Next Generation Partners

TMT in Czech Republic

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář is regularly instructed by key regulatory bodies connected to the telecoms and IT industry. The team has a fine record in advising on media law, system integration, software licence agreements, e-commerce, media law, fintech, and related disputes. With experience representing clients in front of the Ministry of Informatics and the Czech Telecommunications Office, the group is also active in developing deal structures for innovative tech products such as NFT platforms and generative AI. Slovak and Czech-qualified Dušan Hlavatý spearheads the department and frequently assists private and public companies on tech and outsourcing projects, in addition to matters concerning cybersecurity, gaming, and digital media.

Practice head(s):

Dušan Hlavatý


Testimonials

‘Baker McKenzie Prague was very convincing for us in a smaller but very complex transaction. Absolutely professional handling of international stakeholders, very competent in technical terms and always met deadlines.’

‘We would like to single out Dušan Hlavatý as particularly strong in negotiations and absolutely convincing in his commitment and availability.’

‘The team’s approach was professional and responded quickly to our needs.’

Key clients

Airbank


AT&T


Burger King


ČEZ ICT Services


Disney


Fox International Channels / Fox Entertainment


Google


KBC Bank / Československá obchodní banka


MASTERCARD


Pinterest


Porsche


Sberbank CZ


SCS Software


Seiko


Schneider Electric


Spotify


Telecom Italia Sparkle


Visa


Worldline/Atos/GOPAY


Work highlights


  • Advised Disney on all aspects of operation and the development of Disney+’s video-on-demand service in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic.
  • Advised Google’s platform business in relation to audiovisual media services and video-on-demand regulatory and liability issues.
  • Advised Sberbank CZ on complex issues relating to software licence agreements and IT transitional services agreement in connection with ongoing insolvency proceedings of Sberbank CZ.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář’s department acts across the healthcare, automotive, aviation, and financial services sectors, and is well-placed to undertake both local and cross-border work. The firm handles an impressive range of tech projects, with experience in cybersecurity work, big data matters, AI development, and mandates relating to cloud services, digital rights, and software development. Elsewhere, the team demonstrates expertise in the regulatory aspects of tech projects. The group is co-led by Vojtěch Chloupek, who offers strengths in the nexus between IP and TMT, and new arrival Ján Kuklinca, who focuses on digitalisation transformation projects and cloud computing work. Andrea Zátková is a key practitioner within the group and covers data protection work.

Practice head(s):

Vojtěch Chloupek; Ján Kuklinca


Other key lawyers:

Andrea Zátková; Lukáš Holub


Testimonials

‘Professional, fast, great communication, superb customer care.’

‘Great service by Lukáš Holub and Ján Kuklinca who are caring, fast, flexible, consultative, and professional.’

‘Super easy to work with.’

‘I consider Bird & Bird as a unique and forward-thinking legal practice, distinguished by its IT expertise and commitment to innovation. Their team’s exceptional strengths span various legal fields, and they are at the forefront of integrating cutting-edge technology into their services, enhancing efficiency. Their collaborative culture ensures well-rounded legal advice.’

‘Vojtěch Chloupek has a unique knowledge of the technologies and IP law, providing detailed and tailor made advice.’

‘Exceptional communication, compared to other companies I had the opportunity to work with, the communication with Bird & Bird is always swift and to the point. The thing I like most is that even though there are many specialists on particular matters, you can always contact anyone from Bird & Bird and talk to them as a single point of contact, and they will distribute the task among the firm without your additional effort.’

‘Working with Vojtěch Chloupek is simply working with the best in the business. There is absolute certainty on our side that all the technical and legal knowledge of Vojtech is second to none. But that is something you expect from a top-tier law firm. Besides that, there is an exceptional understanding of our business, and Vojtech is always able to explain even the most complex issues in a way that everyone can understand.’

‘Overall, the team is remarkable. Vojtěch Chloupek is the lead, his reputation on the market is undoubtedly well deserved. They do have a very strong team of younger lawyers as well, which is always good to see.’

Key clients

Ataccama Software, s.r.o.


SatoshiLabs Group a.s.


European Commission


Work highlights


  • Launched the European Blockchain Sandbox with OXYGY and the European Commission.

Dentons

Dentons’ TMT practice advises on an impressive array of contentious and non-contentious matters within the field, including tech product rollouts, transactions, outsourcings, and IT-related licensing and service agreements. The firm is also recognised for its strengths in regulatory and compliance work and IP-related matters. Recently, the team has witnessed considerable growth in its client base, and has advised global corporations such as Nike, Netflix, and HBO, in addition to local start-ups and investors. Expert Zdeněk Kučera spearheads the department and specialises in structuring complex projects, tech disputes, and the acquisition of IT companies. Kučera is ably supported by Štěpánka Havlíková, who focuses on electronic contracting issues and AI matters, Jiří Maršál, and Kateřina Kučerová.

Practice head(s):

Zdeněk Kučera


Other key lawyers:

Štěpánka Havlíková; Jiří Maršál; Kateřina Kučerová


Testimonials

‘The team of Zdeněk Kučera is unique as the team consists of bright and unique team members, all of whom are devoted to their practice area, led by great and recognised professionals with exceptional managerial skills.’

‘Zdeněk Kučera is one of the most respected TMT lawyers in the Czech Republic. He is very responsive and professional.’

‘Zdeněk Kučera is counted among the foremost legal authorities in the IT industry within the country. His comprehensive understanding of the field, pragmatic approach, and exemplary team render him a trusted advisor for our internal legal department, particularly in navigating intricate legal matters.’

