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DLA Piper Hungary

CS√ĖRSZ UTCA 49-51, H-1124 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
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Work +36 1 510 1100
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Hungary

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Hungary

DLA Piper Hungary handles a range of complex financing transactions as well as restructuring mandates. It advised MVM Hungarian Electricity on the acquisition of 50% of shares in ENKSZ.  Péter Györfi-Tóth heads the finance, projects and restructuring team and Gábor Borbély heads the finance practice. Senior associates Miklós Horváth, Attila Sári and associate Barbara Császár are also recommended for banking and finance work. András Nemescsói and Gábor Molnár head the capital markets practice where counsel Gábor Hollós is also noted.

Leading individuals

András Nemescsói - DLA Piper Hungary

Gábor Borbély  - DLA Piper Hungary

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Hungary

DLA Piper Hungary advised General Electric Company on the pre-sale restructuring regarding its spin-off and subsequent disposal of the Hungarian part of its EMEA Lighting Business and Global Automotive Lighting Business. It also assisted Eni with the sale of its 98.99% shareholding in Tigáz to MET Holding. Corporate head Gábor Molnár and managing partner András Posztl lead the team. Senior counsel István Szatmáry is also recommended as are senior associates Gábor Hollós, Gábor Spitz and associate Péter Szajlai.

Leading individuals

Andr√°s Posztl - DLA Piper Hungary

G√°bor Moln√°r - DLA Piper Hungary

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Competition
Competition - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Hungary

DLA Piper Hungary¬†handles a range of cartel matters, merger filings, state aid investigations and unfair commercial matters. The team successfully represented WHB Group and √Čp√≠tŇĎ-√©s √Čp√ľletkarbantart√≥ in merger clearance proceedings. Senior counsel Istv√°n Szatm√°ry¬†heads the team and senior associate P√©ter Vir√°g¬†is also noted.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Hungary

DLA Piper Hungary¬†is regularly engaged in cross-border litigation and is representing a number of international online betting service providers in numerous cases against the Hungarian Gambling Authority. Commercial and investment treaty arbitration cases are also a key area of expertise for the team. Litigation and regulatory head Andr√°s Nemescs√≥i, counsel Viktor Radics, who heads the disputes team, counsel David KŇĎhegyi, who is head of compliance and investigations, and counsel Zolt√°n Fab√≥k¬†are the key contacts.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Hungary

DLA Piper Hungary¬†delivers ‚Äėquick response times‚Äô and the team is praised for its ‚Äėout-of-the-box thinking‚Äô. It handles a range of employment mandates concerning restructurings, data protection issues and transactions, often with a cross-border element. Cognizant, KBC Securities and Wizz Air are clients. Practice head Helga Feh√©r¬†is recommended, as are senior associate D√≥ra Bocskov-Szab√≥¬†and counsel Csaba V√°ri.

Leading individuals

Helga Fehér - DLA Piper Hungary

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Hungary

DLA Piper Hungary delivers 'a top-quality’ service and the team is experienced in advising on the IP aspects of transactions. Mónika Horváth acts for a number of clients in the film production industry and advised Colette Film Holdings on the IP aspects relating to the production of a motion picture. Associate Gábor Bertók is also recommended.

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Projects and energy
Projects and energy - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Hungary

DLA Piper Hungary is regularly instructed on high-profile energy and infrastructure mandates, with expertise spanning transport, telecoms, education, health and environmental projects. Péter Györfi-Tóth is head of finance, projects and restructuring. Counsel Gábor Simon heads the energy team. Managing partner András Posztl is another name to note.

Leading individuals

G√°bor Simon - DLA Piper Hungary

Péter Györfi-Tóth - DLA Piper Hungary

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Hungary

DLA Piper Hungary‚Äôs ‚Äėquick response times, reliability, flexibility and understanding of real estate transactions‚Äô are praised by clients. The team advised Wing on a build-to-suit transaction for the new central office building of Magyar Telekom and assisted Lanebridge Investment Management with the ‚ā¨275m sale of Arena Plaza to Nepi Rockcastle. The team¬†is led by Szil√°rd Kui. G√°bor Borb√©ly¬†and senior associate Attila Remes¬†are other key contacts.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Hungary

DLA Piper Hungary stands out for its experience in advising on film and television projects, and the team has been engaged in a raft of data privacy mandates as well as transactions in the TMT sector. 'Expert' department head Mónika Horváth advised Paramount Television on the production of the television series, The Alienist. Senior associate Mariann Rajnai and associate Gábor Bertók are also recommended.

Leading individuals

Mónika Horváth - DLA Piper Hungary

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Hungary

DLA Piper Hungary¬†advises on the tax aspects of transactions, and also handles tax planning, tax consulting and disputes. Counsels Levente Torma¬†and √Ākos Becher¬†head the department.

Leading individuals

Levente Torma - DLA Piper Hungary

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.‚Ä©
    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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