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Dr Zoltan Forgo

Tel:
Work +36 1 214 0080
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Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

Work Department

M&A, Life sciences, Arbitration/litigation, Energy, Competition, Employment.

Position

Dr. Zoltán Forgó is the Co-Managing Partner of Forgó, Damjanovic. He is a qualified attorney in Hungary (ügyvéd). Dr. Zoltán Forgó has been practising international business law for more than 21 years. His primary specialisation is corporate/M&A work, having acted as lead counsel on numerous M&A transactions and represented a number of international investors, private equity firms and Hungarian blue-chip companies. In such transactions he places great emphasis on adopting a commercial approach, seeking innovative solutions and ensuring precise documentation.

Dr. Zoltán Forgó’s advisory work on a number of high profile transactions affords him a deep understanding of the issues, client needs and regulatory background of the pharmaceutical, energy and TMT industries. He often advises clients on competition cases, concentrating primarily on merger control and unfair trade practice issues, and employment matters. He has successfully assisted clients in a number of arbitration and cross-border litigation matters, acting before forums in Budapest, Vienna and London. His track record includes representing corporate borrowers and financial institutions in financing transactions.Furthermore, Dr. Zoltán Forgó is experienced in advising institutitional investors in complex real estate transactions. 

He is a registered arbitrator of the Money and Capital Aribitration Court in Budapest and has as arbitratror in several arbitration cases. 

Career

He has been given the "Best Individual Lawyer" award by World Finance Magazine Legal Awards (2011), Hungary. ● He is currently Managing Partner of Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm, 2010- . ● Beforehand, for ten years he was founder and Managing Partner of Forgó, Varga & Partners, the predecessor of Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners, 2000-2010. ● Partner, attorney (ügyvéd) at Weiss-Tessbach Budapest, 1995-2000. ● Secondment at Linklaters London, corporate department, 1997. ● Secondment at Weiss-Tessbach Vienna, 1997. ● Chief legal counsel, Hungarian Credit Bank Investment, 1993-1995 ● Trainee lawyer, 1992-1993.

Languages

English, Hungarian.

Member

● The representative of the firm in the Hungarian Venture Capital Association and the member of its Ethics Committee. ● Member of the Ethiics Committee of the Hungarian Venture Capital Association (2010-2017) ● Registered arbitrator of the Money and Capital Markets Arbitration Court in Budapest. ● Member of Hungarian Bar Association (ügyvéd) since 1995.

Education

● Registered International Trade Law Expert ● 1998 International Trade Law Postgraduate Course ● 1992 University Law Decree, summa cum laude, 1992.

Leisure

Sport, classical music


Hungary

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm is noted for its cross-border M&A expertise and it is particularly experienced in transactions across the pharmaceutical, TMT, energy, gaming and betting sectors. Agrokor Group, United Molasses Group, Advent International and Pacific Drilling are clients. Zoltán Forgó and Gábor Damjanovic head the team, which includes recently promoted partner Ákos Balázs.

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Competition

Within: Competition

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm advises on merger control matters, restrictive agreements, cartel procedures and unfair trade issues. Unipetrol is a key client. Team head Zoltán Forgó and Zsófia Füzi are recommended.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm regularly handles complex cross-border litigation and arbitration cases. It successfully represented Eurovegas Group in a €4.2m arbitration brought under ICC rules by the Hungarian state. Gábor Damjanovic, who heads the team, and Zoltán Forgó are the key contacts.

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Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm provided pre-litigation advice to Nafta Gas Trading in relation to a gas sale contract and is assisting Pacific Drilling with a cross-border merger. Team head Zoltán Forgó and Gábor Damjanovic are the key contacts.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm advised Bank of Ireland, as mortgagee, and Nama on a transaction aimed at the sale of a Hungarian SPV holding two adjacent pieces of land for commercial development. Longrent is also a key client. Gábor Damjanovic heads the team and Zoltán Forgó is also noted.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm is often engaged in TMT sector transactions and the team is also recommended for its experience in advising on gambling sector matters. Nielsen Corporation, Advent International and Novell Hungary are among its clients. Team head Viktor Vasi is noted, as are Zoltán Forgó and Gábor Damjanovic.

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