Preiskel & Co Consultant, Phillip Goldenberg, on Boris Johnson and Parliament

Preiskel & Co is delighted to report that our Consultant, Philip Goldenberg, has had an article published by The Independent. The article, entitled “This is the ‘humble address’ that could end Boris Johnson’s Brexit coup”, is a fascinating analysis of whether one archaic mechanism, the humble address, could be used to counter Boris Johnson’s decision, yesterday,…

European Commission fines Canon €28m for failure to properly notify a merger

The European Commission has fined Canon €28 million after finding that it had partially implemented an acquisition of Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (“TMSC”) before merger control notification. The EU operates a compulsory notification system, meaning parties must notify the European Commission of plans to merge before the transaction is completed. In this scenario, TMSC had…

Food industry seeks competition law waiver for no-deal Brexit

The UK food industry has requested that it be granted a waiver from certain provisions of competition law in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Producers and distributors, including major supermarkets, are reported to have “repeatedly” asked the Government for a reprieve from rules which prevent collaborating on supply or pricing plans, in order to…

CJEU ruling on the use of social media plugins

The blurring lines of data controllers: a case for joint responsibility of website operators and social media giants In recent days, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) ruled on a crucial matter regarding the privacy-compliant integration of a Facebook ‘Like‘ Button by Fashion ID, a German website operator (C-40/17). In a…

Tim Cowen and ResPublica raise questions over CMA’s Platforms and Digital Advertising Investigation

Preiskel & Co Partner, Tim Cowen, has co-authored a submission to the CMA regarding its Statement of Scope for its market study into online platforms and digital advertising. The submission raises some serious concerns regarding the CMA’s definition of the scope of its market study, and is a fascinating read. It can be found here.…

Interim measures sought by European Commission for first time in 18 years

The European Commission has announced a formal investigation into Broadcom, a US chipmaker, regarding alleged abuse of a dominant position in the markets for modem and television chipsets. In doing so, the European Commission has indicated that it intends to impose interim measures to restrain any exclusionary practices the chipmaker may be engaging in. This…