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Weinhold Legal advises Tauron on the creation of a joint-venture with ArcelorMittal


Weinhold Legal advised Tauron, one of the major Central European energy companies, on the creation of a joint-venture with ArcelorMittal. Both companies will hold 50% stakes in Tameh Holding, the newly created joint-venture vehicle.

Weinhold Legal´s legal services in relation to the creation of the joint-venture included due diligence and assistance related to the contractual documentation governed by Czech law.

The Weinhold Legal team was led by partner Daniel Weinhold, in cooperation with managing attorney-at-law Lukáš Zahrádka and others. Daniel Weinhold commented on the transaction: "We are very pleased to have assisted in another significant transaction in the energy sector. The scope of our engagement and the ambitious time schedule required considerable effort by our experienced team."



Weinhold Legal has strengthened its team with the arrival of new partner, Miroslav Dubovský, who joins Weinhold Legal as the former managing partner of Hogan Lovells Prague, following Hogan Lovells departure from Prague. The combination of Miroslav Dubovský´s excellent skills and experience with Weinhold Legal’s strong team will ensure the continuation of top quality legal services to the numerous clients serviced by Miroslav and Hogan Lovells in Prague.

Miroslav spent more than 20 years of his professional career working with international law firms in Prague. He focuses his practice mainly on mergers and acquisitions including private equity and property law. He is also a highly-regarded international commercial arbitration lawyer.

As an extensively experienced transactional lawyer, handling complex national and cross-border deals, Miroslav has acted in numerous corporate, finance, corporate real estate and innovative transactions, including project finance and public-private partnership projects.

Miroslav's excellent knowledge of Czech law is an invaluable asset in his capacity as an international commercial arbitration lawyer having represented clients in number of disputes including disputes under bilateral investment treaties. He also regularly sits as an arbitrator.

Commenting on his move to Weinhold Legal, Miroslav stated: "I am thrilled by the prospect of joining a market leading Czech law firm where I believe I can contribute to its further growth."

Weinhold Legal Managing Partner Daniel Weinhold said: "We are delighted to have Miroslav join our team. His excellent skills, experience and market reputation further enhance our credentials as one of the leading law firms in the Czech market."

Weinhold Legal advises SARANTIS group on acquisition of cosmetic brand ASTRID


Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive legal advice to the Greek group SARANTIS, one of the European leaders in the field of cosmetics and household products, in respect of the acquisition of the famous Czech cosmetic brand ASTRID. ASTRID is a brand with one of the richest traditions - ASTRID has a history dating back to 1847.

Our complex legal services in relation to the acquisition of a company, manufacturing facility and related trademarks, included advice on transactional structure, legal due diligence and negotiating contractual documentation governed by Czech law.

The Weinhold Legal team was led by partner Daniel Weinhold, in cooperation with managing attorney-at-law/of counsel Dušan Kmoch, attorney-at-law Ondřej Havlíček and others. Daniel Weinhold commented on the transaction: "We are very pleased to have assisted in the transaction involving one of the famous Czech cosmetic brands. The comprehensive manner in which the transaction was structured was an extraordinary challenge for us."



In the second consecutive first quarter of a year, Weinhold Legal has been ranked in the Top 10 in the Mergermarket legal advisors league tables for global M&A transactions for the whole Central Eastern European region (which includes also numerous CEE jurisdictions and Russia).

In Q1 2013, Weinhold Legal was ranked 7th by volume (i.e. number of deals) and in Q1 2014 the firm has been ranked 8th by deal value.

In summary, the tables are based on global M&A transactions of over US$ 5m; for deals where the stake transfer is below 30%, the minimum deal value for inclusion increases to US$ 100m.

Daniel Weinhold, an M&A partner at Weinhold Legal, commented: “I am very pleased to see recognition of our premier role as displayed in ranking which provides comparison of a great number of law firms active in a very large geographical and economic area.”

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