Company Profile/

Preiskel & Co is a boutique law firm based in the City of London that specialises in UK and international telecoms, media and technology commercial and regulatory matters.

The firm was founded in 2004 with the vision of offering first rate legal advice to the communications sector that is truly practical, relevant and cost-effective, based on in-depth industry knowledge. The firm advises mobile content providers, MNOs, MVNOs/MVNEs, OTT players (including MVoiP), major handset manufacturers, apps developers and communications regulators across the globe. This typically involves advising on complex international regulatory issues, including the data privacy and retention aspects. Preiskel & Co also advises its clients on commercial and corporate matters.

Our senior lawyers have telecoms industry experience ranging from in-house and business development roles at BT and Vodafone, general counsel role at an MVNO and as a specialist telecoms investment banker. Preiskel & Co believes that its telecoms lawyers have an unparalleled insight into the telecoms industry and the mobile sector in particular.

The firm is independently recognised as a leader in the telecommunications sector by among others Chambers, Legal 500, WhoswhoLegal Guide to the World’s Leading Communications Lawyers and Expert Guides. Danny Preiskel has been ranked as a leader for over 15 years and is Vice Chair of the IBA Communications Law Group, whilst Ronnie Preiskel is also ranked in Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and the Expert Guides.

MEF Minute/

The Internet of Things: what can the law do to protect your personal data

Any purchase you bought on a high street shop may be collecting your personal data right now. Lyda Mastrantonio of Preiskel & Co explains how the UK data protection law…

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