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Dr Gábor Damjanovic

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Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

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Employment, Gaming/Betting/Licensing, Corporate/M&A, Real Estate/Construction/Infrastructure, Dispute Resolution, IP.


Gábor is the Co-Managing Partner of Forgó, Damjanovic. Gábor has been practising international business law for more than 12 years. His primary focuses are transactional/projects work, dispute resolution and employment law. He has acted as lead counsel on numerous M&A transactions, joint ventures and projects, and represented a number of international clients and blue-chip companies in the resolution of their disputes. Gábor is furthermore a specialist in the legal issues of the gaming/betting sector. He regularly advises operators, slot machine manufacturers, IT solution providers and concession holders, in addition to providing transactional support in the gaming sector and assisting other clients in gaming-related issues. He acts for both land-based and online clients. Gábor is highly international oriented, having attended numerous conferences and being a regular delegate at the International Bar Association’s (IBA) annual conferences. During the past decade he has forged strong relationships with a number of highly respected foreign lawyers, thus making him well placed to provide solid cross-border advice to his Hungarian clients. A significant majority of his clients are multinational and foreign corporations and he is regularly instructed by foreign lawyers on a referral basis.


• Partner, co-managing partner at Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm. • Partner at Forgó, Varga & Partners Law Firm: 2003-2010. • Attorney at Forgó, Varga & Partners Law Firm: 2000-2002. • Attorney at Weiss-Tessbach Budapest: 2000. • Trainee at Gárdos, Benke, Mosonyi, Tomori Law Firm: 1998-1999. • Trainee at Dr. Veronika : 2000 Záhony Law Firm: 1997-1998.


English, Hungarian.


• Budapest Bar Association • Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright • International Bar Association - Registered mediator.


• József Attila University, Szeged, 1997 Law Degree (cum laude) • Central European University, Budapest (Master of Comparative Constitutional Law, LL.M. 1998).


Family, travel, football, reading.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm is regularly instructed by lender and borrower clients on cross-border transactions. It acted as Hungarian legal advisers to Bank of Ireland/NAMA (National Asset Management Agency) on a €110m loan transaction for multinational borrowers based in Ireland. Of counsel Ferenc Lénárt heads the team, which also includes Gábor Damjanovic.

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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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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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Within: Leading individuals

Gábor Damjanovic - Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

Within: Employment

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.

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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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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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