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…

Google fined €1.49 billion for abusive practices in online advertising

The European Commission finally announced its decision in the Google AdSense investigation on Wednesday 20 March 2019. The Commission found that Google’s Adsense for Search product had a market share of over 70% in the EEA market for online search advertising mediation platforms, thus having a dominant position in that market. The Commission found that…

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…

Ofcom releases latest Business Connectivity Market Review Consultation

Ofcom has released its latest Business Connectivity Market Review Consultation (“BCMR Consultation”), outlining its provisional analysis of the Business Connectivity Market, provisional Significant Market Power (“SMP”) assessment, and proposals for remedies. Key points to note include a commitment to implementing a consolidated review of residential and business telecoms markets and physical infrastructure by 2021, introducing…