Squire Patton Boggs has bolstered both its Regulated Industries and Labour & Employment teams with the appointment of Hana Gawlasová as partner in the firm’s Prague office. Ms. Gawlasová joins the firm from Kinstellar where she was partner and head of both the Telecommunications, Media & Technology, and Labour & Employment practice groups.
Ms. Gawlasová is a recognised leader in Information Technology, Data Protection and Telecommunications Regulation, and is recommended in Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, and Who’s Who Legal. She recently advised in a global acquisition of a mobile phone maker by one of the world’s largest software makers, and in the acquisition of a satellite platform operator in three jurisdictions by an independent private equity house. She has also advised major telecommunications operators on cross-border regulation, data protection and data transfers. With substantial expertise in the media sector, she has acted for a global pay-TV programmer and a broadcasting regulator in relation to advertising and licensing issues respectively.
Also a labour and employment specialist, Ms. Gawlasová worked extensively with a global supplier of components and systems for the automotive industry on employment contracts, internal investigations and compliance issues. She also advised one of the largest car manufacturers on employment contracts, data protection and privacy protection issues. Ms. Gawlasová works on a wide range of issues in relation to employment law, including advising on regulation and compliance issues, contracts, dismissals, immigration, benefits and employee mobility.
Radek Janecek, Managing Partner of the firm’s Prague office, said: “We welcome Hana to the global team at Squire Patton Boggs. Hana’s expertise in both employment law as well as information technology and data protection makes her a perfect fit for the firm, given that these complementary areas are in high demand by our clients. With a first-rate Pan-European group, we will benefit from her addition in the Prague office to our international network.”
Commenting on her appointment by Squire Patton Boggs, Hana Gawlasová said: “I am impressed by Squire Patton Boggs’ focus on their clients and its high level of professionalism as a core and defining value. I’m delighted to be joining the firm at this exciting time of growth and working on a truly global platform across practice groups.”