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Global Guide

Corporate/M&A — Hungary


CMS - Corporate/M&A

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Gabriella Ormai has dedicated her practice to corporate matters, major transactions and restructurings, alongside her responsibilities as CMS's managing partner in Hungary. Clients say: "She really impressed us with her quality of advice and has never failed to keep up to this standard."

Leading corporate practitioner Anikó Kircsi aids multinational corporations, private equity funds and financial institutions on cross-border transactions, restructurings, joint ventures and venture capital deals. Clients feel secure in Kircsi's hands and say: "She is a knowledgeable expert combined with excellent communication and problem-solving skills."

German-qualified and head of the firm's CEE German desk, Martin Wodraschke advises investors on their business activities in Hungary and the CEE region. He recently advised Lufthansa Systems on commercial and employment law matters relating to the sale of its IT infrastructure business line to IBM in Hungary.

Dual-qualified in Germany and Hungary, Andreas Köhler advises German clients with investment interests in Hungary on complex M&A and real estate transactions.

London-based practitioner Éva Talmácsi advises private equity funds, corporate clients, financial institutions, investment banks and energy companies across CEE on cross-border private and public company M&A, joint ventures and restructurings.

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Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda - Corporate/M&A

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Renowned lawyer Pál Takács impresses on a wide range of private equity, M&A, and labour issues. He is highly endorsed as an expert practitioner who is "very responsive and efficient - he understands and anticipates our needs, delivering a top-quality service with the right mix of technical and commercial skills."

Notable practitioner and department co-head Ines Radmilovic focuses her expertise on the acquisition of shares of state-owned companies in privatisations, corporate restructurings and distribution projects in Hungary and across the wider region.

Department co-head Ákos Fehérváry rises in prominence in the corporate sphere this year, following praise for his "outstanding business-oriented attitude. He has excellent skills for managing and successfully implementing complex transactions, and has particularly been focused on always finding the commercial terms and solutions serving our best interests."

A legal expert on China and Japan, Éva Nagy works closely with the firm's Japanese client base in Europe and forms part of the firm's China Service Group.

Foreign desks Offers a desk for Chinese clients on Hungarian and CEE-wide investments. Works with clients from sectors such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals, TMT and finance on their transactions in Hungary. Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi is the primary contact for this desk.

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Dentons - Corporate/M&A

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

A dominant presence in the region, Edward Keller has notable experience in cross-border M&A and private equity matters. He recently advised the Hungarian National Bank on the purchase of a majority stake in the Budapest Stock Exchange from Austria's largest stock exchange group, CEESEG Aktiengesellschaft, for USD45 million.

Rob Irving is a force in M&A and private equity transactions throughout Central and South Eastern Europe, notably including Turkey, and he remains highly regarded in the Hungarian market for his long-standing presence. He recently led the team assisting BNP Paribas Personal Finance with the sale of its corporate and retail banking subsidiary, Findomestic Banka, to OTP Banka Srbija.

Annamária Csenterics is noted for her broad expertise spanning M&A and private equity transactions, alongside her work in the real estate sphere. She is experienced in acting on a domestic and cross-border level.

Dual-qualified in Germany and Hungary, Andreas Köhler advises German clients with investment interests in Hungary on complex M&A and real estate transactions.

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Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda - Corporate/M&A

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming counsel Akos Nagy has over a decade of experience assisting with public takeovers, high-scale transactions and joint venture mandates. He is praised for his documentation work and for providing logical solutions to problems. One client says: "He provides the best quality of work and is really easy to work with."

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Horváth & Partners DLA Piper - Corporate/M&A

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

New to the top band, András Posztl is applauded for taking the business and legal needs of clients into consideration: "He provides concise and swift advice tailored to our needs, in a proactive manner." He supports clients on complex corporate, financing and other commercial transactions, recently assisting the frozen bakery company Aryzta with their acquisition of bakery franchise Fornetti Group.

Practice head Gábor Molnár recently advised MKB Bank on the disintegration of the MKB-Euroleasing joint venture. He's considered to have "a good commercial understanding, helping us to finalise a complicated transaction."

István Szatmáry heads the Hungarian M&A practice and provides expert advice on high-profile acquisitions, disposal, reorganisations and corporate litigation. Clients note: "He's reliable and a solid worker."

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP - Corporate/M&A

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第二等

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Eminent practitioner David Dederick is noted for "his ability, professionalism, diligence and stamina" in M&A, private equity and real estate transactions across the CEE region.

