Technopoly: Reform, Redress, and Regulation

Preiskel & Co Partner, Tim Cowen, has co-authored a report with Phillip Blond, published with the support of the Big Innovation Centre, and ResPublica, entitled “Technopoly” and what to do about it: Reform, Redress and Regulation. A fascinating read, the paper takes an overview of the current competition framework, and makes important suggestions for reform.…

Competition and Markets Authority – Developments

The CMA have concluded their consultation on merger thresholds. The proposal is to apply lower turnover thresholds for transactions within three “Relevant Enterprises” (development or production for military or civilian use, quantum technology and computing hardware). The CMA published additional guidance on 11 June 2018 with a summary of responses to the consultation. The CMA…

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…