‘Dentons has unique experience in IT law, software contracts and licensing. Dentons’ TMT team provides a unique combination of expertise with strong technology overlap and business-oriented approach. I appreciate their excellent cooperation and efficient communication within their team, enabling them to deliver high-quality work.’

‘I can confirm that Štěpánka Havlíková is a smart and hard-working, competent lawyer with great legal skills and a hands-on and business-oriented approach. Cooperation with Štěpánka is pleasant and efficient.’

‘The key contact is Zdeněk Kučera – he is diligent, communicative, highly professional, has a wide range of expertise, and is creative and friendly. We also work with Štěpánka Havlíková – she is also very smart, communicative, friendly, and professional.’

‘They are particularly strong in anything that relates to software, from complex implementation contracts to contentious matters. A great advantage is that the lawyers in the team have experience not only in negotiation of contracts, but also in their enforcement at courts. That is rare on the market.’

‘Zdeněk Kučera – one of the leading experts in this area with great and unique experience.’

Key clients

Ackee


Avast


Asseco


Atlas Consulting


Carvago


Česká spořitelna


Ceskoslovenská obchodní banka (KBC Group)


Czech Philharmonic


Kiwi.com


Kunsthalle


Netflix


Nike


Raiffeisenbank


STAPRO


Tata Communications


Techniserv


ViacomCBS


WarnerMedia / HBO


Work highlights


  • Advised Assecco Central Europe on a range of commercial, dispute resolution, IP, public procurement, and corporate matters.
  • Advising Ackee on its strategic partnership with Expandia.
  • Advised Western Digital on e-commerce regulatory requirements in 12 jurisdictions.

HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law

Well regarded for its depth of expertise in the field, HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law’s telecoms, media, and IT group handles an extensive range of work including blockchain and cryptocurrency matters, media and advertising law, smart tech, and software implementation and licensing. In addition to assisting clients with cybersecurity and data protection mandates, the firm also has demonstrable strengths in TMT elements of M&A transactions, and regularly acts for local and international investors and venture capital funds. Elsewhere, the team handles privacy and GDPR work for clients from the automotive, pharmaceutical, and healthcare sectors. The practice is collectively led by Robert Nešpůrek, Ivan Rámeš, Štěpán Štarha, Petr Kadlec, and Dalibor Kovář, who share a wealth of know-how in digital transformation projects, regulatory concerns, piracy, and computer programme licensing between them. Counsel Jan Diblik remains a key contact within the department.

Practice head(s):

Robert Nešpůrek; Ivan Rámeš; Štěpán Štarha; Petr Kadlec; Dalibor Kovář


Other key lawyers:

Jan Diblik


Testimonials

‘Our cooperation with Havel & Partners is characterised by extreme accuracy, a professional approach and diplomatic negotiation skills, with the possibility of negotiations at any time, fully adapted to the client.’

‘Havel & Partners are very flexible, swift, and quickly understand the business needs of the client. Their outcomes are of a high quality.’

‘Individuals are amicable, understanding, and always trying to find a solution.’

Key clients

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs


ESSOX s.r.o.


ČSOB Pojišťovna, a. s., člen holdingu ČSOB


Ardaco, a.s.


encall s.r.o.


Keen Software House s.r.o.


Heimstaden Czech s.r.o.


Slovak Telekom, a.s.


Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy, akciová společnost


Kontent s.r.o. (previously Kentico)


IBM Česká republika, spol. s r.o.


Probation and Mediation Service


Work highlights


  • Representing T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s. in the insolvency proceedings of MAMMOTH s.r.o. in relation to a claim arising from a contract for the provision of hardware capacity, maintenance and related services.
  • Advised the Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on the supply and support of a solution of public administration information systems.
  • Advised Slovak Telekom, a.s. and PosAm on the Slovak market, on the sale of the Slovak company Commander Services.

Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár

At the forefront of numerous innovative projects, Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár’s TMT group is frequently instructed by top clients including Vogue, Microsoft, and Skype. The team handles data protection and telecoms work, in addition to assisting tech-based companies with AI and cybersecurity concerns. The firm offers an integrated approach through combining TMT strengths with know-how in the regulatory, transactional, litigation, and policy aspects of the field. Additionally, the group counts GDPR mandates, commercial contracts, and licensing deals amongst its primary scope of work. Jana Pattynová, Tomas Schollaert, and Lenka Suchánková form the leadership trio and are skilled in transactional work, tech-related venture capital deals, and privacy matters, respectively. Managing associate Dominik Vítek is a prominent member of the department and advises on privacy and cybersecurity issues.

Practice head(s):

Jana Pattynová; Tomas Schollaert; Lenka Suchánková


Other key lawyers:

Dominik Vítek


Testimonials

‘In the telecommunications industry and corresponding regulatory matters, the team boasts extensive experience compared to other companies. They have successfully grasped several new topics, such as GDPR, positioning themselves as national leaders in these areas. The team consistently takes full responsibility without resorting to excessive solutions, further strengthening trust when cooperating with government and state organisations.’

‘The team demonstrates a profound understanding of the issues at hand. Their in-depth knowledge of local and European legislation and markets greatly contributes to the broad acceptance of proposals and solutions among stakeholders. From my personal experience, I would like to highlight individuals such as Jana Pattynová and Dominik Vítek, who have been invaluable sources of wisdom.’

‘What makes them stand out in my eyes is the overall quality of the output of their work combined, with the speed of their work. They represent a unique and consolidated team of lawyers. They are able to accommodate differences in time zones.’

