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Dr József Kapolyi

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Kapolyi Law Firm

Work Department

Real Estate; Capital Markets; Corporate and M&A


He is the founder and managing partner of Kapolyi Law Firm


He started his professional career as a junior legal counsel at the Hungarian securities and exchange commission and after spending a year as a chief legal counsel at a portfolio company he became a legal counsel at the Budapest Stock Exchange. In February 1999 he established his own law firm which operates to this day under the name of Kapolyi Law Firm.

He is an arbitrator at the Money and Capital Market and Energy sections of the Permanent Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2002 and the member of the board for 5 years. He had been the member and co-president of the Corporate Governance Committee for a decade


He speaks English fluently and German on a basic level.


He is the member of Budapest Bar Association.


He obtained his law degree at the Faculty of Law of József Attila University in 1996. He took part in the course organized by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on regulations related to securities in Washington DC. In October 1996 he passed his stock exchange securities exam and stock exchange exam organized by the State Financial and Capital Markets Supervision. He passed his bar exam in October 1998.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Kapolyi Law Firm has ‘very precise knowledge of financial investments, banking and energy law’.  It advised Wallis Asset Management on the public takeover of Altera and assisted Altera with the listing of newly issued shares on the Budapest Stock Exchange. Managing partner József Kapolyi is 'a stand-out partner’ and Viktor Krezinger is noted for his capital markets expertise.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Kapolyi Law Firm's team has ‘an open-minded and innovative’ approach and is praised for its ‘smooth and effective communication’. It is representing Random Capital in several disputes. Managing partner József Kapolyi and Bálint Bajkó, who has ‘deep knowledge’, lead the team.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Kapolyi Law Firm is praised for its ‘professionalism’ and is active across a range of commercial, residential, industrial and hotel property work, and also has experience in advising on greenfield and brownfield investments. Stewart Title, Takarék Invest Befektetési és Ingatlankezelő and GTC White House are clients. Managing partner József Kapolyi and Sándor Habóczky lead the team. Mónika Kapetz and Zita Orbán are also key names.

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