Hana is a people and technology lawyer and a recognised leader in Information Technology and Telecommunications Regulation, recommended in Chambers Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA and Who’s Who Legal. As a technology lawyer, Hana is assisting Inmarsat with the launch of its European Aviation Network – a hybrid satellite/terrestrial telecommunications network for delivering enhanced connectivity to aircrafts in the EU airspace. She is also assisting a Czech localisation and translation company with a global footprint with its technology and copyright issues across its EU, US and Asia markets.

    Also recognised as a labour and employment lawyer by Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 EMEA, Hana is working extensively with a leading enterprise applications developer on employee compliance and privacy issues and also with a global network management and cloud monitoring software provider on workforce regulatory issues, executive dismissals and employee mobility. Hana has also worked with one of the largest global advertising companies on personal data transfers relating to outsourcing of IT infrastructure.

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    Labour and Employment

    • Advising provider of network monitoring software on employment and labour law issues relating to employee handbook, internal regulations, template employment documents, monitoring of employees and employment termination issues.
    • Advising enterprise profitability solutions provider on a range of employment issues, including the entire labour and employment documentation and employment termination issues.
    • Advising Czech group of companies of a global advertising firm on executive hiring and firing issues.
    • Advising IT service provider on employment and labour law issues relating to employee handbook, internal regulations, template employment documents, monitoring of employees and employment termination issues.
    • Advising a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the largest publicly traded telecommunications companies in the world on regulatory and licensing matters in the Czech Republic.
    • Advising a San Francisco and Prague-based custom software developer on various intellectual property matters, including assignment of software to an SPV.
    • Advising a US-based leading enterprise applications developer on localisation of its software-related contracts (e.g., license agreements, contracts for work or service level agreements) in the Czech Republic.
    • Advising a US-based leading enterprise applications developer, with respect to negotiations of a three-party license agreement to be entered into with its Czech client and its subsequent client.
    • Advising a US-based leading enterprise applications developer on structuring and enforcement of a contractual penalty in a contract for work with a Czech-based client.
    • Advising one of the largest publicly traded banks in the world on data breach notification duties in the Czech Republic.
    • Advising one of the world’s largest global automotive suppliers on employment contracts (executive employment, hiring and termination issues).
    • Advising one of the world’s largest global automotive suppliers on sensitive investigations involving employees and contractors.
    • Advising a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies on mass dismissals and collective bargaining agreement, including negotiation.
    • Advising a global business software company on employee transfers and employee mobility within Central and Eastern Europe.
    • Advising a global electronics company on employment and labour law issues relating to spin off of its TV unit.
    • Advising a global electronics company on employment, compliance, data protection and privacy issues.
    • Advising one of the world’s largest global automotive suppliers on employee benefits, employee dispute resolution and compliance issues.
    • Advising a public credit insurer on employment contracts, management contracts and employment termination issues.
    • Advising a global car manufacturer on employment regulatory matters relating to European Works Council and Special Negotiation Body.
    • Advising a global IT solutions provider on the participation of employees of in Special Negotiation Body and forming Societas Europea as a corporate entity.
    • Advising investment platform/wrap platform technology provider on employee benefits and an employee share scheme.
    • Advising a leading global producer of disposable personal hygiene product on a long-term incentive plan.
    • Advising a pan-European insurance company on employee benefits.
    • Advising global car maker on employee surveillance and employee monitoring issues.
    • Advising IT solutions provider on work permits, visas, immigration issues and relationship with recruitment agencies.

