TMT in Czech Republic

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

Baker & McKenzie s.r.o., advokátní kancelář generates mandates from major clients operating in areas such as IT, e-commerce, telecoms, media and gaming. Its work covers a broad cross-section of matters, such as corporate and M&A, outsourcing and commercial contracts, data privacy and unfair competition. The team also advises on the introduction of new technology products, with an emphasis on streamed content, mobile entertainment and internet banking. In addition, on the contentious side, it acts for clients in front of major regulatory bodies in relation to pricing, competition and connectivity disputes. The ‘exceptional’ Jiří Čermák, who leads the team, has expertise in IP and IT law issues. Also recommended are associates Dušan Hlavatý and Samuel Král.

Practice head(s):

Jiří Čermák

Other key lawyers:

Dušan Hlavatý; Samuel Král

Testimonials

‘Strong expertise both of IT industry as well as relevant law; pragmatical approach; out of box thinking.’

‘We work mostly with Jiri and Dusan, especially on more complex or litigious matters. Jiri is exceptional. A bright mind, very good negotiation skills and still (bearing in mind his seniority) an expert in his field, also when it comes to keeping up with legal developments, case law etc. Dusan is a rising star.’

‘Jiri Cermak – very skilled in handling complex issues, coordinating team and delivering what we need; He has a surprisingly good understanding of technical aspects of IT industry.’

‘Samuel Kral – very dedicated.’

‘Dusan Hlavaty – thinks deeply into problems; analytical skills’

Key clients

Airbank

ČEZ ICT Services

Econnect

Fox International Channels

Fox Entertainment

Google

KBC Bank

Československá obchodní banka

MASTERCARD

Sberbank, a.s.

SCS Software

Telecom Italia Sparkle

Disney

Spotify

Pinterest

Work highlights

  • Advised Disney on all aspects of launch of Disney + video-on-demand service in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
  • Advised on liability to Google platform business relating to AVMS and VoD regulatory and liability issues.
  • Advised Pinterest on aspects of copyright infringement, privacy and freedom of speech issue.

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář has a ‘great reputation in the Czech Republic’, as is evidenced by its team’s work for major clients in the IT, media and telecoms industries. Innovative matters are a key driver of work for the team, with it advising clients on their artificial intelligence, cloud services and digital rights products, as well as data privacy. It has also expanded into the gambling sector, offering opinions on gaming regulatory matters. Vojtěch Chloupek leads the group, providing advice that is ‘very clearly articulated, simply understood and very solution-oriented.’ Associate Andrea Jarolímková provides IP advice and litigation expertise.

Practice head(s):

Vojtěch Chloupek

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Jarolímková

Testimonials

‘Bird & Bird has a great reputation in the Czech Republic.’

‘I’ve been working closely with Vojtech Chloupek (Partner) and Vojtech is a truly nice guy to be around and work with. His genuine interest in the work he does, the technical side of things, intellectual property and the complex issues around digital assets, translate into the legal advice which is very clearly articulated, simply understood and very solution-oriented.’

Key clients

SAZKA a.s.

Ataccama Software, s.r.o.

CGI IT Czech Republic s.r.o.

Work highlights

  • Advising SAZKA a.s. on complex negotiations for the provision of major gaming system, as well as IP matters.

CMS

CMS has a standout reputation in the technology, media and communications sectors, with it being able to provide multijurisdictional advice on a broad cross-section of issues. Its team's wide-ranging expertise spans IP, antitrust, transactional and regulatory matters, and it also advises sector-focused investors and financial institutions on their investments. Team head Tomáš Matějovský is knowledgeable about telecoms regulation, electronic services, digitalisation and digital transformation. Disputes, which are often led by associate Petr Beneš, are another major driver of work. Associate Jan Ježek is another key individual.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Matějovský

Other key lawyers:

Petr Beneš; Jan Ježek

Key clients

Vodafone Czech Republic, a.s.

Partech, EBRD, Quadrille Capital and J&T Bank

Canal+ Luxembourg S. à r.l.

Telly s.r.o.

Česká Asociace Satelitních Operátorů z.s.

