Preiskel & Co’s corporate team advised IXAfrica regarding a highly significant technology infrastructure investment for East Africa

IXAfrica Data Centre Limited is a leading developer and operator of hyperscale-ready data centres in East Africa and our firm has advised them on the complex $50 million growth capital investment into the Company by Helios Investment Partners (acting on behalf of funds it advises), to accelerate the development of IXAfrica’s Nairobi campus.  The Preiskel…

Imminent US adequacy decision to be met by legal challenges from privacy advocates

An adequacy decision for the US under Article 45 of the GDPR is expected to be issued this week by the European Commission, which would in practice deem the level of data protection in the US as essentially equivalent to that in the EU, thus re-enabling seamless transatlantic data flows. However, activist groups including Nyob…

Telecoms Security Framework (TSF) – Background and Requirements

The UK Government is introducing a new telecoms security framework (the “TSF”) through the Telecommunications (Security) Bill (the “Bill”). This is a particularly important development, given that fines could be significant – up to 10% of annual turnover and/or £100,000 per day of contravention in certain circumstances as further described in the Financial Penalties section…

Preiskel & Co ranked in Chambers for FinTech Legal, Data Protection and Cyber Security

Preiskel & Co has been listed as leading FinTech Legal, Cyber Security and Data Protection specialists in the latest edition of Chambers. Both the firm’s Data Protection practice and head Partner of the Data Protection team, Jose Saras, have been ranked in Band 2 for Data Protection & Cyber Security. You can find out more…

Dopamine financed series ‘Granite Harbour’ airing this Friday 2 December on BBC One and BBC iPlayer

Preiskel & Co’s Peter Dally,  Xavier Prida and Maria Constantin advised Dopamine, a Mexican premium production company, on the association with Eccho Rights and LA Productions for the upcoming three-part drama series ‘Granite Harbour’, which will be transmitted on BBC One this Friday 2 December at 7.00 pm UK time and will be available to stream on the…

Updated EU Commission decision paves way for 5G on the road and in-flight connectivity innovation

As a result of the EU Commission updating the implementing decision on spectrum for mobile communications on-board aircraft, designating certain frequencies for in-flight 5G technology, commercial airline companies will soon be able to offer state-of-the-art 5G facilities on their aircraft, together with prior mobile technology generations. Travellers onboard flights in the EU will be able…

Controller Binding Corporate Rules – EDPB adopts new recommendations on the application for approval and the elements and principles of the Rules

On the 16th of November 2022, the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”) adopted Recommendations 1/2022 (the “Recommendations”) on the application for approval and on the elements and principles found in Controller Binding Corporate Rules. The EDPB’s Recommendations are open for feedback from the public with submissions to be made by 10 January 2023. The Recommendations…