Daniel is a co-founder of Preiskel & Co and has well over 20 years’ experience working in the telecoms, media and technology sectors, advising across the globe. He has been ranked for over 20 years in major independent research guides as one of the world’s leading communications lawyers. He was recently ranked as one of only 7 Telecoms Global Thought Leaders by WhosWholegal who also ranked him as a Data Thought Leader.
He is particularly recognised for his international commercial and regulatory work in the telecoms sector as a whole. Daniel leads an international team providing telecoms regulatory, commercial and corporate advice to telecoms clients across the globe. 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 Form EMEA Board.
He represents companies throughout the telecoms ecosystem, including MNOs, MVNOs, resellers and hosted telephony providers. Daniel also advises on satellite and net neutrality regulation, IoT/M2M (including connected cars), handset manufacturers, mobile data clearing houses, telecoms data centres, minutes’ exchanges and satellite providers. Clients also include governments and communications regulators.
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 states that “Daniel Preiskel is regarded as “the man telecoms companies turn to for strategic advice thanks to his “grassroots understanding of the industry””.
Previously, he was vice chair of the IBA Communications Law Committee and a founder of the International MVNOx Association. Daniel provides regulatory advice to the following industry associations: ISPA, ITSPA, MEF and FCS. In addition, he and his team have advised the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and some of their member companies from a cross section of industries.
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, Media & Tech sector clients, he advises companies in a range of sectors including sport, gaming, retail and energy.
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”
He has a MA in law from Cambridge University (Jesus College), speaks seven languages and has passed the SFA investment banking exams.
Chambers UK 2021 – Telecommunications (UK-wide):
“Clients say: ‘His key strengths are his subject matter expertise and his sense of proportion and prioritisation.'”