References

Here are some of our selected credentials. For more details contact the relevant Weinhold Legal expert or send us your request at: wl@weinholdlegal.com

 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    SPAR Group Austria
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    Weinhold Legal advised Austrian SPAR group, one of the leading retail chains, in the sale of two of its subsidiaries in the Czech Republic to Dutch Royal Ahold group, making Ahold the largest retailer in Czech Republic. 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. The transaction was reported in media in March 2014 as the largest ever retail chain acquisition in the Czech market. Our advice included legal assistance in structuring the transaction; a seller’s due diligence of selected matters; participation in negotiations; preparation of the contractual documentation under Czech law; and a review of the contractual documentation under Austrian law. Our activities further comprised representation of SPAR in the proceedings before the Czech Antimonopoly Office regarding approval of concentration of undertakings..

    ArcelorMittal/Tauron Group
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    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..

    Sarantis/Astrid
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    Weinhold Legal provided legal advice to SARANTIS, one of the European leaders in the field of cosmetics and household products, concerning acquisition of the famous Czech cosmetic brand ASTRID. ASTRID has a rich tradition with 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.

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    Auto Kelly
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    Weinhold Legal provided full legal services to the vendors on the sale of 100% of the shares in the largest automotive spare parts and accessories supplier in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, AUTO KELLY, to the leading European automotive spare parts and accessories supplier RHIAG, backed by ALPHA Private Equity. Auto Kelly recorded CZK 2.5 billion consolidated turnover in 2009, supplies more than 110,000 types of spare parts, accessories and garage equipment via its 64 branches and 150 Auto Kelly Autoservis concept partners, and has also successfully introduced its own branded STARLINE autoparts products and car accessories, CARFACE. The pro-forma consolidated turnover of RHIAG Group from the distribution of automotive spare parts, commercial vehicle spare parts, tyres and accessories after the acquisition of AUTO KELLY reaches 600 million EUR through more than 150 outlets. The role of Weinhold Legal in this significant transaction included organisation of due diligence, structuring of the transaction, drafting and negotiating complex transactional documentation involving elements of Czech law, English law, Hungarian law and Luxembourg law, and advising the sellers on anti-monopoly clearance matters and finance documentation.

    Aelia
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    Complex support to Aelia (Lagardére group) in connection with the acquisition of 15 duty free shops at the Prague Airport in Ruzyně from the Unimex Group. This followed our complex assistance to Aelia in its successful 764 million CZK (nearly 30 million EUR) bid for acquiring from Czech Airlines the on-board sale and duty free business.

    Enel
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    Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive legal services to the winning bidder in one of the Slovak Republic's largest privatisation projects (the offered price exceeded 840 million EUR) with respect to Slovenské elektrárne (the Slovak dominant electricity producer), including due diligence and assistance in negotiations with the Slovak government.

    Iberdrola and Enel
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    Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive legal services to an international consortium, one of three short-listed bidders, in the Czech Republic's most ambitious privatisation project (the offered price exceeded 4 billion EUR) with respect to the Czech electricity sector, including due diligence on the dominant producer of electricity, operator of the transmission grid and 6 regional distribution companies.

    Drinks Union
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    Weinhold Legal provided complex legal services to the vendor, including assistance in organisation of bidding procedure, negotiation assistance, drafting and commenting on the Czech and English law governed transaction documentation and related advice, on the sale to Heineken of Drinks Union, one of the largest Czech brewery groups including four breweries located in North and East Bohemia (two in Ústí nad Labem, and one in Louny and Kutná Hora), with a total beer production capacity of nearly 1 million hectolitres, more than 500 employees, turnover exceeding a billion CZK and the brand portfolio consisting of the national brand Zlatopramen and the regional brands Březňák, Louny, Lorec, Jarošov, Pivrnec and Dačický brands. Our services also included a split-off of the third largest Czech liquor production business from the beer business into a newly created subsidiary Granette.

    Slovak Telecom
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    Full disposal services on the sale of a radio communication business in Slovakia, including transaction documentation and negotiation support. Due diligence and negotiation support on a second deal.

