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Corporate/M&A — Hungary


CMS - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Eminent figure and managing partner Gabriella Ormai is highly praised by peers for her "great legal knowledge" deriving from her vast experience in the market. She is known for working on high-value corporate mandates across a variety of industries.

Head of department Anikó Kircsi assists multinational corporations, private equity funds and financial institutions with cross-border transactions, restructurings, joint ventures and venture capital deals. She recently advised John Laing on the sale of its 30% stake in the Hungarian concession company of the M6 motorway to STRABAG and Intertoll Europe. Clients say they "very much enjoy working with her," as she "stepped up when she needed to be proactive and was supportive throughout."

Gábor Gelencsér is described by clients as being "proactive, competent in finding solutions and easily accessible." He primarily represents investment funds and financial institutions in cross-border M&A transactions and restructurings.

Andreas Köhler is dual-qualified in Germany and Hungary and is the head of German projects for CEE at the firm. He advises on major domestic and cross-border transactions and investments on behalf of German clients.

Éva Talmácsi is a London-based practitioner who advises private equity funds, corporate clients, financial institutions, investment banks and energy companies across CEE on a broad range of M&A, private equity and corporate finance matters. She is qualified in Hungary, the UK and New York.

Martin Wodraschke is German-qualified and is well versed in advising German clients on their investments and interests in Hungary, co-ordinating cross-border M&A transactions and distressed M&A projects.

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

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Top-ranked corporate practitioner Pál Takács is vastly experienced in Hungarian M&A, with a notable practice in private equity mandates and transactions involving regulated industries. Peers describe him as a "great M&A lawyer."

Ines Radmilovic has considerable experience advising on multi-jurisdictional M&A mandates most notably in the IT and manufacturing sectors. She recently represented Emerson Electric in the sale of a company as well as the transfer of employees, related to the global carve-out of Leroy Somer and Control Techniques acquired by Nidec.

Ákos Fehérváry advises on a range of corporate issues including privatisations, reorganisations and portfolio acquisitions. He is also noted for his strength in employment matters related to transactions. He acted for GB & Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in EPS from its Chinese seller.

Éva Nagy is well versed in advising Japanese clients on their investments and interests in Hungary, communicating with clients in Japanese. She also forms part of the firm's China Service Group.

Foreign desksÁkos Fehérváry and Chen Chen, who is a Chinese speaker, head the firm's China desk, which acts for Chinese clients investing into the CEE region. The team has advised Chinese clients from the technology, pharmaceutical, automotive and telecommunications industries.

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Dentons - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Rob Irving remains highly regarded in the Hungarian market for his long-standing presence, frequently working with leading investors and private equity players on their Hungarian and CEE investments. One client states: "He is US-trained with a great commercial understanding and in-depth knowledge of SEE, which is an uncommon and highly valuable combination of skills. His advice was constructive, on point, innovative and timely."

Clients praise Edward Keller for his "outstanding regional experience and great track record in insurance transactions." He also has notable experience in cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital work.

Annamária Csenterics is said to be a "very technical and talented lawyer who knows how to manage her clients and always adds a lot of value to a broad spectrum of M&A transactions." She is admitted to the New York and Budapest Bars, and frequently works on cross-border M&A and private equity investments.

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Allen & Overy - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Sources highlight Balázs Sahin-Tóth for his "very good knowledge and management of transactions," as well as his negotiation skills where he "doesn't get lost in details and fights for what is important for the client." He has wide-ranging experience across the spectrum of M&A matters, including restructurings and privatisations.

Head of department Zoltán Lengyel is described as a "very quick and solution-oriented" lawyer, providing "lots of suggestions and finding alternatives for the client." He frequently advises on large high-profile transactions, but also has a vast client portfolio of large international corporates that he assists with their commercial ventures in Hungary.

London-based Márton Eörsi handles Hungarian matters including M&A, corporate restructuring and insolvency-related topics. He is also admitted to the Bar in New York.

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Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Akos Nagy is praised by clients for his "good communication skills, ability to draw logical conclusions from the available information and using analytical skills to recommend different solutions and prepare the right legal strategies." He advises global corporates in Hungary and across the CEE region on M&A transactions, restructuring and compliance.

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Horváth & Partners DLA Piper - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Country managing partner András Posztl is "well respected in the local market and has the greatest possible authority when speaking to various contacts." He acts for clients on both public and private M&A transactions, and is particularly active in the energy industry. He recently advised Eni on the sale of Eni Hungaria by way of a competitive auction.