Key clients

Microsoft


Skype


Czech Telecommunications Office


Tesco Mobile


Sprint Nextel


Emplifi


Prelude Security


KKCG


Heliot Europe


JetBrains


Vogue


Punk Film


Showmax


MyQ


Shoptet


Poetizer


EP Energy Trading


Work highlights


  • Advising Microsoft on the impact and deployment of AI, cybersecurity, and cloud-based services in the public sector, with a focus on government cloud and public procurement requirements.
  • Advising the Czech Government (The Czech Telecommunications Office) on the regulatory and competition aspects of network sharing agreements between mobile operators, regulatory concerns, and 5G mobile spectrum auctions.
     
  • Advising Heliot Europe on the rollout and deployment of the Sigfox network, including structuring their product offerings, and managing the customer and partner network.

ROWAN LEGAL

ROWAN LEGAL’s TMT practice advises on the full gamut of matters, ranging from IT disputes, cybersecurity concerns, and work related to 5G networks and telecoms competition, in addition to negotiating IT contracts for licensing deals and cloud-based systems. The team has a record of handling major national digital transformation projects, in addition to displaying strength in managing high-level procurement matters. Elsewhere, the group assists clients with IT-related disputes and data protection issues. The offering is collectively led by IT law specialist Josef Donát, who handles licensing audits and infrastructure projects, GDPR expert Michal Nulícek, and Jan Tomíšek, who focuses on 5G security regulations. Pavel Hejl is a key contact within the firm and covers gaming law.

Practice head(s):

Josef Donát; Michal Nulíček; Jan Tomíšek


Other key lawyers:

Pavel Hejl


Testimonials

‘We cooperate mainly with Jan Tomíšek and Josef Donát. Both are top of their class. I would point out their ability to deliver business thinking as well as legal advice.’ 

‘Great know-how in IT public procurement. Everyone in the team is an expert. Cooperation is excellent, and everything is on time and of the desired quality.’ 

‘This is a very good team of lawyers. The people are very experienced and provide us with timely and good solutions for our needs. To us, it is very good value for money.’ 

‘Michal Nulíček is our key contact. I appreciate that he does not bother us with theoretical concepts and principles, he goes directly to the point. He truly is an IT business advisor, rather than a pure lawyer. We value that he considers the impacts of his recommendations on the company as a whole, and tries to find solutions that have minimal negative business implications.’ 

‘They have understanding of the industry, and are business oriented.’ 

‘We have been working closely mainly with Josef Donát and Pavel Hejl, both highly skilled legal professionals with a profound understanding of IT. One of the standouts features of our collaboration is the seamless integration of legal expertise with technical know-how. Josef and Pavel’s unique background in both law and IT has given our legal services an unparalleled edge in the industry.’ 

‘What I would like to emphasise next to their expertise is the way they communicate and cooperate with us as their client. It is very effective, and we appreciate it. Communication is fast, proactive and in case of need there is still space for, from time to time, necessary meetings in person.’ 

‘We cooperate mainly with Michal Nulíček, who is a very good negotiator and also knows the “soft” skills necessary to facilitate the issues we discuss. He is also widely known for his deep knowledge in TMT area.’ 

Key clients

Škoda Auto a.s., Škoda X s.r.o., Digiteq Automotive s.r.o.


TV Nova s.r.o. / CME Media Enterprises B.V.


The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic


GasNet, s.r.o.


The Czech Banking Association


Bankovní identita a.s. (BankID)


O2 Czech Republic a.s.


Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic


KVIFF (The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)


CISCO SYSTEMS (Czech Republic) s.r.o.


Česká pošta, s.p.


The Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic


The Prague Public Transit Co. (Dopravní podnik hl. M. Prahy)


Budweiser Budvar, National Corporation (Budějovický Budvar, národní podnik)


Vienna Insurance Group


Up Česká republika s.r.o.


Severočeská vodárenská společnost a.s.


E.ON Energie a.s.


DHL Express (Czech Republic) s.r.o.


TRASK SOLUTIONS a.s.


Heureka Group a.s.


T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.


Signi.com (Digital Factory s.r.o)


Ministry of Justice


State Treasury – Shared Services Center


National Agency for Information and Communication Systems


Czech Chamber of Commerce


ATS-TELCOM PRAHA a.s.


RBP, zdravotní pojišťovna (health insurance company)


City of Brno


Invia.cz


Insolvence 2008


NESS Czech s.r.o.


Hlavní město Praha (Capital city of Prague)


City of Prague – District 12


City of Prague – District 9


Ministry of Interior


Deufol SE


datasapiens a.s.


ELA Blockchain Services a.s.


IceWarp Ltd.


Apptc.me s.r.o.


JetBrains s.r.o.


State Fund for Transport Infrastructure


ROKA Industry, spol. sr.o.


GORDIC spol. sr.o.


A L I Sspol. sr.o.


Draslovka Holding a.s.


SafeDX s.r.o. (member of Foxconn Group)


Work highlights


  • Advised Škoda Auto’s team on legal and compliance matters concerning privacy and data protection, IT and competition law, and advising on the client’s new projects.
  • Assisted TV Nova s.r.o. / CME Media Enterprises B.V. with the organisation of a request for proposal process for the implementation of a new ERP system, including drafting and negotiation of the contractual documentation.
  • Advising the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Czech Republic on the comprehensive digital transformation of its processes, as well as advising on various public tenders regarding IT projects.

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy’s TMT department is routinely engaged by a wide range of clients, including government bodies, regulators, financial institutions, and major corporations. The firm primarily handles software and services procurement, data protection measures, tech projects, cloud computing, and AI concerns. Elsewhere, the group undertakes work in connection with TMT-related disputes and regulatory issues. Prokop Verner heads the offering and focuses on the regulated sectors such as energy and telecoms. Jakub Čech is a key contact within the firm and assists clients with the M&A elements of TMT work.

