Firms To Watch: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Since his appointment as head of the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Csővári Legal in 2022, Péter Gyimesi has rapidly grown the practice, building on the firm’s existing tax expertise. The group now regularly advises on venture capital and private equity investments, with a particular focus on start-ups.
Bán, S. Szabó, Rausch & Partners is an independent full-service firm which advises foreign and international companies, as well as large Hungarian corporations, on the gamut of M&A matters. János Rausch and Péter S. Szabó lead the team, assisting with both domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs, particularly in the energy, TMT and automotive industries.

Commercial, corporate and M&A in Hungary

Andrékó Ferenczi Kinstellar

With a particular focus on inbound investments, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Andrékó Ferenczi Kinstellar advises clients across Western Europe, the US and Asia. The group assists Hungarian clients with cross-border acquisitions, as well as advising on restructurings, joint ventures, spin-offs and public takeovers. The group’s expertise spans various industries, with a particular focus on deals within the energy, life sciences and real estate sectors. Gábor Gelencsér and Annamária Csenterics co-lead the team, with the latter bringing additional expertise in private equity matters to the group. As an English-qualified lawyer, Anthony O’Connor strengthens the practice’s international reach, advising corporate, private equity and venture capital investors across the CEE region. Ákos Nagy specialises in telecoms matters. Áron Barta and Kármen Csenge Koller were promoted to senior associate level in March 2023, rounding out the practice’s strong junior bench, which also includes associate Bianka Kovács.

Practice head(s):

Gábor Gelencsér; Annamária Csenterics

Other key lawyers:

Anthony O’Connor; Ákos Nagy; Áron Barta; Kármen Csenge Koller; Bianka Kovács; Barnabás Sági


‘The team led by Gábor Gelencsér has the experience and skill to act on an equal footing with top-ranked international law firms. In a recent matter, we initially engaged them as local counsel, but then decided to have them act as primary counsel early in the negotiations process as their work was that good.’

‘We’ve worked with Gábor Gelencsér on several matters for nearly 10 years. He’s always impressed us with his technical skills and client relations, and has now matured into a very good lead lawyer.’

‘Outstanding communication, highly professional and flexible.’

‘They hear and understand what the client is saying.’

‘The team is well experienced.’

‘Gábor Gelencsér – exceptional experience and providing real good solutions.’

‘Áron Barta is so open-minded.’

‘Very pragmatic approach, swift turnaround times and finding solutions to the client’s needs.’

Key clients

OTP Bank Plc


Wizz Air

MOL Group

EYGS LLP (Ernst&Young)

SK Battery

MET Group

China CEE Equity

Eviosys Packaging

TEVA Pharmaceuticals

Procter & Gamble

Work highlights

  • Advised OTP Bank on the successful acquisition of Uzbekistan’s fifth-largest bank, Ipoteka Bank, with an 8.5% market share and more than 1.6 million retail customers.
  • Assisted a client with the setting up of a joint venture with a US upstream company for the implementation of a large-scale natural gas exploration project in Hungary.
  • Advised on a contemplated joint merger of various key energy sector players in the CEE region.


The ‘professional and experienced‘ commercial, corporate and M&A team at CMS is active in high-profile transactions. The group has strong cross-border capabilities, advising national and international clients in various industries, from financial services to life sciences and manufacturing. With ‘good knowledge and professional experience’, Anikó Kircsi leads the team. The team fields many practitioners who bolster the group's international capabilities, including Zoltán Poronyi, who has over 21 years’ experience advising on transactions across the CEE region; Éva Talmácsi, a UK, US and Hungarian-qualified lawyer with experience in the TMT and energy sectors; Szilvia Kabács, a Hungarian and UK-qualified lawyer who brings over 20 years’ experience in various banking and finance matters; and Andreas Köhler, a Hungarian and German-qualified lawyer who leads on cross-border investments, divestments and restructurings. Szabina Marsi specialises in corporate law and Orsolya Pass advises on M&A and asset transactions, while Péter Tóth has a strong track record in the energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Anikó Kircsi

Other key lawyers:

Éva Talmácsi; Andreas Köhler; Zoltán Poronyi; Péter Tóth; Szilvia Kabács; Szabina Marsi; Orsolya Pass


‘CMS has a very professional and experienced team to support us.’

‘The CMS corporate team is very professional, committed and competent. The involvement of specialised colleagues ensures that inquiries are viewed holistically, and solutions are identified.’

‘The CMS team is flexible and supportive. Anikó Kircsi and her team are always very attentive to detail, solution-oriented and focused on the important matters.’

Key clients

ArisGlobal LLC

Warner Music International Services Ltd.


Siemens / Siemens Energy

Erste Investments / Erste Bank Hungary

CEE Equity Partners

Wizz Air

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.

Hypo-Bank Burgenland AG

Commerzbank AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Commerzbank on the sale of its Hungarian subsidiary to Erste Bank Hungary.
  • Advised 4iG, alongside the Hungarian state represented by Corvinus, on its acquisition of Vodafone Hungary.
  • Advised MOL Group on the acquisition of Lotos Paliwa from PKN Orlen, the sale of 103 petrol stations located in Hungary and Slovakia to PKN Orlen, and the acquisition of Normbenz Magyarország from Norm Benzinkút.


Characterised by its strong international reach, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Dentons represents regional and European clients, across the SEE region and at a global level. The group’s diverse client base spans various industries, including the TMT, energy and life sciences sectors. As an experienced M&A partner, Rob Irving was appointed co-head of the firm’s Europe corporate and M&A team in March 2022, and now leads the team alongside Anita Horváth, who advises on both domestic and cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions. Following his recent promotion to senior associate, Sebastian Ishiguro continues to advise on cross-border transactions. János Csáki has a strong track record in the private equity space. Kamran Pirani was promoted to counsel in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Rob Irving; Anita Horváth

Other key lawyers:

Kamran Pirani; Sebastian Ishiguro; János Csáki; Nóra Jakab


‘They were exceptionally responsive, and highly qualified, probably the best experts in the field of M&A. We were lucky to work with them.’

‘We highly appreciate their dedicated and professional work.’

Key clients

Meopta – optika, s.r.o.


EMMA Capital

Affidea Group B.V.

Beretta Holding S. A.

River Styxx Capital AD

Abraxa Group OOD

Vega Medical EOOD

PineBridge Investments

Work highlights

  • Advised the family that owns 100% of Meopta – Optika on the sale of the company to global investment firm Carlyle.
  • Advised the founder and CEO of, and the angel and institutional investors in, aiMotive on their divesture of 100% of aiMotive group in favour of publicly-traded Stellantis.
  • Advised EMMA Capital on its agreement with Entain to sell a 75% stake in SuperSport.

DLA Piper Posztl, Nemescsói, Györfi-Tóth and Partners Law Firm

DLA Piper Posztl, Nemescsói, Györfi-Tóth and Partners Law Firm’s commercial, corporate and M&A team is made up of transactional specialists, and acts in close co-operation with an integrated tax practice and business advisory group. Practice head co-head András Posztl advises on national and international M&A transactions and private equity matters, with a particular focus on the energy and media sectors. Posztl leads the team alongside Gábor Molnár, who counts investors, owners and targets among his clients. The group’s expertise encompasses a wide range of industries: Blanka Börzsönyi advises on transactions across the IT, hospitality, health, pharmaceutical, TMT and agri-food sectors, while Gábor Spitz specialises in real estate-related M&A. Eszter Fodor strengthens the team’s international reach, as an English and Hungarian dual-qualified lawyer. Péter Szajlai specialises in multi-jurisdictional reorganisations, disposals and acquisitions. András Orbán is experienced in both public and private M&A, and Tamás Szkiba, who was promoted to senior associate in May 2023, advises on joint ventures, auction bidding processes and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

András Posztl; Gábor Molnár

Other key lawyers:

András Orbán; Blanka Börzsönyi; Eszter Fodor; Gábor Spitz; Tamás Szkiba; Péter Szajlai; Gergő Kóródi


‘What a professional team!’