Work highlights

  • Representing Vodafone in the first stand-alone competition dispute with a competitor regarding a margin squeeze relating to broadband xDSL internet.
  • Advised a group of investors on a €190m fundraising for Rohlik Group.
  • Representing Canal+ Luxembourg in a series of complex disputes and negotiations with Czech collecting societies.

Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár

Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár is instructed by a number of household-name clients in the TMT sphere, with it being able to advise on regulatory issues, as well as transactions and litigation. The team handles IP issues for media production firms and broadcasters, and in addition, it is knowledgeable about competition matters in relation to 5g spectrum auctions and network sharing. Jana Pattynová focuses on the IT and telecoms sectors, serving as lead counsel for Microsoft. Pattynová co-heads the practice with Tomas Schollaert and Lenka Suchánková, who focus on transactional matters and regulatory work respectively.

Practice head(s):

Jana Pattynová; Tomas Schollaert; Lenka Suchánková

Testimonials

‘Client-focused approach, non-stop availability, speed and quality of the services.’

‘Lenka Suchánková – clever, fast, experienced, yet friendly and able to quickly grasp and solve the problem. Tomas Schollaert – the perfect partner for large projects, including M&A.’

‘Pierstone are very experienced in the field of protection of personal data according to GDPR and other relevant legal acts. Thanks to their expert knowledge you get the service at high-level standard.’

‘Pierstone has an excellent legal team, based on both individual experts and teamwork. They are able to adapt to even non-standard conditions and often adopt a revolutionary approach to the matter if the situation and the client’s interest so require. Excellent results, excellent in negotiations and the ability to listen to the client and analyze the situation and find a suitable solution.’

‘Dr. Jana Pattynová. She provided excellent preconditions for team management and was able to motivate her team to work as best as possible for the client.’

‘Pierstone is an excellent law firm, definitely one of the best in the Czech market for technology matters.’

‘I appreciate their ability to assess risks and work independently, their focus on commercial aspects of the transactions. What makes them stand out in my eyes is the overall quality of outputs of their work combined with the speed of their work. They represent a unique and consolidated team of lawyers.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Skype

Czech Telecommunications Office

Tesco Mobile

Sprint Nextel

Socialbakers

Heliot

JetBrains

Vogue

Emplifi

Work highlights

  • Advised Microsoft on regulatory implications of the new European Electronic Communications Codex.
  • Advising the Czech Government on the regulatory and competition aspects of network sharing agreements between the mobile operators.
  • Advised Heliot Group on the rollout of the Sigfox network covering the structuring of their product offerings and managing customer and partner network.

ROWAN LEGAL

ROWAN LEGAL is noted for its strong presence in the Czech IT market, where it assists the largest customers and suppliers of IT services with commercial contracts, transactions and procurements.  The team is also knowledgeable about data protection and cybersecurity issues. In addition, it also has dispute resolution experience, with a particular emphasis on mediation. Josef Donát and Michal Nulíček co-head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Josef Donát; Michal Nulíček

Other key lawyers:

Jan Tomisek

Testimonials

‘Jan Tomisek. Knowledgeable but pragmatic. Excellent at drafting and negotiating complex contracts. Available and responsive.’

‘They have a very good team with skilled lawyers and are able to prepare a competitive fee structure.’

‘Michal Nulícek is a lawyer with a complex view and understands the needs of the business.’

‘Working with ROWAN LEGAL is a great experience. All the information is communicated to us in the way we understand and the pricing is always clear. They offer excellent value for money. They are always trying to see all angles of the problems and find the best solution for us. Their lawyers are very resourceful, deeply understand the legal and factual matter and they work very efficiently and flexibly as a team.’

‘Josef Donát is our main contact. He is also a great professional with vast knowledge of TMT law and a great person. He brings innovative aspects to our matters and at the same time is very precise with the contracts and licensing terms. Jan Tomíšek has a wide knowledge and a lot of experience gained through the years, but we appreciate at most his business approach.’

Key clients

The Czech Banking Association

Bankovní identita a.s.

Česká pošta, s.p.

GasNet, s.r.o.

The Ministry of Regional Development of the Czech Republic

Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy

CISCO SYSTEMS s.r.o.

Vienna Insurance Group

Up Česká republika s.r.o.

Severočeská vodárenská společnost a.s.

E.ON Energie a.s.

DHL Express s.r.o.

TRASK SOLUTIONS a.s.

