Ofcom opens New Programme into Mobile Providers’ Compliance

Ofcom has recently started an own initiative monitoring and enforcement programme into compliance with the charge control requirements (i.e. mobile termination rate caps) imposed by the significant market power (“SMP”) condition M3. This condition is contained in Annex 3 of Ofcom’s Statement entitled “Mobile Call Termination Market Review 2015-18”, published on 17 March 2015. SMP…

Daniel Preiskel at Lexing GDPR Conference on June 15th

Danny Preiskel will be speaking at the Lexing General Data Protection Regulation Conference in Milan on 15th June 2017. Daniel will be moderating a panel on Privacy by Design. The debate will be joined by other senior names in the industry as Marc Mosse from Microsoft Corporation, Francoise Gilbert and Sebastien Fanti. GDPR is free to attend.…

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…

Preiskel & Co advised PCCW in relation to aspects of the sale of UK Broadband to Three UK

On 6 February 2017, a PCCW Group company and Three entered into a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of UK Broadband Limited by Three UK for £300 million, subject to the fulfilment, or waiver by Three of a number of conditions precedent. The Consideration payable by Three UK under the Share Purchase Agreement is…

Ofcom is seeking stakeholders’ opinion on review of enforcement guidelines

Ofcom is seeking views on proposals to update and revise its existing Enforcement Guidelines. Background Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. In this role, it needs to take enforcement action in the interests of citizens and consumers, and where appropriate to promote competition. Ofcom also has concurrent powers…

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…

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.

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