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…
Preiskel & Co selected by Global Law Experts as Communications Law Firm of the Year in England.
Find the award publication here.
This week on Legally Speaking, Daniel Preiskel was the guest for an interview. You can listen to the episode titled “Life as a Telecoms Lawyer – Daniel Preiskel – S4E17” of the Legally Speaking Podcast here.
If you wish to contact Danny about the podcast you can email him here.
On 7 July 2021, 36 US State Attorneys General, led by Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, and Nebraska, filed an antitrust claim against Google in the US Courts. The claim is focused on Google’s control of the Play Store, an app store on Android devices, including the requirement that all developers…
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”.
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 (“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.
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) has announced today that it is launching a market study into Apple and Google’s mobile ecosystems, due to concerns that they have market power which is harming users and other businesses. In particular, the CMA has indicated it wants to scrutinise whether the two companies’ control over the…