Heureka Group a.s.

T-Mobile Czech Republic a.s.

SAP ČR, spol. s r.o.

Signi.com

Ministry of Social Affairs

Ministry of Justice

State Treasury – Shared Services Center

National Agency for Information and Communication Systems

Agency for Educational Results Measurement

Highway Directorate

Czech Chamber of Commerce

ATS-TELCOM PRAHA a.s.

RBP, zdravotní pojišťovna

Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic

City of Brno

Solitea a.s.

Invia.cz

Insolvence 2008

NESS Czech s.r.o.

City of Prague

City of Prague – District 12

City of Prague – District 9

Ministry of Interior

Work highlights

  • Advised the Czech Banking Association on legislation and contracts necessary for the banking identity project.
  • Advised GasNet on a tender for the provider of a complex ERP/EAM/WFM SaaS solution.
  • Supporting Dopravní podnik hl. M. Prahy in the tender for a fully automatic train operation of pieces of the Prague Subway.

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

White & Case, s.r.o., advokátní kancelář‘s multidisciplinary TMT practice is drawn from the firm’s strengths in areas such as corporate, finance, competition, procurement, insolvency and litigation, among others. In addition to advising clients on issues impacting their business activities, the team is active in big-ticket TMT-related M&A and private equity transactions in the CEE region. On the regulatory side, it is advising clients on the EU-wide release of the 700MHz frequency band and related transition from DVB-T to DVB-T2 (the most advanced digital terrestrial television broadcasting standard). Elsewhere, cybersecurity matters are another driver of work. Team head Jan Andruško is experienced in advising leading media, broadcasting and digital content companies. Also recommended are Jan StejskalJan Jakoubek and Tomáš Ščerba.

Practice head(s):

Jan Andruško

Key clients

PPF

Avast

The Carlyle Group

Rohlik Group

Velká Pecka s.r.o.

Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets

České Radiokomunikace

Asahi

Work highlights

  • Advised PPF Group on an agreement with Central European Media Enterprises Ltd.
  • Advised Czech-based Rohlik Group on its Series C funding of €100m.
  • Advised Avast on its merger with NortonLifeLock Inc.

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy has an excellent reputation in the TMT arena, with it generating work from clients such as domestic and international TMT companies, government bodies, financial institutions and regulators. The cross-practice team is at the forefront of advice on groundbreaking digital transformation projects, as well as competition, intellectual property, tax and banking matters. It also advises on litigation and data protection. Prokop Verner heads up the team. Also of note is Jakub Čech, who is known for his IP and data protection law advice.

Practice head(s):

Prokop Verner

Other key lawyers:

Jakub Čech

Testimonials

‘We can always rely on A&O lawyers. They understand our business and provide us with practical legal advice. All people we have the opportunity to work with are highly skilled and very focused. We also appreciate their availability and flexibility.’

‘Mr. Prokop Werner is an experienced legal professional with a strong understanding of our business.’

Key clients

Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited

Memsource

W.A.G. Payment solutions, a.s.

ING Bank N.V.

Siemens

Asmodee Holding SAS

International Award Duke of Edinburgh Czech Republic

České Radiokomunikace

ABSA Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited on its acquisition of České Radiokomunikace a.s.
  • Advised ING Bank N.V. on data privacy aspects of closure of its retail business in the Czech Republic.
  • Representing longstanding client České Radiokomunikace in relation to unfair competition claims.

BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o.

BBH, advokátní kancelár, s.r.o. combines the manpower and scale of a large firm, with an ability to provide services ‘in the form and quality of a boutique firm.’ Its team undertakes a mix of regulatory, transactional and litigation work for major clients in the media and telecoms sectors. The practice is led by Petr Přecechtěl, whose TMT expertise is complemented by his M&A and competition knowledge. Tomáš Sedláček and Zdeněk Husták are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Petr Přecechtěl

Other key lawyers:

Tomáš Sedláček; Zdeněk Husták; Adam Necas

Testimonials

‘BBH as a firm and its team is quite unique as a whole. While it belongs among one of the largest law firms on the market, it’s able to provide services in the form and quality of a boutique firm. This basically means that despite their size, we as a client receive top class quality work, individualised approach and delivery and the ability to consider difficult issues or find unprecedented solutions – simply think out of the box.’

