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The firm: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners is one of the leading independent commercial law firms in Hungary. Clients include foreign corporations, the Hungarian businesses of multinational companies and medium to large Hungarian businesses. The firm is typically instructed in complex transactions and legal disputes, cases of a cross-border nature, those demanding high quality English language documentation and/or involving clients who require an international level of service. Whilst the firm provides clients with all the benefits of a full service law firm, it prides itself in an especially strong track record in the fields of M&A and private equity transactions, dispute resolution and employment law.

Forgó, Damjanovic serves clients from all over the world; a high percentage of its turnover is generated from foreign clients or multinational clients with a presence in Hungary. Foreign law firms regularly instruct Forgó, Damjanovic on their clients’ Hungarian legal needs. Most of the lawyers have gained foreign work experience at large international law firms or have studied abroad.

Areas of practice: Corporate & M&A: Forgó, Damjanovic offers clients specialist corporate/M&A advice. The partners’ extensive track record includes acting for Hungarian and international blue-chip companies, private equity and venture capital investors, leading corporate finance firms and high-net worth individual owners of target companies. Forgó, Damjanovic regularly acts as lead counsel on cross-border transactions in conjunction with foreign legal advisors, and on transactions referred by international law firms. The firm is typically instructed by clients in complex medium-sized or high-value transactions, mostly of a cross-border nature and requiring heavy documentation.

Dispute resolution: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners regularly acts in contentious cases before various courts and authorities, as well as international arbitration cases in a wide range of proceedings.

Banking and capital markets: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners offers specialist expertise for banking and capital markets services. The firm has represented numerous banks and corporate clients in banking and capital markets transactions, and provided financial enterprises and investment funds with legal advice on licensing and regulatory matters.

Labour and employment: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners is one of the leading labour/employment practices in Hungary, earning recommendations from international directories. The firm acts for international recruitment agencies, multinational corporations, major Hungarian enterprises and top managers and its services cover the full spectrum of labour and employment matters, with many of the assignments typically having international or cross-border aspects.

Life sciences and pharmaceuticals: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners is one of the few law firms in Hungary which offers niche expertise on legal matters affecting the life sciences and pharmaceuticals industry. The firm‘s extensive track record includes advising Hungarian and foreign producers of pharmaceuticals, food supplements and medical devices, pharmacy chains, industry associations, strategic and private equity investors and corporate finance firms specialising in the industry.

IP/TMT: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners has a solid and diverse IP practice, handling copyright matters, software licensing issues, trademark matters, domain name disputes and advising on patent related issues. The firm has acted for a number of blue-chip clients in the TMT industry, including telecommunication service providers and software and hardware companies applying new generation technologies.

Energy: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners advises energy clients on a wide range of matters. Its track record includes acting for energy companies, private equity investors, financing banks and energy consultancy firms.

Gaming/betting: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners offers specialist advice on the legal issues of gaming/betting. Over years of working for major online and land-based gaming clients, it has developed niche expertise in this area. Its lawyers’ extensive track record includes advising operators and slot machine manufacturers, negotiating concession agreements, assisting other clients in gambling related issues, in addition to providing transactional and litigation/arbitration support in the gaming sector.

  • Contacts
  • Zoltán Forgó
  • Gábor Damjanovic
  • Number of lawyers: 12
  • Languages
  • English

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