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
- Chambers Europe / Chambers Global
- IFLR 1000
- Who 's Who
- Tax Directors Handbook
- Expert Guides
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.
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets: Weinhold Legal’s team ‘assists in moving matters forward’. Daniel Weinhold advised LKQ Group on issuing senior notes in the aggregate principal amount of €500m due 2024. The team also handles real estate and acquisition financing. Pavel Jendrulek is another name to note.
Commercial, Corporate and M&A: Weinhold Legal has a broad practice handling M&A and corporate restructuring mandates and is noted for its expertise advising Germanyheadquartered clients. The team advised Germanybased publishing house Motor Presse on divesting its Czech and Slovak subsidiaries. The group also assisted one of the shareholders of clothing company SAM 73 with buying out the remaining shares. Daniel Weinhold heads the practice.
Dispute Resolution: Weinhold Legal has a particular forte in tax litigation but also handles construction, real estate, banking and shareholder disputes. Practice head Milan Polák, who also leads the firm’s labour department, is a key name for employment litigation and is also an experienced arbitrator. Daniel Weinhold is another key figure.
Employment: Weinhold Legal provides ‘an excellent level of service’ and covers all areas of employment law for its multinational client base. Eva Procházková and Anna Bartůňková are singled out for their ‘innovative and professional approach’. Milan Polák heads the team, which also includes Ondřej Havránek.
Real Estate & Construction: Weinhold Legal’s ‘outstanding’ team advises Lagardere Group on expanding its retail brands – including Paul, Costa Coffee and Relay – in the Czech Republic, which includes handling lease agreements. Pav Younis is able to ‘see legal issues from the commercial point of view’.
Tax: Weinhold Legal focuses on tax disputes. Name partner Daniel Weinhold and Martin Lukáš, who handles tax litigation and arbitration, are the key names.
Technology, Media & Telecoms: Weinhold Legal is ‘valued for its appropriate advice and response times’. Clients include media groups, publishing houses and mobile operators across matters such as acquisitions, IT tenders and data protection. Martin Lukáš heads the team.
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 projects financing, refinancing and bond issuances. Alongside its expertise in structured finance, the firm also has notable capability in regulatory matters.
Strenghts: Clients praise the service they receive, stating: "A client can fully rely on them with respect to quality and timing." Another client deems the team to be "helpful and knowledgeable."
Work highlights: Advised LKQ Group on the EUR500 million issuance of senior notes.
Significant clients: UniCredit, Raiffeisenbank, Česká spořitelna.
Notable practitioners: Pavel Jendrulek "provides high-quality legal expertise, and has overall knowledge of business, flexibility and quick reaction time. He is always prepared to discuss the potential solutions to a legal problem with clients." He acts on cross-border mandates, including project financing in the energy and real estate sectors.
Corporate/ M&A: Acts for clients from sectors such as sport, automotives and energy on a range of joint ventures, cross-border transactions and general commercial issues. Experienced in advising foreign entities acquiring companies in the Czech Republic. Strengthened its cross-border capabilities through its affiliation with EY.
Strenghts: Clients praise the team's "highly qualified individuals focusing on all areas of business law," adding that the team "offers quick and innovative solutions."
Work highlights: Assisted Motor-Presse with the sale of its Czech and Slovak subsidiaries.
Significant clients: LKQ Group, SAM 73 APPAREL, SPAR Group, Steelcase, Wienerberger.
Notable practitioners: Daniel Weinhold is a highly regarded figure in the Czech corporate market. His clients describe him as "very intelligent and client-oriented," adding: "He delivers good results due to his efficient approach."
Dispute resolution: Recognised team offering experience in a variety of arbitrations and commercial and corporate litigation. Active for a range of clients in industries such as banking, real estate and pharmaceuticals, as well as particular experience representing construction companies.
Strenghts: One client says: "What really impressed me was the friendly ambience in the company.
Further sources praise the team for its ability to "turn around work quickly" due to the "good combination of senior partners and support staff."
Work highlights: Represented two of the largest banks in the Czech Republic in various disputes concerning the allegedly illegal nature of certain bank charges.
Notable practitioners: Milan Polák is a renowned lawyer covering a range of dispute resolution mandates. He is highly active on finance and construction arbitration cases, and continues to represent a variety of clients in litigation cases arising from construction and employment matters. He is appreciated for his advice to domestic clients, and sources describe him as "well prepared."
Employment: Broad coverage of the full spectrum of employment law matters, with an international reach enhanced by its close collaboration with EY. Advises on contracts, non-competition agreements, remuneration policies and share plans, and represents clients in employment litigation.
Strenghts: Clients say of the team: "The collaboration with them is very good. They are fast, precise and helpful."
Notable practitioners: Eva Procházková focuses on employment law and social security matters, including legal issues relating to health insurance and other employee benefits and consumer protection. Clients describe her as "a very educated person who is able to provide the right advice needed for a given topic."
Weinhold Legal is ranked for the areas of Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency and noted for the area of Energy and Infrastructure.
Pavel Jendrulek won “Rising Star” award in Czech Republic. Tomáš Čermák is marked as “Leading Lawyer” in Slovak Republic.Client feedback on the firm is good. "They are very responsive, fast and understand clients' needs. They are impressively structured and have excellent lawyers also looking at multi-disciplinary aspects," says one client from the legal sector who worked with the company on corporate restructuring.
A client who worked with the M&A team says: "Weinhold offers quick and innovative solutions, meeting the client's requirements and demands. Responses are always swift and if needed also brief."
In the banking and finance space, the firm advised LKQ group on issuing EUR 500 million in bonds and assisted other clients with a number of matters including financing of projects and refinancing loans.
In the corporate and M&A area, the firm acted as legal counsel to Motor-Presse with regard to sale of 100% shares in its Czech and Slovak subsidiaries and assisted the shareholder of Sam 73 Apparel with acquisition of the remainder of shares in the company.
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:
- Who's Who of Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers 2010-2011, 2013-2019
- Who´s Who of Goverment Contracts Lawyers 2016-2019
- Who's Who of Commercial Litigators 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
- Who's Who of Banking Lawyers 2012, 2013 and 2014
- Who's Who of Project Finance Lawyers 2012
- Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2010
- Who's Who of Banking Lawyers 2018
- Who's Who of Commercial Litigators 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015
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 Finance, Capital Markets, Insolvency, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, IP, IT 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."
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
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.
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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, Thilo Hoffmann 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, David Emr in Competition/anti-trust, 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."
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