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…

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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…

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Google remedies: Russia’s FAS leads the way?

  In April, the FAS and Google ended their two-year long dispute over Google’s pre-installation and self promotion of only its own products on all Android devices sold in Russia. Google eventually agreed to pay fines and adopted a non-discrimination remedy. The Android case is pending before the EU. The press releases and media communication from the FAS in…

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BCMR decision remitted to Ofcom

The Competition Appeal Tribunal has today ruled that Ofcom’s BCMR decision be quashed and remitted to the regulator. The BCMR decision was published in April 2016. BT, CityFibre, and TalkTalk launched appeals against various aspects of the decision in June 2016 – the “BCMR Appeals”. The Competition Appeal Tribunal handed down a ruling today, finding…

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The New Electronic Communications Code – Promoting Investment in Telecommunications Infrastructure

The new Electronic Communications Code is due to come into force in late Autumn 2017. The New Code, when in force, will bring important changes relating to rent and private landlord’s rights. In theory, life for electronic communications providers who construct networks should be better and more certain than under the Old Code. This is…

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Google facing fines, non-discrimination obligations, and more?

Preiskel & Co’s Tim Cowen has been quoted by various media sources, including Bloomberg, discussing the impact of an EU fine and potential non-discrimination obligation before the Commission’s announcement on Tuesday. As predicted, the EU has issued Google with a record fine of €2.42 billion. However, with a reported $92 billion “cash hoard”, Google may be…

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