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the oldest and the most famous Czech travel agency ČEDOK. ČEDOK has been on the market continuously since 1920. Our complex legal services in relation to the acquisition of ČEDOK included among others advice on transactional structure, legal due diligence and negotiating contractual documentation governed by Czech law. Further, Weinhold Legal has been representing the client in the process of obtaining the antimonopoly clearance. LKQ Corporation /Auto Kelly, ELIT- Legal services to LKQ Corporation - a leading US distributor of auto parts and accessories - in connection with the acquisition of Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts group from the private equity group Apax Partners. Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts group includes the leading distributors of auto parts in the Czech Republic and Slovakia - ELIT Group and Auto Kelly. The announced deal value was 1.04 billion euros. Weinhold Legal provided legal services in two jurisdictions: the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Advisory included Czech and Slovak legal aspects of the transaction, including extensive legal due diligence. K&L Gates advised LKQ Corp. on other aspects of the transaction. Further, Weinhold Legal assisted LKQ group in relation to the issue of senior notes in the aggregate principal amount of EUR 500 million due 2024 and white wash procedure. Directorate for National Roads and Highways / Ministry of Transportation – Comprehensive legal advisory to Directorate for National Roads and Highways and Ministry of Transportation in connection with several public tenders for the winter and ordinary maintenance of the roads. The value of the tenders is billions CZK. Group of Senators – Constitutional Court Complaint - Weinhold Legal has been representing a group of Senators of the Parliament of the Czech Republic in the Constitutional Court proceedings initiated by the senators who propose to abolish a part of the law that according them introduces a censorship. Tsubakimoto – Legal assistance to Tsubakimoto with acquisition of the land plot in industrial zone Ovčáry u Kolína from City of Kolín, including related negotiations regarding utilities easements and communication with architects with respect to the public building permits.
Lagardére Group – Legal assistance to Lagardére group in negotiations with Prague Airport of Václav Havel about establishing and building walk-through duty free zones in both terminals of the airport. Our legal services comprised of the negotiations of the building conditions and conditions of the long term rents. Chropyňská strojírna – Legal advisory to Chropyňská strojírna, the largest producer of machinery and injection moulds for the automotive industry in the Central European region, in connection with the implementation of its new holding structure, including establishment of the structure, mergers and demergers of the companies in the holding.
OUR AWARDS AND ACCOLADES: Below are some comments made on Weinhold Legal and our awards in the specialised legal press and respected legal guides to law firms in Europe and worldwide:
Mergermarket In 2005-2016, Weinhold Legal has been ranked among Top 7 M&A legal advisors in the Czech market by volume (i.e. a number of deals) in the Mergermarket legal advisors league tables for M&A transactions. The tables are based on global M&A transactions of over US$ 5m; for deals where the stake transfer is below 30%, the minimum deal value for inclusion increases to US$ 100m.
Corporate Intl. Magazine Legal Awards / Global Awards Weinhold Legal has been selected by Corporate Intl. Magazine Legal Awards as
the Law Firm of the Year in the Czech Republic in 2015
ACQ Global Awards / Country Awards Weinhold Legal was selected by the UK magazine ACQ as
the Arbitration and Litigation Law Firm of the Year for the Czech Republic as part of ACQ Global Awards 2015