Practice head(s):

Prokop Verner


Other key lawyers:

Jakub Čech


Testimonials

‘Allen & Overy is the market leader in the Czech Republic. It has professionals who guarantee highly professional and flexible cooperation with a focus on protecting the rights and interests of the client.’

‘Jakub Čech is, in our opinion, the leading opponent of copyright infringement on the internet in the Czech Republic. He is well versed in the current decision-making practice of the courts and the opinions of the defence public.’

‘Worked with them on data protection matters – a really proactive and knowledgeable team.’

Key clients

W.A.G payment solutions plc


Phrase (formerly Memsource)


Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited


České Radiokomunikace a.s.


Deutsche Telekom


NBC Universal


Work highlights


  • Advised Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile in the Czech Republic with identifying passive infrastructure and spinning it off to a separate legal entity.
  • Advised W.A.G. payment solutions plc (Eurowag) on its strategic partnership with the JITpay™ Group.
  • Advised Google on the legal position of their search engine results displays in light of the amendments to the copyright act.

BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.

At BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o., the TMT department offers guidance on a variety of matters such as cybersecurity concerns, the development of digital distribution platforms, personal data protection, and e-commerce. Drawing strengths from its transactional, litigation, and regulatory capabilities, the team is also well-equipped to advise on TMT-related M&A deals. The firm counts health sector companies, fintech corporations, TV broadcasters, and financial institutions amongst its client base. Petr Přecechtěl heads the practice, also specialising in competition and M&A law. Zdeněk Husták is a notable member of the offering and covers financial markets and services, as is Tomáš Sedláček, who handles financial regulation and structured finance.

Practice head(s):

Petr Přecechtěl


Other key lawyers:

Zdeněk Husták; Tomáš Sedláček; Matěj Manderla; Adam Nečas


Testimonials

‘The BBH TMT team is especially strong in their ability to combine in-depth regulatory and fintech knowledge with their business perception and client needs. This way they bring forward working solutions where others fail.’

‘Adam Nečas, Zdeněk Husták and Tomáš Sedláček are the individuals who I work with the most. Adam and Zdenek have a background in working for the Czech National Bank and when it comes to financial regulation and structuring fintech solutions which have a regulatory aspect, they are the persons to turn to as they are able to consider issues from all angles.’

‘Tomáš Sedláček’s strength lies in his excellent understanding of business which combined with his expertise, know-how and experience makes him especially strong in his ability to structure and create working solutions.’

Key clients

Air Bank a.s.


ATRIS investiční společnost a.s.


Automobilist


CETIN (Česká telekomunikační infrastruktura, a.s.)


Incrate s.r.o. (Kaprain group)


Citrix


Crowdberry a.s.


ČEZ and its subsidiaries


eToro (Europe) Ltd.


Nej.cz s.r.o.


Nordic Telecom


O2 Czech Republic a.s.


PPF Group (including PPF banka and Home Credit)


ROIER (Bedby, s.r.o.)


Zonky, a.s.


Škoda Investment a.s.


Škoda Transportation group


Work highlights


  • Acted as legal counsel to incrate s.r.o. in relation to the sale of its portion of 5G radio frequencies to T-Mobile Czech Republic.
  • Advised Škoda Investment, Škoda Transporation and its respective subsidiaries in relation to the trademarks and other rights related to designation “ŠKODA” in particular the administrative and civil court disputes with ŠKODA AUTO a.s. related thereto.
  • Representing O2 Czech Republic a.s. in proceedings concerning a claim for damages worth CZK4bn, by Volný a.s., arising due to an alleged abuse of dominant position on the broadband internet market.

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners’ extensive offering includes marketing contracts, software licensing, trademark disputes, media law, and trademark and patent registration both locally and across Europe. Regularly engaged by clients from the e-commerce and energy industries, the firm has demonstrated expertise in regulatory work relating to new technologies, and in video games, e-sports, and social networks. The practice is headed by Martin Kartner, who focuses on data protection, IP issues, and IT law.

Practice head(s):

Martin Kartner


Testimonials

‘They have broad and in-depth expertise in the field. They are able to quickly grasp the merits of a case and to provide well-structured practical advice and professional assistance. It is a pleasure to work with them.’

‘Martin Kartner is an excellent lawyer. He is business-oriented and responsive.’

‘What we value most is the speed in which legal opinions are provided.’


Key clients

FCC Group


Oracle


McDonald’s ČR spol. s r.o.


GSC GAME WORLD GLOBAL LTD


ŽĎAS, a.s.


NATUS VINCERE ESPORT CY LTD


OFFICEO, s.r.o.


Tchibo


QuarkGate s.r.o.


iMonetizeit Europe s.r.o.


Work highlights


  • Advised FCC Group on various IP and tech-based matters, including trademarks and the protection of its copyrights and on data privacy matters.
  • Advised Tchibo on the transfer of some trademarks within the Tchibo group and on the implementation of a new CZE legislative regarding e-commerce.
  • Adviced OFFICEO on the implementation of new e-commerce rules in their e-shop business.

CMS

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang‘s tech and media department counts global corporations, regional brands, and local start-ups amongst its key roster of clients. The firm leverages its international network of offices to undertake a wide range of cross-border work. The team handles IP infringement and antitrust cases, in addition to work relating to big data, cloud systems, and e-health. Elsewhere, the group demonstrates expertise in advising on the TMT elements of M&A transactions. The practice is led by Tomáš Matějovský, who handles telecoms regulation, digital transformation projects, whilst frequently representing clients before the Czech Telecommunication Office. Senior associate Jan Ježek is a key contact within the group and focuses on cybersecurity and media matters.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Matějovský


Other key lawyers:

Jan Ježek


Key clients

Canal+ Luxembourg S. à r.l.


