Preiskel & Co’s article on Technology, Media, and Telecommunications trends and developments has been published in the Chambers & Partners Global Practice Guides 2016

Preiskel & Co’s article on Technology, Media, and Telecommunications trends and developments has been published in the Chambers & Partners Global Practice Guides 2016. The article was written by the partners Daniel Preiskel, Ronnie Preiskel and Tim Cowen and by the associate Natalia Porto. The ‘Trends & Developments’ sections of the Chambers & Partners Global Practice…

Preiskel & Co represents Kelkoo on abuse of dominance claim against Google

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…

Political agreement for a new framework to replace the Safe Harbour Agreement: EU-US privacy shield

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…

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…

Is Big Data the next target for competition law enforcement?

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…

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,…