Daniel Weinhold is the managing partner of Weinhold Legal. He has experience in both domestic and international commercial law. Apart from his general commercial law practice, he is focused on providing legal services in the area of mergers and acquisitions and banking and financial services. Daniel also has extensive experience with restructurings and transformations and has an impressive litigation and arbitration record, in particular representation related to commercial and investment disputes and tax issues.
Daniel has been involved in work for major international, Czech and Slovak institutions and companies including among others: ENEL, Vivendi/Veolia, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, Société Générale/KB, ChevronTexaco, General Electric, ?SOB (KBC), Citibank, UniCredit, Hachette, SABMiller/Pilsner Urquell, CME, Vodafone, Skanska, Agip, Mitsui, Vinci/Eurovia, Deutsche Bahn, News Corporation, ?S/Erste Bank, Czech Post, Czech Coal, Textron and the Ministries of Defence (Czech), Finance (Czech and Slovak), Transportation (Czech), Interior (Czech), Environment (Czech).
Daniel regularly publishes articles in local legal and economic magazines. He is the author of the book "Statute barring and time limitation in commercial legal relationships" published by C.H.Beck, Prague, 2000 (2nd ed. 2002, 3rd ed. 2009), the co-author of a large six-volume Commentary on the New Czech Civil Code coming into force in 2014, the co-author of Czech section of the International Comparative Legal Guides to Mergers & Acquisitions in 2008, 2009, and 2010 as well as being the co-author of the section Corporate Governance 2009. He is the co-author of the chapter Security instruments under Czech law, published by the Financier Worldwide’s 2009 Private Equity e-book. Daniel contributed as a co-author to the overview published under the Country Guide to Slovakia covering Securities & Banking, a publication of Complinet, a Thomson Reuters company.
In addition to lecturing on various topics in commercial law, Daniel makes contributions on a regular basis to both specialist and business publications. He was a former member of the Takeover Panel for the Czech Securities Commission and has contributed to various legislative initiatives. Daniel Weinhold is also the chair of the Expert Group of the Public Procurement Platform created in 2010 by the heads of all significant political parties, relevant public institutions and business associations, in an effort to increase the transparency and effectiveness of the public tender process. Daniel was also named a member of the Specialised Board of Appeal of the Minister of Finance, a member of the Advice Board of the Minister of the Interior for combating corruption, is a member of the Inter-Agency Coordination Board of the Ministry of the Interior for combating corruption, as well as a member of the Expert Group for Public Procurement of the Minister for Regional Development.
Daniel Weinhold became the first ever holder of the AmCham Wings Award by the American Chamber of Commerce. Was ranked as a runner-up in the categories of Banking and Finance for the Lawyer of the Year 2005 competition, and in the category of Financial and Banking Law and in the category of Commercial Law of the Lawyer of the Year 2007 competition, organized by epravo.cz under the patronage of the Czech Bar Association. In addition, he is listed among leading lawyers by the PLC Which lawyer? in Banking and Finance and Private Equity/venture capital, recommended in Corporate/M&A, recognised in Directors duties and liabilities and Tax litigation matters. Moreover, he is recognised by Chambers Europe in the area of Corporate/M&A, ranked as an expert lawyer in the area of Corporate/M&A by the IFLR 1000 and by the Guide to the World's Leading Banking Lawyers as one of the outstanding practitioners in this field, further recommended in Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A and Dispute resolution for the Czech Republic and for Corporate and finance for Slovakia by the European Legal Experts. The Legal 500 refers to Daniel in its latest edition in the sections Banking, finance and capital markets, Corporate and M&A and Tax.
Daniel is recommended by the publisher Who's Who Legal in the editions of The International Who´s Who of Banking Lawyers (2012, 2013 and 2014), Project Finance Lawyers (2012), Commercial Litigators (2012 and 2013), Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyers (2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014), Private Funds Lawyers (2010) and Business Lawyers.
Daniel graduated from the Law Faculty of Charles University in Prague (JUDr. degree) and after further studies obtained his Ph.D. degree. He is a Czech qualified attorney at law, registered on the List of Attorneys kept by the Czech Bar Association (?eská advokátní komora) and is also a member of the Slovak Bar Association (Slovenská advokátní komora). He holds a security clearance from the National Security Authority which allows access to classified information.
Daniel speaks fluent English as well as his native Czech.
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