Firm Profile > Preiskel & Co LLP > London, England
Preiskel & Co LLP Offices
4 KING'S BENCH WALK
Preiskel & Co LLP > The Legal 500 Rankings
IT and telecoms Tier 4
Specialising in telecoms work, Preiskel & Co LLP provides national and global clients with a breadth of expertise in the field. The firm’s experience includes advising on international satellite regulatory issues, competition law and IoT matters. Daniel Preiskel focuses on telecoms regulatory, commercial and corporate matters for telecoms clients and co-leads the practice with Ronnie Preiskel, who is praised for telecoms, internet and technology sector work.
‘The lawyers are very expert in the tech sector.’
‘They are very practical and commercial.’
‘Daniel Preiskel and Ronnie Preiskel both have exceptional industry knowledge and always approach problems with a practical mindset, without over-engineering the solution.’
International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO)
Wireless Logic Limited
Gamma Telecom PLC
Preiskel & Co LLP > Firm Profile
Preiskel & Co is a business law firm, based in the City of London, which specialises in UK and international corporate, commercial (including IPR) and regulatory matters with a focus on TMT.
The firm: Preiskel & Co was founded in 2004. Since inception, the firm’s practice has expanded beyond its core telecoms, media and technology expertise to build a leading competition law practice, as well as developing its general IPR, fintech, retail, franchising and cleantech practices.
There is also a significant international element to the firm’s work, with clients in continental Europe, Latin America, Russia, US, Africa and the Middle East. It advises governments, multinationals, regulators, and owner-managed businesses as well as other law firms and major consultancies. It is internationally recognised for its experience in the telecommunications sector, has won various awards such as UK Telecoms Law Firm of the Year, and is known for its TMT practice generally, including data protection, IPR protection, and commercial expertise.
Preiskel & Co is internationally recognised in leading guides such as The Legal 500 for its experience in the telecommunications and technology sectors, competition law including merger control, and in social media.
The firm advised a number of complainants in the commission’s investigations into Google’s abuse of dominance in Shopping, Adsense, and Android, and ran the leading UK High Court case for Streetmap against Google for damages and other relief. The team continue to run competition law and competition law damages cases, including advising on merger control laws and their applicability to client transactions, in particular in light of recent reforms.
The firm is also known for having successfully won the appeal in front of the Lord Chief Justice in the ‘Twitter joke trial’.
The firm has an international team of dual-qualified lawyers working in various languages from its office in the City of London.
On the social media side, the firm boasts one of the UK’s leading legal bloggers and commentators, David Allen Green, who also writes for the Financial Times. His practice includes advising on high-profile defamation cases, including Twitter-related defamation cases.
Types of work undertaken: The main industry sectors in which Preiskel & Co has expertise are are telecoms and IT; complex telecoms regulatory advice; media (including social media); fintech; cleantech; retail (including restaurants, furniture and fashion); gambling including online gaming; and film and television.
The firm’s main practice areas are competition law (including merger control); commercial (including IT, data protection, telecoms, and franchising); regulatory (including telecoms and data protection); corporate; intellectual property (including filing trade marks and patents); online gaming; employment; and dispute resolution.
Preiskel & Co is internationally recognised for its international telecoms work advising some of the world’s largest telecoms operators and handset manufacturers as well as telecoms regulators/ministries. The firm boasts one of Europe’s leading EU competition lawyers, Tim Cowen, whose practice focuses on complicated second phase merger investigations, EU advocacy challenges, and competition damages claims. Daniel Preiskel and Ronnie Preiskel are also recognised in their own right as leading telecoms lawyers.
Preiskel & Co plays a leading role in various telecoms and other industry associations including: MEF (Mobile Ecosystem Forum), the International MVNOx Association, ISPA (ISP Association), ITSPA, FCS, Spanish Chamber of Commerce, the International Institute of Communications, the British Institute or International and Comparative Law, as well as being on the Communications Law Committee of the IBA.
|Senior partner||Daniel Preiskel|
|Managing partner||Ronnie Preiskel|
|Telecoms and IT||Daniel Preiskel|
|Telecoms and IT||Ronnie Preiskel|
|Corporate in other sectors||Ronnie Preiskel|
|Corporate in other sectors||Tina Cowan|
|Corporate in other sectors||Daniel Preiskel|
|Media (including social media)||Daniel Preiskel|
|Media (including social media)||David Allen Green|
|Fintech, cleantech, retail and other sectors||Daniel Preiskel|
|Fintech, cleantech, retail and other sectors||Ronnie Preiskel|
|Gambling including online gaming||Daniel Preiskel|
|Gambling including online gaming||Jose Saras|
|Tim Cowen||Tim Cowen focuses on EU and UK competition law and EU regulatory…||View Profile|
|Mr Ronnie Preiskel||Managing partner, PREISKEL & CO LLP. Work on commercial, corporate and regulatory…||View Profile|
|Daniel Preiskel||Current position: senior partner. Specialist area of practice: telecoms and IT. Daniel…||View Profile|
|Jose Saras||Jose is a partner at PREISKEL & CO LLP and has international…||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of UK partners : 4 Number of other UK fee-earners : 10
Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
Diversity of psychology, diversity of experience and diversity of viewpoints lead to the best and most innovative solutions and outcomes for our clients and for our own growth as a firm. We work hard to foster equality and diversity and an inclusive firm where people from all backgrounds across gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and disability can flourish. Our teams are truly representative of the multiple countries and continents in which we work.
From flexible working to training initiatives and building an environment of respect and trust, we empower every member of the firm to reach their full potential, at work, at home and in their other pursuits. We continue to challenge how we are shaped and how we approach our ethical responsibilities.
Our social responsibility can, we believe, best be provided through matters and on issues where we can add value to our core mission as lawyers. We support charities such as the British Institute of International and Comparative law and the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, as well as not-for-profit organisations dealing with public and social policy affecting the technology, media and telecoms sector, such as the International Institute of Communications.
Tim Cowen is a board member of the Bingham Centre, which is reviewing what can and should be done to reform corporate governance and facilitate companies fulfilling their Environmental and Corporate Social Responsibility aims through legally enforceable governance systems.
We support David Allen Green’s highly respected and independent legal blog, Law and Policy, and his social media commentary on Brexit, blogging to over 200,000 followers and regularly writing for the Financial Times, the New Scientist, The Guardian and other publications. We also support educational charities, such as English Speaking Union (www.esu.org) which is a charity “working to give young people the speaking and listening skills and the cross-cultural understanding they need to thrive” and ORT UK, whose mission is “Impact Through Education”.
We are also active in supporting young people entering the legal profession and act as mentors to students at Queen Mary (University of London) and sponsor the Preiskel & Co Prize for their LLM students.
As a leading TMT law firm, we understand that not all businesses can afford legal costs. We can help clients in suitable cases to obtain funding from third-party funders and are committed to supporting pro bono cases, ensuring that access to the best legal and commercial advice is not restricted to large corporates. We encourage SMEs and charities to contact us regarding pro bono work. We have, for example, supported pro bono, the Open Rights Group in their successful intervention in the UK Supreme Court in 2018, see more at this link.
We are also strong advocates of access to justice, supporting important organisations such as The London Legal Support Trust.