Konrád Siegler regularly advises clients in the banking sector on M&A matters, as well as acting on privatisations and restructurings. According to sources, "he is a strong overall leader with good commercial awareness."

Pál Szabó receives praise for his negotiation skills and "excellent technical knowledge, commercial awareness and effectiveness." He supports clients in the energy, finance and TMT sectors in cross-border and domestic M&A, with additional expertise in employment law.

Since publication, Annamária Csenterics has joined Dentons

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Allen & Overy - Corporate/M&A

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As counsel in the firm's corporate practice Balázs Sahin-Tóth offers valuable advice to international and domestic clients in a wide range of M&A transactions, including complex joint ventures.

Department head Zoltán Lengyel has over two decades of experience and assists the team with high-end transactions in Hungary. He recently aided TE Connectivity Limited on international aspects of the sale of its Broadband Network Solutions division to CommScope, at the value of USD3 billion.

Márton Eörsi is a London-based practitioner who advises UK clients on M&A investments in Hungary, alongside other corporate interests.

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Lakatos Köves & Partners - Corporate/M&A

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Experienced practitioner Richard Lock impresses in all corporate and M&A matters, as well as investment protection cases. Clients enthuse that "we really enjoy working with him - he keeps to the high standard we aim to achieve," while others appreciate his "general supervision and help on the bigger, more complicated issues."

Pál Rahóty regularly supports the team in cross-border M&A and complex regulatory issues.

Recent joiner Ádám Máttyus has experience of controlled auctions, joint ventures and start-up greenfield investment operations for bidders, targets, and strategic and portfolio investors. He is noted for being "highly responsive, commercially sensible and good at fitting in with our team."

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Oppenheim - Corporate/M&A

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第三等

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Mihály Barcza has notable experience of the Budapest Stock Exchange and advising clients in the energy and pharmaceuticals industries on a full range of financial, capital markets and corporate transactions.

Entering our rankings this year, Jozsef Bulcsu Fenyvesi is recommended by clients for "his reliable, concise, fast and cost-efficient approach." Clients also note: "He's a good lawyer - a very forthcoming, proactive type of guy that immediately responds to you." He advises international and domestic clients in the pharmaceutical and chemicals industries on a wide range of capital markets transactions.

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Szabó Kelemen & Partners Attorneys - Corporate/M&A

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Department co-head László András Kelemen impresses when working with vendors and purchasers in complex M&A transactions and in the establishment and operation of Hungarian companies. Clients enthuse: "He has a lot of experience, he's a very smart guy and is always very professional and reliable." He assisted MKB with the sale of its car fleet service provider company, MKB-Euroleasing Autopark, to ALD Automotive.

Department co-head Tamás Szabó is noted by clients: "He's very good, works to an international standard and is very fast and professional." He assists clients with large-scale commercial and real estate acquisitions and developments, as well as corporate acquisitions, takeovers and restructurings.

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Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm - Corporate/M&A

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Band 4

第四等

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Gábor Damjanovic has many years of experience in representing and advising large multinational clients in the retail, energy and finance areas.

Zoltán Forgó is noted for regularly assisting UK clients, from sectors such as insurance, pharmaceuticals, TMT and energy, with a wide range of Hungarian corporate/M&A matters.

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Jeantet - Corporate/M&A

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Advises clients throughout the CEE region on cross-border transactions and investment projects utilising the full Jeantet office network. Also acts on corporate restructurings and general commercial issues in a range of sectors. François d’Ornano heads the department and is its key point of contact.

Department profile by Jeantet

The Corporate and M&A team of Jeantet Budapest advises clients on their investments in Hungary, from the very first contact with Hungary or the region, when strategic decisions are taken (ex: choice of the country, type of company to establish etc.) and later, during the​ creation of the company and the follow-up of the usual corporate issues.

We also have the capacity to assist our international clients in large and complex transactions (including tax, real estate and M&A aspects of the deals) with the support of other offices of our network in the CEE/SEE region.

Our lawyers are fully participating in the development of the transaction, from the first negotiations, the structuring of the transaction, to the preparation of the transactional documentation, its negotiation, signing and closing phases.​ Their continuous practice in Hungary and the region since almost 20 years is helping them to anticipate the even more complex legal environment of the foreign investments/restructurings in Hungary.

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Jeantet has 2 offices in the CEE as defined by Chambers, namely in Budapest and in Kiev. The Budapest office functions as a regional hub for the firm’s activity in Central and South-Eastern Europe, operating through the network of correspondent local law firms in those countries where Jeantet does not have an office.

