New national security thresholds for merger control

The government has implemented its plans to amend the merger control thresholds in order to address national security concerns, initially set out in a Green Paper in October. In May the government published the Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply Test) (Amendment) Order 2018 and the Enterprise Act 2002 (Turnover Test) (Amendment) Order 2018, which…

Daniel Preiskel Explains Ofcom’s Statement on Mobile Call Termination for LexisNexis

Daniel Preiskel, senior partner of Preiskel & Co, has been interviewed by LexisNexis for his views on Ofcom’s Final Statement on mobile call termination (MCT) market review 2018-21. In the interview published by LexisNexis, Daniel discusses the implications for communication providers and consumers of this Final Statement and the Ofcom MCT reviews over many years.…

Judicial Review declares UK Government Surveillance Powers Unlawful

Following an application for judicial review by Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties). The High Court has ruled that Part 4 of the Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (the “Act”) is incompatible with European law. Broadly, this part of the Act allows the government to require that communications companies store customer emails, phone calls, internet…

FCS: GDPR seminars in association with Preiskel & Co

Preiskel & Co have collaborated with the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) to provide advice on the imminent GDPR. Preiskel & Co provided two seminars, conducted by Jose Saras and Daniel Preiskel, which focused on highlighting the possible affects of the GDPR on telecoms companies. For a brief overview of the GDPR, please follow the link: GDPR Introduction.…

Preiskel & Co write chapter for GTDT Foreign Investment Review 2018

Preiskel & Co’s team has written the UK chapter for Getting the Deal Through’s Foreign Investment Review 2018. The chapter outlines the legal framework which applies to foreign direct investment in the UK, including examples of recent merger cases and proposals for reform which have been developing at policy-level. Read the team’s chapter here. For advice regarding…

LPQ Russia and AmRest Holdings Reach €6m Deal

Preiskel & Co LLP  is pleased to have advised its longstanding client, LPQ Russia Limited, on its recent agreement with AmRest Holdings SE (WSE: EAT), the largest publicly listed restaurant operator in Central Europe.  LPQ Russia trades under the Хлеб Насущный” (Hleb Nasuschny) and  “Филипповъ” (Philippov) brands in Moscow.  More details are available at this link.…