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:

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. Daniel Weinhold continues to be the leading lawyer in the area of Tax.

Eva Procházková is ranked as the Rising Star in the area of Employment.

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: Weinhold Legal acts for banks and borrowers on a wide range of banking transactions, including those involving project finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance and asset finance. Its team, which is knowledgeable about both the Czech and Slovak markets. Other key individual is Daniel Weinhold.

Testimonials: Great mix of local knowledge and international experience.

Work highlights: Assisted a client with negotiating the terms and conditions of the refinancing of its current loans. Advised a construction client on a multijurisdictional syndicated loan (hundreds of millions of euros) and issued several legal opinions under Czech law and under Slovak law. Assisted a client with project and acquisition financing provided to a company active in the energy sector (tens of millions of euros).

Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Weinhold Legal, the corporate group provides a “high-quality service” and acts on mid-market transactions for clients operating in the manufacturing, hospitality and technology industries. Practice head Daniel Weinhold undertakes a mix of commercial, day-to-day corporate, regulatory and M&A work. Pav Younis, Martin Lukáš and Tomáš Čermák (Brno office)are another key figures in the team.

Testimonials: “The entire team of Weinhold legal has always provided us high-quality service, we can only recommend the services and we appreciate this partner as an important part for our company. Its business understanding and hard work helps us to be a step ahead of others in a professional field.” ‘In the area of Commercial, corporate and M&A law I would highlight Martin Lukáš.”

“Great experience with international and transatlantic M&A. Great international profile.”

Key clients: AccorInvest Group, Benson Oak Capital, RENOMIA, Lagardére Travel Retail, Kyocera, Transdev, Tech Mahindra, Broadview, Pneumax Holding, Vitrablok

Work highlights: Advised the shareholders of Klikpojisteni. cz, including the private equity arm of Benson Oak Capital, on the sale of their 100% stake in Klikpojisteni.cz (“Klik”). Assisted Lagardére Travel Retail with the concession procedure that it won to become the operator of duty-free shops at Václav Havel Airport. Advised Broadview on the Czech aspects of its multi-jurisdictional acquisition of Direct Online Services (DOS).

Dispute Resolution: Weinhold Legal’s dispute resolution team works with other departments to cover a broad cross-section of disputes, including corporate and M&A, labour law, banking and finance, IP and IT. Corporate law specialist Milan Polák handles a mix of domestic and international arbitration cases. Daniel Weinhold focuses on commercial and investment disputes, as well as tax-related matters.

Testimonials: “Very knowledgeable, skilful, time flexible, strong dispute resolution skills in major disputes.”

Key clients: Grandi Stazini, Litfin

Work highlights: Represented Grandi Stazioni, a subsidiary of an Italian operator of railway stations, on enforcement of claims arising from the Lease Agreements concluded with the owner of the stations.

Employment: Weinhold Legal, the “great” and “responsive” employment practice handles a broad cross-section of cross-border matters for an array of clients. Litigator Milan Polák leads the group, which advises multinational corporates on day-to-day matters, including GDPR issues and dismissals. The team also includes Eva Procházková and Anna Bartůňková, who are highly rated by clients for her dispute resolution experience.

Testimonials: “WL has a great employment team, which has a very helpful, hands-on, business approach. Great to work with.”

“The team is responsive and quick. They work well with the clients’ own ideas, while developing these ideas and adding substance to them. Overall, a very cooperative and supportive team to work with.”

“The entire team of Weinhold legal has always provided us high-quality service, we can only recommend the service and we appreciate this partner as an important part for our company. Its business understanding, quick feedbacks and hard work helps us to be a step ahead of others in a professional field.”

Eva Procházková is ranked as the Rising Star.

Projects and Energy: Weinhold Legal handles renewable energy matters for clients drawn from the transport, waste, and infrastructure sectors. Managing partner Daniel Weinhold heads the team, which is also strong in advising on financing matters in the projects area.

Key clients: Grandi Stazioni, Lagardére Travel Retail, National Medical Verification Organisation (NOOL), Komwag, Oliera, Imola, Oborová zdravotní pojišťovna, SETORA, ČEPS

Work highlights: Advising Grandi Stazioni on ongoing matters regarding a PPP project for the revitalisation of railway stations, including Prague’s main station.

