Google fined record-breaking €2.42 billion by European Commission

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…


The Times reports on the EU’s antitrust investigation into Google’s practices

The Times[1] 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…


Preiskel & Co advised RTX in relation to a £6M investment

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…


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.…


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,…


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.