Preiskel and CEG Europe host a fascinating seminar on competition and regulatory policy

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…

Preiskel & Co Briefing on the EU Court of Justice Judgment in Intel

Executive summary The EU Court of Justice—the EU’s highest court—has handed down a judgment unexpectedly requiring its junior counterpart, the General Court, to revisit points in the case against Intel for allegedly anti-competitive rebates on computer processors. The case requires the General Court to revisit its analysis of the use of an additional test—known as…

Hipster Antitrust: Advertisers question Google’s refunds for fraudulent traffic

It has been reported that Google has had to issue refunds to a number of advertisers, after the advertisements they placed with the company were run on website with invalid traffic. In the online advertising market, the advertiser pays more the more traffic the website its advertisement is placed on generates. The advertisements in question were…

ICOMP calls for publication of Google’s compliance proposals

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…

Government announces plans for UK Data Protection Bill

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…