Ofcom has imposed a £50 million fine on Royal Mail, following an investigation with regards to its January 2014 wholesale access prices. The regulator found that Royal Mail had infringed the Chapter II prohibition of the Competition Act 1998, as well as EU Competition Law provisions. It has been reported that Royal Mail will appeal…Details
Preiskel & Co are delighted to announce that Preiskel Partners Daniel Preiskel and Ronnie Preiskel have been recognised as Thought Leaders by Who’s Who Legal: Data 2018.
The UK Government has announced that it is establishing an expert panel led by Jason Furman, Harvard Professor and economic adviser to former US President Barack Obama, in order to examine the impact of digital technology companies on competition and consumer behaviour. The announcement was made along with the publication of a government report on…Details
The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications has made a series of recommendations on UK Advertising in a Digital Age. The Government has issued its response to the recommendations “for which the Government is directly responsible.” The Committee recommended (Recommendation 2) that where businesses fail to self-regulate adequately, the Government should propose legislation to…Details
Preiskel & Co are delighted to announce that Partner Tim Cowen has been asked to join the Challenge Panel at the National Infrastructure Commission.
An Open Letter has been sent to Margrethe Vestager about Google Remedies on behalf of ICOMP, Foundem, Fairsearch, and a number of other competing comparison shopping services. An interesting read; given the recent Android decision, will similar issues arise in relation to remedies? Please contact Tim Cowen if you have any questions regarding the European…Details
Following a 39-month investigation, the European Commission has finally announced its decision in the Android case, imposing a fine of €4.34 billion and requiring that Google bring an end to its infringing behaviour within 90 days or face penalty fines of up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of their parent company, Alphabet.…Details
Preiskel & Co’s David Allen Green advised the Open Rights Group in relation to their intervention in various ISPs’ Supreme Court Appeal, Cartier International AG and others (Respondents) v British Telecommunications Plc and another (Appellants),  UKSC 28. The appellants were the five largest internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK, while the respondents were…Details
In an effort to limit the resale of event tickets for extortionate prices in the secondary market, the government has enacted the Breaching of Limits on Ticket Sales Regulations 2018, which came into force on 5 July 2018. The problem the statutory instrument attempts to address is the use of specific software, or “bots” to…Details
The European Commission has announced that on 17 January 2019 Margrethe Vestager will host a one-day conference. The keynote speech will be on “Shaping Competition Policy in the Era of Digitisation”, given by Professor Jean Tirole. The Commission has asked for stakeholder views on the topic, particularly from those that are “involved in or affected…Details