‘Tomas is an experienced lawyer having the unique ability to combine the provision of legal services with the needs and requirements of a business like our bank. He has the talent to come up with solutions that are often unique and unprecedented, yet legally robust and at the same time meeting our commercial requirements.’

‘Zdenek and Adam both have historically worked with the regulator and are extremely profound in financial regulation and the banking business both from a client and regulator perspective. They have unmatched insight and knowhow of the regulation requirements, closely following all new topics and to-come legislation.’

‘We have got an excellent long-term co-operation with BBH. According to our experience, their involvement is always helpful and fully professional.’

‘We revert mostly to Petr Precechtel, partner of BBH heading M&A and TMT practices. He is an excellent legal practitioner and experienced negotiator. He is able to find a viable solution even in respect to very complex legal issues. He is supported by other members of BBH.’ 

Key clients

Air Bank a.s.

Citrix

Česká Exportní Banka

Česká Národní Banka

Česká pošta, s.p.

Česká televise

ČEZ and its subsidiaries

EP Energy a.s.

Kaprain Investment group

O2 Czech Republic a.s.

PPF Group

SAZKA, sázková kancelář, a.s.

Zonky

Work highlights

  • Acted as Czech counsel to Citrix on the acquisition of Wrike from Vista Equity Partners $2.25bn.
  • Representing O2 Czech Republic a.s. in abuse of dominance proceedings.
  • Represented O2 Czech Republic a.s. in damage proceedings initiated by its competitor, Vodafone Czech Republic.

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners

CERHA HEMPEL Kališ & Partners provides regulatory advice to technology sector clients, as well as those in the solar energy arena. Its expertise covers IP work, including trade mark protection and registration, as well as data protection, contract drafting and litigation. Gaming has been an expanding area of focus for the firm, with it acting for heavyweight publishers and developers. Martin Kartner and David Kučera co-head the team, with respective experience in financing and competition work. Associate Nikol Jeništová is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Martin Kartner; David Kučera

Other key lawyers:

Nikol Jeništová

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive in international matters and the communication is always easy but valuable.’

‘The team continues to keep the high standard of work quality and business orientation, which is not easy or taken for granted on the market. In addition to law, the team members understand the technical and practical side of our business.’

‘We are working mostly with David Kucera. In addition to excellent knowledge of law, David has the ability to effectively and practically handle the case.’

Key clients

Telio Management GmbH

FCC Group

Oracle

MEDIN, a.s.

Masco Corporation

Dopravní podnik Ostrava a.s.

Siemens

HEWLETT-PACKARD s.r.o.

Canadian Solar EMEA GmbH

Waygate Technologies

Deichmann

McDonald´s ČR spol. s r.o.

ProSpon, spol. s r.o.

Tchibo Praha, spol. s r.o.

Next Kraftwerke GmbH

Flughafen Wien AG

ŽĎAS, a.s.

Creamfinance

BRP Bizzozero & Partners SA

OFFICEO s.r.o.

AR Metallizing N.V.

Work highlights

  • Advised the client Telio Management GmbH on various regulatory and data protection matters.
  • Advised FCC Group on a number of IP and technology-based matters.
  • Provided Canadian Solar EMEA GmbH with an in-depth analysis of local and EU law regulating the waste from solar panels.

Feichtinger Žídek Fyrbach advokáti s.r.o.

Feichtinger Žídek Fyrbach advokáti s.r.o.'s IT law department, which is led by Petr Žídek, acts for domestic and international clients ranging in size from start-ups to large multinationals. It provides support on matters such as public procurement, contract drafting, tech regulatory issues and transactions. Žídek works with David Fyrbach and associate Jakub Stransky.

Practice head(s):

Petr Zidek

Other key lawyers:

David Fyrbach; Jakub Stransky

Testimonials

‘Feichtinger Zidek Fyrbach has been providing us with day-to-day legal support for several years. They do understand us and are always available to help. At the same time, they offer great value for money. We appreciate that they pay attention to the security of their DMS and other IT systems and are able to use encrypted communication.’

‘We usually work with Petr Zidek, Jakub Stransky. We appreciate in particular their orientation in law and negotiation skills.’

‘David Fyrbach is the reason I use this firm.’

