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Firm Profile

Weinhold Legal v.o.s.

Firm Profile

Prague 1

  • Profile
  • 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 the firm’s 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:
3 partners, 26 fee earners
■ Assistance to the group SARANTIS, one of the European leaders in the field of cosmetics and household products, in respect of acquisition through which SARANTIS added, amongst others, the famous Slovak and Czech cosmetic brand INDULONA to its portfolio of brands
■ Assistance to the Polish group ITAKA, the biggest travel agency active on the Polish market, in respect of the acquisition of the oldest and the most famous Czech travel agency ČEDOK
■ Assistance to Bohemia Sekt, one of the leading producers of sparkling wines and still wines in Central and Eastern Europe, in connection with the sale of its liquor business to Stock Plzeň, the market leader in the Czech Republic producing the finest traditional spirits and bitters
Key Clients: CEFC, ITAKA, Bohemia Sekt, LG, OLYMPUS, LKQ Group, Lagardere group, OHL ZS
Contacts: Daniel Weinhold, Martin Lukáš, Ondřej Havránek, Dušan Kmoch, Dalibor Šimeček

Banking, Finance & Insurance:
3 partners, 10 fee earners
■ Assistance to International Finance Corporation /World Bank group on refinancing of the loan and further on the issues arising from the Czech legislation on investment companies and investment funds
■ Assistance to UniCredit Bank, Česká spořitelna (Erste Bank group) and J&T Banka in connection with various cases of financing and re-financing, both acquisition and project
■ Assistance to Grandi Stazzioni in connection with various issues rose in connection with the repayment of the facility agreement
■ Assistance to NN Investment Partners in connection with regulatory issues under both Czech and EU law
Key Clients: Unicredit Bank, Česka spořitelna (Erste Bank Group), IFC /World Bank, Grandi Stazzioni
Contacts: Daniel Weinhold, Pavel Jendrulek, Ondřej Havliček

3 partners, 14 fee earners
The firm’s work in this area includes:
■ General labour law advice
■ Remuneration policies and share plans
■ Internal rules and 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 Bartůňková, Eva Procházková

Real Estate:
3 partners, 10 fee earners
■ Assistance to China Energy Company Limited (CEFC) on acquisition of a real estate project in connection with the acquisition of a company owning the Florentinum office and retail development building, the biggest business hub in central Prague from Penta Group (deal value reported by media exceeded EUR 283 mil.)
■ Assistance to Česká pošta (Czech Post) in connection with the auction sale of unused real estates and further with organisation of a public tender in respect of sale of its real estate property
■ Assistance to Lagardere Group in connection with new rental agreements and the acquisition of already leased premises
Key Clients: CEFC, Flow East, Grandi Stazioni, Penta Investments, Metrostav, Subterra
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 and further in court proceedings for enforcement of foreign arbitral award
■ Representing clients in arbitration on claims relating to re-construction of railways
■ Representing group of Senators of Parliament of Czech Republic before the Constitutional court in proceeding on derogation of a part of act, which, according to senators’ opinion, sets up inadmissible censoring
■ Representing a large French construction company against a minority shareholder regarding a duty to make a mandatory buy-out offer in relation one of three largest Czech construction companies
Contacts: Daniel Weinhold, Milan Polák, Ondřej Havránek, Martin Lukáš

Restructuring & Insolvency:
5 partners, 26 fee earners
■ Assistance to LG and Olympus in connection with cross border mergers, which covered three jurisdictions
■ Assistance to Europa Möbel in connection with cross-border merger
■ Representation of Orient Power Company, Sapphire Electric Company and Albario Engineering Company in the insolvency proceedings of their Czech subcontractor
Key Clients: LAMA Energy, LG, Olympus, Orient Power, Europa, Möbel Group
Contacts: Martin Lukáš, Ondřej Havránek, Dalibor Šimeček, Petr Zapletal

Intellectual Property / IT, Media & Telecom:
 3 partners, 15 fee earners
■ Assistance to National Medical Verification Organisation in connection with the launch of a European Model of Medicines Verification established by Falsified Medicine European Directive (20011/62/EU)
■ Assistance to various clients in connection with data protection matters including registration of databases and preparation of contractual documents
■ Representation of Omega Pharma before the court in a dispute with its competitor in respect of an alleged infringement of trademark rights and unfair competition (including a constitutional complaint)
Key Clients: NMVO, LAMA ENERGY Group, Amer Sports, Omega Pharma, Contacts: Martin Lukáš, Jan Turek

Public & Private Procurement/ Regulatory:
3 partners, 15 fee earners
■ Assistance to Lagardère group in connection with ‘walk through’ zones on Prague airport’s terminals 
■ Assistance to various clients in connection with public tenders in the area of public water and sewage systems and waste recycling
■ 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: Lama Energy, Roads and Motorways Directorate, OHL ZS, Subterra, Grandi Stazioni, Ministry of Transportation, Centre for Effective Transportation, State Intervention Agriculture Fund
Contacts: Daniel Weinhold, Jan Turek


  • 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]