Ofcom launches Competition Act investigation in electronic communication sector

On 7 June 2019, Ofcom launched a Competition Act investigation regarding providers of equipment and related services in the electronic communications sector in the UK. Ofcom’s website states that it is looking to establish “whether competitors in the provision of equipment and related services in the electronic communications sector in the UK have infringed competition…

Preiskel & Co contribute to industry guide on Foreign Direct Investment in the UK

Preiskel & Co is pleased to announce that the UK Chapter of Getting the Deal Through’s Foreign Direct Investment series 2019, to which Partner Tim Cowen, Associate Maddi Gaunt, and Trainee Solicitor Claire Barraclough contributed. This chapter offers the definitive guide to non-economic regulatory controls on mergers in the UK, and is a must-read for…

Tim Cowen chairs session at the Global Summit Digital Infrastructure Forum in Berlin

Preiskel & Co Partner, Tim Cowen, will today chair a session at Infrastructure Investor’s Digital Infrastructure Forum. The session Tim will moderate will focus on how policymakers and regulators are driving investment in the digital economy. In particular, this will focus on the following issues: legislating to address broadband speeds encouraging competition in these markets…

German antitrust authorities restrict Facebook data use

The Bundeskartellamt, Germany’s antitrust authority, has issued a ruling which requires Facebook to obtain user consent before it can continue to gather so much data about users from beyond the Facebook app and website. In a press release, the regulator explained that under Facebook’s current terms and conditions, users can only use the social network…