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PIERSTONE s.r.o., advokátní kancelář Pierstone is a world-class international law firm focusing on complex transactions and litigation as well as day-to-day legal support in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT). We are a frequent choice of transnational corporations, investment funds and international organizations. Ever since its founding in 2004, Pierstone has enjoyed a reputation as the premier law firm in Central and Eastern Europe for businesses focusing on technology. The office in Prague has clients among leading telecommunication companies (Alcatel, British Telecom, GTS Novera, Orange, Skype, Tele2, TeliaSonera, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Volný), IT companies (Apple, AVG, DHL Information Systems, Microsoft), media companies (Disney, MTV Adria, Turner Broadcasting) and other sectors (Unibail Rodamco, Bidvest, Unilin). The Pierstone network has offices in Brussels, London, Moscow, and Prague.
PRACTICE AREAS IT law and technology law
competition law and EU law
regulation in telecommunications mergers and acquisitions media
public procurement commercial law corporate law
dispute resolutions employment law
LEADING PARTNERS Jana Pattynová is one of the best experts for IT law and telecommunications law in Central and Eastern Europe. Over more than 16 years, she acted on some of the largest IT and telecommunication transactions in the region. Her broad experience also includes advising multinational IT companies, major mobile and fixed-line operators throughout the region and governments. Last year, she worked on key projects in the area of telecommunications and information technologies on the Czech market, including the multibillion Czech Crown 4G auction, program of support for next generation access networks (NGAs), mobile network sharing between T-Mobile and Telefonica and multibillion public tenders on the central procurement of software by government authorities. Independent legal directories rank Jana consistently as a leading expert in technology, media and telecommunications law. Tomas Schollaert enjoys a reputation as a leading technology lawyer in the region. Over more than 16 years, he has advised TMT clients in over 20 countries on important regulatory, competition and litigation cases. He successfully acted in the first cases that were handled under the EU antitrust and state aid rules in the new Member States of the EU. Tomas has practised in Brussels, Prague, London and Warsaw. He is