4iG PLC


Cisco Systems Inc.


Work highlights


  • Representing Canal+ Luxembourg in a series of complex disputes and negotiations with Czech collecting societies on the payment of copyright royalties and the authorisation of Czech collecting societies to collective rights management.
  • Advised 4iG PLC on its acquisition of Vodafone Hungary, valued at EUR1.67bn.

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář’s rapidly growing TMT practice covers both the transactional and day-to-day elements of the field, and has a fine track record in handling regulatory concerns within the electronic communications space. The group is active both locally and across the CEE region, and routinely advises on the set-up of software transactions, data privacy and cybersecurity issues, and digital transformation projects. The team utilises a multidisciplinary approach, collaborating with the firm's tax and corporate branches. Martin Bohuslav regularly assists tech companies, manufacturers and foreign developers, and leads the team alongside Hana Gawlasová, who focuses on regulatory work. At the associate level, Petra Věžníková covers the competition law elements of the telecoms space, and David Sýkora handles commercial contracts and projects.

Practice head(s):

Martin Bohuslav; Hana Gawlasová


Other key lawyers:

Petra Věžníková; David Sýkora


Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive to our requests and accommodates around our internal deadlines well. I appreciate the “manager-friendly” communication of the senior staff.’

‘I love working with Hana Gawlasová. She is a good listener, gets to the core of the problem very quickly and finds business viable solutions.’

‘The team is very professional, and it is a pleasure to work with them on both the work and personal side. There is a huge flexibility on their side and the team is able to cover a vast majority of legal issues we deal with internally as well as to cover multiple jurisdictions.’

‘All members really do care and are able to accommodate our needs. They listen and understand how the whole legal support should be structured and communicated.’

Key clients

FTMO Holding a.s. / FTMO s.r.o.


ATACCAMA Group SE / Ataccama Software s.r.o.


Manta Software, Inc. / Manta Tools, s.r.o.


SatoshiLabs Group a.s. / Trezor Company s.r.o.


ELT Management Company Czech Republic s.r.o.


3dsense s.r.o.


RWS Moravia (Moravia IT)


Infor Global Solutions (Infor Česká republika)


EDUin


Work highlights


  • Advised Ataccama on an entry of a strategic shareholder.
  • Advised RWS (formerly Moravia IT) in connection with intellectual property licensing issues spanning jurisdictions on three continents.

Feichtinger Žídek Fyrbach advokáti s.r.o.

Feichtinger Žídek Fyrbach advokáti s.r.o.’s TMT offering is often instructed by Czech and foreign multinational corporations, in addition to regional start-ups. The broad ranging practice is under the guidance of the experienced Petr Žídek. Iva Horáčková advises clients on the nexus between IT and corporate law, and frequently handles the tech aspects of large M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Petr Zidek


Other key lawyers:

Iva Horáčková


Testimonials

‘Professionals with the deep knowledge, always ready and willing to help us with the solution suitable for our business; providing us with variety of possible ways to go and informing us about the attributable risks and benefits. They are practically oriented, search for the right solution, and focus on the crucial areas first.’

‘We appreciate our cooperation with Petr Žídek.’

‘Feichtinger Žídek Fyrbach has been providing us with excellent day-to-day legal support for many years. They do understand us and are always available to help. At the same time, they offer great value for money. As a company with a number of sensitive projects, we appreciate that they pay attention to the security of their DMS and other IT systems.’

Key clients

Kentico software s.r.o.


Konica Minolta IT Solutions Czech a.s.


AURA, s.r.o.


Apex-Supply s.r.o.


SURFIN Technology s.r.o.


SONET, společnost s.r.o.


Saab Technologies, s.r.o.


IBIS InGold, a.s.


Infinity Energy, s.r.o.


4fin Better together, a.s.


Loxone s.r.o.


GPD a.s.


ALVAO s.r.o.


XCENTER DIGITAL, s.r.o.


FREE RW – SOFT v.o.s.


Compactive, s.r.o.


RONDOgo s.r.o.


ATS Praha s.r.o.


Epicor Software Czech s.r.o.


Grand IT s.r.o.


Kontent s.r.o.


PixelAnt Games (Czech Republic) s.r.o.


Work highlights


  • Advising game developer Sumo Digital.
  • Advising Konica Minolta IT Solutions Czech, a.s. in connection with the supply, maintenance, and support of large CRM and ERP systems.
  • Advising AURA s.r.o. in relation to public procurement procedures around the world regarding maintenance and support of IT products.

Kinstellar

Kinstellar’s TMT offering is broad, and includes data protection concerns, copyright law issues, cybersecurity, regulatory matters, and domain disputes. Elsewhere, the firm handles administrative proceedings before inspection authorities, and also assists clients with tech litigation. The firm is well-placed to undertake both local and international work, and counts global corporations such as Warner Bros. Discovery Inc. amongst its roster of clients. Petr Bratský leads the practice and focuses on the preparation and negotiation of tech agreements, in addition to tech-related M&A transactions. At the associate level, Petra Ledvinková and Jakub Šťastný are members to note.

Practice head(s):

Petr Bratský


Other key lawyers:

Petra Ledvinková; Jakub Šťastný


Testimonials

‘I worked successfully with Petr Bratský and was happy with our cooperation.’

‘International team, capable of handling issues across multiple countries.’

‘Excellent knowledge about the topic, dedicated to resolving issues. Very pleasant attitude. Able to explain and convince people across all departments.’

