The European Commission is seeking stakeholders’ views on the Preliminary Report of the e-commerce sector inquiry

The European Commission is soliciting views and comments of interested stakeholders about the preliminary findings of the sector inquiry on e-commerce. The Commission’s findings are illustrated in a Preliminary Report published on 15 September 2016. The consultation will be open until 18 November 2016. Background The European Commission launched the sector inquiry on the e-commerce in May…

Tim Cowen’s article “Competition and Big Data” has been published by IIC

Preiskel & Co.’s Head of competition Tim Cowen discusses the legal highlights of a joint report recently published by the French and German competition authorities on the use of data. The article has been published on the July 2016 issue of InterMEDIA, the official magazine of the International Institute of Communications (IIC). Read the full…

Antitrust and EU digital markets. A case study from Tim Cowen and Stephen Dnes published on Competition Policy International

A recent article containing a case study on antitrust issues affecting digital markets in the European Union, written by Preiskel & Co.’s Head of competition Tim Cowen and senior consultant Stephen Dnes, has been published on Competition Policy International. The article places EU competition law policy in comparative perspective with U.S. federal antitrust law and…

US telecom operators filed a new appeal against net neutrality rules

Telecom operators in the US are fighting against the new US rules on net neutrality. Telecompaper.com reported that some industry associations filed a new appeal against the Open Internet Order, which took effect on 12 June 2015 following the publication by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). On 27 July, the DC Circuit of the US…

The European Commission extended the scope of Google’s antitrust investigation

The European Commission has extended the scope of its investigations into Google’s alleged breach of Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) by abusing of its dominant position in the market (case numbers 39740 and 40411). On 14 July 2016 the Commission sent two Statements of Objections to Google.…

BEREC launched a public consultation on Net Neutrality Guidelines

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) is seeking views from stakeholders on its draft guidelines concerning the implementation by national regulators of the new European rules on net neutrality. The public consultation will close on 18 July 2016 at 1:00 PM (UK time). The draft guidelines (available here) implement the EU Regulation…

Tim Cowen’s article on Ofcom’s strategic review of digital communications has been published on IBA Newsletter

Tim Cowen’s article “Ofcom strategic review of digital communications: from baby steps to giant leaps?” has been published on the June 2016 issue of Communications Law, the Newsletter of the International Bar Association. Here below an extract of the article. The full issue of the Communications Law Newsletter is available here.   Ofcom strategic review…

Preiskel & Co. shortlisted against Apple and Ed Vaizy for the ITSPA 2016 Awards

Preiskel & Co. has been shortlisted by the Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association (ITSPA) for the Members’ Pick 2016 Award. Preiskel & Co’s nomination is stated to be due to our contribution to the telecoms industry and support for ITSPA over the years. The shortlist includes Apple, for their stance on encryption during their debate…

Preiskel & Co shortlisted for Best Tech Law Firm at the 2016 ISPA Awards

Preiskel & Co has been shortlisted by the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), for the 2016 Best Tech Law Firm Award. The winners will be announced at the 2016 ISPA Awards ceremony which will take place on Thursday 7 July at The Brewery in the City of London. The full list of awards has been…

3D printing: the next industrial revolution, in thousands of small layers. An English law perspective.

  3D printers use digital files to create objects from all sorts of different materials. The objects are first designed using appropriate software known as computer-aided design (CAD). The 3D printing process then ‘slices’ the object into many layers which are ‘printed’ on top of each other to create the object. This process is also…