Global Legal Group (United Kingdom) International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2020

1. Relevant Legislation and Competent Authorities 1.1 What is the principal data protection legislation? The legislation on data protection is in draft/Bill stage and yet to be passed by Parliament. Its title is the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2020 (“the Bill”). 1.2 Is there any other general legislation that impacts data protection? The Prevention of […]

MONDAQ (United Kingdom) Comparative Guide about International Arbitration

1.1. What is the relevant legislation on arbitration in your jurisdiction? Are there any significant limitations on the scope of the statutory regime – for example, does it govern oral arbitration agreements? The following laws govern arbitration in Pakistan: • the Arbitration Act, 1940; • the Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act, 2011; and • the […]

Michael Prange participates in the IR Global Disputes Virtual Series – Technology & Disputes: The impact of new technology on litigation and dispute resolution

Foreward by Andrew Chilvers For the legal sector, COVID-19 has been a huge catalyst for change globally. Overnight, almost all legal advisors decamped en masse from their expensive mid-town and city offices to their homes to work. Personal meetings suddenly disappeared to be replaced by virtual meetings on Zoom or Microsoft Teams. As the UK […]

Michael PrangePartner, Weber & Sauberschwarz

German Bundesgerichtshof publishes reasoning for interim Facebook decision

In 2019, the German competition authority, the Bundeskartellamt, found that Facebook had broken competition law by abusing its dominant position in relation to the terms and conditions imposed on consumers and data privacy. Facebook asserted compliance with the GDPR as a defence, but this did not stand scrutiny. The Bundeskartellamt ordered Facebook to comply with its duties […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP

Digital Policy Alliance responds to CMA Call for Inputs on Digital Markets Unit proposals

The Digital Policy Alliance (“DPA”) has published its response to the CMA’s Call for Inputs on proposals for a Digital Markets Unit, issued alongside the CMA’s Final Report on its market study into Online Platforms and Digital Advertising. The DPA response can be read here. Tim Cowen, Chair, Antitrust Practice, is co-chair of the DPA’s Competition Policy Group. Please contact […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP

Do We Still Have “Faith in the Value of Competition”?

Author: Steven J. Cernak As I prepare again to teach an antitrust survey course, part of the preparation involves rereading some of the classic foundational U.S. antitrust cases.  Many of them make some sweeping statements about how the Sherman Act embodies a national policy to order our entire economy through competition.  “The heart of our national […]

Steven CernakPartner, Bona Law PC

UK introduces further powers to curb foreign investment into key industries

The UK government has introduced legislation to parliament which will provide further powers to intervene in transactions which may affect the UK’s ability to respond to any public health emergency. The powers mean that maintaining the UK’s ability to address public health emergencies has become the fourth public interest ground which would allow intervention in […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP

Chief of French Competition Authority calls for digital mergers to face regulatory reviews years after deals close

The how when and why of merger control as applied to deals in the digital space is hotly debated. There was insight from the French Competition Authority in a recent comment. Isabelle de Silva, the chief of the Autorité de la Concurrence, the French Competition Authority, has reportedly suggested in a television interview that the […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP