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…

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…

The New Electronic Communications Code – Promoting Investment in Telecommunications Infrastructure

The new Electronic Communications Code is due to come into force in late Autumn 2017. The New Code, when in force, will bring important changes relating to rent and private landlord’s rights. In theory, life for electronic communications providers who construct networks should be better and more certain than under the Old Code. This is…

Google facing fines, non-discrimination obligations, and more?

Preiskel & Co’s Tim Cowen has been quoted by various media sources, including Bloomberg, discussing the impact of an EU fine and potential non-discrimination obligation before the Commission’s announcement on Tuesday. As predicted, the EU has issued Google with a record fine of €2.42 billion. However, with a reported $92 billion “cash hoard”, Google may be…

Preiskel & Co advised RTX in relation to a £6M investment

Preiskel & Co advised longstanding telecoms client, RTX on a complex financing round comprising an initial investment of £6M Growth Capital from BOOST&Co with further committed funding of £40M scheduled for the second half of the year. The Preiskel & Co team providing the corporate advice was led by Danny Preiskel with assistance from Karthyaeni Vittala. Founded…