‘Gábor Molnár is one of the best partners with whom I have worked.’

‘Single point of contact combined with in-depth, niche multi-area expertise.’

‘Flexibility and availability. They handled very well the last minute stress of the M&A situation. Valuable support on the final deal negotiation.’

‘The team is very professional and responsible.’

‘Individuals proved their quick thinking and unique approach to complex problems.’

‘Exceptional qualities at every level of the firm.’

‘DLA’s international network has key importance. A cross-border case can be managed easily, with DLA lawyers here and there. People are collaborative and there is a nice gender balance among lawyers. High expertise level in matters they manage.’

Key clients


Wirtualna Polska Holding

Renault Consulting

Waterlogic Hungary Kft.

Riverland Private Equity Fund

BDPST Equity Zrt

Alteo Plc.

Gránit Bank Zrt.

Orkla ASA

Work highlights

  • Advised Hungarian property developer Indotek on its acquisition of a 47% stake in the local units of Elo, the holding company of French retailer Auchan.
  • Advised the Polish-listed Wirtualna Polska Holding on the acquisition of the Szallas Group, an international group of online accommodation booking companies.
  • Advised BDPST Equity on a public takeover bid regarding the shares of Waberer’s.

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Fehérváry Baker&McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law

Providing a seamless service to both national and multinational clients, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Fehérváry Baker&McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law advises on the gamut of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. The practice handles the full life cycle of transactions, from due diligence to acquisition financing, and noted a recent increase in private equity transactions. The group’s expertise spans various industries, and the financial services and TMT sectors have been recent growth areas. Ákos Fehérváry leads the team alongside Ines Radmilovic, who takes a lead role in integrations and split-off mandates. Ferenc Dávid advises on reorganisations and M&A in the automotive and pharmaceutical sectors, while Gréta Gali is praised by clients for her advice on corporate structuring and compliance. Dániel Orosz leads the firm’s energy practice, advising traditional and alternative energy clients on M&A, joint ventures and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Ákos Fehérváry; Ines Radmilovic

Other key lawyers:

Dániel Orosz; Ferenc Dávid; Gréta Gali


‘Their knowledge and responsiveness are top class. Engagement with clients and support is always timely, efficient and precise!’

‘Ines Radmilovic has outstanding connections to her clients, and her knowledge is deep, with a great support team!’

‘My experience is that each practitioner is very knowledgeable, professional and an excellent team-player. They discuss each topic very thoroughly from all potential angles internally first and communicate their conclusion as the final one to the client.’

Key clients

PKN Orlen /Orlen Unipetrol

MOL Group

Széchényi Funds / Lead Ventures


Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)

Baker Hughes

Aeris Communication Inc.

Callis Befektetési Zrt.

Work highlights

  • Advised ORLEN Unipetrol on its acquisition of petrol stations in Hungary from MOL.
  • Advising MOL Group on a remedy transaction consisting of the sale of 39 service stations, having previously assisted the client with the acquisition of OMV Slovenia.
  • Advised Széchenyi Funds and Lead Ventures on their exit from aiMotive by its sale to Stellantis.

Lakatos, Köves and Partners

The ‘highly responsive and business-minded’ commercial, corporate and M&A team at Lakatos, Köves and Partners has recently noted an increase in mandates related to the automotive and life sciences industries, and the firm is now particularly focused on delivering greenfield projects within the automotive sector. The team’s multinational clientele includes new entrants to the Hungarian market, and the group’s advice ranges from general commercial matters to restructurings. Richard LockIván Sólyom and Ádám Máttyus are the trio overseeing the work. Viktória Szilágyi focuses on the renewable energy and healthcare sectors, while Kornél Dirner has expertise in capital restructuring and Nóra Szigeti assists companies with dissolutions. Pál Rahóty has extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions and György Tóth handles related commercial litigation. In January 2024, Péter Berethalmi and Zsuzsanna Lukács joined from Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda.

Practice head(s):

Iván Sólyom; Ádám Máttyus; Richard Lock

Other key lawyers:

Viktória Szilágyi; Pál Rahóty; György Tóth; Kornél Dirner; Nóra Szigeti; Péter Berethalmi; Zsuzsanna Lukács


‘Very strong, excellent legal advice.’

‘Ádám Máttyus is a true hero when negotiating complex transactions.’

‘A highly responsive and business-minded team.’

‘Team members deliver outside the box solutions and that puts them ahead of rivals.’

‘The high-calibre M&A team at Lakatos, Köves and Partners gives expert quality advice and is very responsive.’

‘Iván Sólyom is calm under pressure and provides pragmatic and commercial legal advice. Kornél Dirner is a pleasure to deal with and is always on hand for a quick response.’

Key clients


Selena Group

United Petfood Producers NV

Snap International II Limited

PPF Group

Zenitech Group

Hydro Aluminium AS

Egeria Capital Behar BV

Integrator d.o.o.

Afinum 9

Mars, Mattoni (Szentkirályi), American International School of Budapest, Colas, Mastercard, Siemens AG, STX, Accenture etc.


Elliott Management

Mondelez Europe GmbH


Essentra International Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Vodafone plc on the sale of Vodafone Magyarország Zrt. to 4iG Nyrt. and Corvinus Zrt. for a total cash consideration of €1.7bn.
  • Advised SELENA Group, a distributor of construction chemicals and producer of polyurethane foam, on a strategic collaboration with Masterplast, a Hungarian-listed insulation material and construction industry product production and distribution company.
  • Advised United Petfood on its acquisition of a pet food factory from the Cargill Group in Hungary.

Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda

A recent influx of new investment has seen the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda advising on an increasing number of transactions in the manufacturing and energy industries. The team supports clients throughout the full life cycle of transactions, including handling corporate litigation, and continues to expand its extensive client base. József Bulcsú Fenyvesi leads the team, counting venture capital funds and insurance companies among his clientele. Former practice head Mihály Barcza continues to advise financial institutions and saving funds, while Attila Terényi has over 25 years’ experience assisting clients active in the IT sector. Barna Fazekas and Zoltán Kolodzey advise on complex M&A deals and restructurings, while Gábor Kordoványi handles due diligence and the negotiation and drafting of documents. Ágnes Száz provides key investment regulation advice, founded on over 20 years’ experience in the sector. Lilla Sáry-Keresztes is another key name to note.

Practice head(s):

József Bulcsú Fenyvesi

Other key lawyers:

Mihály Barcza; Attila Terényi; Ágnes Száz; Gábor Kordoványi; Barna Fazekas; Lilla Sáry-Keresztes; Zoltán Kolodzey


‘It was a pleasure to work with Oppenheim on M&A deals and bond issuances. They have exceptional commercial knowledge, their professionals are highly experienced, they were fast and efficient all the time and the delivered work was high quality.’

‘We have worked with József Bulcsú Fenyvesi and Zoltán Kolodzey. They are both highly qualified professionals who are excellent at representing their clients’ interests.’

‘As a team, Oppenheim is a shining example of a law firm driven by expertise, collaboration, client-centricity, innovation, resilience and diversity. The lawyers at Oppenheim are great communicators both in relation with the client and also within the Oppenheim team. Every interaction with them is focused and tailored specifically on the client’s needs and history.’

‘Their attentive approach and ability to analyse complex legal issues, offer strategic insights and provide clear and effective solutions is a true asset for us.’

