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CMS’ expertise spans tax disputes, VAT and transfer pricing. Practice head Eszter Kálmán, who has ‘strong technical skills and a brilliant mind to overcome complicated tax problems’, and Gabriella Ormai are the key names. Clients include AXA Bank Europe, AIG, HCC International Insurance Company and Samsung Electronics.

Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie’s team handles tax audits and tax disputes, and also advises on transfer pricing and the tax aspects of cross-border transactions. Recent highlights include Gergely Riszter and senior associate Tímea Bodrogi-Szabó successfully handling a tax dispute before the Hungarian Supreme Court.

Jointly led by counsels Levente Torma and Ákos Becher, Horváth & Partners DLA Piper’s tax practice advises on the tax aspects of commercial and corporate transactions and also handles high-profile tax litigation.

Jalsovszky has a strong track record handling tax litigation and the tax aspects of corporate restructurings. Recent highlights include handling a VAT dispute, advising Mutex on its restructuring, and representing a multinational energy group in a corporate tax dispute. Pál Jalsovszky, István Csővári and Tamás Fehér are highly regarded.

Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda has expertise in tax litigation. Orsolya Kovács is ‘through and knowledgeable’, and Péter Nagy is singled out for his ‘vast experience and firm approach’. The team is acting for a Hungarian company in a VAT dispute.

bpv Jádi Németh Attorneys at Law advises on the tax aspects of corporate restructuring and real estate transactions; it also has notable expertise in transfer pricing issues. Andrea Jádi Németh is representing Unibet in multiple disputes challenging the National Tax and Customs Authority’s decision to block a website. Péter Garancsi is another key contact.

Deloitte Legal Erdos and Partners Law Firm handled a steady flow of tax litigation against the Hungarian tax authority; clients include local and multinational large and mid-size companies. Mihály Harcos and Zsuzsanna Huszl are recommended.

Faludi Wolf Theiss’ ‘outstanding’ team is led by ‘responsive’ senior associate János Pásztor whose recent instructions include advising on a series of tax restructurings and assisting with the tax-aspects of M&A transactions. Clients include BASF Hungary, Erste Group Bank and Kathrein Privatbank Aktiengesellschaft.

KCG Partners Law Firm advises on the tax aspects of cross-border M&A transactions and the tax implications of employee share plans. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik are ‘very commercial and solution-driven’.

Lakatos, Köves and Partners is a popular choice for clients in the real estate and financial services sectors, where it advises on the tax issues arising out of investments, disposals and restructurings. Other work includes assisting with the tax implications of employee share plans. Péter Lakatos and Balázs Kántor are the names to note.

Réti, Antall & Partners PwC Legal has significant experience handling tax litigation involving the application of EU law. Managing partner Zoltán Várszegi and Dániel Kelemen are singled out for their ‘creative and problem-solving’ skills.

Leveraging its strong contentious practice, Szecskay Attorneys at Law is particularly experienced in handling tax litigation. Recent highlights include representing the Hungarian subsidiary of a telecoms equipment company in a tax audit and advising Motoflywear on issues relating to corporate tax, VAT and customs structuring. Róbert Dezsõ is the main contact.

Vámosi-Nagy Ernst & Young Law Office’s team is praised for its ‘up-to-date knowledge and its proactive and straightforward approach’. Szabolcs Vámosi-Nagy has a solid track record handling complex tax litigation. Péter Vaszari is also noted.

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