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Employment


Employment - Hungary

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第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for A highly respected market player. Offers the full range of employment services, covering both contentious and non-contentious HR matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm is great: very responsive and knowledgeable. It has quality across the board."

"If the team says something, it is absolutely correct. We can trust it 100%." 

Work highlights Assisted Erste Bank with the employment law aspects of the EUR217 million acquisition of BNP Paribas's Wealth Management Unit.

Provides ongoing employment advice to Budapest Marriott Hotel ranging from individual matters to collective bargaining negotiations. 

Notable practitioners 

Rising star Péter Bán joins the numerical rankings for the first time thanks to impressive market feedback. He is valued for his "great experience and knowledge of labour codes."

Significant clients Credigen Bank, Diageo, HBO, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung Electronics.

第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
-2 partners
-5 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for One of the leading employment practices. Represents clients in a broad range of labour matters, including contracts, terminations and employee stock option plans.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is very well prepared and up-to-date, which enables it to provide really valuable advice." 

"The firm is particularly active and strong in employment."

Work highlights Represented Abbott Laboratories in the spin-off AbbVie company employment mandate, involving due diligence and employee transfers. 

Assisted BP European Business Service Centre with the changes to its employment documentation in accordance with the new labour codes.  

Notable practitioners 

Head of department Ákos Fehérváry is highly regarded for his "prudence, experience and analytical skills." Clients value his practical advice and business understanding.  

Significant clients Abbott Laboratories, Cisco Systems, Ford, Google, Nike. 

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 1 counsel
- 3 associates 

What the team is known for Particular experience of collective bargain agreements, trade union-related work and large-scale redundancy mandates. Represents a number of domestic and international clients.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is very dedicated. I have a very good opinion of its work."

"The service has been extremely helpful." 

"It is a full-service firm with a focus on employment matters."

Work highlights Assisted Raiffeisen Bank with the changes to its employment documentation.

Advised Albany Molecular Research on the full range of employment matters relating to Hungarian law.

Notable practitioners 

Practice head Helga Fehér provides "extremely clear and practical advice," say sources. She leads the commercial group at the firm, as well as the  IP and technology practice. 

Zoltán Kozma has a broad practice covering employment, litigation and IP.  

Significant clients Agrifirm, Cognizant Technology Solutions, HCL Technologies, Genpact Hungary, Raiffeisen.   

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 1 associate 

What the team is known for Represents an impressive portfolio of international clients. Recognised for its business-oriented approach and experience of mass redundancies. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm provided really good-quality work; I was always kept updated, and the co-operation was smooth."

"The team has the size and breadth to cover each and every segment of business law." 

Work highlights Advised Pfizer on a number of employment matters, such as contract preparation, terminations, labour disputes and workforce reorganisation.

Assisted Enterprise Investors with employment matters with regards to the acquisition of Scitec Group.   

Notable practitioners 

Practice head Ildikó Csák "knows the courts inside out," confirm impressed interviewees. She is well regarded for her significant experience.

Significant clients Deutsche Telekom, Euromedic International, Hungarian Export-Import Bank, Louis Delhaize Group, Pfizer. 

第二等 |

What the team is known for Strong interdepartmental co-operation. Noted for its representation of clients in executive labour agreements, collective bargaining agreements and terminations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm handled complex situations and brought them to a very satisfactory conclusion."

"The team was always up to date and gave us perfect advice." 

"Szecskay has an experienced and dedicated team, and both domestic and international clientele." 

Work highlights Advised Budapest Festival Orchestra on a broad range of employment matters, including the employment contract of the new CEO.

Assisted Leaseplan with the preparation of new employment contracts for its executive employees. 

Notable practitioners 

Hédi Bozsonyik is a highly regarded employment law practitioner. She is described as a "strong and very patient lawyer," whose expertise extends to corporate, commercial, energy and competition matters. 

Significant clients Budapest Festival Orchestra, DHL, Leaseplan, Reckitt Benckiser, Yorkshire Fittings.

Band 2 | VJT & Partners

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 3 associates 

What the team is known for Represents multinational companies and top executives in employment matters. Noted for its business-oriented approach and experience of contentious and non-contentious cases.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I am absolutely satisfied with the firm. The team is really quick and supports me well."

"All of the lawyers in the firm are very accurate, and always provide very precise and detailed answers." 

Work highlights Assisted global management consultancy A.T. Kearney with the modification of its international executive and non-executive employment agreements.

Advised Harting Hungary on the new labour codes and the employment agreement of a senior employee.  

Notable practitioners 

Managing partner János Tamás Varga is described as a "talented lawyer," and noted for his extensive knowledge of the market. He is also known for his impressive clientele. 

"Responsive and flexible adviser" Zoltán Csernus is praised for his attention to clients' needs and his work ethic.

Significant clients A.T. Kearney, Hewlett-Packard, ING Financial Advisory, Harting Hungary, Montivíz.   