‘Professionalism, great knowledge and especially great engagement with the client’s business. Always available to help.’

‘I had personal experience with Zoltán Kolodzey, and I really appreciate his personal approach towards our company business. He acts like he is part of the team and really cares.’

‘Oppenheim has been our legal partner for corporate and M&A matters for several years. Oppenheim’s lawyers have very deep expertise and are capable of managing and executing complex projects end-to-end and are available to assist on ad-hoc matters.’

‘Zoltán Kolodzey has exceptionally deep expertise in M&A, outstanding negotiation skills and an excellent eye for details. Zoltán has a structured mindset, is proactive, available, and, thanks to his project management skillset, he always delivers high-quality work even within the deadline.’

Key clients

MOL Nyrt.

Magyar Telekom Nyrt.

OTP Bank Nyrt.


Vitesco Technologies

Toray Industries


Nippon Express

CEE Catering Kft. (Delirest)


4iG Plc


CMC Capital (Hong Kong) CO., Limited (China National Machinery Export-Import Corporation)

PortfoLion Venture Capital



GB & Partners Venture Capital

Egis Pharmaceuticals

Uniqa Insurance co

Work highlights

  • Advised Toray Industries on its joint venture with LG Chem.
  • Advising Japanese logistics company NIPPON EXPRESS on its acquisition of the Central and Eastern European business of Cargo-Partner Group Holding AG and its subsidiaries.
  • Advising CEE Catering Holding on the acquisition of Compass Group’s operations in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Romania, and Hungary.

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda offers assistance with the range of M&A transactions, as well as providing corporate advisory services. The firm’s commercial, corporate and M&A practice has seen a recent surge in mandates related to the automotive industry and also has unique expertise in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. Kinga Hetényi leads the team, bringing over 25 years’ experience advising multinational clients across various sectors to her role. Adrián Menczelesz is adept at preparing due diligence reports and transactional documents, while associate Noémi Suller specialises in corporate reorganisations. Zsófia Rideg and Áron Hegyi are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Kinga Hetényi

Other key lawyers:

Adrián Menczelesz; Áron Hegyi; Zsófia Rideg; Noémi Suller


‘The firm as well as the lawyers are very professional, especially Kinga Hetényi, who is very experienced and good at understanding the client’s needs and solving problems for the client. This is the firm that we will continue to cooperate with, if there is any future chance.’

‘Provides fast, all-round solutions and advice in all areas of business.’

‘Fast, free of unnecessary hassle, covering all areas of business, providing solutions and advice.’

Key clients

Advent International


Cargo-partner Group Holding AG

Emirates Telecommunications


Lechner Holding AG



Robert Bosch Investment Nederland B.V.



Airial Robotics


Tier Mobility

Volta Energy

Assa Abloy



Delta Electronics

Standard Motors

Work highlights

  • Advised Robert Bosch Investment Nederland on a transaction involving the acquisition of a minority share in Kazántrade in a share deal and a parallel asset deal, in which Bosch sold its Serbian thermotechnology business to the Serbian subsidiary of the Hungarian target company.
  • Advised Carrier Global Corporation on its acquisition of Viessmann Climate Solutions.
  • Advised Emirates Telecommunications Group Company on the acquisition of a controlling stake in PPF Telecom Group’s assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Slovakia.

Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda

Noted particularly for its expertise in the financial sector, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda advises local and foreign financial institutions and private equity firms. The practice operates on a multi-jurisdictional and cross-departmental level; the team draws on the firm's IP expertise to strengthen its position in technology-related M&A transactions and venture capital investments. Practice head Pál Szabó has almost 20 years’ experience in M&A transactions, including competitive auction bid processes and restructurings. Dániel Arányi, who made partner in May 2023, contributes to the team’s strength in the energy sector, assisting clients across the nuclear, oil and gas, and electricity fields. David Dederick specialises in international M&A. Barnabás Simon, who was promoted to senior associate in May 2023, has a diverse client base, including start-ups, multinationals and venture capital firms. In further team news, Dária Szabó was promoted to counsel in May 2023. Eszter Gál rounds out the roster of recommended practitioners.

Practice head(s):

Pál Szabó

Other key lawyers:

David Dederick; Dániel Arányi; Dária Szabó; Barnabás Simon; Eszter Gál


‘Highly professional and solution-oriented in their approach.’

‘Able to provide holistic legal advice by engaging members from their various departments to support projects.’

‘Very good communication with the client and excellent representation of the client’s interest.’

‘Dária Szabó is extremely helpful and responds quickly.’

Key clients


OTP Bank

Széchenyi Alapok (SZTA)

Iron Mountain

Wallis Asset Management


SEON Technologies

Sand Hill Petroleum B.V.

Inovance Technology

Founders of HelloPay

Jonas Software




Shaper3D Zrt.




Work highlights

  • Advised MOL Group on the takeover by MOL and its consortium partners of 100% of the shares in Alteo.
  • Advised ERSTE Bank Hungary on the acquisition of Commerzbank in an auction process.
  • Advised OTP Bank on the indirect acquisition of Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor (NKBM) in Slovenia and a pre-completion carve out of NKBM’s leasing business and the bank financing.

A&O Shearman

The ‘excellent and experienced’ commercial, corporate and M&A team at A&O Shearman advises a growing list of conglomerates and financial institutions. Experienced in cross-border transactions, the group also regularly advises on the Hungarian aspects of international deals. Practice head Balázs Sahin-Tóth advises banks, corporate entities and managers of private equity and venture capital firms. Since his promotion to senior associate in October 2022, Daniel Racz has been involved in cross-border M&A and liquidations, as well as assisting companies with day-to-day corporate matters. Attila Kőmíves has expertise in regulatory matters, and is regularly called on to assist with the regulatory aspects of acquisitions.

Practice head(s):

Balázs Sahin-Tóth

Other key lawyers:

Attila Kőmíves; Zsuzsanna Gordos; Daniel Racz


‘Innovative with their solutions, flexibility and timeliness of responsiveness.’

‘Balazs Sahin-Toth is an excellent lawyer with deep knowledge of the law, and extremely helpful – ALWAYS.’

‘Within the Hungarian M&A market, Allen & Overy have an excellent and experienced team. They produce clear, timely advice and very good legal documentation. Invoicing is clear and the amounts charged are reasonable.’

Key clients

Amadys Group BV

Taxually Kft.

W.A.G payment solutions plc

Kende Gastro Zrt.

KBC Bank N.V.

Equistone Partners Europe

NEC Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised Amadys Group on its acquisition of RayNet.
  • Advised Taxually on its acquisition of a stake in Lumatax.
  • Advised W.A.G Payment Solutions on its acquisition of the business and subsidiaries of WebEye Telematics.

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm is a specialist M&A firm with a strong track record in private equity and venture capital transactions. The team continues to take on blue-chip clients across various industries; the practice’s sector focus spans the pharmaceuticals, TMT, energy, gaming and insurance sectors. Real estate transactions are another of the team’s key strengths, along with post-M&A disputes. Zoltán Forgó has over 28 years’ experience in M&A transactions and leads the team alongside Gábor Damjanovic, who brings ‘great experience and in-depth knowledge’ to the team. Zsófia Füzi advises on due diligence processes and the merger control aspects of transactions.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Forgó; Gábor Damjanovic

Other key lawyers:

Zsófia Füzi


‘Gábor Damjanovic always strives to quickly find the best solution and satisfy the clients. It’s always a pleasure to work with him and his team.’

‘Most of the time we work with Zoltán Forgó. He is an outstanding and very experienced transactional lawyer, possessing all the qualities we need, approachable, accurate drafting and strong negotiation skills. He is able to put together the most challenging and complex transactions and to bring them to completion.’

