The media and telecommunications sector is among the most exciting to watch in our region. Advertisers are shifting their investments towards new information technologies. Conversely, companies in the telecommunications industry are grappling with the need to adjust their business models due to market growth and an increase in competition. Despite the challenges, major growth opportunities exist for both media and telecommunications companies.

PRK Partners is capable of advising on all issues related to the media and telecommunications sector. While we have not worked in this area for the full history of our firm, we are gaining experience and expertise in it every year. Chambers Europe 2009 states that, “although not traditionally viewed as a major presence in TMT, [PRK Partners] has successfully broken into the sector and continues to make significant strides there.” Our multi-disciplinary team advises on all aspects of telecommunications and media law. We have been involved in everything from litigation to licensing, but we primarily work with media and telecom clients in corporate, regulatory and anti-trust matters.

Notable Experience

  • Legal advice to Ringier Axel Springer Media in connection with buying a majority stake in Slovak the most visited Internet portal With has Ringier Axel Springer Media become the leader on the Slovak online market. The company operates through its Slovak subsidiary, and issues such widely read newspaper Nový čas and several magazines. It also operates the internet portals that are visited by about 800,000 monthly visitors;
  • Advising the Central European leader in internet advertising on the merger of its Czech and Slovak operations;
  • Czech law advice to Novell Professional Services Česká republika, s.r.o. in connection with various agreements concerning local IT services and product support;
  • Provided IT and regulatory advice to I-Box LLC in connection with the installation of a network of payment and re-charge terminals.