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 1 other qualified lawyer  

What the team is known for Handles high-end contentious matters and provides cross-border employment advice for foreign clients. Experienced with mass dismissals, collective bargaining agreements and non-compete clause-related disputes.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm provided expert strategic advice."

"It is a very good, responsive firm. I would definitely recommend it." 

Work highlights Represented multinational company Agility Logistics in a number of high-value cases, including labour disputes and new employment templates.  

Assisted Scitec Nutrition with the major restructuring of its workforce, and a number of related matters.  

Notable practitioners 

Managing partner Zoltán Forgó is "an extremely experienced and diligent lawyer," who is also highly regarded for his strength in corporate/M&A mandates.   

Viktor Vasi is a lawyer with a broad practice. He is recognised for his employment and IP expertise, and is involved in the firm's most significant cases. 

Significant clients Agility Logistics, MPS Hungary, Novell, Reed Specialist Recruitment, Scitec Nutrition.

Band 3 | Oppenheim

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 3 associates  

What the team is known for Offers a broad range of employment services, including labour litigation, group severance arrangements and company documentation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm helps us with all types of employment law, and the working relationship is very successful."

"We are really happy with the firm's work. We have prevailed in all of the litigations we have done with the team." 

"I think that Oppenheim is a very good firm." 

Work highlights Provides exclusive employment law advice and representation in Hungary to ING Insurance.

Represented UniCredit in litigation mandates connected to employment law.  

Notable practitioners 

Zsolt Cselédi is the main point of contact for employment law at Oppenheim. 

Significant clients Allianz Hungary, CIB Bank, ING Insurance, Provident Financial, UniCredit. 

第三等 |

What the team is known for Highly regarded domestic boutique handling the full range of employment matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm has a very good reputation; it is a strong practice."

"A well-known local firm specialised in employment law."

Notable practitioners  

"Very knowledgeable and experienced," Lajos Pál is a greatly well-known and hugely respected lawyer.

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
-2 senior partners
-5 partners 

What the team is known for Broad expertise in labour matters, including collective agreements, non-compete agreements, termination agreements and litigation.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm has good experience with international clients. It is a reputable and independent firm."

Notable practitioners 

Head of department Áron Vikor is a reliable and active lawyer. He leads many of the team's most significant employment cases. 

Clients praise Szilvia Fehérvári's responsive and efficient service: "She delivers a quality service even under time pressure."

Band 4 | Allen & Overy

第四等 |

What the team is known for Advises clients on a broad range of employment matters. Known for its international client base and cross-border practice.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I think very highly of the firm. It is responsive and the work is of a high standard." 

Work highlights Assisted Agrofert with the employment aspects of its acquisition of a business from IKR.  

Notable practitioners

Zoltán Lengyel is the head of the employment practice.  

Significant clients BorsodChem, Fibria Group, Morgan Stanley, MSCI.

第四等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 3 qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Combines corporate, real estate, competition and restructuring knowledge to offer an integrated approach to employment cases. 

Work highlights Advised Microsoft on the new Hungarian labour codes and assisted with corporate reorganisation, litigation and contracts.   

Notable practitioners

Counsel Éva Bognár is the main contact for employment law at this firm.  

Significant clients BP, Mars, Microsoft, Philips, Toyota Industries.

第四等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers  

What the team is known for Represents a number of significant international clients in labour law issues. Also known for offering presentations and conferences on the subject.  

Work highlights Assisted OTIS Elevator Hungary with a large-scale modification of its employment regulations in relation to the new labour codes. 

Notable practitioners 

Andrea Jádi Németh is the head of the employment department.

Significant clients Carrier Refrigeration Hungary, Castrol Hungária, OTIS Elevator Hungary, Prezi.com, Tsuchiya.   

第四等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 3 other qualified lawyers 

What the team is known for Respected for its understanding of unions and works councils, data protection in employment, international projects and compliance.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team provides in-depth analysis and high-value service."

"The team has a good knowledge of the Hungarian market, and is very proactive."  

Notable practitioners 

Zsolt Fábián is the head of the firm's employment department.  

Significant clients Codexis, Donbass, Electrolux, HBO, Tesco Stores.  

第四等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 6 associates 

What the team is known for Well regarded for its representation of French clients in particular in the market. Offers a broad range of labour law services. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The lawyers are proactive and supportive, and they helped us with a very urgent situation." 

Notable practitioners 

Associate to watch Nelly Prokec receives praise for her "very diligent work." She is recognised as a supportive and hard-working practitioner.  

Significant clients L'Oréal, Louis Vuitton.   

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Levente Csengery recently transferred to KCG Partners Law Firm from Gide Loyrette Nouel. According to clients, he "always does a very good job and provides valuable advice."

"Focused and energetic" Bíborka Jójárt of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP is praised for her technical ability and strong negotiation skills, and noted for her deep understanding of the practice area.  

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Senior Statesman

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Eminent Practitioners

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