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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:

Weinhold Legal is ranked for areas of  Banking, Finance & Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A , Dispute Resolution, Employment, Projects and 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. 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: The team at Weinhold Legal covers a broad cross-section of finance transactions for borrowers and lenders, such as those relating to acquisition finance, project finance, asset finance and real estate finance. In addition, it is experienced in bond issuances and investment funds mandates, as well as financial regulatory matters. Daniel Weinhold is the key lawyer for this area.

Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Weinhold Legal advises on acquisitions and disposals for a number of key mid-market firms. Clients praise the team’s “great knowledge of common law and continental law systems”, and note its strengths advising clients in the automotive, technology, construction and insurance sectors. Daniel Weinhold leads the team, offering experience in ancillary disputes and finance transactions to supplement his corporate transactional acumen. Martin Lukáš and Pav Younis are other key individuals, as is Tomáš Čermák, who advises clients out of the Brno office.

Testimonials: “Great knowledge of common law and continental law system, ability to navigate and structure international investment deals.”

“Pav Younis – experience, sound business approach, efficient and smooth process.”

Key clients: RITTAL, Benson Oak Capital, RENOMIA, Tech Mahindra, Broadview, Pneumax Holding, Vitrablok, Chropyňská strojírna, PORR, Etarea Invenium

Dispute Resolution: Weinhold Legal acts for major governments, banks and corporate clients in a number of key disputes. Noted for its deep experience of arbitration and litigation, the team is known for its work on finance, real estate, IP and labour disputes. It also has a standalone tax litigation practice. Milan Polák heads up the practice. Martin Lukáš and Zbyšek Kordač are recommended for their expertise in IP and insolvency matters respectively.

Testimonials: “They follow-up on the items (without being asked), try to find out where the bottlenecks are and try to resolve them.”

“We have started cooperation with Weinhold from the beginning of our existence and we still continue with it, as it is very fruitful for both parties. Weinholds are real professionals and experts in different fields of law. Moreover, they support us in our damages claims and recommend our service to their own clients. So the cooperation is really beneficial for both sides. “

Key clients: Grandi Stazini, Litfin

Employment: Weinhold Legal‘s labour and employment team works with other departments (including the M&A and restructuring and insolvency practices) to handle a wide variety of matters. Milan Polák leads the group, which is knowledgeable about a wide range of matters, such as employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, employee transfers, relocations, disability issues and health and safety. Also recommended are Martin Lukáš and associates Eva Procházková and Anna Bartůňková.

Testimonials: “Very human approach. Ability to explain fairly complex legal issues to us mere mortals.”

Eva Procházková is ranked as the Rising Star.

Projects and Energy: Based out of offices in Prague and Brno, the team at Weinhold Legal acts for clients in the energy, transport, infrastructure and utilities sectors. Project and acquisition finance transactions are a key strength, with the group acting for banks and borrowers. Elsewhere, on the contentious side, the group also acts for clients in construction disputes. Daniel Weinhold leads the team. Martin Lukáš is noted for his procurement and restructuring experience in relation to energy projects.

Testimonials: “I trust Weinhold Legal and their advice. They are very cooperative, know our business and needs and their advice is always useful. Good value for money.”

I work with Martin Lukas. I have recommended the firm’s work to a couple of my business associates in the construction industry and that they currently advise others on construction disputes. They do it well.

Key clients: Grandi Stazioni, Smržov 5, Elektrikářská společnost, Vodohospodářské zařízení Šumperk, Obec Dubno, ProPark, BEZPETEK

Real Estate & Construction: Weinhold Legal’s team provides “good quality advice” to banks, developers, tenants and landlords. It is increasingly active in large-scale development projects, in particular large business hubs, and is also prominent in major transactions. The group has also advised clients on Covid-19 real estate matters. Practice head Pav Younis specialises in handling real estate M&A for multinational investors. Martin Lukáš and Milan Polák are also recommended.

Testimonials: “Availability at all times. Reaction time very good.”

Work highlights: Advising Christian Louboutin on the lease of its first store in Prague. Providing day to day portfolio management advice to Bluehouse Capital. Providing legal advice to Česká pošta on its sale of St. Gabriel Monastery.

Key clients: Bluehouse Capital, Christian Louboutin, Česká pošta

Tax: Weinhold Legal handles a mix of day-to-day tax advice and disputes, as well as the tax aspects of large-scale (often cross-border) corporate transactions. Daniel Weinhold heads up the tax disputes department. Martin Lukáš is also recommended for his dispute resolution expertise, with experience of both litigation and arbitration.

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: With Weinhold Legal having offices in Prague and Brno, it is suitably well-placed to act for clients on cross-border transactions. The firm is also highlighted for its strength in IP and regulatory matters, such as trade marks, (software) author rights and GDPR/privacy. Contentious matters are also a driver of work. Martin Lukáš, who leads the team, has trade marks expertise and he is also noted for M&A experience. Associate Tereza Hošková advises on data protection and public procurement law.

Testimonials: “Very efficient team providing advice on issues ranging from trademarks, (software) author rights, GDPR/privacy and regulatory issues related to our work in the financial sector.”

“Martin Lukáš – efficient, no-nonsense, very experienced in IT and compliance matters.”

“On Weinhold Legal we appreciate fast services and professional attitude.”

Key clients: Sighttex, CC Internet


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 acquisitions, corporate restructurings, cross-border transactions and general commercial issues.

Strengths: Clients say: That the lawyers offer “good response time and good knowledge of the topic.”

Work highlights: Advised Broadview on the Czech aspects of the cross-border acquisition of Direct Online Services.

Notable practitioners: Daniel Weinhold is the head of the department and a key contact for clients.

Dispute resolution: Houses a recognised team offering experience in a variety of arbitration and commercial and corporate litigation procedures including unfair competition claims, shareholder disputes and insolvency law matters. The law firm is active for a range of clients in industries such as insurance and automotive and construction.

Notable practitioners: Milan Polák represents clients in litigation and arbitration alike and frequently acts on cross-border disputes.

Employment: Advises on the full spectrum of employment law matters, including day-to-day labour law issues, dismissals, and occupational injury and illness. The firm also has experience assisting employers with GDPR matters and digitalisation processes. Furthermore, Weinhold Legal’s team represents clients in employment litigation and authority inspections and liaises with trade unions on collective bargaining agreements.

Strengths: An interviewee describes the team as “helpful, knowledgeable, commercially minded and quick to respond.” Another client notes: “I am very happy with the level of service as it is fast, flexible, factual and relevant with a personal touch.”

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 GDPR matters. One commentator appreciates Eva Procházková for her “quick, flexible and practical advice while always trying to understand what our circumstances are.”


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 Commercial Litigators 2012-2015, 2022

– 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 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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