Tim Cowen to participate in 8 July 2020 webinar on the CMA’s online platforms and digital advertising report

The CMA published its Final Report in its Online Platforms and Digital Advertising market study last week. We are delighted to announce that Tim Cowen, Chair, Antitrust Practice, will be participating in a panel discussing the report hosted by 51 Degrees. The webinar discussion will focus on the impact of the report for businesses, and…

UK introduces further powers to curb foreign investment into key industries

The UK government has introduced legislation to parliament which will provide further powers to intervene in transactions which may affect the UK’s ability to respond to any public health emergency. The powers mean that maintaining the UK’s ability to address public health emergencies has become the fourth public interest ground which would allow intervention in…

Tim Cowen to chair Digital Policy Alliance webinar on “Competition Remedies or Digital Regulation?”

Preiskel & Co Chair, Antitrust Division, Tim Cowen, will chair an upcoming Digital Policy Alliance webinar entitled “Competition Remedies or Digital Regulation? Review of CMA investigation of online advertising markets and the latest initiatives”. The webinar will address the likely impact and consequences of proposed initiatives to tackle market imbalance in the digital space. Speakers…

Germany’s highest court temporarily blocks Facebook from collecting user data

Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, the country’s highest civil court, has overruled a court decision suspending an antitrust authority order which focused on Facebook’s collection and use of data. The court found that there were “neither serious doubts about Facebook’s dominant position on the German market for social networks, nor that Facebook is abusing the…

“The Reckoning” to open Fantasia International Film Festival 2020

As reported in Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter and Screen Daily, Neil Marshall’s Plague horror “The Reckoning” (IMDB link) will both world premiere and open this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival, described as perhaps “most outstanding and largest genre film festival in North America“. As has unavoidably been the case for many other recent festivals, this year’s edition of…

Preiskel & Co client, FilmChain, tackles revenue collection in film and TV with blockchain technology

As reported in The Guardian, Preiskel & Co client, FilmChain, is at the cutting edge of the developments in the area of revenue collection in the film and television industries by the application of Blockchain technology to conventional collection agency practice. It’s apparently even more useful in a lockdown world because it is so accessible.…

GFH v Haigh & Ors judgment published on BAILII

The Judgment in GFH Capital Ltd v David Haigh & Ors [2020] EWHC 1269 (Comm) is now available to read on Bailii here. The Judgment, handed down by the Honourable Mr Justice Henshaw on 19 May 2020, provides a fascinating and very clear outline of the common law position on the enforcement of foreign judgments…