‘David Fyrbach has a brilliant mind and has an unrivalled ability to think outside the box. He has a great ability in providing effective solution to very complex problems.’

‘We have been working with this company for a long time and we always found their work useful and helpful. We have been mainly using the legal company for advice and help in public tenders and business law issues. They are always very professional and reliable. Sometimes we struggle with very tight schedules, but it was never a problem for Feichtinger Žídek Frybach advokáti s.r.o.. We are happy to have such good partners in legal field.’

‘To compare with other firms, Feichtinger Žídek Frybach advokáti s.r.o. always put priority in our projects even when lack of office hours.’

‘Great legal support in both IT and corporate related matters, very good communication and timely responses.’

Key clients

Konica Minolta IT Solutions Czech a.s.

Saab Technologies, s.r.o.

Kentico software s.r.o.

IBIS InGold, a.s.

AURA, s.r.o.

SONET, společnost s.r.o.

Infinity Energy, s.r.o.

ALVAO s.r.o.

XCENTER DIGITAL, s.r.o.

4fin Better together, a.s.

SURFIN Technology s.r.o.

Compactive, s.r.o.

FREE RW – SOFT v.o.s.

Work highlights

  • Advising Konica Minolta IT Solutions Czech on the supply, maintenance and support of large CRM and ERP systems.
  • Preparing model contract for a new IT product of Kentico.
  • Advising AURA on public procurement procedures regarding maintenance and support of IT products.

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

HAVEL & PARTNERS s.r.o., attorneys at law generates work from a sizeable client base, which comprises of companies in the telecoms, technology, IT and finance industries, as well as public authorities. In addition to being active in transactional work, the team also advises on data protection issues, with a particular emphasis on matters relating to GDPR implementation. Robert Nešpůrek, Jan Diblik and Štěpán Štarha co-head the group; the trio have expertise in transactions, regulatory and competition issues respectively.

Practice head(s):

Robert Nespurek; Jan Diblik; Štěpán Štarha

Other key lawyers:

David Nevesely

Testimonials

‘Creativity with attention to details. In comparison to other legal teams in the market, in my current (as well as past) experience, H&P’s solutions are frequently out-of-the-box but still very to the point, with high integrity.’

‘David Nevesely – excellent thinker, extremely creative with deep knowledge and unparalleled abilities to bring the right solutions to the clients. Jan Diblik – customer needs and goals are the central point of his efforts. He is able to organize a perfectly fitting support team for every need.’

‘The team is very able to find unique solutions and to solve different types of tasks.’

‘The team at Havel & Partners, under the leadership of Mr. Diblik, has a high added value for us for their competitiveness, orientation in the given issue and for their focus on finding solutions in the required time, especially with a focus on IT law and solutions in this area.’

Key clients

Albert

China Telecom Limited

Capgemini

Principal Engineering

Czech Football Association

KBC Group

Czech Post

Ferrero

Hyundai

IBM

Intel Corporation

Kapsch

LG Electronics

Miele

Ministry of Justice of the Czech Republic

M7 Group

Prague

Raiffeisenbank

Stock Spirits Group

ŠkoFIN

Unicorn Systems

eMan

Work highlights

  • Advised the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on drafting agreements for the supply and support of a solution of public administration information systems.
  • Advised the Ministry of Justice on the digitization of the public prosecutor’s office system.
  • Advised the GuideVision shareholders in relation to its acquisition by INFOSYS group.

Kinstellar

Kinstellar, which has a wide network of offices across Central Europe, acts for domestic tech and telecoms firms, as well as large multinational companies. In addition to acting for clients on a standalone basis, the firm assists a number of leading US and UK firms with the Czech law aspects of major transactions. Elsewhere, the practice covers technology litigation and regulatory issues over privacy, consumer law and IP law. Zdeněk Kučera leads the team, with associate Štěpánka Havlíková also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Zdeněk Kučera

Other key lawyers:

Štěpánka Havlíková

Testimonials

‘Great communication, reliability, good value for money.’

‘The firm succeeded in finding the right resources for varying requirements.’

‘Stepanka Havlikova in Prague is an astute privacy expert who demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and provides detailed analysis of privacy risks and data privacy agreements, including complex multi-party research agreements and business activities. Stepanka has also taken a proactive approach at times and identified issues that may not have otherwise come to our attention, and contributed to appropriate solutions.’

