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Connecting Tech Markets around the World - A Networking Event by the Tech M&A Committee

May 27, 2021

11:00 AM ET // 5:00 PM CET




The Tech M&A Committee is excited to present a webinar connecting tech markets around the world: Five speakers will briefly present different local tech markets and related legal issues - in particular in regard to international Technology M&A transactions. These input presentations are followed by a networking section where you will have the opportunity to directly liaise with the speakers, Tech M&A Committee members and other Tech M&A professionals around the world. So whenever the next international Tech M&A transaction hits your desk, you'll already know what to expect!


Moderated by 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, Endava, Slovenia

Ana is 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, MaPaLaw, Italy and Switzerland

Marco 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, Dana Associés, France

Raphaël Dana 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, Schellenberg Wittmer, Switzerland

Samuel Klaus is 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, Astrea, Belgium

Steven De Schrijver is a partner specialising in Corporate, M&A, and Technology at Astrea. He has 27 years of experience advising large Belgian and foreign technology companies, as well as innovative entrepreneurs and their customers, on complex commercial agreements and projects dealing with new technologies.  His expertise includes e-commerce, software licensing, cloud computing (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), hosted services platform development and services, privacy law (including GDPR implementation), IT security, technology transfers, IT and BPO outsourcing, digital transformation, Industry 4.0, IoT, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, drones, and robotics.