Tim Cowen to chair Digital Policy Alliance webinar on “Competition Remedies or Digital Regulation?”

Preiskel & Co Chair, Antitrust Division, Tim Cowen, will chair an upcoming Digital Policy Alliance webinar entitled “Competition Remedies or Digital Regulation? Review of CMA investigation of online advertising markets and the latest initiatives”. The webinar will address the likely impact and consequences of proposed initiatives to tackle market imbalance in the digital space. Speakers…

Mobile World Congress cancelled

The GSMA has announced that the 2020 Mobile World Congress, due to be held in Barcelona at the end of February, is cancelled due to “global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak”. The GSMA’s statement can be read here. Accordingly, Preiskel & Co regrets to announce that its drinks reception in Barcelona is also cancelled. Please…

Tim Cowen and ResPublica raise questions over CMA’s Platforms and Digital Advertising Investigation

Preiskel & Co Partner, Tim Cowen, has co-authored a submission to the CMA regarding its Statement of Scope for its market study into online platforms and digital advertising. The submission raises some serious concerns regarding the CMA’s definition of the scope of its market study, and is a fascinating read. It can be found here.…

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…