Key clients

Czech Banking Credit Bureau

Thermo Fisher

Zalando

EU Agency for the Space Programme

Porsche

Kiwi.com

Vodafone

Infosys

Genesis Growth Equity Fund I

Carvago

Work highlights

  • Advised the Czech Banking Credit Bureau as part of an audit of its activities relating to personal data processing.
  • Advising Thermo Fisher’s global data privacy office on various data protection matters.
  • Advising Zalando on the consumer law and regulatory aspects of its market entry.

Schoenherr Czech Republic

Schoenherr Czech Republic‘s TMT team is ‘fully capable of handling the complex needs of a multinational software company.’ It lists among its clients a combination of domestic and international tech corporations, advising them on major transactional matters, as well as regulatory issues. The firm also has a growing telecoms practice, with an emphasis on IP and data protection work. Associate Eva Stalmach Bajáková, who leads the group, has broad IP law experience in relation to tech firms. Vladimír Čížek acts on major transactions.

Practice head(s):

Eva Stalmach Bajáková

Other key lawyers:

Vladimír Čížek

Testimonials

‘Schoenherr has a really strong team in place that is fully capable of handling the complex needs of a multinational software company and operating under high time pressure in high-value IP and M&A transactions.’

‘Vladimir Cizek is really a really savvy partner and operates with an ownership mentality. He is very well-versed in legal matters and extremely good at negotiating. He works very efficiently, also under high time pressure. He is an expert in orchestrating transactions across many parties.’

Key clients

Celonis SE

Komerční banka, a.s.

Torrot Electric Europa, S.A.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

METRO AG / Hospitality Digital GmbH

Twisto payments a.s.

EVO Payments Inc.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

PEARS HEALTH CYBER s.r.o.

UNITED PARCEL SERVICES CZECH REPUBLIC, s.r.o.

Facebook, Inc.

CESI S.p.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Celonis SE on the acquisition of Czech Integromat.
  • Advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and Raiffeisenbank a.s. on the acquisition of AKCENTA CZ a.s..
  • Advised Twisto Payments a.s. on the strategic entry and further option to acquire a 100 % share in Twisto Payments a.s.

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář

Squire Patton Boggs s.r.o., advokátní kancelář's team, which is highlighted for its ‘perfect knowledge of law plus industry’,  demonstrates strong capabilities advising on public policy and regulatory matters; the practice is led by Hana Gawlasová, who has decades of experience handling technology policy issues. Her practice also covers data protection matters. Also notable is that the firm has a strong offering in relation to matters concerning blockchain. Associate Petra Věžníková advises on a combination of new technology matters and competition law cases.

Practice head(s):

Hana Gawlasová

Other key lawyers:

Petra Věžníková

Testimonials

‘SPB team was very flexible as regards their time capabilities and they could deliver high quality work in a relatively short amount of time. We appreciated their business-oriented approach and understandable response to the questions being resolved within their standpoint.’

‘The team has expertise in IP and technology-related law aspects in multiple jurisdictions.’

‘Perfect knowledge of law plus industry. They know how to deal with tricky issues. Strong support and just on-time delivery of services.’

‘Petra Veznikova – a young lady with high-class knowledge and open-minded approach.’

‘What is really important for me is that I get a fast confirmation that my request is to be attended. They are also very efficient in finding the right partner in collaborative matters in a different jurisdiction.’

‘I love working with Ms Hana Gawlasová. She is efficient, responsive, understands the business needs well and communicates nicely. Her structured responses can be immediately resent to the company stakeholders without further text reduction.’

‘The SPB team I work with is exceptionally experienced. They benefit from many years of extensive experience and working with a large variety of international clients and state authorities. They provide seamless international service involving counsels around the world.’

‘They are dedicated, focused on the client and reliable in anything they do. They know how to connect with the client and its needs and accommodate those needs into the manner in which they produce their work and the view of issues they work on.’

Key clients

APMS

Inmarsat

NAKIT

Work highlights

  • Advised RWS Moravia on compliance with privacy regulations in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Advised NAKIT on selected aspects of national covid19 tracing system and selected aspects of data and personal data processing.
  • Advising Vodafone Czech Republic on competition law aspects in connection with the 5G auction.

