The New European Electronic Communications Code

Stephan Buck and Daniel Preiskel recently co-authored an article on the new European Electronic Communications Code for LexisNexis, which explains: “[i]n September 2016, the European Commission published its proposal for a new Directive establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) which shall merge and amend the existing Framework, Authorisation, Access and Universal Service Directives. This new legal…

Daniel Preiskel Contributes to the MEF Industry Views Blog

Danny shares his thoughts in the latest Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) blog, which focuses on MEF Members’ thoughts on the new hardware and strategies. The full MEF blog can be found here. Danny’s article contains his views on the affect of e-privacy in relation to connected home appliances, as well as the potential effects of the impending…

Preiskel and CEG Europe host a fascinating seminar on competition and regulatory policy

On Monday the Preiskel and CEG teams were delighted to host a seminar discussing various concerns and potential changes regarding competition and regulatory policy. The first panel focused on regulation and oligopoly in telecoms markets. Debate included whether oligopoly led ipso facto to bad consumer outcomes or whether there is scope for oligopoly to lead…

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…

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…

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…

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…