    Sokolovská těžební
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    Weinhold Legal rendered complex legal services to a management buy-out team as a winning bidder in the privatisation of Sokolovská uhelná, one of the three largest brown coal mining companies. The purchase price exceeded 2.6 billion CZK. Our work included legal due diligence, negotiations with the National Property Fund regarding the wording of the share purchase agreement submitted with the bid, assistance with the bid submission, etc.

    Ashok Leyland
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    Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive legal services to the Ashok Leyland, the second largest Indian truck producer, in respect of its acquisition of the entire truck production business of AVIA, a traditional (est.1919) Czech truck producer. The legal services included initial advice on structuring of the transaction, due diligence, extensive negotiation and finalisation of the transaction documentation, advice on various corporate law, labour law, intellectual property etc. issues.

    NedRailways
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    Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive legal services to the Ashok Leyland, the second largest Indian truck producer, in respect of its acquisition of the entire truck production business of AVIA, a traditional (est.1919) Czech truck producer. The legal services included initial advice on structuring of the transaction, due diligence, extensive negotiation and finalisation of the transaction documentation, advice on various corporate law, labour law, intellectual property etc. issues.

    Siemens
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    We assisted the Siemens group in a prominent outsourcing project in the telecoms business, including, among others, the transfer of several thousand employees. We were, among others, involved in complex questions of corporate and collective labour law and assisted in negotiations. Moreover, we assisted Siemens in a considerable number of acquisition projects (share deals and asset deals).

    Agrofert
     

    Our law firm provided in 2002 full legal services to the winning bidder in the privatisation of Unipetrol - a holding company controlling the major Czech refineries, petrol stations networks and chemical companies - including legal due diligence, structuring, consortium negotiations (the offered price exceeded 360 million EUR); the purchase contract was later terminated due to a change in circumstances.

    Obrascón Huarte Lain
     

    Our law firm represented Obrascón Huarte Lain, S.A. (OHL) in its acquisition of two publicly listed Czech companies, ŽS Brno, a.s., a leading construction firm specializing in railway corridors and transportation infrastructure, and Železniční průmyslová stavební výroba Uherský Ostroh a.s., the dominant producer of concrete sleepers. Our engagement consisted of drafting and negotiating the pre-acquisition contractual documentation, legal due diligence on the group, including its subsidiaries in Slovakia, negotiating, drafting and finalizing the acquisition documents, including shareholder agreement and option contracts, filing for and obtaining anti-trust approval in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, corporate and structuring support, and advising on the settlement of the transaction and following compulsory take-over bids.

    FKI
     

    Weinhold Legal assisted FKI plc in a complex acquisition of specified assets of Škoda Plzeň, a major Czech industrial conglomerate. We advised on all aspects of the acquisition, including due diligence and negotiations with a number of parties, including banks and the National Property Fund of the Czech Republic together with corporate restructuring issues.

    CGEA / Connex
     

    Weinhold Legal advised CGEA/Connex, part of Vivendi Environmental on a number of acquisitions and privatisations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia in the public transport sector relating to regional and municipal transport companies. We assisted with all legal aspects of the transactions including: corporate structuring, due diligence, negotiations, closing, post-closing restructuring and ongoing assistance in monitoring the investments.

    Vivendi Water
     

    Weinhold Legal together with French colleagues advised Vivendi Water (now Veolia Water) and subsequently the consortium of Vivendi Water and Anglian Water in its successful bid for the privatisation of Prague Water and Sewerage. Our assistance covered all legal aspects of the project including: planning, structuring/strategy, due diligence, negotiations, bid preparation and submission (the offered price exceeded 6 billion CZK). Weinhold Legal assisted Vivendi Water in its outsourcing projects with Slovak Industrial Companies. 

  • Banking & Finance
    Citibank, UniCredit Bank a Česká spořitelna
     

    We provided legal services to a consortium of banks led by Citibank providing acquisition financing to a Czech company active in the wood processing industry, in connection with the acquisition of a German leading wooden windows producer. Services included preparation and negotiations concerning loan and security documentation as well as legal advice in connection with acquisition documentation.

    UniCredit Bank
     

    Complex advice on numerous transactions related to structured financing, including financial and operating loans, transaction and structuring and security documentation advice and services to financing banks on CP and CS satisfaction under the loan agreements.

