NewsBird & Bird expands its Tech & Comms group with the appointment of Ján Kuklinca and his team in Prague

International law firm Bird & Bird expands its Tech & Comms sector group with the appointment of Ján Kuklinca and his team in Prague.

With nearly 15 years of experience in information technology and data protection law, Ján joins the firm from Deloitte Legal. He primarily advises on transformation projects as well as digitalisation, data management and processing matters and has extensive experience in negotiating and implementing complex technology solutions, cloud computing, cybersecurity and digital market regulatory issues. Ján also supports clients on intellectual property, e-commerce and consumer protection law-related matters.

Joining with Ján is Counsel Lukáš Holub who specialises in IP and IT law, software contracts, brand protection, media and entertainment law, and e-commerce issues. He also has experience with M&A transactions and corporate law and is admitted to practice law in the Czech Republic and Florida, USA.

Associate Michaela Čejková, specialising in IT law, data protection and intellectual property, will also join the firm with Ján and Lukáš.

Marjolein Geus, Fabian Niemann, Ted Chwu, Ronald Hendrikx, co-heads of Bird & Bird’s international Tech & Comms sector group, comment: “The arrival of Ján and his team will significantly boost our growing network of digital specialists and reflects the strong demand both from our international and Czech clients for specialist support on technology and data protection matters. We look forward to working with Ján and the team!”

Ivan Sagál, managing partner of Bird & Bird in Czech Republic and Slovakia, adds: “Ján is an experienced, respected professional in the market and we are very pleased to welcome him to the team. His arrival, along with the rest of his team, is an important part of our strategy in the Prague office: To strengthen our growing Tech & Comms team and bolster the stellar reputation we have built over 15 years in the Czech and Slovak markets.”

Ján says: “The team and I are thrilled to be joining Bird & Bird in Prague. We are looking forward to working closely with our new colleagues, both in Prague and across wider Europe, as we continue to grow the Tech & Comms team’s capabilities to service clients across Bird & Bird’s international network.”