‘Zoltán Forgó is very well prepared for internal and negotiation meetings. Zsófia Füzi is highly efficient and focuses on important points.’

‘Zoltán Forgó and Zsófia Füzi are very prepared experts of their profession, their experience and negotiation skills in M&A law are unique, they are confident but reasonable and calm at the same time.’

‘We consider Zoltán Forgó as a star performer for both M&A transactional and corporate governance matters. He excels in providing legal analyses within short deadlines, always able to provide solutions even for the most complex matters. He communicates clearly focusing on issues which really matter for us. It was great having him on our side.’

‘Very dedicated and knowledgeable individuals. The dedication and professional support of Zoltán Forgó and Zsófia Füzi was of key importance in successfully completing many challenging legal tasks and projects.’

‘Gábor Damjanovic is an outstanding lawyer with great experience and in-depth knowledge of the Hungarian legal landscape. His English is flawless.’

Key clients

Talanx AG/HDI International AG

Hungarian Insurance Life Co, Hungarian Insurance Non-Life Co.

Scan Global Logistics


Futureal Group

CHC Finance N.V

Reckitt Benckiser


Worms & Cie SCA

Obton A/S

the Benetton family

Holding Soprema

Pamplona Capital Management

Groupe Briand

the Finext Group

the Allegis Group, Inc.

the Agrokor Group

China Telecom

Unipetrol Group



an Israeli real estate developer investing in 3 hotels in Hungary

Intersnack Group

Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.

Shandong Rainbow

the owners of Partner Ltd.

the owners of Pentolt Ltd.

the Phosphea Group

Tuttnauer Group

KiK Textile and Non-Food Ltd

Galvanize Nutrition

Pacific Drilling S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised HDI International on the sale of a majority shareholding interest by the Talanx Group in its Hungarian insurance subsidiaries.
  • Advising Obton on the acquisition of a number of different solar park portfolios and a merger, whereby dozens of formerly acquired portfolio companies are merged into new entities.
  • Advised the seller on the sale of Da Vinci Hospital to Doktor24.


Continually expanding its international client base, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Noerr is highly valued for its strong cross-border capabilities. The team advises international clients on investments and joint ventures, and has a strong track record assisting new entrants to the Hungarian market. With a balanced sellers and bidders practice, Ákos Mátés-Lányi advises on cross-border M&A transactions and leads the team alongside Eszter Sieber-Fazakas, who was promoted to partner in January 2022, and whose practice focuses on various commercial matters. Tímea Molnár regularly represents clients in commercial law disputes before Hungarian courts, while Réka Zámbó offers advice on company establishment. At the senior associate level, Eszter Hegedűs is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ákos Mátés-Lányi; Eszter Sieber-Fazakas

Other key lawyers:

Réka Zámbó; Tímea Molnár; Steffen Burrer; Eszter Hegedűs


‘The Noerr team operates in an international and inter-disciplinary manner. They have supported us in a cross-border matter with a well aligned group from Hungary and Germany. The team is well established, all relevant legal fields were covered very professionally, without wasting capacities for unnecessary internal alignments.’

‘Steffen Burrer and Eszter Sieber-Fazakas are highly professional and effective lawyers. Their dedicated work, perfectly analysing the factual and legal situation, helped us a lot. We value the responsive, uncomplicated and always highly professional communication and alignment with our legal department.’

‘Throughout our many years of working with the M&A team, we have always received the highest quality legal support. Their pragmatic, solution-oriented approach helps clients in all industries to successfully complete even the most complex transactions. Their close collaboration with other teams in their practice enables them to effectively deal with any issues that may arise during a transaction.’

‘Ákos Mátés-Lányi provides outstanding legal support in transactions involving specialised sectors with unrivalled knowledge and experience in the market. His professional and personal approach and the relaxed yet professional atmosphere he creates ensures that the client receives the highest quality service. His reliability, responsiveness and enthusiasm are indisputable.’

‘Diverse and professional team, offering advice at European and local market level. I’ve appreciated the very quick response time, detailed but understandable reviews and advice. Very good communication level in the team, saving time during complex projects.’

‘I’ve had the pleasure of working with Noerr Budapest’s M&A department, and I must say, they are truly exceptional. What makes them stand out is their dedication to providing customised solutions and their deep understanding of both local and international markets. One thing that really impressed me was their ability to handle complex cross-border transactions with ease. Their track record of successfully closing deals and their in-depth knowledge of regulatory matters gave me confidence in their capabilities.’

‘When it comes to M&A, they prioritise practical, business-oriented advice, which was exactly what I needed. Their collaborative approach is evident in their work. They seamlessly coordinate with other Noerr offices and global networks, ensuring that clients receive comprehensive advice, particularly when dealing with international matters. Comparing them to other firms, I can confidently say that their extensive industry knowledge, local insights, and forward-thinking approach to M&A set them apart.’

‘Ákos Mátés-Lányi is a true standout in the legal industry. His leadership and expertise have played a pivotal role in making the department what it is today. Ákos possesses an unparalleled depth of knowledge in mergers and acquisitions, and his ability to navigate complex deals with precision is truly remarkable. His strategic vision and dedication to providing top-notch service to clients make him an invaluable asset.’

Key clients


Normeston Group

Saint-Gobain S.A.

Rubix Group

Mercedes-Benz Hungária Kft.


OXO Technologies Holding

BBA Capital Partners

OWP Brillen GmbH



KUKA Hungária



Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary

thyssenkrupp Components Technologies Hungary

Giant Bicycles

SAIC Motor Europe B.V.


CLAAS Hungaria

Accelsiors GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Stellantis on its acquisition of aiMotive, a developer of advanced software for artificial intelligence and autonomous driving.
  • Advising the Normeston Group on the sale of 79 service stations in Hungary to MOL.
  • Assisting with the acquisition of the Hungarian subsidiaries of a Benelux-based building materials manufacturer.

Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP

A partner trio comprising Christopher Noblet, László Partos and Sándor Békési oversees the corporate, commercial and M&A offering at Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP. As a dual-qualified lawyer in England and Wales, and Hungary, Noblet bolsters the team’s international practice, playing an active role in transactions across the CEE region and advising on cross-border M&A transactions and joint ventures. Békési has experience in private equity transactions, and is also noted for his stellar real estate-related corporate practice; the team recently noted a concerted increase in corporate and M&A transactions in this sector. Gábor Kószó brings experience in financial regulation and business restructuring to the team.

Practice head(s):

László Partos; Christopher Noblet; Sándor Békési

Other key lawyers:

Gábor Kószó

Key clients

Oman Oil

IO Partners


CES Energy Solutions

Sun Life

Danube Fund



Magyar Cetelem Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising PTC on the Hungarian legal aspects of the acquisition of the Intland Software Group.
  • Advised Magyar Cetelem Bank on the acquisition of the commercial and personal loan and credit card portfolio of Oney Bank through a portfolio transfer.
  • Assisted WING with the share sale of a project company holding a shopping center in western Hungary.

Szecskay Attorneys at Law

With the addition of clients across the automotive and hotel industries, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Szecskay Attorneys at Law continues to expand its diverse roster. The team has a strong track record in the technology sector, advising both investors and start-ups. With 20 years’ experience in M&A transactions, practice co-head Orsolya Görgényi ‘not afraid to roll up her sleeves’, focusing on privatisation deals and inbound investments. Advising clients across the DACH region, Sándor Németh co-leads alongside Görgényi, bringing niche expertise in the life sciences space, as well as in wealth management and trusts, to the team. Adrienn Tar further bolsters the team’s international reach, taking a leading role in cross-border M&A transactions, while Judit Budai regularly advises start-ups on corporate structuring.