    Komerční banka (Société Générale group)
     

    Full services on various projects, including derivative transactions documentation preparation, advice in numerous transactions, elaboration of legal opinions, advice on insolvency and execution legislation and dispute resolution, social security matters, labour law matters, applicability of Czech-French international treaties and corporate advice.

    Erste Bank
     

    Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive advisory services in many projects in acquisition finance and financial restructuring, including drafting loan documentation and security documentation according to the English, American and Czech law, transaction structuring and negotiations.

    Česká spořitelna
     

    Weinhold Legal provided Česká spořitelna with legal services related to more than 20 corporate bond issues (including structured bonds and mortgage bonds) issued both, as stand-alone issues and under debt issuance programmes of the company, including the 10-Year Bond Issue Programme in the maximum amount of CZK 10 mld. in outstanding bonds and maturity of any single issue of up to 10 years - Weinhold Legal provided Česká spořitelna legal services in connection with its establishment. Further we assisted Česká spořitelna as the arranger of CZK 500,000,000 4.50% Subordinated Bond issue due in 2015 by Wüstenrot – stavební spořitelna (the first Prague Stock Exchange listed subordinated bond issue) and its Tranche No. 2 and 10-Year Bond Issuance Programme of the Fond (pojištění vkladů) up to a maximum of CZK 10 billion in outstanding bonds and maturity of any single issue of up to 10 years; etc. Further advice on numerous transactions.

    ING
     

    Advice on several projects, including secured loan transfer transaction, derivatives transactions, representation before the SEC, group structuring advice, labour law advice and other advice, including assistance in notification of a public offering of foreign securities, regulatory and assistance with corporate issues and dealings with the Czech National Bank.

    Allied Irish Banks
     

    Full legal services on various real estate lending, including transaction analysis and structuring and advising on and implementing lending security; including loans to Red Group for a hotel, an investment acquisition in Brno and acquisition financing of a major Prague development by Realtia, a new Czech retail real estate fund.

    Commerzbank
     

    Advice on numerous transactions, including revolving loan agreements, syndicated securitization and significant club deal project.

    Citibank
     

    Full services to Citibank in numerous transactions, e.g.: project financing, long-term syndicated loans facility, syndicated revolving loan facility; including services in preparation of loan and security documentation, transaction structuring advice and drawdown supervision..

  • Real Estate
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      Citibank
       

      We provided full legal services to Citibank in its recent lease of new headquarters in Prague 5 from the developer Avestus (formerly Quinlan Private Golub), including office retail and storage premises and ongoing support.Our advice included negotiating on behalf of the Bank three separate lease and future lease agreements and support on technical construction and fit out issues.The Bank occupied its new offices in May 2010. We have also been instructed in respect of a lease of the Bank’s new branch on Brno, again providing full legal support in negotiating and completing the lease..

      Grandi Stazioni
       

      Weinhold Legal advised Grandi Stazioni on various aspects of our client's successful participation in a tender for revitalisation of three railway stations in the Czech Republic – the Main Railway Station in Prague and stations in Karlovy Vary and Mariánské Lázně. Grandi Stazioni will reconstruct and commercially use the railway stations for a period of 30 years. The total investment should exceed 25 mil. EUR.
      Legal services also included complex advice in respect of an FIDIC construction contract concluded with a leading construction company for the reconstruction of the Prague Main Railway Station and Mariánské Lázně Railway Station. Additionally, we advised Grandi Stazioni on matters connected with the Lease Agreements concluded with the owner of the stations (Czech Railways) as well as corporate matters connected with Grandi Stazioni including entry of the EBRD into the project and financing of the whole project..

      Red Group
       

      Full advice on a large number of matters including development and investment acquisition and disposals, leasing, financing and corporate advice, including the acquisition and subsequent re-organisation of Walter a.s., an industrial group in Prague for a major future mixed-use re-development. Leasing work includes the landmark lease of 5000 m2 of office space in its prestigious mixed-use development in Ostrava to HSBC plc as its CEE call centre..

      Red Group/Hermitage Holdings
       

      Weinhold Legal acted as the legal advisor of a project company (a member of Red Group) in connection with project financing for the refurbishment, construction and development of a Park Inn hotel in Prague, including financing of the project company, transaction structuring, review of the loan and security documents and additional financing provided by shareholders of the project company.

