Draft of the Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 published

A draft of the Mobile Roaming (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 were published (having been laid before Parliament) on 5 February 2019. Accompanying the draft legislation was an explanatory memorandum provided by the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. These updated regulations aim to ensure that adequate legislation continues to operate effectively after the…

European Parliament approves European Electronic Communications Code

Final approval has been given to the European Electronic Communications Code (“EECC“) by the European Parliament. The EECC is a proposed EU Directive which aims to update and consolidate telecoms regulation under EU law, and is designed to support the rollout of full fibre networks, and 5G. It also increases consumer protection by extending rules to…

Technopoly: Reform, Redress, and Regulation

Preiskel & Co Partner, Tim Cowen, has co-authored a report with Phillip Blond, published with the support of the Big Innovation Centre, and ResPublica, entitled “Technopoly” and what to do about it: Reform, Redress and Regulation. A fascinating read, the paper takes an overview of the current competition framework, and makes important suggestions for reform.…

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…

Daniel Preiskel Explains Ofcom’s Statement on Mobile Call Termination for LexisNexis

Daniel Preiskel, senior partner of Preiskel & Co, has been interviewed by LexisNexis for his views on Ofcom’s Final Statement on mobile call termination (MCT) market review 2018-21. In the interview published by LexisNexis, Daniel discusses the implications for communication providers and consumers of this Final Statement and the Ofcom MCT reviews over many years.…

Does the EU’s ruling on Coty’s preliminary reference scupper the Kartellampt’s plans?

The judgement for a preliminary reference arising from a dispute between Coty Germany GmbH, a supplier of luxury cosmetics, and Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, one of Coty’s authorised distributors was issued by the EU Court on 6 December 2017. The preliminary reference concerned the application of Article 101(3) TFEU to a selective distribution contract between Coty…

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…