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CMS’ team is led by Zsolt Okányi, who is widely recognised as ‘an outstanding litigator with a proactive attitude, a sharp mind, excellent problem-solving skills, and a constructive approach’. The team is also ‘excellent at associate level’, with Gergely László, who ‘thinks outside the box’, and Péter Bibók, who is ‘knowledgeable and diligent’, key names. The group handles local and international arbitration with particular expertise in the banking and construction sectors, and also handles white-collar crime investigations and tax litigation.

Lakatos, Köves and Partners is singled out for its ‘exceptional level of service and tailor-made advice’. The team has a market-leading position for investment protection cases, and is representing a consortium of investors in a series of proceedings relating to the termination of a leisure investment project. Péter Köves and Péter Lakatos are the key contacts.

Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda regularly handles a range of litigation, as well as arbitration. The ‘thorough and flexiblePéter Nagy is representing Kész in a pending arbitration against Serbia for the recovery of construction costs. Other clients include OTP Bank, Honda and Raiffeisen Bank. György Kiszely and Orsolya Kovács are also key contacts.

Oppenheim’s ‘strong’ team acts for clients in the pharmaceutical, retail, automotive and financial services sectors in commercial, professional liability and bankruptcy disputes. Practice head Tamás Éless is ‘a very strong litigator’, and is supported by senior associate Zsolt Farkas.

Dentons’s recent caseload includes handling a high-profile energy arbitration, an arbitration proceeding regarding a breach of contract, white-collar crime investigations, and tax litigation. Milán Kohlrusz and István Réczicza are recommended.

The lawyers at Szecskay Attorneys at Law have ‘excellent knowledge’, covering litigation with particular strength in IP and international investment arbitration. Practice head András Szecskay is ‘a first-rate strategist’; Miklós Boronkay impresses with his ‘deep legal knowledge and accurateness’; András Dániel László and senior associate György Wellmann are also noted. Clients include TV2 Media Group, Gedeon Richter and Taltoring.

Erös Ügyvédi Iroda/Squire Patton Boggs is particularly experienced in handling investment treaty disputes, energy arbitration and commercial litigation. Practice head Judit Kelemen, Lajos Wallacher and Artúr Tamási are the key names.

Faludi Wolf Theiss’ clients include large multinationals and domestic corporates from a wide range of sectors. Recent highlights include representing an energy sector client in a Vienna-based international arbitration and acting for an energy company in two parallel litigation cases concerning alleged breaches of personal data. Counsel Gábor Bárdosi is the main contact.

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm’s team impresses with its ‘analytical and practical advice and ‘flexible attitude’. Gábor Damjanovic stands out for his ‘impressive practical knowledge in court cases and arbitration’.

Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie’s team recently acted for the Hungarian subsidiary of a German car manufacturer in a commercial dispute against its former flagship dealer and is representing a multinational company in a high-profile tax litigation. Practice head József Antal and Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi are noted.

Horváth & Partners DLA Piper’s recent caseload features online gambling litigation, domestic and international commercial disputes and investment treaty arbitrations. Counsel Viktor Radics is representing Strabag Építő in a multimillion-euro construction dispute against an investor. András Nemescsói is recommended for financial regulatory issues and international arbitration.

Knight Bird & Bird Iroda’s practice was bolstered by the arrival of a team from the now defunct Siegler Law Office / Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Recent work includes handling a major investment arbitration, and acting in tax, IP and employment disputes. Konrád Siegler, László Nanyista, Bálint Halász and Zoltán Tarján are the names to note.

VJT & Partners has notable experience in insurance and employment cases. Its client roster features NN Group, Erste Vienna Insurance Group and Brightly, a Hungarian event organiser. Zoltán Csernus is ‘a tough defender’.

Allen & Overy’s group focuses on financial services, M&A and administrative disputes. It has recently handled a number of competition-related disputes for clients including Hungaropharma, ING Bank and Citibank. Balázs Sahin-Tóth and fellow counsel and competition specialist Tibor Szántó and senior associate Attila Kőmíves are the key names.

CHSH Dezsö & Partners handles a broad range of construction and public procurement disputes as well as bankruptcy cases. The team recently represented a supermarket chain in a contractual dispute with an Austrian real estate contractor. Ilona Rónay-Csordás and Tamás Polauf are noted.

Lohn Law Firm’s team acted for Nyírterv Plusz in an IP dispute. It also handles tax, competition and commercial disputes and bankruptcy cases. Márta Mráz and Balázs Lohn are recommended.

Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP’s team saw an increasing number of international investment treaty disputes and, in one example, acted for Edenred on the Hungarian aspects of its International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes arbitration. Other work includes employment, IP, infrastructure and construction disputes. László Partos heads the team.

Sándor Szegedi Szent-Ivány Komáromi Eversheds Sutherland handles a wide range of litigation and arbitration covering construction, contract, employment, tax and IP disputes. Ildikó Szegedi, Péter Komáromi and Péter Sándor are the key names.

Szabo Kelemen & Partners Attorneys regularly handles domestic and international dispute resolution. Recent highlights include representing the Hungarian real estate subsidiary of a multinational insurance company in a damages claim. László Kelemen heads the practice.

At Andrékó Kinstellar, competition specialist Péter Vörös is representing a manufacturing company in commercial litigation relating to the termination of its distribution contract and also acted for a retail sector client in a judicial review regarding allegations of unlawful data sharing.

Gárdos Mosonyi Tomori Law Office’s team focuses on financial services litigation. Erika Tomori and Péter Gárdos are ‘very responsive and knowledgeable’.

KCG Partners Law Firm handles domestic and cross-border litigation. Recent highlights include representing a multinational company in a contractual dispute against a local company. Rita Párkányi and Levente Csengery are recommended.

Kapolyi Law Firm’s recent highlights include acting in a termination of lease agreement dispute and handling a financial settlement dispute. Bálint Bajkó is ‘sharp and accurate with exceptional negotiation skills’.

Ákos Bajorfi’s team at Noerr recently handled joint venture, employment, tax and product liability disputes. Viktor Füzi is another name to note.

Réti, Antall & Partners PwC Legal handles IP, competition, commercial, tax and consumer protection litigation. László Réti heads the team.

Led by Dénes Szabó, Taylor Wessing Hungary’s team handles a range of corporate and commercial disputes.

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