408 | 2016 | The Leanding Law Firms
Chambers Europe / Chambers Global Ranked for the areas of Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Restructuring & Insolvency and, Real Estate and recognised in the areas of Intellectual Property and Private Equity. Banking & Finance: Weinhold Legal is well regarded for acquisition finance strength, expertise on banking regulations relating to the recent Czech Civil Code, and a growing banking litigation practice. Strong track record in mandates for clients in the renewable energy and IT sectors. Sources say: “This team provides a reliable, flexible and friendly service to the client.” Clients praise Pavel Jendrulek for his “ability to advise on a broad range of legal issues, and to co-ordinate a team efficiently. He is also a strong negotiator.” Recent case highlights include assisting UniCredit with project financing provided to a renewable energy company. Weinhold Legal further provided advice concerning the new Czech Civil Code to Komerční banka. Other significant clients are Anglo Irish Bank, Česká spořitelna, National Asset Management Agency. Corporate and M&A: Weinhold Legal acts extensively on mandates in the energy and retail sectors particularly, often with cross-border elements. Weinhold Legal provides advice on a range of Czech corporate issues, including the implementation of the recent Czech Civil Code.
Sources say: “Always focuses on quality, and close co-operation with the client.” Managing partner Daniel Weinhold is a well-known
figure in the Czech transactional market. Lately, he has advised on several deals in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. Miroslav Dubovský joined the firm from Hogan Lovells. Recent case highlights include assisting SPAR with the sale of its Czech subsidiaries to the Dutch retail company Royal Ahold. Other significant clients are CBRE Group, Abellio Group, Sensient, Wiener Privatklinik Holding, and Lama Energy.
Dispute resolution: Weinhold Legal is experienced in investment arbitration cases and domestic liti-
gation matters. Weinhold Legal is active lately on banking and finance disputes, and complex cases regarding the squeeze-out of minority shareholders; knowledgeable of IT and IP-related litigation. Miroslav Dubovský brings extensive dispute resolution to the team. His work covers commercial litigation and extensive activity on international arbitration matters, including appearances as arbitrator in domestic proceedings. Department head Milan Polák is well known in the Czech market for activity on banking, real estate and construction disputes, including arbitration matters. Recent highlights include acting for a major banking client on multiple disputes concerning allegedly unfair banking charges. Employment: Weinhold Legal advises domestic and international clients on the full spectrum of employment matters. Weinhold Legal is a popular choice for restructurings and employment litigation, with additional expertise in remuneration policies, immigration issues and negotiations with trade unions. Sources say: “I would highlight the team’s willingness to help, rapid response and prompt document creation.” Eva Prochazkova brings extensive academic expertise to a range of employment cases, with particular experience of social security issues. Clients note her practical advice, saying: “She is helpful, responds quickly and always makes the effort to find the best solution.” Real Estate: Weinhold Legal is well known for broad real estate offering with notable expertise in acquisitions, contracts and lease agreements. Weinhold Legal offers additional knowledge in real estate financings and infrastructure-related developments. Sources say: “The lawyers are efficient and hard-working - if the client needs something the next day, it gets done.” and “This team responds promptly and pays great attention to detail.” Senior associate David Emr focuses on real estate acquisitions, where clients appreciate his negotiation skills: «He looks for a solution, rather than just sitting and waiting to see what happens. He is a peaceful presence and not hot-tempered, taking time to explain things and help everyone.»