‘The TMT practice uses its in-depth knowledge of both local legal intricacies and general EU-wide legislation to deliver a great overall service (esp. in cybersecurity matters). Case management is also of note.’

‘Petr Bratsky is both knowledgeable and communicative.’

‘Good communication skills, understandable for professionals from other fields as well.’

‘Kinstellar is experienced and highly competent in handling diverse and complex cases. Their legal team is well-balanced and allows them to provide a variety of legal services. They have the necessary mindset and business understanding to provide services to digital and internet industry entities.’

‘We value the Kinstellar team for its impressive responsiveness, involvement, knowledge, and open-minded approach to all legal challenges.’

Key clients

Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc.


TikTok


Star Stable Entertainment AB


Kinnevik Online AB


Thermo Fisher


ELECTROLUX, s.r.o.


Porsche Central and Eastern Europe s.r.o.


STADA Arzneimittel AG


PRK Partners

PRK Partners handles the full spectrum of work, including transactional mandates, regulatory concerns, and matters which involve corporate and tax elements. The firm regularly undertakes cross-border cases and advises on cybersecurity, privacy, and data protection issues. Recent work highlights include cooperating with the European Union on various projects in crisis distribution, artificial intelligence, and online dispute resolution. The practice is jointly led by Michal Matějka, who specialises in domain dispute resolution, and Radan Kubr, who assists TV broadcasting companies on various mandates.

Practice head(s):

Michal Matějka; Radan Kubr


Testimonials

‘Practical and business point of view, trying to find the best solution which fits the requirements of the client.’

‘Great communication.’

‘Very business-oriented, pro-client and practical approach, fast and clear communication.’

Key clients

European Commission


SCS Software


Marks and Spencer Czech Republic


Charles University


Masaryk University Brno


Brno University Of Technology


TV Nova


Wolters Kluwer


PromethistAI


Work highlights


  • Participating in the E-Justice Online Dispute Resolution Scheme project funded by the European Commission, which aims to create an open digital model of the future standard e-justice processes.
  • Advising SCS Software on the licensing of third-party content in games, the licensing of software systems, IP enforcement, and data protection.
  • Advising Marks and Spencer Czech Republic in the areas of e-commerce and data protection, particularly with regard to contracts with regional online retailers.

Schoenherr Czech Republic

Schoenherr Czech Republic’s technology and digitalisation group has a track-record in assisting clients with data protection projects, software licensing agreements, acquisitions of tech companies, and various regulatory and transactional mandates. Recently, the firm has been active in the biotech sector, in addition to advising on tech concerns within the gaming and entertainment industries. The practice counts Fortune 500 companies, blue-chip companies, and investors amongst its key roster of clients and continues to act for major corporations in the payment services sector. The team is co-led by Vladimir Čížek, who advises on local and regional tech-related M&A deals, and Stanislav Bednář, who covers cloud computing contracts and outsourcing.

Practice head(s):

Vladimír Čížek; Stanislav Bednář


Other key lawyers:

Libuše Dočekalová


Key clients

Twisto Payments


EVO Payments


METRO AG


UNITED PARCES SERVICE


Daiho Industrial Co. Ltd.


Ampersand Capital Partners


Sky


NEXI


Celonis / Make


Carvago


Facebook / Meta


Hospitality Digital


Torrot Electric Europa


UNIQA Insurance Group


Raiffeisen Bank International / Raiffeisenbank a.s.


Universal Clinics / Investindustrial Advisors


Evo Czech Republic


PORTIVA


CESI


Lindab


Green Horizon Renewables


ABC Automotive


Verdi Capital


Worldline


Work highlights


  • Representing Sky in front of Czech regulators, including the Czech Data Protection Authority, in relation to regulatory and data protection concerns.
  • Advising the majority shareholders of Twisto on the sale of approximately 87% of the shares in Twisto, in addition to all outstanding conversion rights held by institutional investors, to the co-shareholder ZIP UK Holdings Limited.
  • Advising e& on the acquisition of minority shares in Vodafone Group plc.

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

At White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář, the TMT practice counts groups from the media, tech, and financial industries amongst its client roster. The team is well-placed to handle a broad range of issues, such as data protection and regulatory concerns, distribution agreements, cybersecurity law, and associated disputes. With expertise in TMT-related transactional work, the firm also advises on data transfers, cloud computing, software licensing, and commercial contracts. Jan Andruško leads the department and assists domestic and international clients on cross-border transactions. Elsewhere, Jan Jakoubek specialises in corporate and media law, whilst Jan Stejskal advises on private equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Jan Andruško


Other key lawyers:

Jan Jakoubek; Jan Stejskal


Testimonials

‘Jan Andruško and Jan Stejskal worked on all major M&A transactions in the TMT sector in the Czech Republic that I can think of, which gives them unparalleled local market expertise.’

Key clients

Avast


Google


Meta (Facebook)


České radiokomunikace


PPF Group


Rohlik Group


Rockaway Capital


CETIN Group


Datalogic


Y Soft


Work highlights


  • Represented PPF Group in the EUR2.5bn sale of a stake of 50% plus one share in PPF Telecom Group’s assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia to Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC (e&).
  • Represented Avast in connection with the closing of the USD9.2bn Avast-NortonLifeLock merger.
  • Representing České Radiokomunikace on a wide range of matters regarding telecommunication law, including advisory services in relation to the contemplated changes in Czech telecommunications law.

act Randa Havel Legal

At act Randa Havel Legal, the TMT department routinely assists clients with internet media projects, personal data protection concerns, the regulation of e-commerce, and associated IP matters. Notably, the firm continues to advise the Capital City of Prague on an array of matters, such as the acquisition of software, hardware, and IP licences. The practice is jointly led by Tomáš Rydvan, who handles the preparation of private and public tender documents, and Matyáš Kužela, who focuses on data protection and privacy issues.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Rydvan; Matyáš Kužela


Testimonials

‘They are reputed for their unique blend of experience and professionalism, which underpins its legal practice. Potential clients seeking the assurance of seasoned expertise will find the team to be not only well-versed in the intricacies of law but also dedicated to going the extra mile to meet client needs.’

