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Andrékó Kinstellar is best known for handling big-ticket energy transactions and for its track record in international arbitration in this space. Highlights included successfully defending MOL in an international arbitration proceeding with Aspect Group and its Hungarian subsidiary. Practice head Kristóf Ferenczi and Balázs Sepsey have ‘a practical business-oriented approach’ and provide ‘appropriate advice’. Zsombor Orbán is another key name.

CMS is particularly experienced in handling EPC projects in the infrastructure and energy sectors. Recent highlights including advising a bank on the financing of two solar plant projects and acting on the corporate and regulatory aspects of acquisitions in the renewable energy sector. Péter Simon and senior associate Nóra Kondorosi are the main contacts.

Faludi Wolf Theiss stands out for its ‘outstanding knowledge of the energy sector’ and its track record handling complex energy-related disputes and regulatory matters. Zoltán Faludi, László Kenyeres and counsel Gábor Bárdosi are praised for their ‘results- and client-focused attitude’. Senior associate Norbert Bálint is also a name to note. Gergely Horváth joined Deloitte Legal Erdos and Partners Law Firm in 2017.

Jointly led by András Posztl, counsel Gábor Simon and Péter Györfi-Tóth, Horváth & Partners DLA Piper’s team regularly advises public and private sector clients on major infrastructure, transport and energy projects. In one highlight, Györfi-Tóth is advising the Ministry of National Development on international treaty compliance and regulatory issues regarding the development, reconstruction and financing of the Hungarian section of the Belgrade-Budapest high-speed railway project.

Knight Bird & Bird Iroda enters the ranking following the arrival of a team from the now defunct Siegler Law Office / Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. The group advises domestic and international clients on a range of regional projects and financing transactions. The team is acting for a local bank on the financing of a multimillion-euro greenfield agricultural project. Konrád Siegler and Dániel Arányi are notable practitioners. Hungarian Horizon and Hungarian Export-Import Bank are also clients.

Lakatos, Köves and Partners’ team is a popular choice for major cross-border acquisitions, most notably in the energy and telecoms sectors. Ádám Máttyus, Attila Ungár and Pál Rahóty are praised for their ‘responsiveness, efficiency and excellent communication skills’.

CHSH Dezsö & Partners focuses on public procurement and project finance transactions. Sándor Szterényi heads the team, which also includes Orsolya Hajós, Gizella Nagy and Edina Nagy.

The team at Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie receives a steady flow of instructions from well-known Chinese institutional investors. Recent work includes advising China Railway Group and its subsidiary China Railway International Group on establishing a joint venture with the Hungarian State Railways for the construction of a high-speed railway line, and assisting Export-Import Bank of China with the export pre-financing and investment financing of BorsodChem. Pál Takács, Ákos Fehérváry and József Vági are recommended.

Oppenheim’s team acts for a mix of domestic and multinational companies. Recent highlights include assisting international energy companies with establishing their operations in Hungary and advising on complex environmental projects. Gergely Légrádi, Dávid Hanis and Petra Tasi are the main contacts.

At Dentons, the team has core strengths in energy, infrastructure and project finance, and regularly handles cross-border regulatory and transactional mandates. Gergely Horváth advised a bank on a multimillion-euro financing for the construction of a recycling plant, and István Réczicza acted for a multinational utility company on a series of corporate and commercial transactions. Emőke Kovács is also recommended.

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm advises multinational energy companies on day-to-day corporate and commercial matters, and has recently handled a number of M&A transactions in the energy sector. Gábor Damjanovic and Zoltán Forgó are recommended.

HP Legal | Hajdu & Partners’ team focuses on project finance transactions and counts major financial institutions such as MKB Bank, Hungarian Export-Import Bank and Raiffeisen Bank as clients. Practice head László Hajdu is ‘pragmatic and results-driven’.

KCG Partners Law Firm’s recent highlights include advising a bank on a project finance transaction and representing a major construction company in a commercial dispute. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik are recommended.

At Szabo Kelemen & Partners Attorneys, Szilvia Fehérvári is recommended for her ‘strong business focus, proactive approach and excellent knowledge of the Hungarian energy market’. Practice head Péter Vincze is also noted. The team advised on a number of project finance and commercial transactions.

Szecskay Attorneys at Law handles a mix of advisory work, transactions and contentious matters for multinational energy, and oil and gas sector clients. Katalin Grósz is the name to note.

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