We are benefiting:

  • From a team of Romanian lawyers who are part of the Budapest team

  • From an exclusive partnership with MMD - Marić Malisić Dostanić law office in Serbia

  • From the support of the Paris team experts whenever needed (all Jeantet offices are fully integrated – no franchise system)

  • From a network of correspondents composed of selected, highly qualified, local correspondent law firms

The countries in which we intervene, with the assistance of our selected correspondent law firms are: Albania, Bosnia and,Herzegovina, Bulgaria,Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.


Nagy és Trócsányi - Corporate/M&A

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Band 4

第四等

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Ildikó Varga is head of this department, acting for domestic clients on Hungarian transactions and advising global law firms on the local aspects of cross-border mandates.

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Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda - Corporate/M&A

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Band 4

第四等

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Office managing partner Kinga Hetényi has experience in the full range of corporate and M&A matters, with clients recommending her as "diligent and responsive, meeting our expectations as lead counsel." Others add: "She's highly professional and has a deep understanding of commercial and M&A business."

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Szecskay Attorneys at Law - Corporate/M&A

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

Judit Budai has wide-ranging corporate expertise with a focus on M&A and regulatory matters, including recent cases with real estate aspects.

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VJT & Partners - Corporate/M&A

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Commentary from the Chambers Global guide

János Tamás Varga continues to grow in stature in the Hungarian corporate market, following exceptional praise for his wide-ranging expertise. Sources consider him someone who is "pragmatic, thinks rationally and sees the bigger picture," while also noting: "He is very professional, open-minded and understands business needs."

Zoltán Csernus enters this year's rankings thanks to extensive commentary on his "clear guidance and instructions," with clients admiring him for "taking care of things swiftly and without error, regardless of how complicated the issues were." His knowledge base spans distribution, supply, agency, purchase and franchising agreements.

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Wolf Theiss - Corporate/M&A

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Well known corporate lawyer János Tóth impresses clients in major M&A transactions, restructuring and joint venture projects. Clients enthuse: "He has been very responsive and most attentive to our desire to have efficient and pragmatic legal solutions."

Department profile by Wolf Theiss

Our Corporate/M&A team regularly advises foreign investors in breaking new ground with their greenfield investments, or in their equity or asset acquisitions from existing businesses, as well as in setting up joint ventures with local partners.

Our reputation

The team members have many years of experience on the Hungarian legal market and have an outstanding knowledge of the local legal and business environment. By knowing the industry specifics we understand the business and the competitive context of our clients; enabling us to provide useful advice not only from a legal but from a business perspective as well.

Specialization

We not only handle large scale transactions efficiently, but treat even small matters with the required degree of attention and specialisation. In addition to transactional work, we advise our clients on various other aspects of corporate matters including associated litigation, merger control advice, environmental, data privacy, employment and IP related issues. We are one of the very few law firms in Hungary equipped to combine legal services with tax advisory, that is of utmost importance in M&A mandates.

Clientele

We provide client-focused and industry-driven tailor-made advice which is a key factor for the high quality of work that we are committed to delivering. Our clients include national and international corporations and financial institutions, private equity and other financial players on both buy side and sell side.



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With offices in 13 countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe and 3 regional desks, Wolf Theiss is ideally positioned to handle regional as well as local corporate work.

Our Reach

Our Hungarian corporate and M&A lawyers can rely on the support of specialists (industry and legal) on the ground in all countries where we have offices: Albania, Austria, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. In addition, our regional desks cover Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro.

Our Advantage

We truly operate as a single firm. This enables us to always assign the best team of lawyers in accordance with the specific needs of a client. Each of our offices works on transactions that rank among the most significant in their markets so our clients can rely on unified high quality work. Our lawyers have years of experience of working together on cross-border transactions. Our clients have one point of contact.

Our Work

Our team is specially known for its outstanding practice in cross-border corporate work such as cross-border mergers and setting up of corporate structures, as well as its experience in coordinating multi-jurisdictional deals and in-depth knowledge of the critical legal aspects in Hungary. For our clients, the truly regional presence of Wolf Theiss means we’re able to provide expert advice wherever they need it. As an example, we recently advised a joint venture of the US privately-held hotel management company Highgate Hotels and Goldman Sachs on the acquisition of K+K Hotels, the operator of 10 four-star and four star-superior hotels with a total of 1,200 rooms across Europe. Wolf Theiss covered the jurisdictions of the region, such as Hungary, Austria, Czech  Republic and Romania.




