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CMS regularly provides HR support services and advises on contracts, outsourcing, restructuring, audits and investigations. It also handles employment litigation. Budapest Marriott Hotels, Roche Services Europe, Johnson & Johnson and Datalogic Hungary are clients. Practice head Gabriella Ormai, of counsel Tamás Tercsák and senior associate György Bálint are key members of the team.

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm handles a range of contentious, non-contentious, regulatory and transactional mandates for Hungarian and international clients such as Ikea Group, Geico Taikisha Group, Tetra Pak and China Telecom. Team head Gábor Damjanovic and recently promoted partner Ákos Balázs are key contacts.

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law  is engaged on a range of employment matters including executive terminations, confidentiality, data protection issues, mass redundancies, re-organisations and restructurings. It also advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and handles contentious matters. Ákos Fehérváry heads the team and associate Éva Nagy is also noted.

The ‘precise and thorough’ team at VJT & Partners handles a raft of contentious and non-contentious employment mandates. NN Insurance is a key client. Practice head Zoltán Csernus has 'an instinctive understanding of business needs’ and his advice is ‘always clear and focused on producing workable solutions within a swift timeframe’. Managing partner János Tamás Varga is also noted.

Andrékó Kinstellar handles internal investigations, data protection and collective employment matters. The team acts for SK Innovation on a range of matters and recently advised it on the establishment of a greenfield electric vehicle battery factory. Anthony O’Connor and Ákos Nagy head the team. Dávid Ferenc joined Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law in July 2018.

CLV Partners - Csabai & Partners Law Firm has ‘excellent technical knowledge’. It is regularly engaged by clients across the pharmaceutical, retail, fast-moving consumer goods, entertainment and technology sectors on a range of employment matters such as cross-border TUPE transactions, data protection issues, restructurings, mass redundancies and collective bargaining agreements. Practice head Nóra Óváry-Papp is ‘very precise and accurate’. Boglárka Kricskovics-Béli is now with KPMG Legal Tóásó Law Firm.

Dentons handles data protection matters, individual and collective relations, labour disputes and day-to-day employment issues. It also regularly advises on the employment aspects of transactional mandates. Clients include Rexel Hungary, Robert Walters Operations, Nike and Affidea. Counsel Márton Kertész heads the team.

DLA Piper Hungary delivers ‘quick response times’ and the team is praised for its ‘out-of-the-box thinking’. It handles a range of employment mandates concerning restructurings, data protection issues and transactions, often with a cross-border element. Cognizant, KBC Securities and Wizz Air are clients. Practice head Helga Fehér is recommended, as are senior associate Dóra Bocskov-Szabó and counsel Csaba Vári.

KCG Partners Law Firm handles a raft of contentious and non-contentious mandates and is particularly experienced in advising on employee stock ownership plans. The group acts for a number of clients in the financial services sector, and Lego is also a key client. Levente Csengery and Rita Párkányi jointly head the department.

Szecskay Attorneys at Law advises on labour contracts, collective bargaining agreements and restructurings. It is also regularly engaged on the employment aspects of M&A transactions and also handles disputes. Flex, Jacobs Douwe Egberts and RapidMiner are clients. Practice head Hédi Bozsonyik and associate Adrienn Tar are the key contacts. László Pók has left the firm for an in-house role.

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda handles day-to-day employment law matters, in addition to transfers, workforce restructurings, and redundancies. L'Oréal Hungary and DB Cargo are clients. László Kenyeres heads the team and senior associate Barnabás Buzási is also recommended. Senior associate Judit Nádor was a recent arrival from Wilkinson European Community Jurist Office/Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP.

bnt | attorneys-at-law is regularly instructed by German clients on a range of employment mandates. Éva Ratatics heads the team.

bpv JÁDI NÉMETH Attorneys at Law handles contentious and non-contentious employment law mandates. Andrea Jádi Németh is the key contact.

Kinga Zempléni Law Firm frequently acts for regional and international clients on a range of employment-related matters, including collective bargaining agreements, whistleblowing policies and data privacy. The team also handles negotiations with trade unions. Kinga Zempléni heads the team.

Lakatos, Köves and Partners advises on a range of employment agreements, policies, TUPE transfers, disputes, data protection and restructuring matters. The group regularly assists with the employment aspects of M&A transactions; counsel Éva Bognár, who heads the team, handled the employment aspects of Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global’s operations in Hungary. Associate Katalin Losonci is also noted.

Noerr handles a range of non-contentious and contentious labour law mandates. Diehl Aircabin Hungary and Ruag Ammotec are clients of the team, which is led by Edina Czeglédy and senior associate Viktor Füzi. Tímea Molnár is also a key contact.

The ‘business-minded’ team at Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda regularly advises on the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Managing partner Zsolt Cselédi’s ‘knowledge, attitude and commitment are truly exceptional’.

Sándor Szegedi Szent-Ivány Komáromi Eversheds Sutherland stands out for its ‘problem-solving capacity’ and its expertise spans a range of work from day-to-day employment matters to labour disputes. Szinergia School, Autoliv and GlaxoSmithKline are clients. The ‘well-preparedKatalin Varga and managing partner Ágnes Szent-Ivány head the team.

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda frequently handles contentious and non-contentious matters for international and domestic clients including Fressnapf Hungária and Arylux Hungary. Dániel Gera, who was recently promoted to counsel, heads the team. Kinga Hetenyi is also a key contact.

Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda is regularly engaged on dismissal and collective redundancy matters, international transfers, data protection, trade secrets and regulatory instructions. It is also often involved in the employment aspects of M&A transactions. Univision, Intrexon and General Electric Hungary are clients. Team head Pál Szabó and senior associate Zoltán Tarján are the key contacts.

Key work for the team at Szabo Kelemen & Partners Attorneys includes advising VBH Budapest on a range of contracts and handling contentious and non-contentious employment matters for CWS-boco Hungary. Áron Vikor and Szilvia Fehérvári lead the team.

Taylor Wessing Hungary handles a range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues for clients including Realeyes. Practice head Torsten Braner and Zoltán Novák are noted.

Gábor Jagicza is the key contact at Vámosi-Nagy Ernst & Young Law Office for employment mandates. The team acted for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on a range of employment issues relating to the closure of a manufacturing site, including the transfer of a non-core unit and the restructuring of its wholesale activities.

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