Following a seven-year investigation into Google’s Shopping service, the European Commission has today announced a €2.42 billion fine against Google. The Commission has found that Google breached EU antitrust rules by using its market dominance as a search engine to give its Shopping service an illegal advantage. The Commission has ordered that Google end this practice…Details
Preiskel & Co Senior Partner, Danny Preiskel has contributed to the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) blog “Industry Views: GDPR, are we ready?” Danny outlines his views on how businesses should be preparing for the implementation of GDPR in May 2018. Please click here to read the blog post in full. Danny was recently elected to the…Details
The Times reports that price comparison websites across Europe are gearing up to take follow-on damages actions against Google. This is in light of the expectation that the EU, following a seven-year investigation, will issue a decision in the cases it has been investigating, and potentially a considerable fine on the multinational. The newspaper…Details
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…Details
The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) has announced the finalists for the 2017 annual ISPA awards, the longest running and most prestigious Internet industry awards in the UK. Preiskel & Co has been shortlisted for the “Best Tech Law Firm” award. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at Café de Paris,…Details
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…Details
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.…Details
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,…Details
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…Details