today, finding…Details
The new Electronic Communications Code is due to come into force in late Autumn 2017. The New Code, when in force, will bring important changes relating to rent and private landlord’s rights. In theory, life for electronic communications providers who construct networks should be better and more certain than under the Old Code. This is…Details
Preiskel’s Tim Cowen has been quoted by PaRR, in an article published yesterday, discussing the Google case. The Commission announced its decision on Google shopping on 27 June 2017. However, the question on many people’s minds is when the general public – and those considering follow-on damages claims – will be able to see a…Details