CANNABIS UPDATE

As mentioned in our last Cannabis Update dated November 20, 2020, finally on January 12, 2021, Mexico issued the Regulations to the General Health Law regarding the Sanitary Control for the Production, Research and Medical Use of Cannabis and its derivatives (the “Regulations”). The General Health Law was amended in June 2017 precisely to regulate […]

Juan Daniel Rodriguez CardosoPartner, Rodríguez Rueda, S.C.

CMA announces investigation into Google Privacy Sandbox

The CMA has, today, announced that it is opening an investigation into Google’s “Privacy Sandbox” proposals. The announcement follows a complaint about Google’s conduct submitted to the CMA on 23 November 2020 by Marketers for an Open Web (“MOW”). Preiskel & Co’s competition and antitrust team, led by Tim Cowen, advised MOW in relation to the complaint. […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP

Alejandro Castro Angulo of Union Andina participated in The Art of Deal Making: Using External Expertise Effectively

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers For ambitious companies eager to expand into overseas markets, often the conventional route of organic business development is simply not fast enough. The other option to invest in or buy a business outright is far quicker but often fraught with unforeseen dangers. And even the biggest, most experienced players can get […]

Alejandro Castro AnguloPartner and Managing Director, Union Andina

European Commission proposal for Digital Services Act published

The European Commission has today published its proposal for a Digital Services Act, aimed at regulating gatekeeper tech platforms. If implemented, the law will impose a range of obligations on “gatekeepers”. For example, the proposal includes the imposition of rules requiring online platforms to ensure that hate speech and other illegal content does not appear […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP

CMA issues advice for Government on regulatory regime for tech giants

On 1 July 2020, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (“CMA”) published its Final Report in its Online Platforms and Digital Advertising market study. The Final Report can be found on the case page. In the Final Report, the CMA made a series of recommendations to Government, including that it set up a specific regulatory regime […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP

Saifullah Khan of S.U.Khan Associates Corporate & Legal Consultants participated in The Art of Deal Making: Using External Expertise Effectively

Foreword by Andrew Chilvers For ambitious companies eager to expand into overseas markets, often theconventional route of organic business development is simply not fast enough. The other option to invest in or buy a business outright is far quicker but often fraught with unforeseen dangers. And even the biggest, most experienced players can get it […]

An Antitrust Agency Just Called About a Merger—What Happens Next?

It happens all the time.  You read about a merger in your industry, maybe between two suppliers or competitors.  If the merger involves suppliers, maybe your sales rep makes a courtesy call.  You then get back to your business, preparing to adjust as necessary.  A short time later, you get a call.  Some attorney from the Federal Trade […]

Steven CernakPartner, Bona Law PC

Preiskel & Co advises Marketers for an Open Web in relation to CMA complaint

The Preiskel & Co Competition and Antitrust team, led by Tim Cowen, has been advising Marketers for an Open Web (MOW) in relation to a complaint submitted to the CMA on 23 November 2020. The complaint relates to Google’s conduct in relation to its browser, Chrome, and browser engine, Chromium, which MOW argues is abuse of dominance. The […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP

National Security and Investment Bill published

On 11 November 2020, the UK government published a draft National Security and Investment Bill (the “Bill”). The Bill includes long-expected changes to the regime for reviewing foreign direct investment into the UK, and follows earlier reforms to the UK merger regime aimed at protecting Critical National Infrastructure. If passed by Parliament, the Bill will introduce a […]

Timothy CowenPartner, Preiskel & Co LLP

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 […]