Daniel Preiskel

Senior Partner


Tel: +44 20 7332 5656

Ranked in Chambers UK 2024Legal 500 2024 – leading individual

Daniel co-founded the firm over 20 years ago and has over 30 years’ experience working in the telecoms, media and technology sectors, advising across the globe.  He has been ranked for about 25 years in major independent research guides as one of the world’s leading communications lawyers, including as a Global Thought Leader by WhosWholegal. He is particularly recognised for his international commercial, corporate and regulatory work in these sectors, leading an international team advising clients on complex issues throughout the world and into space.  Highly regarded in the telecoms industry, he has been for some years a Judge on the industry’s most prestigious Capacity Awards and was on the Mobile Ecosystem Forum EMEA Board. He represents companies throughout the telecoms ecosystem, including governments, communications regulators, MNOs, MVNOs, telecoms big data companies, IoT suppliers and customers, resellers and hosted telephony providers as well as other law firms on telecoms.

Daniel also possesses expertise in advising on satellite issues, including being external counsel to a satellite regulator and leading an international working group of satellite lawyers which he hosts in his metaverse office. Additionally, he is well-versed in navigating complex issues on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things/Machine-to-Machine (IoT/M2M), with a specific focus on connected cars.

He is a regular speaker at, and has chaired various important international telecoms conferences including at Mobile World Congress, GCCM and Capacity Europe.   He also provides telecoms regulatory advice to the following industry associations: Comms Council UK, MEF and FCS.  He also advises communications providers on GDPR, data retention and privacy, surveillance, interception and encryption issues as well as on international acquisitions.

The Chambers UK guide, where he has been ranked for some 25 years, states that “Daniel Preiskel is regarded as “the man telecoms companies turn to for strategic advice thanks to his “grassroots understanding of the industry””.

Previous experience includes working as an investment banker in Deutsche Morgan Grenfell’s telecoms team and heading telecoms and technology departments at two City law firms.. He has also worked in the European Commission’s Competition Directorate on anti-trust matters in the telecoms sector. In addition to his broad range of Telecoms & Tech sector clients, he advises companies in a range of sectors including film, the video games industry, fashion and CleanTech.

Danny is a Board Trustee of the 100 year old educational charity, The English Speaking Union, whose mission is “to give young people the speaking & listening skills and cultural understanding they need to thrive”

Danny was a contributor to the Preiskel’s Chambers & Partners Telecommunications chapter on the European telecoms market and significant legal developments for the last year, which can be seen here.

He has a MA in law from Cambridge University (Jesus College), speaks seven languages and has passed the SFA investment banking exams.

Listen to Danny’s Spotify episode on “Life as a Telecoms Lawyer” here


Chambers UK 2021 – Telecommunications (UK-wide):

“Clients say: ‘His key strengths are his subject matter expertise and his sense of proportion and prioritisation.'”

Named by WhosWhoLegal as a Thought Leader in Telecoms & Media and Information Technology and Data.

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WWL Thought LeadersClient Choice 2024 winner