  • Corporate
    • Ashok Leyland
       

      Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive legal services to the Ashok Leyland, the second largest Indian truck producer, in respect of its acquisition of the entire truck production business of AVIA, a traditional (est.1919) Czech truck producer. The legal services included initial advice on structuring of the transaction, due diligence, extensive negotiation and finalisation of the transaction documentation, advice on various corporate law, labour law, intellectual property etc. issues.

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      Acquisition of land and construction of new stores, plus general business law advice.

      Obrascón Huarte Lain
       

      Our law firm represented Obrascón Huarte Lain, S.A. (OHL) in its acquisition of two publicly listed Czech companies, ŽS Brno, a.s., a leading construction firm specializing in railway corridors and transportation infrastructure, and Železniční průmyslová stavební výroba Uherský Ostroh a.s., the dominant producer of concrete sleepers. Our engagement consisted of drafting and negotiating the pre-acquisition contractual documentation, legal due diligence on the group, including its subsidiaries in Slovakia, negotiating, drafting and finalizing the acquisition documents, including shareholder agreement and option contracts, filing for and obtaining anti-trust approval in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, corporate and structuring support, and advising on the settlement of the transaction and following compulsory take-over bids.

      FKI
       

      Weinhold Legal assisted FKI plc in a complex acquisition of specified assets of Škoda Plzeň, a major Czech industrial conglomerate. We advised on all aspects of the acquisition, including due diligence and negotiations with a number of parties, including banks and the National Property Fund of the Czech Republic together with corporate restructuring issues.

  • Labour Law
    • Weinhold Legal has extensive experience in advising on labour law in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where we are working for leading local and international companies..

       

      Our work in this area has included:

      General labour law advice – drafting and reviewing employment documentation for ordinary employees as well as top management (e.g. employment contracts, appointments, remuneration agreements, non-competition agreements, internal regulations, collective bargaining agreements), providing labour law due diligence, advising on employment rules applicable in the Czech and Slovak Republics, employee transfers, relocation, discrimination, harassment, disability issues, organisational changes and restructuring, non-competition issues, confidentiality, liability issues, health and safety regulations.

      Remuneration policies & Share Plans – drafting and reviewing share and stock option plans and other remuneration schemes and internal policies (pensions, bonuses (target-driven), profit sharing plans etc.).

      International matters – advising on choice of law issues, advising on foreign labour laws (e.g. German, English) as appropriate in cooperation with our authorised foreign lawyers, secondments to and from the Czech and Slovak Republics, management services and hiring out of labour structuring, immigration issues (advice related to work permits, visas, permanent residency, family relocations), potential E.U. law aspects.

      Trade unions and work councils – negotiation with trade unions and work councils, representation of employers, structuring and reviewing collective bargaining agreements, dispute resolutions.

      Dismissals – drafting dismissal documentation (e.g. notices, termination agreements, recalls, immediate cancellations of employment relationship), full or limited assistance in the dismissal process including collective dismissals, related negotiation with affected employees, trade unions and labour authorities, structuring the termination packages (severance payments, leave payments).

      Litigation – if court action is unavoidable, we represent our clients in litigation, including dismissal claims etc.

      Advice on legal issues connected with the introduction of the new Labour Code.

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  • IT, Media, Telecommunications
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      Ministry of Interior Czech Republic
       

      Weinhold Legal was chosen to provide complex legal services to the Czech Ministry of Interior in relation to the basic public administration registers which are in the competence of the Ministry, and the information system of the basic public administration registers (following the newly adopted Act on Basic Registers). The work included numerous public tenders, contracts between the state and selected ICT firms, etc.

      Central European Media Enterprises (ČNTS)
       

      In relation to TV Nova's operations, Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive legal advice and opinions on various aspects of the television broadcasting business in the Czech Republic, including a detailed review of contractual arrangements and proposed restructuring of operations. Subsequent work included negotiations, litigation and litigation support regarding various claims by our client. We also handled over 360 trademark files and represented the client in a large number of related disputes.

      Siemens
       

      We assisted the Siemens group in a prominent outsourcing project in the telecoms business, including, among others, the transfer of several thousand employees. We were, among others, involved in complex questions of corporate and collective labour law and assisted in negotiations. Moreover, we assisted Siemens in a considerable number of acquisition projects (share deals and asset deals).

