General Condition 22: New UK switching rules for broadband

  Since 20 June 2015 (the “Harmonisation Date“), General Condition 22 (Service Migrations and Home-Moves) (the “GC 22“) has been fully implemented.  GC 22 came into force last year but its full application in respect of broadband services (and its harmonised application to fixed telecom and broadband services) was delayed until the Harmonisation Date. From…

Daniel Preiskel spoke on Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality at the Lexing® network conference on Robot Law

Daniel Preiskel spoke on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality at the Lexing® network conference on “Robots : évolution ou revolution“  in Paris on June 11.  The presentations from the Lexing international member firms (www.lexing.eu), of which Preiskel & Co is the UK member, highlighted emerging legal issues within robotics, including drones, smart cars, artificial intelligence and industry…

Connected Continent Saga

According to Politico, after further drawbacks experienced by the draft legislative package in the third informal trilogue, on June 12 a breakfast meeting with EU telecoms ministers was held in order to overcome the impasse in roaming charges and open Internet access matters. From discussion held earlier in June, it seemed clear that the Council of…

Tim Cowen will discuss the challenges faced by high velocity businesses in panel hosted by Burson-Marsteller in collaboration with Preiskel & Co and Mediaventura

High Velocity Businesses are disruptors – they are lean, challengers that are serving and delighting customers in new ways. They use technology to create innovative new solutions and unlock new value. They have established themselves as ‘ones to watch’. But to grow they need to become global – and that means a whole new range…

The Digital Single Market Strategy: ʻ rebooting ʼ EU into the digital era

The Digital Single Market Strategy was published on 6 May 2015 together with a voluminous document of evidence and analysis. The strategy aims at realizing the opportunities offered by digital technologies, which know no borders, as President’s Jean-Claude Juncker put it in the Political Guidelines. The strategy is already raising concerns and praise but all in all has…

One out of ten

The Digital Single Market has been positioned in the top ten priorities of the EU Commission, where Commissioner Ansip has been appointed to take the lead to deliver together with his team a proposal for a Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy. The DSM strategy would be unveiled today so there will be more to come.…

Protectionism in Merger Control: Is the Process of Merger Control Adequate to Consider Wider Public Interest Issues? Is it Now Time for CFIEU?

Whether a broader public interest test should apply to merger control has recently been discussed by Alex Chisholm, CEO of the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority, after being raised at Prime Minister’s questions during Pfizer’s attempt to acquire Astra Zeneca. Similar issues also arose this year in France regarding General Electric’s bid for Alstom. They…