Rising in the rankings this year, Gábor Molnár is highly regarded by peers for his problem-solving skills, with particularly "good knowledge of contract drafting." He advised NXP Semiconductors on the divestment of its assets in Hungary to a consortium of investors.

István Szatmáry advises on M&A transactions as well as corporate litigation, and is particularly specialised in competition aspects. One client says of him: "He finds solutions and has a solid knowledge base. He is very good in negotiations."

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Lakatos Köves & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Department co-head Richard Lock is praised by clients and peers for his vast experience in the Hungarian M&A market and his "understanding of complex issues." He is noted for providing English law advice to international clients on Hungarian and CEE-wide mandates, as well as his strength in investment protection.

Pál Rahóty is best known for advising on regulatory and competition aspects of M&A transactions. His clients are typically financial institutions.

Ádám Máttyus assists with corporate advice and M&A, primarily in the IT and energy sectors. He is noted for his knowledge in competition law aspects of transactions. He advised TANO Commerce on its HUF1.134 billion asset acquisition of Pápai Hús Group. One client says: "He is diligent and delivers what each project requires."

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Oppenheim - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Mihály Barcza advises on various corporate and commercial issues, primarily in the banking, energy and service industries. He is particularly active in restructuring and distressed M&A. He advised Allianz Hungária Insurance on the sale of its minority stake in FHB Mortgage Banke to Konzum Group.

Head of department Jozsef Bulcsu Fenyvesi is noted by clients for his "reliability and thoroughness." He advises international and domestic clients in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries on a wide range of corporate matters. He assisted PBG and MIP with their investment into start-up Evolveritas.

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Wolf Theiss - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Head of department János Tóth advises on M&A, restructuring and joint ventures, and is best known for his strength in competition law. He is very well praised by peers and clients alike. Peers state: "He is very reasonable, I always give a sigh of relief when I see him across the table from us." A client says: "He is very experienced in M&A negotiations and closes the transaction in the best possible way."

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

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Department co-head Gábor Damjanovic is praised by clients for his "responsiveness, commercial mind and ability to lead a capable team." He has vast experience in the M&A sphere primarily representing large multinational clients from the retail, energy and finance industries.

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Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Department head Kinga Hetényi has long-standing experience in the Hungarian corporate market, where she is best known for her abilities in employment and competition aspects of transactions.

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Szabó Kelemen & Partners Attorneys - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

László András Kelemen advises on the set-up of Hungarian companies, commercial matters for international companies and M&A transactions both on the buyer and seller sides. He is praised for his ability to "approach complex issues by covering all possible legal aspects."

Managing partner Tamás Szabó is best known for M&A, real estate transactions and restructuring. A recent M&A client attests: "The transaction was conducted very efficiently."

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Szecskay Attorneys at Law - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Judit Budai regularly advises on M&A and private equity deals and is especially noted for her strength in regulatory matters and competition aspects.

Department co-head Orsolya Görgényi joins the rankings this year following praise from clients, who describe her as being "very proactive and responsive." She is best known for her work on privatisations and inbound investments. Another client adds: "She is very efficient, I was very impressed."

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VJT & Partners - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Managing partner János Tamás Varga draws great praise from clients, who deem him an "excellent organiser and a hard but pragmatic negotiator," while also offering "creative and business-oriented solutions." He advises international private equity, venture capital and strategic investors on their investments into and divestments from Hungary.

Zoltán Csernus is noted for his "absolute precision and unquestionable corporate legal expertise, with a complete commitment to protecting our interests." He has a diverse corporate and commercial practice, covering M&A transactions and commercial arrangements, as well as distribution, agency and franchising agreements.

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bpv JÁDI NÉMETH Attorneys at Law - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Managing partner Andrea Jádi Németh advises international and Hungarian clients on M&A transactions, and is especially noted for her strength in related tax issues. Clients describe her as "highly professional in her manner and approach, responding swiftly to requests and providing clear guidance and pragmatic solutions."

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Nagy és Trócsányi - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Acts for domestic clients assisting with corporate restructuring, governance and merger clearance. Head of department Ildikó Varga is a key contact for this firm.

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Eminent Practitioner

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Global guide

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Eminent Practitioner

Lakatos Köves & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Department co-head Richard Lock is praised by clients and peers for his vast experience in the Hungarian M&A market and his "understanding of complex issues." He is noted for providing English law advice to international clients on Hungarian and CEE-wide mandates, as well as his strength in investment protection.

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Eminent Practitioner

CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Eminent figure and managing partner Gabriella Ormai is highly praised by peers for her "great legal knowledge" deriving from her vast experience in the market. She is known for working on high-value corporate mandates across a variety of industries.