Practice head(s):

Orsolya Görgényi; Sándor Németh

Other key lawyers:

Judit Budai; Adrienn Tar; Bence Molnár


‘The commercial, corporate and M&A team consists of very experienced and trustworthy lawyers. They not only understand the legal aspects of our cases, but also the commercial background. I can always count on their prompt and professional legal assistance.’

‘Orsolya Görgényi is outstanding in every respect: responsive, creative, excellent!’

‘Certainly one of the most professional teams in Hungary. Smooth collaboration. Orsolya Görgényi stands out for the high quality of her work and her leadership.’

‘Well-established corporate and M&A practice of international standard. Orsolya Görgényi is a very experienced M&A lawyer, we value the direct and pragmatic communication.’

‘Orsolya Görgényi is commercial and responsive, not afraid to roll up her sleeves, but supportive of her team as well.’

‘Orsolya Görgényi and Adrienn Tar are excellent lawyers. They both understand the business and can come up with feasible solutions.’

‘The corporate and M&A team under the lead of Orsolya Görgényi is truly exceptional: they are extremely experienced with international transactions and are well-versed, always available and ready to go the extra mile. They stand out with their exceptional team of attorneys, who demonstrate unwavering commitment to excellence and client-centric approach.’

‘Adrienn Tar is an outstanding practitioner. True and genuine attention. Right amount of communication, always relevant, very professional understanding of client needs.’

Key clients

Pilous Spol s.r.o.

SungEel HighTech Co., Ltd.

Peckwater Brands Europe


Groupe Avril

ETS Engineering


Scrub Daddy



Purple Saw

Work highlights

  • Advised Pilous Packaging on the acquisition of CPS – Compasol by Pilous Spol.
  • Advised SungEel HighTech on the establishment of a new holding company, capital increase in the holding company, preparation of the sale and purchase agreements for the Hungarian and Polish target companies, and also assisted with the Hungarian part of the transaction.
  • Advised Peckwater Brands on the acquisition of 100% of Honest Food Kitchens in Hungary.

VJT & Partners

VJT & Partners specialises in M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions. The commercial, corporate and M&A team handles domestic and cross-border transactions, from joint ventures to restructurings. ‘Charismatic and respected’ János Tamás Varga advises national and international private equity, venture capital and strategic investors across the technology, finance and HR services industries, and leads the team alongside ‘outstanding’ András Lovretity. Hoa Tünde Nguyen is adept at drafting transactional corporate documentation, while Eszter Vezse focuses on commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

János Tamás Varga; András Lovretity

Other key lawyers:

Hoa Tünde Nguyen; Eszter Vezse


‘András Lovretity is an outstanding lawyer with very strong ability to solve issues by first understanding what the counterparty concern is and then offering alternative legal solutions and constructs that can address the requirements of both negotiating parties. Time management is another strong point and he has consistently delivered ahead of expectations.’

‘ András Lovretity, János Tamás Varga and Eszter Vezse are the well prepared, motivated and experienced legal experts we can always count on. The fast and efficient response, the flexibility and dynamism, the useable, practical output, the thorough and complete investigation of cases, and the straightforward communication makes their service really outstanding and unique.’

‘The team at VJT & Partners can best be described as a boutique expert team. They strive for maximum precision in their work, thoroughly examine and analyse questions and tasks from all angles to find the most perfect legal solution possible. They are readily available, and each team member has a high capacity to handle heavy workloads, delivering on their commitments even under tight deadlines.’

‘They are more than a legal advisor and I fully trust them – this makes them stand out. They have an exceptional understanding of our business. They have dedicated experts for all issues that may come up in M&A matters.’

‘I maintain that János Tamás Varga’s input and creativity in strategic decision-making is invaluable. He is a charismatic and respected lawyer with extraordinary project management skills. András Lovretity is business-minded, quick, efficient, pragmatic with a friendly attitude, which can also become useful in negotiations. Hoa Tünde Nguyen is very precise and very good in executing the deals.’

‘János Tamás Varga is an excellent project manager, is exceptional in supporting business strategic decisions and also preserved his legal knowledge. András is the leader in most of the transactions, has a very pragmatic approach and is excellent in managing foreign advisers in cross-border deals. He is very easy to work with.’

‘András Lovretity is a highly qualified and experienced lawyer on whose expertise we have relied on in both corporate and M&A cases for the past nine years – a great cooperation. Hoa Tünde Nguyen is a perfectionist, very much aware of the details. In the course of our corporate life, she stands out in punctuality and precise understanding for small details, too.’

‘VJT & Partners distinguish themselves through their exceptional expertise, diverse skill sets, client-centric approach, strong work ethic, collaborative spirit, and adaptability.’

Key clients




Wolf Theiss Faludi Ügyvédi Iroda

Advising foreign investors across Hungary and the CEE and SEE regions, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Wolf Theiss Faludi Ügyvédi Iroda covers business establishment, equity and asset acquisitions, and joint ventures. The corporate practice provides a holistic offering, and also fields an integrated tax team. János Tóth leads the department, advising private equity and strategic investors on M&A deals. Following his promotion to senior associate in July 2022, Péter Ihász provides new entrants to the Hungarian market with commercial, regulatory and corporate advice, while Zoltán Bódog focuses on the real estate aspects of M&A transactions. Kinga Kajcsos‘ expertise spans the spectrum of corporate, M&A and commercial issues.

Practice head(s):

János Tóth

Other key lawyers:

Péter Ihász; Zoltán Bódog; Kinga Kajcsos; Norbert Bálint

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Scan Global Logistics

Work highlights

  • Advising BNP Paribas on the sale of its customer loan operations in Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Romania.
  • Advising Scan Global Logistics on its acquisition of Advection Logistics in Hungary from its selling shareholder Eurogate Holdings (Cyprus).

bnt attorneys in CEE

With a strong track record advising clients with business interests in Germany, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at bnt attorneys in CEE is active in multijurisdictional transactions, with a growing area of area of focus being distressed M&A deals. Practice head Jan Burmeister is ‘knowledgeable, thorough, accurate and helpful'. As well as expertise in greenfield and brownfield projects, Richárd Bódis has extensive experience in insolvency law and Gábor Jánoshalmi advises on restructurings. With expertise in the renewable energy sector, Bertalan Molnár focuses on project acquisitions, while Laura Kovacs advises on both domestic and cross-border M&A.

Practice head(s):

Jan Burmeister

Other key lawyers:

Richárd Bódis; Gábor Jánoshalmi; Bertalan Molnár; Laura Kovacs; Norbert Varga; Katalin Al-Maari; Kinga Kálmán


‘Pragmatic approach, tackling problems from different angles, excellent network in Hungary.’

‘Jan Burmeister is pragmatic and accessible.’

‘bnt attorneys in CEE provide a great combination of professional knowledge, fast solutions, proactivity and thoroughness. They are always focused on the client’s expectations, giving straight answers for the prompt problems and to-dos but also thinking ahead for the next possible steps to help us make the right decisions.’

Key clients



Wieland Werke AG

Petrol Sped

Premiot Group

Fresenius Medical Care

Inovivo Group

Mitsubishi HC Mobility Sp. z o.o.

Xinya Electronic Co. Ltd

Unit 4




AGCO Corporation

Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised Fresenius Medical Care on the sale of its entire local dialysis provider business, involving 23 clinics with more than 700 employees and 2,000 patients.
  • Providing seller-side legal advice to PetrolSped on the sale of 51% of its stakes to Waberer’s International.

CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners is active in cross-border acquisitions and the firm’s German desk further enhances its international capabilities. Andrea Presser and Zita Albert jointly lead the group; the former's extensive experience in the energy sector sees the department regularly advising on renewable energy projects, particularly solar power plants, while the latter is experienced in domestic and cross-border real estate-related M&A transactions. András Kauten handles much of the due diligence work, as well as participating in contract drafting and closing processes.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Presser; Zita Albert

Other key lawyers:

András Kauten

Key clients

Eurofins Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting Eurofins Group with the acquisition of WESSLING Hungary and all of its subsidiaries.

Deloitte Legal Göndöcz and Partners Law Firm

Deloitte Legal Göndöcz and Partners Law Firm’s holistic approach sees the commercial, corporate and M&A team, led by Péter Göndöcz, handle the entire life cycle of transactions across the manufacturing, digital technologies, and software and engineering sectors. Ákos Szauter counts national and international strategic investors, private equity and venture capital funds among his core clients. The practice’s strong team of managing associates includes Albert Fábián and Szabolcs Séllyei, who specialise in M&A transactions, and Márk Chiovini, who brings expertise in joint ventures and due diligence to the group. Máté Fekete focuses his practice on investments and commercial matters.

Practice head(s):

Péter Göndöcz

Other key lawyers:

Ákos Szauter; Márk Chiovini; Albert Fábián; Szabolcs Séllyei; Máté Fekete; Dorottya Marjai


‘Both Ákos Szauter and Dorottya Marjai are very knowledgeable, quick in response and very pragmatic with clear understanding of client needs.’

‘Dorottya Marjai is a very helpful and responsive practitioner.’

‘A massive and well-regarded player on the Hungarian M&A market. They have a stellar track record and really know what matters on the market. They think beyond conventional approaches and often come up with innovative solutions that maximise value for their clients. This includes finding ways to mitigate risks and optimise legal, business and tax efficiency.’

‘They have a deep understanding of the ever-evolving legal landscape and are often at the forefront of shaping new standards. Their innovative legal strategies set the tone for certain areas of the industry.’

‘Péter Göndöcz is well known as a deal architect. He possesses a unique ability to structure complex transactions creatively, finding solutions that others might overlook. His knack for anticipating potential challenges and mitigating risks makes him invaluable to clients. He is also a great negotiator; he knows when to push and when to compromise.’

‘Albert Fábián is well known for his diligent and reliable work.’

‘Albert Fábián is very pro-active and has a profound knowledge in renewable energy deals. Szabolcs Séllyei is a very talented and reliable professional. Péter Göndöcz is a great strategists with outstanding commercial awareness.’

‘Deloitte Hungary’s lawyers form an excellent team and are our trusted partners for M&A and corporate engagements. All of them are available, up-to-date, accurate and quick. Besides this, Deloitte’s team has outstanding legal expertise, business acumen, proactivity and project management capabilities.’

Key clients

Szipress Kft.

PortfoLion Capital Partners

HaskoningDHV Nederland B.V.

Power ON US Inc.

Neopharm Investments 1966 Ltd.

H&S Group B.V.

Interwaste Kft.

Isolier- und Dammtechnik Handels GmbH

HELL Group

AKABIM Hungary Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advised a fund managed by PortfoLion Capital Partners as lead investor, together with two other co-investors, on an equity investment in Coding Giants, a Polish programming school, and acquisition of a 15% stake.
  • Assisted H&S Group and its subsidiary, H&S Group Hungary, with the acquisition of the Hungarian subsidiary of an Austrian transport company, Alois Steiner.
  • Assisted Neopharm Investments 1966 with the acquisition of a Hungarian manufacturer of pre-medicine for vaccines.


Advising investment service providers and private equity funds, the corporate and M&A team at Jalsovszky focuses on transactions related to the IT, manufacturing and healthcare sectors. Practice head Ágnes Bejó, who was promoted to partner in January 2023, advises on a range of M&A, private equity and joint venture transactions, as well as assisting venture capital funds with investments. Levente Bihari is noted for particular expertise in the energy sector. Gábor Kerekes offers clients further support, advising on day-to-day corporate and commercial matters. Dóra Ágnes Nagy is another active member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Ágnes Bejó

Other key lawyers:

Levente Bihari; Gábor Kerekes; Dóra Ágnes Nagy


‘Responsive, knowledgeable, reliable.’

Key clients

Luma Automation

Doktor24 Medicina Zrt.

Széchenyi Capital Funds






Körös Capital

Work highlights

  • Advising Doktor24 Medicina on equity and loan financing by Finext.
  • Advising on a whole merger with special focus on the ESOP program implemented by the client.
  • Advising Kárpát-medencei Vállalkozásfejlesztési Venture Capital Fund on its investment into a special purpose vehicle holding the filming rights to a movie.

Kapolyi Law Firm

Kapolyi Law Firm‘s commercial, corporate and M&A team regularly assists with the establishment of both Hungarian and international SMEs and large enterprises. The practice handles transactions, including takeovers, restructurings, investments and divestments, from the due diligence stage to conclusion. PE and RE investment funds make up some of the group’s key clients, and the team has been particularly active in the office and leisure sectors. With a balanced seller and purchaser practice, practice head Gábor Horváth advises on both sides of acquisitions, while Vivien Szekeres-Benczik advises on bank formations. József Kapolyi is another active member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Gábor Horváth

Other key lawyers:

József Kapolyi; Vivien Szekeres-Benczik


‘They are dynamic, knowledgeable, practical, quick in responses and provide first-class client care. The team has expanded and engaged an expert Gábor Horváth, who is managing our most important transactions but co-operating with junior lawyers as well.’

‘We have extended cooperation with Gábor Horváth who shall be highlighted due to his strategic approach, his systematic thinking and his professional attitude. He is very reliable and problem oriented, apart from having extensive and outstanding technical and industrial knowledge, dedicated approach and effective work ethic.’

‘The strength of this firm is that it has a very direct and customer-friendly attitude while providing great professional work, on time and with good availability. I would describe it as an outstanding and long-term professional partner among the non-international firms.

Key clients

AutoWallis Nyrt.

CyBERG Corp. Nyrt.

Wallis Asset Management Zrt.

Duna House Nyrt.

ReMat Zrt.

AKKO Invest Nyrt.

Foodnet Zrt.

Savencia F&D Hungary Zrt.

MHC Hotel Company Kft.

Wallis Autómegosztó Zrt.

eSense Nyrt.

Equilor Alapkezelő Zrt.

Venturio Kockázati Tőkealap-kezelő Zrt.

Work highlights

  • Advising Interactive Brokers on setting up Interactive Bank and obtaining its foundation and operating license before the National Bank of Hungary.
  • Advising AutoWallis on the acquisition of Nelson, one of Hungary’s major automotive companies.
  • Advising AMIXA, as the buyer, and shareholders of Foodnet, as the sellers, on a share purchase agreement for 100% of the shares of the target, under which the resulting purchase price claim will be transferred by the shareholders to the issuer in the context of private capital increase.

KPMG Legal Tóásó Law Firm

The corporate and M&A team at KPMG Legal Tóásó Law Firm advises a growing list of financial institutions and investors on acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Four experts jointly lead the team: Bálint Tóásó, Gergő Szalai-Bordás, Boglárka Németh and Petra Földesi. Földesi, who was promoted to co-head of the practice in April 2023, assists with a range of M&A transactions and corporate law issues, including due diligence processes. Tóásó brings regulatory and compliance expertise to the leadership quartet, while Szalai-Bordás focuses on the banking and regulatory space, advising credit institutions and financial enterprises.