‘RHL’s agility in navigating the legal landscape allows for efficient and effective resolution of matters, which is a significant advantage over competitors who may adhere to more traditional, and sometimes slower, methods. In terms of key capabilities, RHL is known for integrating cutting-edge legal tech solutions into their practice.’

‘When comparing act Randa Havel Legal to other firms, potential clients should consider the firm’s commitment to staying ahead of legal trends, including regulations and compliance requirements. In essence, their blend of traditional professionalism and forward-thinking dynamism creates a robust legal platform that stands out in a competitive market.’

Tomáš Rydvan and Matyáš Kužela stand out as exemplary figures within the firm, each bringing their own strengths and specialties to the table. Tomáš Rydvan is known for his meticulous attention to detail and strategic thinking. Clients value his ability to dissect complex legal problems and present clear, actionable solutions.’

‘Known for his forward-thinking mindset, Matyáš is particularly valued for his proficiency in incorporating technology into legal solutions. This innovative edge allows clients to benefit from more efficient services and cutting-edge legal advice, particularly in emerging areas of law.’

Key clients

Správa a údržba silnic Pardubického kraje


Daktela s.r.o.


KYOCERA Document Solutions Czech, s.r.o.


OR-CZ spol. s r.o.


The Capital City of Prague


Technical administration of roads of Capital City of Prague, a.s. (Technická správa komunikací hl. m. Prahy, a.s.)


Seznam.cz, a.s.


JCDecaux


Advertising ONE, a.s.


IKEM (Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine)


Work highlights


  • Advising TSK a.s. in relation to the preparation of a complete draft contract for the research, development, delivery, and implementation of the system for the management of thet elematics assets in Prague.
  • Assisting The City of Prague with the tender documentation and model contract for the performance of a public procurement relating to the development and implementation of web portal praha.eu.
  • Advising JCDecaux in relation to the client’s operations in the Czech Republic, including negotiating with the owners of advertising premises and contractual documentation.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

At bpv Braun Partners s.r.o., the TMT practice advises a diverse range of clients, including telecoms companies and Czech IT start-ups. The firm routinely handles data protection and privacy law work, fraud prevention, outsourcing arrangements, and licensing software and hardware matters. Notably, the group has a strong TMT-related litigation practice. Pavel Vincík heads the department and primarily focuses on the M&A and corporate elements of the field. Also key are managing partner Arthur Braun, and counsel Lucie Kalašová.

Practice head(s):

Pavel Vincík


Other key lawyers:

Arthur Braun; Lucie Kalašová


Testimonials

‘An excellent firm for German and Czech legal work, as the founder and managing partner is German.’

‘Arthur Braun is excellent.’

Key clients

Wikipedia


Mediaservis


SentiSquare


S24 S.p.A


Dobrá Energie


DTIHK


Europlasma


Eurosun Sonnenschutz


Hornbach


Magistrát hl.m. Prahy


Randstad HR Solutions


Wiegel


Uniqua


Work highlights


  • Advised SentiSquare on the application of its second round of financing.
  • Provided pro bono advice for Wikipedia in matters concerning Czech Wikipedia but also EU-regulations regarding IP law.
  • Advised Magistrát hl.m. Prahy (Prague City Hall) on its municipal CCTV system (data processing agreement).

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o.

Glatzová & Co., s.r.o., has strength in regulatory disputes, software and licensing agreements, domain name disputes, and in the negotiating of licensing agreements for the use of graphic and audiovisual works. Elsewhere, the group assists clients with the setting up of trademarks. The TMT group is led by Jindřich Jelínek, who has extensive experience in cybersecurity work, licensing matters, and IP matters.

Practice head(s):

Jindřich Jelínek


Key clients

FORD MOTOR COMPANY


FCE Credit


COLT


Jaguar LandRover Austria


Mazda Motor Czech


DRFG, a.s.


ESSOX


Volvo Truck/Renault Trucks


CON4PAS


SPACETI


Work highlights


  • Advised the Ford Motor Company on matters related to contractual coverage of the implementation of its newly developed e-commerce platform.
  • Advising FCE Credit on systems for sharing credit data, secrecy, personal data protection, content protection focused matters, and advising on brand protection concerns.
  • Advised Jaguar LandRover Austria GmBH in connection with abuse of intellectual property rights, media matters, and the set-up of an e-commerce platform.

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

Kocián Šolc Balaštík’s TMT offering is broad ranging and assists clients from a broad range of sectors, including IT, satellite telecoms, finance, media, energy, and automotive. The firm handles software development work, cybersecurity and regulation matters, compliance concerns, and IT outsourcing. Additionally, the team has demonstrable experience in the set-up of e-commerce platforms, data protection matters, and transactional advice. The group is co-led by Drahomír Tomašuk and Sylvie Sobolová, who share a wealth of experience between them, particularly in IP, competition, and IT cases. Associate Jaroslav Zahradníček focuses on e-commerce and consumer protection law.