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Band 1

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Rob Irving remains highly regarded in the Hungarian market for his long-standing presence, frequently working with leading investors and private equity players on their Hungarian and CEE investments. One client states: "He is US-trained with a great commercial understanding and in-depth knowledge of SEE, which is an uncommon and highly valuable combination of skills. His advice was constructive, on point, innovative and timely."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Horváth & Partners DLA Piper

From the Chambers Global guide

Country managing partner András Posztl is "well respected in the local market and has the greatest possible authority when speaking to various contacts." He acts for clients on both public and private M&A transactions, and is particularly active in the energy industry. He recently advised Eni on the sale of Eni Hungaria by way of a competitive auction.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 1

Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Global guide

Top-ranked corporate practitioner Pál Takács is vastly experienced in Hungarian M&A, with a notable practice in private equity mandates and transactions involving regulated industries. Peers describe him as a "great M&A lawyer."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Clients praise Edward Keller for his "outstanding regional experience and great track record in insurance transactions." He also has notable experience in cross-border M&A, private equity and venture capital work.

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Band 2

CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Anikó Kircsi assists multinational corporations, private equity funds and financial institutions with cross-border transactions, restructurings, joint ventures and venture capital deals. She recently advised John Laing on the sale of its 30% stake in the Hungarian concession company of the M6 motorway to STRABAG and Intertoll Europe. Clients say they "very much enjoy working with her," as she "stepped up when she needed to be proactive and was supportive throughout."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Horváth & Partners DLA Piper

From the Chambers Global guide

Rising in the rankings this year, Gábor Molnár is highly regarded by peers for his problem-solving skills, with particularly "good knowledge of contract drafting." He advised NXP Semiconductors on the divestment of its assets in Hungary to a consortium of investors.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Ines K Radmilovic

Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Global guide

Ines Radmilovic has considerable experience advising on multi-jurisdictional M&A mandates most notably in the IT and manufacturing sectors. She recently represented Emerson Electric in the sale of a company as well as the transfer of employees, related to the global carve-out of Leroy Somer and Control Techniques acquired by Nidec.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 2

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department János Tóth advises on M&A, restructuring and joint ventures, and is best known for his strength in competition law. He is very well praised by peers and clients alike. Peers state: "He is very reasonable, I always give a sigh of relief when I see him across the table from us." A client says: "He is very experienced in M&A negotiations and closes the transaction in the best possible way."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Conybeare Solicitors

From the Chambers Global guide

Steven Conybeare of Conybeare Solicitors is best known for his work on cross-border transactions in the CEE region, most notably in the energy and real estate industries. One client states: "He has a straightforward attitude and the ability to recognise and deal with obfuscation by counterparties." Qualified in the UK and dividing his time between Budapest and London, he advises international clients on matters involving Hungarian law.

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Band 3

Ákos Fehérváry

Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Global guide

Ákos Fehérváry advises on a range of corporate issues including privatisations, reorganisations and portfolio acquisitions. He is also noted for his strength in employment matters related to transactions. He acted for GB & Partners on its acquisition of a majority stake in EPS from its Chinese seller.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

László András Kelemen

Szabó Kelemen & Partners Attorneys

From the Chambers Global guide

László András Kelemen advises on the set-up of Hungarian companies, commercial matters for international companies and M&A transactions both on the buyer and seller sides. He is praised for his ability to "approach complex issues by covering all possible legal aspects."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Lakatos Köves & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Pál Rahóty is best known for advising on regulatory and competition aspects of M&A transactions. His clients are typically financial institutions.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Balázs Sahin-Tóth

Allen & Overy

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources highlight Balázs Sahin-Tóth for his "very good knowledge and management of transactions," as well as his negotiation skills where he "doesn't get lost in details and fights for what is important for the client." He has wide-ranging experience across the spectrum of M&A matters, including restructurings and privatisations.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Global guide

Konrád Siegler of Bird & Bird is best known for his work in M&A and privatisation transactions, particularly in the banking sector. Sources say he is a "talented lawyer who does great work."

