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.

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…


Daniel Preiskel elected to the MEF EMEA Board of Directors

The Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) is a global trade body that acts as an independent and influential entity for addressing issues affecting the broadening mobile ecosystem. MEF members elected nineteen board directors during MWC in Barcelona, to bolster cross-sector collaboration. Daniel Preiskel was elected as a director for the MEF EMEA Board. Other directors elected included…


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…


Preiskel & Co advised PCCW in relation to aspects of the sale of UK Broadband to Three UK

On 6 February 2017, a PCCW Group company and Three entered into a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of UK Broadband Limited by Three UK for £300 million, subject to the fulfilment, or waiver by Three of a number of conditions precedent. The Consideration payable by Three UK under the Share Purchase Agreement is…


Ofcom is seeking stakeholders’ opinion on review of enforcement guidelines

Ofcom is seeking views on proposals to update and revise its existing Enforcement Guidelines. Background Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. In this role, it needs to take enforcement action in the interests of citizens and consumers, and where appropriate to promote competition. Ofcom also has concurrent powers…