Practice head(s):

Drahomír Tomašuk; Sylvie Sobolová


Other key lawyers:

Jaroslav Zahradníček


Key clients

Seyfor


Sandberg Capital


Heureka Group


European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA)


Intefi Capital


Flatform


Dobrobot


NTT Cloud Communications


IPC Systems


Deutsche Telekom


Mercedes Benz / Daimler Truck


ŠKODA AUTO


Dahua Technology


O2 Czech Republic


Work highlights


  • Leading a consortium which provides advice to the European Union Space Programme Agency (EUSPA), which manages various observation and communication programmes.
  • Assisting new start-up Flatform with the set-up of their platform.
  • Assisting in the founding of Dobrobot, which aims to connect non-profit organisations, companies, and donors through digital technologies and online auctions.

PETERKA & PARTNERS

PETERKA & PARTNERS’ TMT practice operates across both the local Czech market and the wider CEE region. With experience in the domestic media law sphere, the firm focuses on the negotiation of media rights agreements and on TMT-related litigation. The offering is co-led by Hynek Peroutka, who handles IP litigation and represents clients from the pharmaceutical and construction industries, and Zdeněk Beránek, who covers sports, media, and gaming matters.

Practice head(s):

Hynek Peroutka; Zdeněk Beránek


Key clients

Ydistri SE


L´Institut National de l´Origine et de la Qualité (INAO)


Fructal Živilska industrija d.o.o.


FC Viktoria Plzeň


Yadex International GmbH


Derby Building Products Inc.


Work highlights


  • Representing YDISTRI SE in drafting and negotiating contractual documentation, including SaaS contracts for software licensing, and supporting the client in the launch of its operations in the United States.
  • Advising L´Institut National de l´Origine et de la Qualité on intellectual property matters in the Czech Republic, and representing the client in opposition proceedings against a national trademark application before the Czech Industrial Property Office.
  • Advising FC Viktoria Plzeň, a.s. on matters relating to trademark disputes, TMT elements of agreements, and IP aspects of a new e-sport team.

SEDLAKOVA LEGAL s.r.o.

SEDLAKOVA LEGAL s.r.o.’s growing TMT department covers an extensive range of matters, including GDPR concerns, tech litigation, cybersecurity, IP, and competition-related issues. Recently, the firm has expanded its expertise to include healthcare law, particularly as regards health-tech companies and e-health cases. The firm frequently undertakes multijurisdictional work and counts start-ups, venture capital funds, and telecoms authorities amongst its key roster of clients. The practice is jointly led by Jana Sedláková, who focuses on software contracts and investments in tech-based companies, and Pavel Cech, who specialises in software implementation and service contracts.

Practice head(s):

Jana Sedláková; Pavel Cech


Key clients

Factoring České spořitelny, a.s.


Livesport s.r.o.


Smartlook.com, s.r.o.


Supernova.io inc.


We travel the world s.r.o.


Daktela s.r.o.


Applifting s.r.o.


ARTIN, spol. s.r.o.


Safetica a.s.


Brno Trauma Hospital


Hospital of the Merciful Brothers


Presto Ventures II a.s.


Start Guide One a.s.


Coworkers.ai


Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

Led by Karel Muzikář, the TMT offering at Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář is well-equipped to advise on both the regulatory and transactional aspects of the field, often in relation to mobile networks. The group has a strong TMT-related competition focus whilst also handling public regulation concerns. Elsewhere, the team routinely advises on the purchase of supplies, software, and other tech, in addition to licensing and pricing matters. Martin Kramar and Jiri Kindl are key practitioners within the department.

Practice head(s):

Karel Muzikar


Other key lawyers:

Martin Kramar; Jiri Kindl


Testimonials

‘We consider Skils to be the premium provider of legal services on the Czech market. Skils is generally perceived, and our direct experience confirms this perception, as the highest quality provider. This includes very attentive client service, sound judgement, long and deep experience in the concerned industries which are subject to their legal services as well as very high qualification, expertise and experience of the individual partners and associates.’

‘The team of Skils lawyers working for ČEZ is quite large, and we are satisfied with the overall result at the first place. However, I would like to mention Karel Muzikar, Martin Kramar, and Jiri Kindl, who are leading their respective teams and are viewed by us as people who ensure the overall quality and act as the closest advisors on the most important and sensitive matters.’

‘We very much value the personal insight and direct involvement of the partners of Skils in our matters, as it is truly extraordinary and highly exceeds the standard approach of other firms.’

Key clients

PPF Group N.V.


CETIN (formerly Ceska telekomunikacni infrastruktura)


CHAPS


MONETA Money Bank


Czech Government / Road and Motorway Directorate


Work highlights


  • Representing PPF Group N.V. and CETIN in proceedings before the European Commission regarding alleged anti-competitive behaviour relating to the provision of mobile communication services in the EU.
  • Advising CHAPS in connection with abuse of dominant position proceedings initiated against the client by the Czech Office for Protection of Competition.

Weinhold Legal

Weinhold Legal’s TMT team handles a variety of matters including brand protection cases, GDPR issues, licensing concerns, acquisitions, and trademark disputes. The department benefits from its IP expertise, and covers both contentious and transactional work. Martin Lukáš oversees the practice and covers IP and IT work, in addition to the tech aspects of M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Martin Lukáš


Testimonials

‘Solid knowledge of IT law, covering all commercial aspects, compliance, GDPR and even some technical aspects.’

‘Martin Lukáš is a smart, detail-oriented, and diligent lawyer.’

‘Weinhold Legal has a very strong TMT practice. They are focused on telecoms and their performance has always been excellent.’

Key clients

Sighttex


Chropyňská strojírna


Resistant AI


CC Internet


Hertford


CZT


Renomia


Karolína Kostroňová


Volny.cz


GATE4AD


CC Internet


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