Competition


První novinová společnost
Weinhold Legal obtained merger clearance from the Czech Antimonopoly Office for První novinová společnost (PNS), the largest domestic press distributor, in connection with the acquisition of the alternative postal operator Mediaservis.
Obrascón Huarte Lain
Weinhold Legal obtained merger clearance from the Czech Antimonopoly Office for OBRASCÓN HUARTE LAIN S.A. (OHL) in its acquisition of control of companies from the ŽPSV group, including ŽS Brno, one of the most prominent construction companies in the Czech Republic.
Aelia (Lagardére group)
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 (Veolia) / PVK
Weinhold Legal obtained concentration approval from the Antimonopoly Office for a company which is part of the Vivendi Water group (now Veolia). The approval was on the CZK 6 billion acquisition of Prague Water and Sewerage.
Česká pošta (Czech Post)
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 (KBC group) in respect of banking services provided through the postal network of Česká pošta, s.p.
ITAKA / ČEDOK
Weinhold Legal provided comprehensive legal advice 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 (est. 1920). Weinhold Legal has been representing the client in the process of obtaining antimonopoly clearance.
LAMA
Weinhold Legal provided legal services to LAMA, a Czech-based group of companies active in energy production and distribution business, related to the integration of the company Teplárna Otrokovice and Teplárna Kyjov to their group structure involving, inter alia, legal advice on the transfer of shares, including representation in the proceedings for merge clearance of enterprises held by the Office for the Protection of Competition.
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.