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Weinhold Legal advises SARANTIS group on acquisition of cosmetic brand ASTRID

01.07.2014

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."

WEINHOLD LEGAL AMONG TOP 10 IN THE MERGERMARKET LEAGUE TABLE IN THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE FIRST QUARTER OF A YEAR

11.04.2014

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.”

WEINHOLD LEGAL – CHANGE OF SEAT

09.04.2014

Our Prague office has changed its registered office and main place of business to: Florentinum, Na Florenci 2116/15, 110 00, Praha 1 – Nové Město

Our phone numbers and email addresses remain unchanged.

Our new offices are located in the Florentinum, the latest and most modern Prague office and business centre, and we are pleased to be part of the largest modern commercial complex in the centre of Prague.

Weinhold Legal advises SPAR on the sale of its Czech business

20.03.2014

Weinhold Legal advised Austrian SPAR group, one of the leading retail chains, in the sale of two of its subsidiaries to Dutch Royal Ahold group, making Ahold the largest retailer in Czech Republic. The transaction was reported in the media as the largest ever retail chain acquisition on the Czech market. The deal is subject to merger clearance.

The purchase price for the business which comprises 36 INTERSPAR hypermarkets and 14 SPAR supermarkets with an annual turnover of about 540 million EUR and almost 4 700 employees amounted to 192 million EUR.

Our advice included, in particular, legal assistance in structuring the transaction, a seller´s due diligence of selected matters and preparation of the contractual documentation underlying Czech law.
The Weinhold Legal team was led by partner Thilo Hoffmann and included managing attorneys Dalibor Šimeček and David Emr.

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Weinhold Legal advises SARANTIS group on acquisition of cosmetic brand ASTRID

01 | 07 | 2014

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.

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