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Dr Ferenc Lénárt

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Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

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Banking and Capital Markets, Prevention of Money Laundering, Compliance, Employment, Arbitration, Outsourcing, Data Protection.


Ferenc is the Head of the Banking and Capital Markets practice. He is a senior banking and financial services specialist with more than 17 years banking practice. As in-house counsel at the Hungarian subsidiary of WestLB AG (Westdeutsche Landesbank) he has acted in numerous financing transactions. His legal work included drafting legal documentation for loan agreements, syndicated loan facilities, subordinated loans, trade finance facilities, treasury frame agreements, as well as ISDA agreements. The value of the transactions on which he has worked extends to €700M. Ferenc possesses an in-depth understanding, also from an in-house perspective, of the issues and the regulatory background of the banking and financial services sector. His track record includes the preparation of articles of association, organisational and operational manuals, general business terms, bylaws for boards of directors and supervisory boards, in addition to the preparation of manuals relating to the prevention of money laundering, compliance and data protection. Ferenc has acted in numerous procedures before the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority and the National Bank of Hungary. In the course of his career he has dealt regularly with employment matters and outsourcing transactions (including cross-border outsourcing).


He is currently Of Counsel of Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm and the head of its Banking and Capital Markets practice. Beforehand, for more than 15 years he was the Chief Legal Adviser of WestLB Hungaria Bank Zrt (Hungarian subsidiary of Westdeutsche Landesbank AG).


Hungarian, English.


Member of the Hungarian Bar Association (since 2010). Registered arbitrator of the Money- and Capital Markets Arbitration Court in Budapest (since 2008). Member of the Hungarian Banking Association’s Ethics Committee (between 2008 and 2010).


Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Durham University, Durham (UK) 2010; Degree in Data Protection - BME University, Budapest 2006; Master of Arts in European Law - PKKE University, Budapest 2005; Postgraduate degree in Banking law - ELTE University, Budapest 1995; Bar exam - Budapest 1995; Degree in law - ELTE University, Budapest 1992.


Martial arts.


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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