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 Briefing on the EU Court of Justice Judgment in Intel

Executive summary The EU Court of Justice—the EU’s highest court—has handed down a judgment unexpectedly requiring its junior counterpart, the General Court, to revisit points in the case against Intel for allegedly anti-competitive rebates on computer processors. The case requires the General Court to revisit its analysis of the use of an additional test—known as…

Hipster Antitrust: Advertisers question Google’s refunds for fraudulent traffic

It has been reported that Google has had to issue refunds to a number of advertisers, after the advertisements they placed with the company were run on website with invalid traffic. In the online advertising market, the advertiser pays more the more traffic the website its advertisement is placed on generates. The advertisements in question were…

Google remedies: Russia’s FAS leads the way?

  In April, the FAS and Google ended their two-year long dispute over Google’s pre-installation and self promotion of only its own products on all Android devices sold in Russia. Google eventually agreed to pay fines and adopted a non-discrimination remedy. The Android case is pending before the EU. The press releases and media communication from the FAS in…

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…

Daniel Preiskel’s latest post for the MEF blog on GDPR

Danny Preiskel’s latest article for the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) blog “Embracing Consumer Trust and GDPR” was published yesterday. The post contains Danny’s views on the importance of the forthcoming GDPR and shares details of the GDPR conference to be held in Milan on June 15th, put together by Preiskel & Co and other Lexing Network specialised tech…

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,…