      Hachette Distribution Services (skupina Lagardére)
       

      Advice on several Czech acquisitions and joint venture agreements, including due diligence and negotiations with a large number of parties.

      Operation systems provider
       

      Various services for leading worldwide provider of operation systems and office software, including comprehensive data protection compliance reviews, preparation and review of service and customer contracts and labour issues.

       

      Animátorské studio
       

      Assistence for the world-famous American animation studio in connection with review of licence agreements under the applicable Czech and Slovak laws.

       Film studio

       

      Advice for one of the six major American studios on shooting of a pilot project Masterwork, review of licence agreements and dubbing agreements.

  • Public Procurement / Public Sector
    • Ministry of Finance Czech Republic
       

      We successfully represented the Czech Republic in international arbitration proceedings initiated by German entrepreneur based on the Czech-German bilateral investment treaty. The international arbitral tribunal dismissed in 2011 all claims of the claimant lodged against the Czech Republic, which totalled nearly 4 billion CZK.
      Weinhold Legal was selected for demanding and prestigious tasks to defend the state against claims amounting in total to billions of Czech crowns. Weinhold Legal was chosen in June 2010 to act as the counsel to the Czech state - the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic in an arbitration case initiated by Forminster Enterprises Ltd. against the Czech Republic on the basis of an international treaty on investment protection. The arbitration relates to long term disputes over the shopping mall KOTVA. This is already the fourth investment treaty arbitration for which the Czech state has chosen Weinhold Legal.
      Weinhold Legal has been chosen to represent the Czech state in the arbitration case launched against the Czech Republic by Eastern Sugar B.V., the mother company of one of the largest sugar producers, based on the Czech-Dutch treaty on investment protection.
      Weinhold Legal was chosen to represent the Czech state in the arbitration cases initiated against the Czech Republic by ZIPimex/Nreka based on the Czech-Croatian treaty on investment protection.

      Ministry of Finance Slovak Republic
       

      We represented the Slovak state on its victory in its defence of a bilateral international treaty arbitration brought by Austrian Airlines. We acted as the local counsel, alongside the lead counsel David A.Pawlak LLC.

      Ministry of Interior Czech Republic
       

      Weinhold Legal was chosen to provide complex legal services to the Czech Ministry of Interior in relation to the basic public administration registers which are in the competence of the Ministry, and the information system of the basic public administration registers (following the newly adopted Act on Basic Registers). The work included numerous public tenders, contracts between the state and selected ICT firms, etc.

      Vodárenská společnost Táborsko
       

      Weinhold Legal provided legal services to Vodárenská společnost Táborsko, (Water Company of the Táborsko Region) in connection with the organisation of a tender for selecting a utility operator in the Táborsko region for a 10-year period. The expected value of the bid is CZK 3.2 billion. Our services included organisation of the tender, preparation of the bid contract, dealings concerning technical assistance of the European Commission, etc..

      Ministry of Defence Czech Republic
       

      Weinhold Legal was selected in 2004 to advise the Ministry of Defence on the lease of 14 Gripen supersonic fighters including offset programs. Our teams drafted and negotiated two significant contracts - a lease agreement with the Swedish state (value nearly 20 billion CZK/750 mil. USD) and an offset agreement with Gripen International (value nearly 25 billion CZK/960 mil. USD). This project followed the previous selection of Weinhold Legal by the Czech government to advise on the planned purchase of 24 Gripen supersonic fighters in 2002. The planned deal involved the purchase, from the British-Swedish consortium of BAE Systems/SAAB, of JAS-39 Gripen fighters, with the first anticipated delivery by 2004. The nominal purchase price was estimated at 52.5 billion Czech Crowns approximately USD 1.54 billion), and the value of offset programs should have reached 78 billion Czech crowns (approximately USD 2.3 billion). We were also engaged by the Ministry of Defence in other projects, such as modernisation of tanks T72, refinancing of L195 combat fighters, personnel carriers tender, complex legal services in connection with the Follow-On Support Service Agreement concluded prior to privatisation of Aero Vodochody.

