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Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár Offices
Pierstone s.r.o., advokátní kancelár > The Legal 500 Rankings
Czech Republic > TMT Tier 1Pierstone 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.
Jana Pattynová; Tomas Schollaert; Lenka Suchánková
‘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.’
Czech Telecommunications Office
- 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.
Iva Zothová; Tomas Schollaert
Other key lawyers:
‘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.’
Time is Ltd.
Bidfood Czech Republic
- 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.
Lenka Suchánková; Tomas Schollaert; Jana Pattynová
‘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.’
- 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.