  • Up and Coming

    Akos Nagy

    (Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda)

Eminent Practitioner

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner David Dederick is noted for "his ability, professionalism, diligence and stamina" in M&A, private equity and real estate transactions across the CEE region.

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Eminent Practitioner

CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Gabriella Ormai has dedicated her practice to corporate matters, major transactions and restructurings, alongside her responsibilities as CMS's managing partner in Hungary. Clients say: "She really impressed us with her quality of advice and has never failed to keep up to this standard."

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CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Leading corporate practitioner Anikó Kircsi aids multinational corporations, private equity funds and financial institutions on cross-border transactions, restructurings, joint ventures and venture capital deals. Clients feel secure in Kircsi's hands and say: "She is a knowledgeable expert combined with excellent communication and problem-solving skills."

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Horváth & Partners DLA Piper

From the Chambers Global guide

New to the top band, András Posztl is applauded for taking the business and legal needs of clients into consideration: "He provides concise and swift advice tailored to our needs, in a proactive manner." He supports clients on complex corporate, financing and other commercial transactions, recently assisting the frozen bakery company Aryzta with their acquisition of bakery franchise Fornetti Group.

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Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Global guide

Renowned lawyer Pál Takács impresses on a wide range of private equity, M&A, and labour issues. He is highly endorsed as an expert practitioner who is "very responsive and efficient - he understands and anticipates our needs, delivering a top-quality service with the right mix of technical and commercial skills."

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Ákos Fehérváry

Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Global guide

Department co-head Ákos Fehérváry rises in prominence in the corporate sphere this year, following praise for his "outstanding business-oriented attitude. He has excellent skills for managing and successfully implementing complex transactions, and has particularly been focused on always finding the commercial terms and solutions serving our best interests."

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Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Rob Irving is a force in M&A and private equity transactions throughout Central and South Eastern Europe, notably including Turkey, and he remains highly regarded in the Hungarian market for his long-standing presence. He recently led the team assisting BNP Paribas Personal Finance with the sale of its corporate and retail banking subsidiary, Findomestic Banka, to OTP Banka Srbija.

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László András Kelemen

Szabó Kelemen & Partners Attorneys

From the Chambers Global guide

Department co-head László András Kelemen impresses when working with vendors and purchasers in complex M&A transactions and in the establishment and operation of Hungarian companies. Clients enthuse: "He has a lot of experience, he's a very smart guy and is always very professional and reliable." He assisted MKB with the sale of its car fleet service provider company, MKB-Euroleasing Autopark, to ALD Automotive.

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Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

A dominant presence in the region, Edward Keller has notable experience in cross-border M&A and private equity matters. He recently advised the Hungarian National Bank on the purchase of a majority stake in the Budapest Stock Exchange from Austria's largest stock exchange group, CEESEG Aktiengesellschaft, for USD45 million.

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Lakatos Köves & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Experienced practitioner Richard Lock impresses in all corporate and M&A matters, as well as investment protection cases. Clients enthuse that "we really enjoy working with him - he keeps to the high standard we aim to achieve," while others appreciate his "general supervision and help on the bigger, more complicated issues."

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Ines K Radmilovic

Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Global guide

Notable practitioner and department co-head Ines Radmilovic focuses her expertise on the acquisition of shares of state-owned companies in privatisations, corporate restructurings and distribution projects in Hungary and across the wider region.

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Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Global guide

Well known corporate lawyer János Tóth impresses clients in major M&A transactions, restructuring and joint venture projects. Clients enthuse: "He has been very responsive and most attentive to our desire to have efficient and pragmatic legal solutions."

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János Tamás Varga

VJT & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

János Tamás Varga continues to grow in stature in the Hungarian corporate market, following exceptional praise for his wide-ranging expertise. Sources consider him someone who is "pragmatic, thinks rationally and sees the bigger picture," while also noting: "He is very professional, open-minded and understands business needs."

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Conybeare Solicitors

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients laud Steven Conybeare of Conybeare Solicitors for working quickly, always adding value to cases and providing competence in a wide range of practice areas: "Steven handled all matters swiftly and provided clear legal and commercial positions for us to consider," and "he is a great lawyer and a talented negotiator who understands that contracts are about the underlying business." His vast experience includes numerous transactions across the CEE region and he often advises on transactions involving UK law.

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Horváth & Partners DLA Piper

From the Chambers Global guide

Practice head Gábor Molnár recently advised MKB Bank on the disintegration of the MKB-Euroleasing joint venture. He's considered to have "a good commercial understanding, helping us to finalise a complicated transaction."