      Česká pošta (Czech Post)
       

      Weinhold Legal provided complex legal services to Česká pošta (Czech Post) in negotiations with the ČSOB bank (KBC group) relating to a contractual arrangement which should form basis for operations of the largest retail banking network (over 1.3 million customers) in the years 2006-2017 – Poštovní spořitelna (Post Savings Bank); the exclusive negotiations have been based on special government decrees. The contract with ČSOB could be worth up to 17 billion CZK (580 million EUR) to Česká pošta. We also advised on a long term contract with Česká pojišťovna.

      Siemens
       

      We advised on several significant public tenders in the transport sector.

  • Competition
    • Aelia
       

      Weinhold Legal represented Aelia, a member of the Lagardére group, in the anti-monopoly clearance proceedings in respect of its successful bid to acquire from Czech Airlines the on-board sale and duty free business for 764 million CZK (nearly 30 million EUR).

      Vivendi Water
       

      Weinhold Legal obtained concentration approval from the Antimonopoly Office for a company which is part of the Vivendi Water group. The approval was on the CZK 6 billion acquisition of Prague Water and Sewerage.

      Česká pošta
       

      Weinhold Legal provided legal services, including advice in respect of competition matters, to Česká pošta, s.p. on the prolongation of an agreement with ČSOB a.s. in respect of banking services provided through the postal network of Česká pošta, s.p.
      Further services included those relating to audit activities performed by EU bodies.

      Petrol station chain
       

      We advised a significant petrol station chain in its successful competition proceedings on alleged petrol price fixing in collusion with its competitors, being one of the most complex in the history of the Competition Office, was commenced in August 2001.

      Obrascón Huarte Lain
       

      Our law firm represented Obrascón Huarte Lain, S.A. (OHL) in its acquisition of two publicly listed Czech companies, ŽS Brno, a.s., a leading construction firm specializing in railway corridors and transportation infrastructure, and Železniční průmyslová stavební výroba Uherský Ostroh a.s., the dominant producer of concrete sleepers. Our engagement consisted of drafting and negotiating the pre-acquisition contractual documentation, legal due diligence on the group, including its subsidiaries in Slovakia, negotiating, drafting and finalizing the acquisition documents, including shareholder agreement and option contracts, filing for and obtaining anti-trust approval in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, corporate and structuring support, and advising on the settlement of the transaction and following compulsory take-over bids.

  • Dispute Resolution
    • Ministry of Finance Czech Republic
       

      We successfully represented the Czech Republic in international arbitration proceedings initiated by German entrepreneur based on the Czech-German bilateral investment treaty. The international arbitral tribunal dismissed in 2011 all claims of the claimant lodged against the Czech Republic, which totalled nearly 4 billion CZK.
      Weinhold Legal was selected for demanding and prestigious tasks to defend the state against claims amounting in total to billions of Czech crowns. Weinhold Legal was chosen in June 2010 to act as the counsel to the Czech state - the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic in an arbitration case initiated by Forminster Enterprises Ltd. against the Czech Republic on the basis of an international treaty on investment protection. The arbitration relates to long term disputes over the shopping mall KOTVA. This is already the fourth investment treaty arbitration for which the Czech state has chosen Weinhold Legal.
      Weinhold Legal has been chosen to represent the Czech state in the arbitration case launched against the Czech Republic by Eastern Sugar B.V., the mother company of one of the largest sugar producers, based on the Czech-Dutch treaty on investment protection.
      Weinhold Legal was chosen to represent the Czech state in the arbitration cases initiated against the Czech Republic by ZIPimex/Nreka based on the Czech-Croatian treaty on investment protection.

      Ministry of Finance Slovak Republic
       

      We represented the Slovak state on its victory in its defence of a bilateral international treaty arbitration brought by Austrian Airlines. We acted as the local counsel, alongside the lead counsel David A.Pawlak LLC.

      Central European Media Enterprises (ČNTS)
       

      In relation to TV Nova's operations, Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive legal advice and opinions on various aspects of the television broadcasting business in the Czech Republic, including a detailed review of contractual arrangements and proposed restructuring of operations. Subsequent work included negotiations, litigation and litigation support regarding various claims by our client. We also handled over 360 trademark files and represented the client in a large number of related disputes.