Employees and the dreaded data subject access request

The right of an individual to obtain copies of their personal data from a company is a key element of the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (which adopts the GDPR and supplements the GDPR requirements). But when the individual seeking the information is a current employee, it can…

Preiskel & Co recognised as “IT, Technology & Internet Law firm of the Year” and “Foreign Investment Law firm of the Year”

Preiskel & Co LLP has been recognised in this year’s ACQ5 Global Awards as both the UK’s “IT, Technology and Internet Law Firm of the Year” and “Foreign Investment Law Firm of the Year” by leading corporate magazine news site ACQ5. Following the receipt of 98,621 nominations for the 2018 awards – the highest number…

Preiskel & Co advised Comparaencasa in relation to a $2m investment

Comparaencasa is a holding company incorporated in England, which has its main subsidiary in Argentina, whose main objective is the comparison and sale of products on the Internet (through a site owned by the company), focused mainly on the insurance market and in the sale, marketing, advertising and brokerage of insurance policies. Preiskel & Co…

Preiskel & Co advised Streetlife in relation to its teaming up with Nextdoor

In January, the US neighborhood social network Nextdoor agreed to take over business of the British counterpart Streetlife, which has approximately 1.2 million registered users in the UK. Nextdoor, a start-up based in silicon Valley, has recently entered the UK market and raised about $210 million from investors, including Amazon founder Jeff Bezo’s venture capital…

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…

Preiskel & Co represents Kelkoo on abuse of dominance claim against Google

Preiskel & Co and Linklaters represent Kelkoo, an European price-comparison website, on abuse of dominance claim against Google’s UK, Ireland and US units. The claim for alleged abusive conduct in online search follows EC probe of Google for allegedly favouring its own comparison shopping service. Google UK has now formally responded to the claim, leaving Google Ireland and Google…

Tim Cowen quoted by the Global Competition Review in itarticle on the recent BT/EE merger decision by the Competition and Markets Authority

Tim Cowen, Partner at Preiskel & Co LLP, has been quoted by the Global Competition Review in its article on the recent BT/EE merger decision by the Competition and Markets Authority. He called the CMA’s approval of the merger without remedies a “brave decision”. Tim went on to say: “Given the ubiquity of the new…

Natalia Porto’s Article “The SEP minefield in Europe” features on The World IP Review website

The World IP Review website featured the article “The SEP minefield in Europe” by Preiskel & Co’s Associate Natália Porto. The article analyses the legal challenges and uncertainties arising out of the CJEU’s decision in Huawei v ZTE, which introduced new guidelines on abuse of a dominant position where a prohibitory injunction is sought by a dominant…