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Employment


Employment - Hungary

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第一等 |

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

What the team is known for Highly reputable standalone employment practice providing stellar full-service advice ranging from outsourcing, restructurings and TUPE issues. Supports a wide variety of prominent and long-standing clientele. Additional expertise in employment litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team is just fabulous; in terms of quality it is number one."

"The lawyers don't just do what we say, but also highlight the potential risks. Their internationality also helps us immensely - they understand overall EU regulations."

What's new? Microsoft is a new client win for the firm.

Work highlights Provides ongoing advice to the Budapest Marriott Hotel on a wide spectrum of employment issues including collective bargaining negotiations, terminations, contracts, compensation and benefits.

Notable practitioners  

Employment practitioner Péter Bán is dual-qualified in the UK and Hungary. Clients enthuse: "I really trust him, as he is incredibly prepared, available and reacts really fast. He is a positive person, who is always helpful, and is an outstanding technician." 

Significant clients Johnson & Johnson, Credigen Bank, Honeywell, Becton Dickinson, Samsung Electronics.

第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified partners

What the team is known for Market-leading outfit handling high-profile and complex issues. Active on entire company closings and branch transfers, as well as sophisticated executive hirings, dismissals, outsourcing and employment litigations. Supports local advisory bodies and unions alongside its extensive multinational clientele.

Notable practitioners  

Market commentators commend department head Ákos Fehérváry for his outstanding technical knowledge. He remains one of the leading figures in the Hungarian employment market, with notable involvement in the employment aspects of major corporate transactions.

Significant clients UIP, Ford, Cisco Systems, BP.

第一等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners

What the team is known for Excellent domestic outfit strongly focused on employment work for prominent Hungarian and international clients. Highly active on mass redundancies, cross-border restructurings and establishment of companies. Particularly outstanding in labour-related disputes.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"We have received quick and excellent service. We have been working with many other law firms in Hungary, but we haven't met any as capable in employment law as Szecskay."

"The lawyers are highly responsive, very creative and resourceful."

Work highlights Advised the Hungarian branch of Flextronics on various matters, including a labour dispute and an executive termination.

Assisted Gallup with the termination of its entire workforce in Hungary.

Notable practitioners  

Practice head Hédi Bozsonyik receives praise for her increasingly prominent employment work for an array of significant clients. Interviewees comment: "She goes above and beyond what is expected. She is incredibly responsive, makes complex issues simple, and liaises with all the different entities involved in a case." Lately, she advised clients such as Reckitt Benckiser on the termination of key employees.

Significant clients Budapest Festival Orchestra, DHL, Leaseplan, Yorkshire Fittings, Northgate Arinso.

第二等 |

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

What the team is known for Notable employment outfit which covers individual and collective labour issues, including dismissals, contracts and disputes, for international companies, financial institutions, works councils and trade unions. Benefits from the firm's global presence on complex cross-border employment issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The lawyers get back to us quickly and make the information easily understood. They are good in applying legislation in a practical environment and are able to pick up and cover for each other."

Work highlights Advised supply chain management company UTi on a transfer of undertaking with one of its main clients, as well as other labour issues.

Notable practitioners  

According to impressed clients, the "absolutely fantastic" employment practitioner Helga Fehér "would not only produce the documents, but also help the line managers. She is straightforward, quick at getting back to us and brings clear, practical, day-to-day understanding to the matters." Lately, she has acted on wide-ranging employment issues, such as employee termination and labour litigation, for clients including Genpact Hungary and Wizz Air.

Counsel Zoltán Kozma has advised clients such as US IT company Cognizant Technology Solutions on a range of employment issues relating to its expansion in the Hungarian market, including immigration advice.

Significant clients Emirates, Beckman Coulter, CG Electric.

