Google fined €1.49 billion for abusive practices in online advertising

The European Commission finally announced its decision in the Google AdSense investigation on Wednesday 20 March 2019. The Commission found that Google’s Adsense for Search product had a market share of over 70% in the EEA market for online search advertising mediation platforms, thus having a dominant position in that market. The Commission found that…

Tim Cowen chairs session at the Global Summit Digital Infrastructure Forum in Berlin

Preiskel & Co Partner, Tim Cowen, will today chair a session at Infrastructure Investor’s Digital Infrastructure Forum. The session Tim will moderate will focus on how policymakers and regulators are driving investment in the digital economy. In particular, this will focus on the following issues: legislating to address broadband speeds encouraging competition in these markets…

Upcoming reform to German competition law regime?

It is reported that Germany’s Ministry of Economy will consider the results of a study which aimed at boosting the competition law tools available to German competition law authorities to act against companies, particularly in the digital economy. In particular, the study suggested that the threshold for regulatory intervention should be lowered in some cases,…