Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár > Prague, Czech Republic > Firm Profile

Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár
Perlová 371/5
PRAGUE 1
Czech Republic

Czech Republic > TMT Tier 1

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.

Czech Republic > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár's team, which has ‘an ability to to focus on practical and commercial aspects of transactions’, acts for buyers and sellers on asset, share and hybrid deals. In addition, other work includes the negotiation of shareholders' agreements, the formation of joint ventures and restructurings. Clients range from start-up companies and venture capital firms to multinational companies (for whom the firm acts as global corporate counsel). The team is co-led by Iva Zothová and Tomas Schollaert. Schollaert is highlighted for his ‘commercial understanding of the issues that start-up founders encounter’. 

Practice head(s):

Iva Zothová; Tomas Schollaert

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Kral

Testimonials

‘Great commitment to problem solving.’

‘Very experienced team of partners, providing legal services in various fields with focus on IT and IP law. Great transactional expertise.’

‘Experience, knowledge of legal fields, flexibility, practical advice’

‘It is all about the people at Pierstone, their value and their ability to make them visible in how they work. Yes, they are lawyers but they have values which makes it, for me at least, much more trustworthy.’

‘You combine empathy, absolute intellectual sharpness and a great team to provide support.’

‘Very good technical skills of partners and members of the team. Proactivness, business experience.’

‘Tomas Schollaert has a keen commercial understanding of the issues that start-up founders encounter in addition to navigating investment rounds and shareholders. His advice and counsel is what every founder and CEO should have in their repertoire.’

‘Stefan Kral has a keen eye for detail, identifying the pain or problem point very precisely, and finding the legal means to navigate through or around that point.’

Key clients

Gamee

Unilin

Time is Ltd.

Socialbakers

Bidfood Czech Republic

Heliot/Cube Infrastructure

Poetizer

Index Ventures

Work highlights

  • Acted as counsel to Socialbakers on its acquisition by Astute Solutions.
  • Advised Index Ventures on Series C investment into European unicorn Rohlik.cz.
  • Advised mobile gaming platform GAMEE on merger with Hong Kong developer Animoca Brands.

Czech Republic > Intellectual property Tier 3

Clients note that Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár is ‘one of the best in the Czech market for IT/IP matters’. Co-led by Lenka Suchánková, Tomas Schollaert and Jana Pattynová, the team offers boutique-level experience of copyright and trademark matters, with it advising many media companies. The firm is particularly known for its TMT practice; it is particularly strong in tech projects, data-related services and AI matters. Clients include a blend of blue-chip and domestic tech companies.

Practice head(s):

Lenka Suchánková; Tomas Schollaert; Jana Pattynová

Testimonials

‘AK Pierstone represent the best possible team you can have to represent your rights or to receive relevant legal advice. There is no other similar legal team in Prague I can trust the most.’

‘We obtained always really the best value for the price we were able to pay, but with the top quality and in the the agreed time frame.’

‘Pierstone is an excellent law firm, definitely one of the best on the Czech market for IT/IP matters. They are able to accommodate differences in time zones and be available for calls outside their regular business hours. They can effectively negotiate contracts governed by UK or US states laws.’

‘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 speed of their work. They represent a unique and consolidated team of lawyers.’

Key clients

Microsoft

Socialbakers

Vogue

8Heads Production

JetBrains

Work highlights

  • Acting as Microsoft’s regional counsel for Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Acting as global corporate counsel to Socialbakers, providing advice on licensing and other IP issues.
  • Acting as counsel to Vogue Czech Republic and Slovakia, providing day to day and project work.
  • TMT