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Lakatos Köves & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Pál Rahóty regularly supports the team in cross-border M&A and complex regulatory issues.

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Balázs Sahin-Tóth

Allen & Overy

From the Chambers Global guide

As counsel in the firm's corporate practice Balázs Sahin-Tóth offers valuable advice to international and domestic clients in a wide range of M&A transactions, including complex joint ventures.

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Konrád Siegler regularly advises clients in the banking sector on M&A matters, as well as acting on privatisations and restructurings. According to sources, "he is a strong overall leader with good commercial awareness."

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Oppenheim

From the Chambers Global guide

Mihály Barcza has notable experience of the Budapest Stock Exchange and advising clients in the energy and pharmaceuticals industries on a full range of financial, capital markets and corporate transactions.

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Szecskay Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Judit Budai has wide-ranging corporate expertise with a focus on M&A and regulatory matters, including recent cases with real estate aspects.

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Gábor Damjanovic

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Gábor Damjanovic has many years of experience in representing and advising large multinational clients in the retail, energy and finance areas.

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Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Global guide

Office managing partner Kinga Hetényi has experience in the full range of corporate and M&A matters, with clients recommending her as "diligent and responsive, meeting our expectations as lead counsel." Others add: "She's highly professional and has a deep understanding of commercial and M&A business."

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Lendvai Partners (Lendvai és Szörényi Ügyvédi Iroda)

From the Chambers Global guide

András Lendvai of Lendvai Partners (Lendvai és Szörényi Ügyvédi Iroda) remains an active player in the Hungarian corporate field, with experience of corporate matters in the TMT sector in particular.

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Allen & Overy

From the Chambers Global guide

Department head Zoltán Lengyel has over two decades of experience and assists the team with high-end transactions in Hungary. He recently aided TE Connectivity Limited on international aspects of the sale of its Broadband Network Solutions division to CommScope, at the value of USD3 billion.

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Lakatos Köves & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming counsel Akos Nagy has over a decade of experience assisting with public takeovers, high-scale transactions and joint venture mandates. He is praised for his documentation work and for providing logical solutions to problems. One client says: "He provides the best quality of work and is really easy to work with."

Recent joiner Ádám Máttyus has experience of controlled auctions, joint ventures and start-up greenfield investment operations for bidders, targets, and strategic and portfolio investors. He is noted for being "highly responsive, commercially sensible and good at fitting in with our team."

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Szabó Kelemen & Partners Attorneys

From the Chambers Global guide

Department co-head Tamás Szabó is noted by clients: "He's very good, works to an international standard and is very fast and professional." He assists clients with large-scale commercial and real estate acquisitions and developments, as well as corporate acquisitions, takeovers and restructurings.

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Annamária Csenterics

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Annamária Csenterics is noted for her broad expertise spanning M&A and private equity transactions, alongside her work in the real estate sphere. She is experienced in acting on a domestic and cross-border level.  

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Band 5

VJT & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Zoltán Csernus enters this year's rankings thanks to extensive commentary on his "clear guidance and instructions," with clients admiring him for "taking care of things swiftly and without error, regardless of how complicated the issues were." His knowledge base spans distribution, supply, agency, purchase and franchising agreements.

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Band 5

József Bulcsú Fenyvesi

Oppenheim

From the Chambers Global guide

Entering our rankings this year, Jozsef Bulcsu Fenyvesi is recommended by clients for "his reliable, concise, fast and cost-efficient approach." Clients also note: "He's a good lawyer - a very forthcoming, proactive type of guy that immediately responds to you." He advises international and domestic clients in the pharmaceutical and chemicals industries on a wide range of capital markets transactions.

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Band 5

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Pál Szabó receives praise for his negotiation skills and "excellent technical knowledge, commercial awareness and effectiveness." He supports clients in the energy, finance and TMT sectors in cross-border and domestic M&A, with additional expertise in employment law.

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Band 5

István Szatmáry

Horváth & Partners DLA Piper

From the Chambers Global guide

István Szatmáry heads the Hungarian M&A practice and provides expert advice on high-profile acquisitions, disposal, reorganisations and corporate litigation. Clients note: "He's reliable and a solid worker."

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Up and Coming

Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Global guide

Up-and-coming counsel Akos Nagy has over a decade of experience assisting with public takeovers, high-scale transactions and joint venture mandates. He is praised for his documentation work and for providing logical solutions to problems. One client says: "He provides the best quality of work and is really easy to work with."

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