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Firm Profile

Weinhold Legal v.o.s.

Firm Profile

Prague 1

  • Florentinum
  • Na Florenci 2116/15
  • Nové Město
  • Prague 1
  • Prague
  • Czech Republic
  • 110 00

Firm profile submitted by Weinhold Legal v.o.s.

Managing Partners: Daniel Weinhold
Number of partners: 5 Number of lawyers (other than partners): 35
Languages: Czech, English, German, Slovak


Weinhold Legal was established in 1996 and currently boasts a team of more than forty Czech, Slovak and foreign lawyers, bringing together the international know-how and a detailed knowledge of the local legal environment. The firm has offices in Prague and Brno and is a part of the EY global organisation that is represented in more than 150 jurisdictions. It is one of the largest international law firms operating in the Czech and Slovak Republics. An outstanding quality of its practice is its close cooperation with leading tax, accounting and corporate finance specialists. As a result, the firm is in a superior position to provide comprehensive solutions to business questions and to manage, implement and close transactions in which legal, tax, accounting and financial advice are closely interrelated. A few examples of recent significant projects are listed below.



Mergers & Acquisitions/ Corporate & Commercial / Competition:

5 Partners, 26 fee earners
■ Comprehensive legal advice to the Polish group ITAKA in respect of the acquisition of the oldest and the most famous Czech travel agency ČEDOK. Services included also representing the client in the process of obtaining the antimonopoly clearance
■ Complex legal assistance to the shareholders of KOMA Commercial in connection with the sale of the company to Brammer plc, a European leader in the distribution of industrial products and services for maintenance, repairs and overhauls, listed on the London SE
■ Assistance to both LG and OLYMPUS in connection with cross border mergers (3 jurisdictions)
Key Clients: ITAKA, KOMA Commercial, LG, OLYMPUS, LKQ Group, Lagardere group
Contacts: Daniel Weinhold, Ondřej Havránek, Dušan Kmoch, Dalibor Šimeček

Banking, Finance & Insurance:
3 Partners, 10 fee earners
■ Assistance to LKQ group in relation to the issue of senior notes in the aggregate principal amount of EUR 500 million due 2024
■ Assistance to UniCredit Bank, Raiffeisenbank and J&T Banka in connection with various cases of financing and re-financing, both acquisition and project
■ Comprehensive legal service on refinancing to International Finance Corporation /World Bank group
■ Providing Renomia (insurance broker) with various analyses and opinions
Key Clients: Unicredit Bank, Raiffeisenbank, Česka spořitelna (Erste Bank Group)
Contacts: Daniel Weinhold, Pavel Jendrulek, Ondřej Havliček

Labour:
3 Partners, 14 fee earners The firm’s work in this area includes:
■ General labour law advice
■ Remuneration policies & Share plans
■ Internal rules & regulations
■ International matters
■ Negotiation with trade unions and works councils; representation of employers 
■Representation in litigations seeking damages, dismissal claims, etc
Contacts: Milan Polak, Ondřej Havránek, Anna Bartůňkova

Real Estate:
4 Partners, 26 fee earners
■ Assistance to CBRE with the Czech and Slovak aspects of a worldwide acquisition of a division of Johnson Controls
■ Assistance to Tsubakimoto with acquisition of the land plot in industrial zone, including negotiations regarding utilities easements and public building permits
■ Assistance to H&M in relation with establishment of a logistic centre in Czech Republic
■ Assistance to Czech Post Office in auction sale of unused real estates Key Clients: CBRE Group, Flow East, Grandi Stazioni, Penta Investments, Metrostav Contacts: Pav Younis, Milan Polák

Litigation & Arbitration:
4 Partners, 15 fee earners 
■ Representing one of the largest and most significant construction companies in the Czech Republic in bid-rigging proceedings against construction companies
■ Representing one of the parties in several proceedings before an arbitration tribunal in accordance with the UNCITRAL rules. In two cases the tribunal has already decided fully in favour of its client; several other cases are pending
■ Advisory to a leading Czech bank with regard to an action for damages for pre-contractual liability, the domestic unfair competition
Contacts: Daniel Weinhold, Milan Polak, Ondřej Havránek

Restructuring & Insolvency:
3 Partners, 26 fee earners
■ Assistance to Europa Möbel in connection with cross-border merger 
■Assistance to Golden Gate with restructuring of the Milton group
■ Representation of Orient Power Company, Sapphire Electric Company and Albario Engineering Company in the insolvency proceedings of their Czech subcontractor
Key Clients: LAMA Energy, Orient Power, Europa, Möbel Group, Golden Gate
Contacts: Martin Lukáš, Ondřej Havránek, Dalibor Šimeček, Petr Zapletal

Intellectual Property / IT, Media & Telecom:
3 Partners, 15 fee earners
■ Services to Amer Sports, a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson and Atomic, including advice on a trademark infringement claim 
■Services to Digi.TV, a satellite TV provider on the Czech market, in connection with its operations
■ Assistance to LAMA Mobile in connections with several acquisitions of mobile providers
■ Advisory to BNP Paribas in connection with questions related to electronic and biometric signature
Key Clients: LAMA ENERGY Group, Amer Sports, Czech Post Office, BNP Paribas, Pond 5
Contacts: Martin Lukáš, Jan Turek

Public & Private Procurement/ Regulatory:
3 Partners, 15 fee earners
■ Advisory to Capital city Prague in connection with review of public procurement in its State budget organisation
■ Advisory to the Ministry of Transportation in relation to the public tenders on winter and current maintenance of the roads 
■Advisory to the Centre for Effective Transportation in connection with several public tenders, including representation of the client in administration proceedings with the regulatory office
Key Clients: Capital city of Prague, Ministry of Transportation, Centre for Effective Transportation, OBERMEYER HELIKA, National Park Sumava, State Intervention Agriculture Fund
Contacst: Daniel Weinhold, Jan Turek

Branches

  • Astoria Palace,
  • Hodžovo nám. 1A,
  • Bratislava,
  • Bratislava Region
  • Slovakia
  • 811 06
  • Tel +421 2 33 221 100
  • Fax +421 2 33 221 122
  • Email : [email protected]