Real Estate & Construction: Weinhold Legal has a focus on large construction development projects and real estate acquisitions for international clients. Pav Younis leads the practice and handles mid-market M&A for investors across Europe. On the public procurement side, Martin Lukáš is the name to note for restructuring matters and advises clients on tenders. Also in the team is Tomáš Čermák and managing partner Daniel Weinhold.

Key clients: Grandi Stazioni, Bluehouse Capital, Christian Louboutin, Lagardere, Česká pošta (Czech Post Office)

Work highlights: Advised Česká pošta (Czech Post) on its sale of St. Gabriel Monastery, sold to the Cimex group for CZK 353m.

Tax: Weinhold Legal provides a comprehensive tax service to clients. Daniel Weinhold leads the team and is able to handle tax litigation matters and the tax aspects of transactions for a range of Czech and multinational companies. Martin Lukáš specialises in tax-related disputes.

Daniel Weinhold as being the Leading Lawyer for many consecutive years he was inducted to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame in 2018.

Technology, Media & Telecoms: Weinhold Legal, the TMT practice is noted for its ‘superior experience’ and handles a plethora of matters for local and regional media sector clients. Martin Lukáš leads the group and has ‘excellent’ expertise in IP and IT law, particularly contentious work. The team has strong transactional capability and also has experience advising clients on data protection issues.

Testimonials: “Great knowledge of the IT and software development context, trademarks and GDPR/Privacy.”

“Martin Lukas and his team are excellent. We consider them part of our own team.”

“Martin Lukas – experienced lawyer with strong business overview, capable of providing advice beyond the law including finance and business.”

Key clients: Sighttex, Audemars Piguet, Breadway, CC Internet

Work highlights: Advising Sighttex on the registration of trade mark and patents and other IP features. Advised Audemars Piguet (Marketing) on its acquisition of a boutique in Prague, in particular concerning data protection and IP. Advising Breadway on a patent registration.


Chambers Global / Chambers Europe

Weinhold Legal is ranked for areas of Corporate / M&A, Dispute Resolution  and Employment.

Corporate/ M&A: Acts for clients from various industries such as manufacturing, retail and financial services on a range of matters including due diligence mandates, corporate restructurings, cross-border transactions and general commercial issues. Increasingly active in the media sector.

Strengths: Clients say: “The level of service is excellent. Everything is always on time, and the advice is provided with sufficient business understanding and high-level knowledge.”

Another praises the lawyers’ customer-centric approach, saying: “They understand our business and know our needs,” and adds: “Their advice is tailor-made for us.

Work highlights: Acted for Renomia on its acquisition of FINVOX Finanční Služby.

Notable practitioners: Daniel Weinhold is a key client contact.

Dispute resolution: Recognised team offering experience in a variety of arbitrations and commercial and corporate litigation procedures including unfair competition claims, shareholder disputes and employment law matters. Active for a range of clients in industries such as insurance and infrastructure, as well as particular experience representing construction companies.

Strengths: A client says: “I have always been happy with them. They are very innovative and really think about things thoroughly and always respond quickly.

Notable practitioners: Milan Polák offers particular expertise in construction disputes with a focus on high-profile domestic matters. He is noted as being “very good at arbitration“.

Employment: Advises on the full spectrum of employment law matters, including day-to-day labour law issues, collective dismissals, transfer of employees and the employment of foreigners. Has experience assisting employers with GDPR matters and digitalisation processes. Also represents clients in employment litigation and authority inspections, and liaises with trade unions on collective bargaining agreements.

Strengths: An interviewee describes the team as “knowledgeable and helpful” in its approach.

Notable practitioners: Eva Procházková is an experienced employment lawyer who often acts for leading international clients. She is well positioned to advise on the termination of employment contracts and on GDPR matters.


IFLR 1000

Weinhold Legal is ranked for the areas of Banking and FinanceM&A and Project Development and noted for the area of  Capital MarketsDebt and Restructuring and Insolvency .

Tomáš Čermák is “Highly regarded” for the Czech and Slovak Republic for M&A area. 


Who’s Who Legal

Daniel Weinhold 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 Goverment Contracts Lawyers 2016-2021

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

– 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

Milan Polák

– Who’s Who of Commercial Litigators 2012-2015


Tax Directors Handbook

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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’.”


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 Labour and Employee Benefits (MP).

Highly recommended lawyers are: Martin Lukáš in Media and Telecom and Tomáš Čermák in Competition/anti-trust.


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