On May 27, 2021 KG Legal Kiełtyka Gładkowski is taking part in the networking event “Connecting Tech Markets around the World”, organized by the Tech M&A Committee of ITechLaw association.

The event will be devoted to the presentation of different local tech markets and related legal issues – in particular in regard to international Technology M&A transactions. The topics will be presented by speakers who are the specialist in the local tech markets.

The moderator of the event is Mitko Karushkov, Technology and Transactional lawyer at Mitko Karushkov, Bulgaria. Mitko Karushkov has been practicing legal solution provision for over 20 years. He renders legal and business advice to technology companies or companies using technology in their operations. Mitko’s main areas of practice include data protection, intellectual property, M&A and related transactional work and advice, information security, regulatory & compliance work for telecommunication companies present in Bulgaria and Europe. Mitko Karushkov is a recommended data protection expert by Bloomberg BNA, USA.

Ana Pavlovic is the Head of Legal for Endava Adriatic region and General Manager of Endava Slovenia. Ana has been in-house counsel for over 20 years, focusing on business, finance, corporate, IT, and IP-related matters, with a constant focus on support to business and development issues. In the past 12 years in the IT industry, she actively participated in several M&A transactions on different asset and share sale deals related to IT products and services globally.

Marco Pallucchini of MaPaLaw, Italy and Switzerland is specializing in M&A, corporate and general commercial law, international litigation. His clients conduct their businesses mainly in the following industries: IT and online advertising, software, IT-TMT.

Raphaël Dana of Dana Associés is involved in complex litigation and commercial negotiations, with a focus on intellectual property matters and questions related to new technologies (personal data, financial or health data, software, cybersecurity, etc.). His litigation practice takes him before the French supervisory authority (CNIL), French courts, and arbitral tribunals. He represents financial institutions, actors of the industrial and manufacturing world, companies of the infrastructure and transport sectors, and players in the fields of life sciences, telecommunications, and technology.

Samuel Klaus of Schellenberg Wittmer, Switzerland is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Group in Zurich, Switzerland. He represents and advises clients in technology and outsourcing projects, in software, licensing, and data protection-related matters, and regarding new technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) or Blockchain matters (DLT).

Steven de Schrijver is a partner specializing in companies, mergers & acquisitions, and technology at Astrea. He is an experienced specialist in fields like e-commerce, software licensing, cloud computing (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), hosted service development and services, privacy law (including RODO implementation), IT security, technology transfers, IT outsourcing and BPO, digital transformation, Industry 4.0, IoT, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, drones and robotics.