Legal Directories

Some comments that have been made on Weinhold Legal in the specialised legal press and respected legal guides to law firms in Europe and worldwide:

The Legal 500

Weinhold Legal is ranked for areas of Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Projects & Energy, Real Estate & Construction, Tax and Technology, Media & Telecoms.

In February 2018, Daniel Weinhold was inducted to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years.

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: Weinhold Legal counts major banks and financial institutions as key clients, which it advises on real estate and energy financing and refinancing, acquisition finance transactions, and banking regulatory matters. Daniel Weinhold and managing attorney Pavel Jendrulek are the main contacts.

Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Weinhold Legal handles an array of cross-border transactions, joint ventures and commercial matters. Daniel Weinhold assisted Sarantis Group with its acquisition of Indulona, a cosmetics products company, and Ondřej Havránek advised Obrascón Huarte Lain on the sale of its majority stake in ŽPSV to Leonhard Moll AG. Martin Lukáš is also a name to note.

Dispute Resolution: Weinhold Legal counts major financial institutions, government, construction and media companies as its clients. Employment, commercial, competition, construction and tax disputes feature in its recent caseload. Milan PolákMartin Lukáš and Ondřej Havránek are noted.

Employment: Weinhold Legal regularly handles cross-border mandates, and advises on the employment aspects of restructuring and insolvency matters. Recent highlights also include advising on collective bargaining agreements and issues relating to the protection of personal data of employees. Milan PolákOndřej Havránek and Eva Procházková are names to note.

Projects and Energy: Weinhold Legal is singled out for its ‘flexible and client-oriented approach’. Martin Lukáš is ‘a great lawyer with commercial insight and understanding of clients’ needs’. Daniel Weinhold and Milan Polák are also recommended. The team recently advised on a number of PPP projects and represented a Czech company in a construction dispute.

Real Estate & Construction: Weinhold Legal has expertise in advising on the construction of PPP project and leasing matters, as well as construction disputes. Pav Younis heads the team, and assisted a real estate developer with its acquisition of a commercial portfolio from a multinational property development company.

Tax: Weinhold Legal is praised for its ‘good level of business understanding and ability to adapt to clients’ needs’. The team is particularly experienced in contentious tax matters. Daniel Weinhold and Martin Lukáš are the key contacts.

Technology, Media & Telecoms: Weinhold Legal’s team, led by Martin Lukáš, focuses on trade mark registration and enforcement as well as data protection matters.

Chambers Global / Chambers Europe

Weinhold Legal is ranked for areas of Banking & Finance, Corporate / M&A (including Foreign Desk for Germany), Dispute Resolution and Employment.

Banking & Finance: Frequently instructed by major banks and financial institutions on a range of cross-border mandates, including energy and real estate project financing and refinancing. Further expertise lies in acquisition and asset finance transactions, consumer finance and banking regulatory matters. Client base also includes corporates.

Strengths: One satisfied client reports: “The team offers the full range of capabilities, good market knowledge and of course highly valued experience in the field.” Another client describes the team as “business-oriented, with deep expertise and a flexible, pro-client approach.”

Notable practitioners: Pavel Jendrulek acts for a number of large Czech financial institutions, advising on all types of financing matters including acquisition and project financing. He is described as “very experienced and highly respected.”

Corporate/ M&A (Europe): Acts for clients from sectors such as consumer electronics, automotive and energy on a range of matters including joint ventures, cross-border transactions and general commercial issues. Able to offer specialised tax, transactional and advisory support through its affiliation with EY. Increasingly active in private equity transactions.

Corporate/ M&A (Global): Acts for clients from various industries such as consumer electronics, manufacturing, automotive and insurance on a range of matters including due diligence mandates, restructurings, cross-border transactions and general commercial issues. Increasingly active in the media sector.

Strengths: Clients appreciate the high-level, straightforward service provided, describing the team as “clever lawyers who are business-minded and have a direct approach.”

Another satisfied client describes the firm as a “good, solid practice“.

Work highlights: Advised Sarantis on the acquisition of a number of Slovak and Czech companies including the brand Indulona, a transaction worth EUR8.5 million.

Notable practitioners: Daniel Weinhold is the department head and a key contact for this practice.

Dispute resolution: Recognised team offering experience in a variety of arbitrations and commercial and corporate litigation procedures including treaty disputes, corporate issues and employment law matters. Active for a range of clients in industries such as banking, real estate and pharmaceuticals, as well as particular experience representing construction companies.

Strengths: One client describes the group as “very proactive, responsive and flexible,” and adds that its advisers are “very knowledgeable, with extensive experience.”

Notable practitioners: Milan Polák is noted as an active litigator and arbitration counsel specialised in corporate disputes and employment matters. One interviewee describes him as “very good and active.”