第二等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 1 partner
- 2 associates

What the team is known for Advises a prominent domestic and global clientele on Hungarian labour matters relating primarily to transactions, such as contracts, international transfers, due diligence, management contracts and litigations. Active with clients from sectors such as transport, finance and pharmaceuticals.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A technically strong team supporting us, and I can't think to wish for better."

Work highlights Assisted Arx Equity Partners and Darby Private Equity with employment due diligence in connection with the acquisition of the Hungarian Gramex Group.

Notable practitioners  

Interviewees praise practice head Ildikó Csák as a senior employment lawyer with long-standing experience on the Hungarian market. She is best known for her experience of contentious employment matters.

Senior associate Márton Kertész focuses on workforce restructuring, reorganisation, terminations, contracts and litigation. "He is an employment specialist. He is a well-prepared, adroit, wise and helpful lawyer," according to sources.

Significant clients Arx Equity Partners, Atrium, Budapesti Erőmű, EDF, Euromedic International.

Band 2 | VJT & Partners

第二等 |

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

What the team is known for Growing and increasingly active employment team, renowned for its experience in transactional and contentious employment matters. Advises multinational and Hungarian companies on outsourcing, employment and termination agreements, mass dismissals and employee incentive schemes. Experienced in supporting senior managers in terms of employment negotiations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The lawyers do not speak legalese - they are flexible, business-oriented and provide straightforward and practical advice. Their employment expertise is strong and this technical knowledge is accompanied with a truly business-minded approach. This blend makes their service exceptionally helpful and valuable."

"The team is highly knowledgeable and responsive. Our advisers have excellent technical skills, they perfectly understand our business needs and keep to the deadlines. The team’s performance is perfect at all levels of lawyer, from partners to junior associates."

Work highlights Advised US-based management consultancy A.T. Kearney on dismissal matters, including gardening leave and non-compete clauses.

Notable practitioners  

According to impressed clients, managing partner János Tamás Varga "is there to help with quick, smooth and amicable solutions. He sees the big picture." His extensive recent activity included acting for CSC on various employment agreement issues.

Sources highlight employment specialist Zoltán Csernus as a "business-focused, enthusiastic and helpful lawyer who meets the highest international standards, and whose advice you can confidently rely on." Lately, he assisted German client Metallwaren Gemmingen on several employment regulatory matters and an employment agreement.

Significant clients Harting Technology Group, Advanced Forming Technology.

第三等 |

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

What the team is known for Multifaceted employment offering, providing extensive advice to corporate clients with support from the firm's transactional and dispute resolution teams. Acts for an array of significant cross-border clients on the reorganisation of their Hungarian operations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"This team is consistently amazing, showing a great understanding of our company."

What's new? Travelers Insurance, Orange Group Baltic and ŠKODA Transportation are all recent client wins for the firm. 

Work highlights Advised long-term client Agility Logistics on a labour dispute, terminations and the preparation of new employment agreement templates.

Notable practitioners  

Zoltán Forgó focuses on employment mandates connected to transactions, as well as employment agreements, disputes, and contractual issues relating to new legislation.

Viktor Vasi brings his "reliable and professional" approach to many day-to-day employment issues and mass dismissals. Lately, he has acted for clients from sectors such as transport and manufacturing.

Significant clients HungaroControl, MPS Hungary/Adecco Group, Orange Group Baltic, Big Bus Tours, Reed Specialist Recruitment.

Band 3 | Oppenheim

第三等 |

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

What the team is known for Domestic outfit with a strong employment offering. Represents international and Hungarian blue-chip companies, handling transactional and project-related labour mandates.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"A very well-organised team. The service level it provides is up to the highest standards I have ever experienced in Hungary or abroad."

What's new? Olajterv Group, Beurer and HAY Group are some of the firm's recent client wins.

Work highlights Assisted BAT with its Hungarian reorganisation including the collective redundancy of around 400 of its employees. 

Notable practitioners  

Up-and-coming partner Zsolt Cselédi is highly regarded for his employment skills by market commentators. He is a "superb manager and a very experienced adviser. He has a lot of attention to detail while always seeing the big picture," according to clients.