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Band 3

János Tamás Varga

VJT & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner János Tamás Varga draws great praise from clients, who deem him an "excellent organiser and a hard but pragmatic negotiator," while also offering "creative and business-oriented solutions." He advises international private equity, venture capital and strategic investors on their investments into and divestments from Hungary.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Oppenheim

From the Chambers Global guide

Mihály Barcza advises on various corporate and commercial issues, primarily in the banking, energy and service industries. He is particularly active in restructuring and distressed M&A. He advised Allianz Hungária Insurance on the sale of its minority stake in FHB Mortgage Banke to Konzum Group.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Gábor Damjanovic

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Department co-head Gábor Damjanovic is praised by clients for his "responsiveness, commercial mind and ability to lead a capable team." He has vast experience in the M&A sphere primarily representing large multinational clients from the retail, energy and finance industries.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Global guide

Department head Kinga Hetényi has long-standing experience in the Hungarian corporate market, where she is best known for her abilities in employment and competition aspects of transactions.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Lendvai Partners (Lendvai és Szörényi Ügyvédi Iroda)

From the Chambers Global guide

András Lendvai of Lendvai Partners (Lendvai és Szörényi Ügyvédi Iroda) is noted for his handling of M&A matters, particularly in the IT sector.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Allen & Overy

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Zoltán Lengyel is described as a "very quick and solution-oriented" lawyer, providing "lots of suggestions and finding alternatives for the client." He frequently advises on large high-profile transactions, but also has a vast client portfolio of large international corporates that he assists with their commercial ventures in Hungary.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 4

Lakatos Köves & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Ádám Máttyus assists with corporate advice and M&A, primarily in the IT and energy sectors. He is noted for his knowledge in competition law aspects of transactions. He advised TANO Commerce on its HUF1.134 billion asset acquisition of Pápai Hús Group. One client says: "He is diligent and delivers what each project requires."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Szecskay Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Judit Budai regularly advises on M&A and private equity deals and is especially noted for her strength in regulatory matters and competition aspects.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Annamária Csenterics

Dentons

From the Chambers Global guide

Annamária Csenterics is said to be a "very technical and talented lawyer who knows how to manage her clients and always adds a lot of value to a broad spectrum of M&A transactions." She is admitted to the New York and Budapest Bars, and frequently works on cross-border M&A and private equity investments.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

VJT & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Zoltán Csernus is noted for his "absolute precision and unquestionable corporate legal expertise, with a complete commitment to protecting our interests." He has a diverse corporate and commercial practice, covering M&A transactions and commercial arrangements, as well as distribution, agency and franchising agreements.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

József Bulcsú Fenyvesi

Oppenheim

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department Jozsef Bulcsu Fenyvesi is noted by clients for his "reliability and thoroughness." He advises international and domestic clients in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries on a wide range of corporate matters. He assisted PBG and MIP with their investment into start-up Evolveritas.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Gábor Gelencsér

CMS

From the Chambers Global guide

Gábor Gelencsér is described by clients as being "proactive, competent in finding solutions and easily accessible." He primarily represents investment funds and financial institutions in cross-border M&A transactions and restructurings.

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Orsolya Görgényi

Szecskay Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Department co-head Orsolya Görgényi joins the rankings this year following praise from clients, who describe her as being "very proactive and responsive." She is best known for her work on privatisations and inbound investments. Another client adds: "She is very efficient, I was very impressed."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Andrea Jádi Németh

bpv JÁDI NÉMETH Attorneys at Law

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Andrea Jádi Németh advises international and Hungarian clients on M&A transactions, and is especially noted for her strength in related tax issues. Clients describe her as "highly professional in her manner and approach, responding swiftly to requests and providing clear guidance and pragmatic solutions."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

Bird & Bird

From the Chambers Global guide

Since publication, Pál Szabó has joined Bird & Bird

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Band 5

Szabó Kelemen & Partners Attorneys

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Tamás Szabó is best known for M&A, real estate transactions and restructuring. A recent M&A client attests: "The transaction was conducted very efficiently."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 5

István Szatmáry

Horváth & Partners DLA Piper

From the Chambers Global guide

István Szatmáry advises on M&A transactions as well as corporate litigation, and is particularly specialised in competition aspects. One client says of him: "He finds solutions and has a solid knowledge base. He is very good in negotiations."

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Deloitte Legal Erdős and Partners Law Firm

From the Chambers Global guide

Head of department at Deloitte Legal Erdős and Partners Law Firm Péter Göndöcz specialises in M&A, including private equity transactions, and is primarily active in the energy, manufacturing and communication industries. Clients say: "He has great negotiation skills, stays calm, reacts quickly and is flexible."

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Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda

From the Chambers Global guide

Akos Nagy is praised by clients for his "good communication skills, ability to draw logical conclusions from the available information and using analytical skills to recommend different solutions and prepare the right legal strategies." He advises global corporates in Hungary and across the CEE region on M&A transactions, restructuring and compliance.

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