Employment: Advises on the full spectrum of employment law matters, with an international reach. Advises on contracts, non-competition agreements, remuneration policies and share plans and represents clients in employment litigation. Also liaises with trade unions on collective bargaining agreements and disputes. Maintains a diverse roster of clients, including companies from the manufacturing and automotive sectors.

Strengths: One client praises the team’s excellent service, stating: “The willingness to go beyond clients’ expectations is enormous. I would definitely recommend them.”

Another interviewee adds: “The team offers quick, understandable solutions and is helpful and approachable.”

Notable practitioners: Eva Procházková’spractice includes advice on a broad range of matters such as employee benefits and health schemes, document reviews and GDPR. One client finds her to be a “very experienced person with a deep knowledge of Czech employment law.”

IFLR 1000

Weinhold Legal is ranked for the areas of Banking and FinanceCapital MarketsCorporate and M&A and noted for the area of Restructuring and Insolvency and Project Development.

Pavel Jendrulek won “Rising Star” award in Czech Republic for Banking area. Tomáš Čermák is “Highly regarded” for the Czech and Slovak Republic for M&A area. Ondřej Havránek as „Notible Practionioner“ in the Czech Republic for M&A area.  

Who’s Who Legal

Daniel Weinhold, Pavel Jendrulek and Milan Polák belong to a handful of lawyers from the Czech Republic ranked among experts as leaders in the following categories:

Daniel Weinhold

 Who’s Who of M&A and Governance Lawyers 2010-2011, 2013-2019

– Who´s Who of Goverment Contracts Lawyers 2016-2019

– Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators 2012-2015

– Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers 2012-2014

– Who’s Who of Project Finance Lawyers 2012

– Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2010

 Pavel Jendrulek

– Who’s Who of Banking Lawyers 2018-2020

Milan Polák

– Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators 2012-2015


Tax Directors Handbook

Weinhold Legal v.o.s. is recommended in the Tax Directors Handbook as one of the few leading law firms in the Czech Republic dealing with tax-related matters:

“Weinhold Legal v.o.s. is frequently engaged to advise clients on significant tax litigation matters. Recent work includes advice on a significant VAT litigation case relating to treasury operations of energy companies, and work on a tax withholding case relating to the applicability of withholding tax duties in the telecoms industry.”

“Clients praise the team’s ‘timely work and friendly attitude’, with one describing the practice as ‘thorough, quick and efficient’.”


European Legal Experts

Weinhold Legal is recommended in Banking and FinanceCapital MarketsInsolvencyCorporate/M&ADispute ResolutionReal EstateIPIT and Telecoms.

Partners Daniel Weinhold, Pav Younis and Milan Polák and senior attorney Věra Tovey, Dušan Kmoch and Martin Lukáš ranked in the areas of Banking & Finance (DW, PY, VF), Corporate and M&A (DW, PY, TH, DK) and Dispute Resolution (MP, DW, PY), Real Estate (PY), IP, IT and Telecoms (ML) In Slovakia, partner Daniel Weinhold and senior attorney Tomáš Čermák ranked in the area of Corporate and Finance.

“Weinhold Legal has a sizeable M&A team that provides good service and experience. Clients comment that the department’s lawyers are very professional, and know international legislation.”

“One of the largest law firms in the Slovak Republic, it has some excellent banking clients.”

 Expert Guides

The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers

– partner Daniel Weinhold ranked as an expert lawyer in Banking

– partner Milan Polák ranked as an expert lawyer in Commercial Arbitration

Client Choice Awards (International Law Office, Lexology)

Pav Younis has been recognised as the winner of the Client Choice Awards 2018 in Real Estate in the Czech Republic – as one of only two lawyers in Prague among 384 winners across 66 jurisdictions worldwide, based on a survey of senior corporate counsel from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments.

PLC Which lawyer?

Weinhold Legal is highly recommended in Banking and Finance, and recommended in Capital Markets, Corporate Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Labour and Employee Benefits, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity/Venture Capital, Restructuring and Insolvency, Outsourcing and IT, Environment, Competition/anti-trust, Directors duties and liabilities, Tax, Media and Telecoms.

Partners Daniel Weinhold, Pav Younis and Milan Polák are highly recommended in Banking and Finance, Private Equity/Venture Capital, recommended in Corporate/M&A, recognised in Directors duties and liabilities, Tax litigation matters (DW), highly recommended in Real Estate and recommended in Corporate/M&A (PY), highly recommended in Outsourcing, recognised in Restructuring & Insolvency (TH), highly recommended in Labour and Employee Benefits (MP).

Highly recommended lawyers are: Věra Tovey in Capital Markets, specifically in debt and equity, Dušan Kmoch in Environment, Martin Lukáš in Media and Telecom and Tomáš Čermák in Competition/anti-trust.

European Counsel Magazine

“… one of the fastest growing law firms in the country”

Global Counsel 3000

“… highly regarded local firms include Weinhold Legal, which has a growing profile.” (Hieros Gamos) is one of the very first on-line law and government sites founded in 1995. 

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