UK Government publishes draft National Security and Investment Act 2021

On 20 July 2021, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (“BEIS”) published: A Draft National Security and Investment Act 2021 (Notifiable Acquisition) (Specification of Qualifying Entities) Regulations 2021; A consultation on the revised draft statement that explains how the power to call in acquisitions for consideration will be used; and  Guidance notes to…

Danny Preiskel ranked by WhosWhoLegal as a Thought Leader in Telecoms & Media as well as for Information Technology and Data

Danny Preiskel was once again ranked by WhosWhoLegal as a Thought Leader in Telecoms & Media as well as for Information Technology and Data.

Further information can be found at: Danny Preiskel (whoswholegal.com)

The WhosWhoLegal (WWL) research also states that “Danny Preiskel is revered as a global practitioner with impressive expertise in TMT law”.

Preiskel & Co advises on the MBO of XConnect Carrier Services

Danny Preiskel and Kathy Vittala advised on the MBO of XConnect Carrier Services, the international telecoms wholesale arm of XConnect. This was linked to a transaction that involved the Telephone Number Information Services business of XConnect being acquired by Somos.

Further information can be found at https://www.xconnect.net/xconnect-completes-sale-of-its-voice-interconnect-services-business/ 

The European Commission adopts adequacy decision for the UK

The European Commission (“EC”) has announced as of 28 June the formal adoption of two adequacy decisions for the United Kingdom under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law Enforcement Directives (LEDs). The adequacy decisions recognise the UK’s personal data safeguards as being strong and will allow UK entities to continue to receive personal data from the EEA without restriction (i.e. without…

European Commission opens investigation into Google’s conduct in online advertising technology sector

The European Commission has today announced the opening of an investigation into Google’s conduct in the online advertising technology sector.The Commission has indicated that it is concerned Google may be violating EU competition rules by favouring its own online display advertising technology services. The investigation will, in particular, examine whether Google is distorting competition by…

Stephen Dnes article on competition and data protection published in Competition Policy International

We’re excited to see that Senior Consultant, Stephen Dnes, has had an article published in Competition Policy International.

The article, entitled “Big Data Protection: Big Problem?” considers using antitrust concepts for a more consumer-friendly approach to data protection law, is a fascinating read and can be found here.

Please contact Stephen with questions.