New national security thresholds for merger control

The government has implemented its plans to amend the merger control thresholds in order to address national security concerns, initially set out in a Green Paper in October. In May the government published the Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply Test) (Amendment) Order 2018 and the Enterprise Act 2002 (Turnover Test) (Amendment) Order 2018, which…

Tim Cowen to speak at Digital Policy Alliance event on “Barriers To Making Cities Smart”

Partner Tim Cowen is pleased to be speaking at the upcoming Smart Society Working Group on 5 June 2018. The event is hosted by the Digital Policy Alliance in connection with the Intelligent Community Forum 2018 Global Summit. Tim will discuss “The Barriers to making a City Smart” and will address various government and industry barriers which stand…

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…

ICOMP calls for publication of Google’s compliance proposals

ICOMP has called for the publication of Google’s remedy proposals to the European Commission, along with the Commission’s Decision in the Google Shopping investigation. The Commission announced its finding on 27 June 2017, outlining that it had found Google to have abused its dominance with regards to its Google Shopping product. As well as being…

Government announces plans for UK Data Protection Bill

The Government has today published a press release detailing its plans for a new Data Protection Bill. The Bill will bring the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into UK law. The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. Anyone looking for advice on compliance with data protection laws, and how to prepare…

Preiskel & Co and CEG Europe to co-host a seminar on regulation and competition law responses to concentrated markets and the forward-looking regulatory agenda

Preiskel & Co are co-hosting a seminar with CEG Europe on the afternoon of 11 September 2017. The event will comprise of the following three panel discussions: Regulation of Oligopoly in telecoms markets: Issues for infrastructure investment. Considerations of concentration on the value chain (use of networks by content players and ISPs and the impact on the…

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…