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Daniel Preiskel

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Telecoms and technology group.


Current position: senior partner. Specialist area of practice: telecoms and IT. Daniel is a co-founder of PREISKEL & CO LLP and has over 20 years’ experience working in the telecoms sector, advising across the industry and globe. He has been ranked for over 16 years in major independent research guides as one of the world’s leading communications lawyers. He is particularly recognised for commercial and regulatory work in the UK and overseas. Together with his international team of lawyers that he heads up, he provides an outside global-counsel service to clients on a range of legal issues spanning the globe, quite a number of which have no connection with the UK or indeed English law. Daniel recently co-founded the International MVNOx Association and advises MVNOs as well as MNOs from the Far East, Middle East, Europe and Africa, as well as North and South America (sometimes including strategy). He also advises clients on international acquisitions, investments and occasionally on telecoms privatisations. Other types of clients include a major global Korean handset manufacturer, various OTT providers, a major international WIFI provider, mobile data clearing houses, telecoms data centres, minutes’ exchanges and various telecoms resellers. He also advises on cloud issues and software as a service agreements, including a major one recently with BBC Worldwide. Daniel Preiskel is a regular speaker at prestigious international telecoms conferences and was on the Steering Committee of the MEF Privacy in Apps Programme ( that attracted a fair amount of coverage in the press. MEF is the mobile content industry leading forum and Daniel is now on the MEF Global Mobile Money Steering Committee. Daniel plays an important legal role in other leading industry associations: ITSPA (Internet Telephony Service Providers Association), ISPA (Internet Service Providers Association) and the Lexing Network of Emerging Technology Lawyers and FCS (Federation of Communication Services).


Trained SJ Berwin; qualified 1991; partner PREISKEL & CO LLP 2004 to present. Daniel spent some years as an investment banker at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell specialising in telecoms. He was also head of TMT at two international City law firms. Publications of note: various publications, including recently in WhosWhoLegal guide to World’s Leading Regulatory Communications Lawyers.


French, Spanish, Italian, Portugese, German, Hebrew.


iMVNOx Association (co-founder); IBA; ITSPA; ISPA; FCS; MEF (Mobile Ecosystem Forum); Spanish Chamber of Commerce; Italian Chamber of Commerce; Lexing network of emerging technology lawyers.


Jesus College, Cambridge University (1988 BA and MA in Law); passed the Law Society Solicitors’ exams in 1989; passed the SFA investment baking exams in 1994.


Travel, opera, watching and playing football.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

The 'very professional, intelligent and trustworthy' telecoms practice at boutique firm PREISKEL & CO LLP offers 'excellent service' particularly on regulatory and stategic matters. Practice head Daniel Preiskel and co-founder of the firm Ronnie Preiskel are highlighted as having 'exceptional commercial awareness and industry knowledge'. The team advises key names in the telecoms sector on cross-border issues, in addition to being instructed by government bodies on legislative matters. Tim Cowen and Jose Saras are also singled out in this area.

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