    Intellectual Property and Technology

    • Advising a global telecommunications operator and service provider on public policy issues relating to fees imposed on use of radio spectrum.
    • Advising a social media network on public policy issues relating to the proposed Electronic Communications Code regulation.
    • Advising Czech subsidiaries of a global advertising company on personal data protection and privacy issues relating to outsourcing of part of IT infrastructure.
    • Advising an independent private equity firm on an acquisition of satellite Pay TV provider.
    • Advising an SaaS provider on its cloud subscription agreement with a Czech customer.
    • Advising a visual digital entertainment company on IT security policy and bring your own device issues.
    • Advising investment platform/wrap platform technology provider on copyright issues, employee work and software licensing issues.
    • Advising a global business software company on software licensing, maintenance and support issues.
    • Advising a software solutions company on localisations and software licensing issues.
    • Advising a global IT company in connection with the local law aspects of an acquisition of a mobile devices and services business.
    • Advising one of the world’s largest global automotive suppliers on IT/telecoms agreement with Czech provider of electronic communications services.
    • Advising a leading software and technology solutions provider on software licensing issues, including copyright assignment and transfer.
    • Advising Czech broadcasting company on licensing and regulatory issues.
    • Advising an Austrian electronic communications services operator on a contemplated acquisition of a regional broadcasting business.
    • Advising Pay TV programmer on a broadcasting agreement with Czech customer.
    • Advising digital music service provider on regulatory issues relating to launch of services.

    Data Protection and Privacy

    • Advising Czech subsidiaries of a global advertising company on personal data protection and privacy issues relating to outsourcing of part of IT infrastructure.
    • Advising Czech financial platform on an inspection by the Czech Data Protection Office, including inspection meetings, documents prep and review, negotiation with the regulator and representation in administrative proceedings.
    • Advising provider of network monitoring software on personal data protection issues, including designing of personal data protection compliance project.
    • Advising a listed telecommunications company on data protection, data transfers and privacy issues.
    • Advising a global electronics company on data processing agreements, data transfer agreements and intra-group transfer issues.
    • Advising a healthcare information, services and technology provider on project involving processing of outpatient data.
    • Advising a healthcare information, services and technology provider on data protection audit and data protection compliance issues.
    • Advising an automobile parts manufacturer on data protection, data processing, privacy and employment aspects of a new IT system.
    • Advising a listed telecommunications company on data protection compliance project in several CEE jurisdictions.
    • Advising an online ticketing company on data processing and data subject consent issues in connection with e-ticketing.
    • Advising a market place organiser on data protection, data transfer, data processing and whistleblowing issues.
    • Advising global computer manufacturer on data transfer issues in connection with e-discovery.
    • Advising a Big 4 audit company on whistleblowing issues.
    • Advising an international financial institution on data protection and data transfer issues in relation to a global outsourcing project.
    • Advising a global car maker on internal investigation relating to misconduct of some of its top employees, including advice on underlying data processing, data transfer and privacy issues.

    E-Commerce and e-Payments

    • Advising Czech financial platform on provision of services via an online platform.
    • Advising Czech translation services provider on electronic signature rules in a number of jurisdictions, including EU and non-EU countries (US, Argentina and China).
    • Advising US marketing organisation on international website regulation, including advising on cookies, appropriate disclaimers and use restrictions, as well as privacy policy disclosures.

    Consumer Rights

    • Advising Czech financial platform on compliance issues relating to new regulation of consumer protection laws relating to financial services.
    • Advising manufacturer of vending mixtures on consumer issues relating to unfair competition claims.
    • Advising telecoms operator on end-user issues relating to provision of high-end electronic communications services.

    Education

    • Charles University in Prague, Mgr., 1997

    Admissions

    • Czech Republic, 2001

    Languages

    • Czech
    • English
    • Listed in Právní rádce’s 2017 Outstanding Women in Law in the Czech Republic
    • Recognised in Who’s Who Legal 2017: Telecommunications Media & Technology in the areas of Telecoms and Media and Information Technology.
    • Recognised as one of the elite “Leading Lawyers” list in The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 for TMT, Czech Republic.
    • Recognised in the 2016-17 Best Lawyers in the Czech Republic for Media Law and Technology Law.
    • Listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 and 2016.
    • Recommended in Chambers Europe 2014 and 2015, noting that “Hana Gawlasová rises in the rankings due to exceptional feedback endorsing her ability to consider the bigger picture when advising clients. Others appreciate her direct approach, responsiveness and concise, practical advice.”

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