Significant clients Douwe Egberts Master Blenders, CIB Bank, ING, Infopress Group, Olajterv Group.

第三等 |

What the team is known for Employment boutique renowned for its knowledge of the domestic market. Represents employees and employers in contentious and non-contentious labour issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The firm is specialised in labour law and is especially good in worktime-related matters."

Notable practitioners  

Lead partner Lajos Pál is a highly respected employment lawyer, who is well known for his involvement in state and government-related issues, as well as his regulatory knowledge. Sources appreciate his significant experience of the Hungarian market.

第三等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners

What the team is known for Domestic outfit which advises on collective employment mandates, terminations, trade union and works council matters, contracts and internal policies. Noted for its strong litigation capabilities.

Notable practitioners  

Áron Vikor focuses on employment restructurings and labour disputes. Clients highlight him as "fast in his reactions and advice - we are very satisfied."

第四等 |

Basic facts about the department
- 4 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regionally prominent firm with a notable Hungarian employment offering. Particularly active on transactional labour issues, domestic and cross-border restructurings, and executive hiring and dismissal.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The team has a great, costumer-focused and friendly approach. All presentations are short and clear, and the solutions are always pragmatic and provided very quickly."

"A team with sophisticated skills, capable of advising on cross-border matters. The lawyers are international and reliable, even with tough deadlines."

Work highlights Assisted SAP with the Hungarian employment implications of its transformation into a European Company (SE).

Advised Harris Broadcast on its collective redundancy programme and an inspection by the National Labour Office.

Notable practitioners  

Éva Bognár focuses on transactional employment mandates, such as assisting TP Vision Europe with the TUPE elements of a cross-border merger. Clients appreciate her "help in analysing the whole situation and considering all the potential consequences, to come to the best possible solution." 

Significant clients BP, Mars, Microsoft, B/E Aerospace, Konica Minolta.

第四等 |

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

What the team is known for Handles a wide range of employment advisory work including labour litigation, negotiations with trade unions and other employment bodies, and day-to-day employment matters connected to transactions. Particular focus on employment-related privacy laws.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"This company puts the client's needs first - the employees are all approachable, and respond immediately to questions. I value this smooth co-operation."

"The advisers here are careful in their approach and very detail-oriented."

What's new New clients for the team include DOW Hungary.

Work highlights Assisted animal nutrition and pharmacy company Alvetra und Werfft with the standardisation of the employment documentation of its subsidiaries in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Notable practitioners  

Managing partner Dr Andrea Jádi Németh is the contact person for this department.

Significant clients OTIS Elevator, Tsuchiya Hungary.

第四等 |

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

What the team is known for Increasingly active on cross-border employment mandates, aided by the firm's extensive global network. Areas of activity include employment data protection advice, works council and trade union-related matters, and compliance issues.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The law firm is quick, impressive and experienced. Based on our specific questions, we receive the required answer from the lawyer who has the relevant experience in the given area. The quality of work is outstanding."

Notable practitioners  

Department head Zsolt Fabián is the main point of contact for the practice.

Significant clients CEVA Logistics Poland, Edison Trading, Fody Event & Party Service, HBO, Kelly Services.

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Practice head Levente Csengery of KCG Partners Law Firm advises clients from a variety of sectors on redundancies and management fraud issues, and is an experienced employment litigator. Clients say: "We like him for his behaviour and dynamism. He is a real labour litigation lawyer, who not only prepares the file, but is able to fight a case."

Gábor Jagicza, senior associate at Kővári Tercsák Dentons Europe Attorneys, acts on numerous employment issues, particularly involving immigration. According to sources "he is determined, confident and really well prepared in court, and has a good balance of respect and hardness with which he represents his clients."

Bíborka Jójárt, who recently transferred to Noerr, is recognised on the market for her employment skills, with commentators underlining her capacity for "practical solutions."

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