Margrethe Vestager’s speech on Competition Policy for the Technology Sector

On 16th March 2017 EU Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager made an important speech concerning competition policy for the technology sector. She spoke about the way that computer algorithms are being used in ways that could facilitate breach of the law.  Her comments covered issues arising from the Google investigation, concerns raised about social media and,…

Tim Cowen selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in the United Kingdom 2018

Timothy Cowen was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the Sixth Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2018 in the practice areas of Competition Law and Information Technology Law.

The Sixth Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom has been publicly released and is now available here – Best Lawyers.

Tim Cowen co-authored ‘A Level Playing Field for the Digital Ecosystem’ of Fundación Telefónica. English version now available for download.

Tim Cowen co-authored the book ‘A Level Playing Field for the Digital Ecosystem’, published by Fundación Telefónica. Tim’s contributed with a chapter on ‘Anti-trust in the EU digital markets: A case study’, where EU competition law policy and U.S. federal antitrust law were placed in comparative perspective. The English version of the book has been…

Daniel Preiskel elected to the MEF EMEA Board of Directors

The Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) is a global trade body that acts as an independent and influential entity for addressing issues affecting the broadening mobile ecosystem. MEF members elected nineteen board directors during MWC in Barcelona, to bolster cross-sector collaboration. Daniel Preiskel was elected as a director for the MEF EMEA Board. Other directors elected included…

Preiskel & Co advised Streetlife in relation to its teaming up with Nextdoor

In January, the US neighborhood social network Nextdoor agreed to take over business of the British counterpart Streetlife, which has approximately 1.2 million registered users in the UK. Nextdoor, a start-up based in silicon Valley, has recently entered the UK market and raised about $210 million from investors, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezo’s venture capital…

The European Commission proposes new rules on e-privacy and data protection for EU institutions

On 10 January 2017 the European Commission has adopted a Proposal for a Regulation concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications (“the draft e-Privacy Regulation” or “the Proposal”) which will repeal the Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications (the “e-Privacy Directive”). The draft e-Privacy Regulation provides…

Thinking and writing and advising about Brexit

As well as being a senior consultant here at Preiskel, I am a writer and journalist about law and policy matters.  Since June I have been writing a lot about Brexit. Brexit is, for me, fascinating.  There is complexity, as it brings together policy and law, trade and economics, and political and constitutional issues.  And…

Daniel Preiskel is speaking at Virtual Reality -The Legal Issues 2016 Conference

Daniel Preiskel, Senior Partner at Preiskel & Co, will speak at the Virtual Reality – The Legal Issues 2016 Conference, which will be held in London on 8 December 2016. The conference focuses on the complex legal issues that arise out of Virtual Reality (VR), from handling brands in virtual worlds through to how VR…

Lexis Nexis publishes Daniel Preiskel and Gianpaolo Gangemi article on BEREC Net Neutrality Guidelines

Lexis PSL, the practical commercial advice division of Lexis Nexis – leading provider of services and products designed to support legal practitioners – has published a Q&A article of Daniel Preiskel and Gianpaolo Gangemi commenting the recently adopted BEREC Guidelines on the implementation of the new Net Neutrality rules. The article offers an overview of…

Net Neutrality: a commercial analysis of BEREC Guidelines

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Commercial on 28 September 2016. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL.

Gianpaolo Gangemi, associate, and Daniel Preiskel, partner, at Preiskel & Co, explain the guidelines recently published by Body of Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and consider their implications for legal practitioners.

G.Gangemi D.Preiskel – Implementing net neutrality rules_LexisPSL_September 2016