Weinhold Legal

With Weinhold Legal having offices in Prague and Brno, it is suitably well-placed to act for clients on cross-border transactions. The firm is also highlighted for its strength in IP and regulatory matters, such as trade marks, (software) author rights and GDPR/privacy. Contentious matters are also a driver of work. Martin Lukáš, who leads the team, has trade marks expertise and he is also noted for M&A experience. Associate Tereza Hošková advises on data protection and public procurement law.

Practice head(s):

Martin Lukáš

Other key lawyers:

Tereza Hošková

Testimonials

‘Very efficient team providing advice on issues ranging from trademarks, (software) author rights, GDPR/privacy and regulatory issues related to our work in the financial sector.’

‘Martin Lukas – efficient, no-nonsense, very experienced in IT and compliance matters’

‘On Weinhold Legal we appreciate fast services and professional attitude.’

‘We were directly in contact only with Martin Lukáš. He is reliable, always responds quickly and is able to provide us with contacts to important people.’

‘Attention to detail. What I appreciate the most about Weinhold Legal is that they look at every aspect of my need or request. Sometimes as a client I don’t always know the “what if’s” that I could encounter. The lawyers at Weinhold always advise me on every aspect and nuance that I may encounter. They prepare me for the good and the bad, which I appreciate.’

Key clients

Sighttex

CC Internet

act Randa Havel Legal

act Randa Havel Legal's experienced TMT team advises clients on a wide ambit of matters, such as online media, online advertising, e-commerce and personal data protection. It notably acts for the City of Prague’s IT department, advising on regulatory matters and the acquisition of software licences. Tomáš Rydvan, who serves as the lead counsel to the client, is knowledgeable about IT-related public procurement matters. He co-heads the practice with Matyáš Kužela.

Practice head(s):

Tomáš Rydvan; Matyáš Kužela

Other key lawyers:

Martin Řanda

Key clients

Webonus s.r.o.

KYOCERA Document Solutions Czech, s.r.o.

OR-CZ spol. s r.o.

The Capital City of Prague

TSK a.s.

JCDecaux

JVS Group

MyQ, spol. s r.o.

The Capital City of Prague

Work highlights

  • Providing Webonus s.r.o. with comprehensive legal services in connection with an investment in Virtuplex s.r.o.
  • Providing legal services to the IT department of the Capital City of Prague.
  • Advising JCDecaux on a regular basis in connection with all legal aspects of JCDecaux’s operations in the Czech Republic.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o.

bpv Braun Partners s.r.o. advises its clients on product licensing, product outsourcing and software and hardware agreements. Data privacy and IP matters are another key area of focus, as is the firm's litigation and arbitration work. Pavel Vincík, who leads the team, advises on transactions and disputes. Arthur Braun and associate Lucie Kalašová are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Pavel Vincík

Other key lawyers:

Arthur Braun; Lucie Kalašová

Key clients

Wikipedia

Mediaservis

SentiSquare

S24 SpA/Everli

Kocián Šolc Balaštík

Kocián Šolc Balaštík handles a full range of TMT matters for clients operating in areas such as IT, telecommunications (including satellite telecommunications), finance, media and automotive, among others. In addition to assisting with regulatory matters, other work includes advice to investors and corporate buyers on the acquisition of technology firms, as well as entry into the Czech market. Practice head Drahomír Tomašuk advises on IT/IP-related M&A, data protection and telecommunications/electronic communications. Associate Jaroslav Zahradníček is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Drahomír Tomašuk

Other key lawyers:

Jaroslav Zahradníček

Key clients

Jamf Software

Sandberg Capital

Solitea Group

O2 Czech Republic

NTT Cloud Communications

IPC Systems

Heureka Group

IGNUM

WY Group

DAQUAS

Deutsche Telekom

Daimler AG

European Union Agency for the Space Programme

ŠKODA AUTO

Czech Television

Dahua Technology

Work highlights

  • Advised US software company Jamf on its acquisition of Wandera.
  • Advised Sandberg Capital on acquisition of a 40% stake in DAKTELA.
  • Assisted Solitea with the acquisition of a 100% stake in Mainstream Technologies, s.r.o. and its parent company Powerstream, a.s.

