Preiskel & Co and Linklaters represent Kelkoo, an European price-comparison website, on abuse of dominance claim against Google’s UK, Ireland and US units. The claim for alleged abusive conduct in online search follows EC probe of Google for allegedly favouring its own comparison shopping service. Google UK has now formally responded to the claim, leaving Google Ireland and Google…Details
3D printing: the next industrial revolution, in thousands of small layers. An English law perspective.
3D printers use digital files to create objects from all sorts of different materials. The objects are first designed using appropriate software known as computer-aided design (CAD). The 3D printing process then ‘slices’ the object into many layers which are ‘printed’ on top of each other to create the object. This process is also…Details
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The Society for Computers and Law website features the article “Smart Regulation and the GDPR” by Preiskel & Co’s Senior Consultant Asma Vranaki.
The article analyses the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), including aspects of implementation and smart regulation of the GDPR.
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Following the invalidation of the Decision 2000/520/EC of 26 July 2000 (the “Safe Harbour Decision”) by the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU”) on 6 October 2015, US and EU officials have finally reached a political agreement for the implementation of a new framework covering the transfer of personal data between the…Details
Tim Cowen quoted by the Global Competition Review in itarticle on the recent BT/EE merger decision by the Competition and Markets Authority
Tim Cowen, Partner at Preiskel & Co LLP, has been quoted by the Global Competition Review in its article on the recent BT/EE merger decision by the Competition and Markets Authority. He called the CMA’s approval of the merger without remedies a “brave decision”. Tim went on to say: “Given the ubiquity of the new…Details
Is Big Data the next target for competition law enforcement? by Tim Cowen Speaking at a recent conference in Germany Margrethe Vestager, EU Competition Commissioner warned that control of data may be a source of market power: “..if just a few companies control the data you need to satisfy customers and cut costs, that could…Details
HMRC Introduces Reverse Charge VAT on UK Wholesale Telecoms Supplies largely to minimise Missing Trader Fraud
Thanks in part to the initiative of one our clients, HM Revenue & Customs announced legislation to introduce a reverse charge accounting mechanism for wholesale supplies of telecommunications services in the UK. The Government has stated that it is introducing this ‘in response to the threat of missing trader intra-community fraud in those supplies’. In summary,…Details
EU Commissioner Vestager has announced that Big Data is firmly on the Competition Law agenda for the Commission. During a speech at the DLD conference in Munich on 17 January 2016, she highlighted the importance of Big Data in today’s internal markets. Vestager acknowledged that Big Data was a potential catalyst for anti-competitive behaviour by…Details
The UK Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has approved BT’s acquisition of EE with no conditions attached. After hearing concerns brought by operators and customers, the CMA has concluded that the merger will not lead to substantial lessening of competition in the UK market, including with regards to supply of retail mobile, wholesale mobile, mobile…Details