Practice head(s):

Bálint Tóásó; Gergő Szalai-Bordás; Petra Földesi; Boglárka Németh


Very easy and quick communication. Customer oriented in terms of easy signatures and digital processes to expedite processes.’

‘Gergő Szalai-Bordás is very good and very customer oriented. Clear and easy communication. High sense for customer needs and urgency of situations.’

‘The team’s reaction to client requests and needs is exceptional. Quality of all lawyers is amazing. Great team, can only recommend to everyone.’

Key clients

EXIM Exportösztönző Magántőkealap

KOMETA 99 Zrt.

Ali Bin Ali Group

ALD Automotive Magyarország Kft.

Friedrich Boysen GmbH & Co. KG (Boysen Group)

Daniella Kft. / Weerts Group S.A.


Glastronic Hungary Kft.

HP Inc Magyarország Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság

Elanco Hungary Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság

Enka Insaat ve Sanayi Anonim Sirketi

LEO Pharma A/S

Vincotech Hungária Elektronikai Gyártó Kft.

Trive Financial Holding B.V.

Renishaw Hungary Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság

Work highlights

  • Advised EXIM Exportösztönző Magántőkealap on one of its investments.
  • Advised KOMETA 99 on an agreement regarding its call option and the call option of one of its shareholders, assisting with drafting the relevant agreement, JVC and AoA amendments, and with the preparation for the respective shareholders’ meeting approvals.
  • Advised ALD Automotive Magyarország Autópark-kezelő és Finanszirozó Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság on the feasibility and means of acquisition of LeasePlan Hungária Gépjárműpark Kezelő és Finanszírozó Zártkörű Részvénytársaság.

Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda

Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda provides the full spectrum of commercial, corporate and M&A advice, supporting its diverse clientele from due diligence and structuring to closing of transactions. Practice head Ildikó Varga is experienced in cross-border transactions and regularly advises multinational companies on their inbound investments or acquisitions in Hungary. Balázs Karsai advises commercial banks, as well as agricultural and pharmaceutical companies.

Practice head(s):

Ildikó Varga

Other key lawyers:

Balázs Karsai; Csaba Pigler


‘This firm always responds quickly, and the answers we receive are accurate, comprehensive and easy to understand.’

‘They are great understanding our problems, providing several potential solutions to them. We can collaborate with any of the team members to find the best option together.’

‘The team provides precise, practical service with great response times.’

‘The team is very responsive and attentive to detail. They have specific capabilities with tax issues and corporate matters with foreign jurisdictions.’

‘Csaba Pigler is helpful and detail oriented.’

Key clients



Amphenol ICC






CEVA Phylaxia

Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys

Agriculture, pharmaceuticals and renewables are key industries for the corporate and M&A team at Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys. With a balanced seller and buyer practice, László András Kelemen leads the team. Péter Vincze takes a lead role in energy-related transactions and is active in the foundation of financial and investment service providers, while Balázs Dominek advises on the establishment of Hungarian companies and business centres. Gábor Hugai specialises in corporate governance and Éva Balsay has experience in cross-border mergers. Eszter Rupnik and Gergely Gundel-Takács were both promoted to partner in 2023.

Practice head(s):

László András Kelemen

Other key lawyers:

Péter Vincze; Domonkos Kiss; Balázs Dominek; Gábor Hugai; Éva Balsay; Eszter Rupnik; Gergely Gundel-Takács


Relevant industry knowledge, with appropriate background experience. Proper reaction time and quality.’

I appreciate the cooperation with László András Kelemen very much. Throughout our professional relationship, I have found him to be exceptionally competent, reliable, and thorough in the work delivered. He has consistently exhibited the highest level of professionalism and integrity, always delivering on promises and timelines.’

Key clients

Viterra group

Eaton group

Transocean group


CTP group


Solar Markt Kft.


Danube Magántőkealap

Fluidra S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Capstone on an acquisition involving more than ten sellers.
  • Advised Solar Markt on a venture capital investment.

Taylor Wessing Hungary

From the establishment of companies and joint ventures to restructurings and buy-outs, the team at Taylor Wessing Hungary supports clients across Europe throughout the life cycle of commercial, corporate and M&A mandates. Practice head Torsten Braner boasts a wealth of experience in corporate governance and regulation, making him well positioned to advise international entrants to the Hungarian market. Gábor Kőhidai has particular expertise in the real estate industry, while Gábor Helembai has specialist knowledge of the gaming and technology sectors. Petra Knall has a strong track record in multijurisdictional transactions, including cross-border mergers.

Practice head(s):

Torsten Braner

Other key lawyers:

Petra Knall; Gábor Helembai; Gabor Kőhidal


‘Practitioners paint a holistic picture of the relevant short-, medium- and long-term risks and acted as mediators during several confrontational discussions. The diverse team involved match the culture of the negotiating parties very well.’

‘Value-based and persistent.’

Key clients

Kontron Hungary Kft.

Achelos Hungary Kft.

Fumbi Network j.s.a.

Knüppel Verpackung GmbH & Co. KG

Körber Pharma Software GmbH

Emmes Holdco LLC

Haberkorn Holding AG

Nokia Solutions and Networks

Nokia Trafficom Kft.

MANGO Hungary Kereskedelmi Kft.

MABA Hungária Kft.

Realeyes Hungary

Angelini Pharma

C&A Mode

TwentyOne GmbH


LOGICDATA Electronic & Software Entwicklungs GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advised Mai Investments on the sale of its Hungarian subsidiary as part of a global divestment project to Accenture.
  • Advised a Hungarian company on the expansion of its business into six European jurisdictions, which involved the coordination of the establishment of branch offices in the UK, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Portugal.
  • Assisted LOGICDATA Electronic & Software Entwicklungs with the establishment of a Hungarian subsidiary and advised on a further asset deal.

CLV Partners - Csabai & Partners Law Firm

CLV Partners - Csabai & Partners Law Firm advises multinational clients on a range of cross-border corporate matters. The commercial, corporate and M&A team’s expertise spans the technology, manufacturing, FMCG and HR industries. Practice head Anna Katalin Papp brings extensive experience in cross-border transactions to the group, and advises international companies operating in Hungary. Zita Varga joined the team from Deloitte Legal Göndöcz and Partners Law Firm in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Anna Katalin Papp

Other key lawyers:

Zita Varga; Marianna Csabai


‘Working for many years with CLV, we met young and experienced colleagues, and all gave their full expertise in their fast replies. CLV is capable of working on an international level in relation to multinational tasks, which is important for us.’

‘They all speak a high level of English and are well prepared. In terms of timing of meetings, we always received flexibility according to our needs. In case of very specific questions, they have experts to provide the adequate explanation.’

‘The relationship is really good, and open minded. The advisor is ready to think out of the box, and not tied strictly to the question, if they can help with their advice.’

Key clients

United Caps

Gárdos Mosonyi Tomori Law Office

The commercial, corporate and M&A practice at Gárdos Mosonyi Tomori Law Office advises a diverse clientele across the venture capital, private equity, banking, capital markets and insurance fields. Richard Mosonyi and Dániel Szabó co-lead the team. Szabó has a particular focus on the fintech sector, while Beatrix Berkes’ client base consists of Hungarian investment firms. Lili Keszler specialises in corporate law and M&A, and is involved in the due diligence and preparation of transactions.

Practice head(s):

Dániel Szabó; Richard Mosonyi

Other key lawyers:

Beatrix Berkes; Veronika Bakonyi; Veronika Papp; Lili Keszler; Kata Budai; Erika Tomori


‘High level of professional knowledge and experience, as well as deep understanding of business.’

‘Erika Tomori is a unique lawyer with exceptional knowledge and experience.’

‘Professional excellence and commitment towards clients.’