PETERKA & PARTNERS

PETERKA & PARTNERS has a strong pedigree for advising clients on Czech media law matters, particularly in relation to the negotiation of media rights (with a particularly strong emphasis on sports-related work) and litigation. It is also active in transactional matters. The practice is jointly led by Hynek Peroutka and Zdenek Beranek. Adéla Krbcová is noted for her data protection expertise.

Practice head(s):

Hynek Peroutka; Zdenek Beranek

Other key lawyers:

Adéla Krbcová

Key clients

BÄR GmbH

Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma S.A.

FC Viktoria Plzeň

Národní pokladnice s.r.o.

Yadex International GmbH

Emergency Technology, Inc.

MAPA SPONTEX CE

Work highlights

  • Advised FC Viktoria Plzeň on various IP and TMT matters.
  • Advised Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma S.A. on an internal platform for intellectual property.
  • Represented MAPA SPONTEX CE in proceedings before Czech courts and the Czech Patent Office.

PRK Partners

In addition to providing ‘excellent legal support in the area of data privacy’, PRK Partners provides broader transactional and regulatory support to its clients. On the regulatory side, it has acted on a number of innovative projects relating to universities, advising them on online dispute resolution and AI matters. It is also known for advising start-ups on transactions, particularly those in the healthcare market. Michal Matějka leads the team. Media law expert Radan Kubr acts for clients in disputes.

Practice head(s):

Michal Matějka

Other key lawyers:

Radan Kubr

Testimonials

‘Aside from excellent solving of standard situations, I would like to stress the flexibility in understanding what we needed. At one point the firm gave us key strategic advice which we did not consider before.’

‘We are very satisfied with the service that PRK Partners provide. They always provide to the point, well-structured and commercially reasonable advice.’

‘In the IP area, we work primarily with Michal Matejka who is our single point of contact for these matters. We praise him for being able to provide quick, well-thought-out and commercially sound advice even on the most complex legal matters.’

‘Excellent legal support in the area of data privacy – great knowledge combined with easy to understand and solution-oriented approach. We have been also working with other law firms but legal assistance from PRK was simply exceptional: Michal Matejka and his colleague Ivana Rosenzweigova were always available, even during the Covid-19 time. I value their discipline and focus – they are always very well prepared and deliver timely.’

‘Our company has been supported by Michal Matejka, who is an excellent lawyer – amazing knowledge, goes straight to the issue, easy to understand, capable of simplifying complicated legal matters, and most importantly, solve them! Responsive, reliable, proactive – you know Michal is “in it with you” and this is exactly what you need from your lawyer.

‘PRK and its team co-operating with us are strongly business-oriented. They understand the legal implications of running a business. They are on top of technology and innovation progress, both in their domain expertise, as well the way they co-operate with us.’

Key clients

SCS Software s.r.o.

Masaryk University Brno, Technical University Brno

Charles University in Prague, College of Mathematics and Physics

Swixx Biopharma s.r.o.

TV Nova

NEWPS.CZ

Wolters Kluwer

Hub Innovation s.r.o.

changing.legal a.s.

PromethistAI a.s.

Work highlights

  • Acting as the primary legal counsel TV Nova.
  • Cooperating with the major Czech universities on a number of major innovative projects.
  • Advising SWIXX BIOPHARMA on a complex cross-border GDPR compliance project.

Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář

Skils s.r.o. advokátní kancelář is a well-known name in the media and telecoms sectors, with its team advising clients on matters such as pricing, licensing, regulation of the radio frequency band spectrum and various other issues. It also handles the acquisition of software and other key supplies. Karel Muzikář leads the team, which also includes Martin Kramář and Jiri Kindl.

Practice head(s):

Karel Muzikar

Other key lawyers:

Martin Kramář; Jiri Kindl

Testimonials

‘Matters in which we are served by Skils are very complex and comprehensive. Their strengths are focus, knowledge, understanding of the business, experience and professional approach. No matter what time they had, they are always well-prepared for meetings, they understand our business and its technical aspects, their outcomes are lack of mistakes, and for sure – their focus, expertise and experience are definitely their main strengths.’

Key clients

CETIN

Nordic Telecom Systems

CHAPS

Plzensky Prazdroj

MONETA Money Bank

Czech Government

Road and Motorway Directorate