Technopoly: Reform, Redress, and Regulation

Preiskel & Co Partner, Tim Cowen, has co-authored a report with Phillip Blond, published with the support of the Big Innovation Centre, and ResPublica, entitled “Technopoly” and what to do about it: Reform, Redress and Regulation. A fascinating read, the paper takes an overview of the current competition framework, and makes important suggestions for reform.…

Competition and Markets Authority – Developments

The CMA have concluded their consultation on merger thresholds. The proposal is to apply lower turnover thresholds for transactions within three “Relevant Enterprises” (development or production for military or civilian use, quantum technology and computing hardware). The CMA published additional guidance on 11 June 2018 with a summary of responses to the consultation. The CMA…

Daniel Preiskel, Ronnie Preiskel and Tim Cowen recognised in The Best Lawyers® United Kingdom 2018

Preiskel & Co congratulate Partners Daniel Preiskel, Ronnie Preiskel and Tim Cowen for their inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers ® in the United Kingdom. Daniel was selected for his leading expertise in Media and Entertainment Law, and Ronnie was selected for his considerable experience in Administrative & Public Law. Tim was chosen for his outstanding work in Competition…

New national security thresholds for merger control

The government has implemented its plans to amend the merger control thresholds in order to address national security concerns, initially set out in a Green Paper in October. In May the government published the Enterprise Act 2002 (Share of Supply Test) (Amendment) Order 2018 and the Enterprise Act 2002 (Turnover Test) (Amendment) Order 2018, which…

Preiskel & Co write chapter for GTDT Foreign Investment Review 2018

Preiskel & Co’s team has written the UK chapter for Getting the Deal Through’s Foreign Investment Review 2018. The chapter outlines the legal framework which applies to foreign direct investment in the UK, including examples of recent merger cases and proposals for reform which have been developing at policy-level. Read the team’s chapter here. For advice regarding…

Does the EU’s ruling on Coty’s preliminary reference scupper the Kartellampt’s plans?

The judgement for a preliminary reference arising from a dispute between Coty Germany GmbH, a supplier of luxury cosmetics, and Parfümerie Akzente GmbH, one of Coty’s authorised distributors was issued by the EU Court on 6 December 2017. The preliminary reference concerned the application of Article 101(3) TFEU to a selective distribution contract between Coty…