Key clients

Boxy Plc.

Hold Asset Management

STRATAK Consulting Ltd.

Hitelnet Ltd.

Cantabio Pharmaceuticals Inc.

SPB Plc.

Epic Advisory & Management Ltd.

Diófa Alapkezelő Plc.

Kék Bolygó Climate Protection Venture Capital Fund

Work highlights

  • Provided legal support to SPB, acting as a nominated advisor of the company turning into a public company and listing its securities on the Xtend (MTF) platform of the Budapest Stock Exchange.
  • Assisted Kék Bolygó Climate Protection Venture Capital Fund with its investment in FE-GROUP INVEST, assessing due diligence reports relating to the target company.
  • Advised on the sale of an interest in the target company, Magyar Zöld Acél, and assisted with the related loan transaction.

KCG Partners Law Firm

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at KCG Partners Law Firm advises on a range of mandates, including corporate and tax restructurings. Given its cross-border capabilities, the practice is regularly involved with acquisitions of multinational companies. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta has over 20 years’ experience in M&A, restructurings and investment transactions, and leads the team alongside Gabriella Gálik, a certified tax advisor. Rita Párkányi advises on the establishment of private companies and debt recovery procedures. Krisztián Királyvölgyi is another active member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Other key lawyers:

Rita Párkányi; Krisztián Királyvölgyi; Lídia Süveges


‘They possess deep expertise and specialisation in different areas of law. They are well-versed in the intricacies of their practice areas, keeping up with the latest legal developments and trends.’

‘We are in contact with Eszter Kamocsay-Berta, who has an excellent knowledge of our problems and always solves them in an efficient manner; that is why we always go back to her, since her deep understanding saves us a tremendous amount of time and effort.’

‘Krisztián Királyvölgyi has an excellent understanding of client issues and challenges. He has exceptional experience in wealth management and ESOP.’

‘Krisztián Királyvölgyi has become a key member regarding our corporate transactions and wealth management, he is accurate, competent and very efficient. Proactive handling, flexibly availability.’

‘Rita Párkányi is very responsive and client oriented.’

‘My main point of contact is Gabriella Gálik, whom I consider a brilliant lawyer and who is helpful and smart. It is not common to meet such an enthusiastic lawyer, who is well prepared from a professional point of view, who strives to provide the highest standard even under a lot of pressure and to come up with a solution that is beneficial for the client.’

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik have been working together for more than 15 years, therefore, they can deal with any matter with extreme efficiency and professionalism. Rita Párkányi and Lídia Süveges form a harmonic team with Eszter and Gabriella, and the four of them can handle any commercial, corporate and M&A matter no matter how complex the case is.’

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta is a tireless managing partner of KCG partners with great managing skills, and expert knowledge in the field of transactional and tax law. Very pro-active and pleasant to work with. Gabriella Gálik, an experienced partner in real estate and corporate restructuring, is very practical and excellent in communication.’

Key clients


OTP Bank

Pastor Valorem Private Foundation

Edelmann GmbH


Deutsche Invest Mittelstand GmbH

Association of the French Government Scholars


Réti, Várszegi and Partners PwC Legal

Six partners lead the corporate and M&A team at Réti, Várszegi and Partners PwC Legal: Zoltán Várszegi, Tibor Szabó, Dóra Horváth, Dániel Kelemen, Eszter Gally and Péter Zalai. Várszegi focuses on the energy, mining and telecoms sectors and, along with Horváth and Dalma Dudás, advises on the establishment of Hungarian subsidiaries of multinational companies. Kelemen has an established buyer and seller practice, advising on cross-border M&A. Szabó is regularly involved in due diligence processes, along with Gally and János Faragó.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Várszegi; Tibor Szabó; Dóra Horváth; Dániel Kelemen; Eszter Gally; Péter Zalai

Other key lawyers:

Dalma Dudás; János Faragó


‘Very detailed explanations provided to clients.’

‘Exceptional commitment to us as a client and a strong focus on finding constructive solutions. The team understood our situation very well and provided us with various scenarios how to move forward with our strategic plan, not only from a legal but financial perspective as well.’

‘The experienced Dániel Kelemen is available, always very calm and reassuring.’

‘Great professionalism of associates and partners.’

‘This team has the expertise to handle all simple and complex legal issues that arise in our fairly complex corporate environment. The team collaborates and communicates well with other functions within PwC.’

Key clients

Van den Bosch Transport Kft.

China Oceanwide Holdings Limited

Sumas Kft. (Graymont group)

AFC Magyarország Likviditás Menedzsment Kft.

Rossmann Hungary Kft.

Lallemand Magyarország Likviditás Menedzsment Kft.

Columbus McKinnon Hungary Finance Kft.

Bancorp Hungary Kft.

Bouxalanon Kereskedelmi, Szolgáltató és Likviditás Menedzsment Kft.

Multi Hungary Management Kft.

Vulcan Steel Private Company Limited by Shares

CB Engineering Kft.

Sándor Szegedi Szent-Ivány Komáromi Eversheds Sutherland

Focusing on the manufacturing and automotive industries, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Sándor Szegedi Szent-Ivány Komáromi Eversheds Sutherland advises on the establishment of operations and subsidiaries in Hungary, restructurings and joint ventures. Ágnes Szent-IványIldikó Szegedi and Péter Sándor head up the team, with Szent-Ivány taking a lead role on major M&A transactions. Szegedi focuses on the food and retail sectors, while Sándor strengthens the team’s international reach, advising on cross-border mergers. Anikó Majtényi leads the firm’s corporate secretarial unit.

Practice head(s):

Ágnes Szent-Ivány; Ildikó Szegedi; Péter Sándor

Other key lawyers:

Anikó Majtényi


Their expertise in the area we need assistance with is higher than others we’ve had chats with. The team is also very responsive.

‘Anikó Majtényi and Ágnes Szent-Ivány. Very reliable, subject matter experts in their area, very commercially oriented when it comes to solving clients’ queries and instructions.’

Key clients


Oxygen Resort GmbH / Cartour Europe Kft.

ORAC Kiadó Kft.




Universal Music Publishing

AVIS Budget Group

Work highlights

  • Advising a major European retail trade company on the reorganisation of its Hungarian equity and group structure.
  • Advising HVG ORAC on a management buy-out deal.
  • Advising Oxygen Resort, which is intending to buy real estate functioning as a hotel and restaurant in Austria, on the negotiations with the potential seller.

Vámosi-Nagy Ernst & Young Law Office

The commercial, corporate and M&A team at Vámosi-Nagy Ernst & Young Law Office works in tandem with the firm’s tax, financial advisory and audit groups. Dénes Csoba advises on transfers and structurings across the healthcare, telecoms and energy sectors, and leads the team alongside Péter Csonga, who focuses on the construction, transportation and life sciences industries. Iván Sefer brings extensive experience in domestic and cross-border transactions, including M&A, divestments, restructurings and portfolio transfers, to the group.

Practice head(s):

Péter Csonga; Dénes Csoba

Other key lawyers:

Iván Sefer

Key clients

AutoWallis Nyrt. and Caetano S.A.

ÉMI Építésügyi Minőségellenőrző Innovációs Nonprofit Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság

AutSoft Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság

Universal Global Technology Co., Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised AutoWallis and Caetano on the acquisition of Renault Hungary, and through it, the importing rights of the Renault, Dacia and Alpine brands in Hungary.
  • Advised on the acquisition of AutSoft Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság by Zenitech Hungary Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság, part of Zenitech group.
  • Assisted ÉMI Építésügyi Minőségellenőrző Innovációs Nonprofit Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság with the acquisition of two companies, Terc and Terc Irodaház.