Competition in Hungary

Andrékó Ferenczi Kinstellar

A benchmark firm in the competition space, Andrékó Ferenczi Kinstellar is trusted by a host of regional and national corporates and financial institutions to handle its domestic and European competition law issues. The firm is particularly active in cartel cases and leniency applications, as well as state aid, merger control and competition compliance. Industry leader Péter Vörös heads the team, with significant experience advising client on multi-jurisdictional merger control approvals, and regularly representing clients before the Hungarian Competition Authority and the European Commission. Orsolya Staniszewsk advises clients on all aspects of competition law, as well as frequently engaging in commercial litigation. Eszter Takácsi-Nagy focuses on competition work in the life sciences sector, bringing impressive industry-specific expertise. Dávid Zlati departed to CMS.

Practice head(s):

Péter Vörös

Other key lawyers:

Orsolya Staniszewsk; Eszter Takácsi-Nagy

Key clients

Raiffeisen Bank Zrt.

Nitrogénművek Zrt and its affiliates

OTP Bank Nyrt

Canal+ Luxembourg S.á.r.l.

The MVM group

GMW Holding S.A. through Rymarz Zdort

Work highlights

  • Represented Raiffeisen Bank in administrative litigation against a decision adopted in a repeated cartel procedure concerning the amount of the fine to be imposed on the client and the other parties for unlawful co-ordination regarding mortgages.
  • Represented Nitrogénművek in a cartel case in which the Hungarian competition authority imposed a fine of €36.8m.
  • Advised MVM Next Energiakereskedelmi on all aspects of the takeover of more than 2 million household customers of universal services from ELMŰ Energiaszolgáltató.


Boasting one of the largest practices of dedicated competition lawyers in the field, CMS is well placed to handle a high volume of industry-leading competition work across a wide range of industries. Szabolcs Szendrő leads the department, having previously worked for the Hungarian Competition Authority. Also significant is Dóra Petrányi, a competition law specialist with experience in cartel, merger control, abuse of dominance and state aid issues, particularly within the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Aranka Nagy, Dóra Altziebler and Zsófia Tari are all noted for their contribution at the associate level. Dávid Zlati joined from Andrékó Ferenczi Kinstellar.

Practice head(s):

Szabolcs Szendrő; Dóra Petrányi

Other key lawyers:

Aranka Nagy; Dóra Altziebler; Zsófia Tari; Dávid Zlati

Key clients


Magyar RTL Television, subsidiary of Bertelsmann Group



Magyar Telekom, subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom

Johnson & Johnson



OTP Bank

British American Tobacco

Work highlights

  • Represented the Hungarian subsidiary of the US-based Medtronic Group before the Hungarian Competition Authority in a cartel investigation into alleged bid-rigging in public procurement tenders in the healthcare sector.
  • Representing Magyar RTL Television, a subsidiary of Bertelsmann Group, in repeated merger clearance procedures.
  • Represented OTP Bank in a repeated cartel investigation before the Hungarian Competition Authority after a successful court review of the ECJ’s favourable preliminary ruling.


Integrated within an international legal and advisory network, Dentons offers clients key cross-border capabilities across a wide range of industries. The firm is currently handling a series of complex matters for Vodafone, including an ongoing review by the Supreme Court of a ruling by the Hungarian Competition Authority. István Réczicza and Tünde Gönczöl now lead the department following Tihamér Tóth’s departure to become a European Court judge. Réczicza focuses on regulated industries, regularly advising on transactions involving foreign investment, state aid and antitrust matters. Gönczöl has extensive experience representing clients before Hungarian and European Courts, having previously worked for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition. Áron Károlyi-Szabó is highly regarded at the associate level, with key expertise in data protection matters.

Practice head(s):

István Réczicza; Tünde Gönczöl

Other key lawyers:

Áron Károlyi-Szabó


‘Tünde Gönczöl is very resourceful and has a good understanding of businesses.’

‘The lawyers we work with are very precise and answer our requests without delay.’

Key clients


Porsche Hungaria




Extreme Digital-eMAG Kft.

Dante International SA

Optima Group/ Globe Trade Centre SA


Budapest Airport

Wing Zrt.

Work highlights

  • Representing Vodafone in litigation against the Hungarian Competition Authority, as well as advising on various other competition law matters.
  • Advising Nestlé on competition law compliance, vertical agreements and unfair competition matters.
  • Advising the Hungarian subsidiary of Swedish personal care products company Essity on various competition law issues.

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

DLA Piper Posztl, Nemescsói, Györfi-Tóth and Partners Law Firm recently underwent an infusion of talent, with a host of partners and associates joining the firm from Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda, including new practice co-heads Gábor Fejes and Zoltán Marosi, who bring with them decades of experience in the competition space and now helm one of the largest teams in the market. The firm handles the full gamut of competition law issues across a wide range of industries, and is widely recognised for its capabilities in antitrust matters ranging from cartel investigations to state aid matters. Fejes regularly handles complex merger control cases and large-scale cartel investigations, while seasoned litigator Marosi is an expert in antitrust law and consumer protection. Péter Virág, Balázs Csépai and Levente Molnár are all highly valued for their contribution to the firm’s most complex work.

Practice head(s):

Gábor Fejes; Zoltán Marosi

Other key lawyers:

Péter Virág; Balázs Csépai; Levente Molnár

Key clients



Magyar Bankholding (MKB, Budapest Bank, Takarékbank)

Borsodi Sörgyár (Molson Coors)

Wizz Air



eMAG (Dante International)




Work highlights

  • Represented KITE in a cartel case before the Hungarian Competition Authority.
  • Representing Yettel before the Hungarian Competition Authority and courts.
  • Advised Magyar Bankholding (Budapest Bank, MKB Bank and Takarekbank) on the antitrust and merger control aspects of the merger, as well as certain follow-up issues.

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

With a large, dedicated competition team, Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Fehérváry Baker&McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law assists clients right across the CEE region with their domestic and EU competition law needs. The firm fields one of the only in-house investigative teams in the region, offering clients efficiency in large-scale, time sensitive audits. The team works closely with the Budapest M&A department, allowing for transactional support on merger control issues. It is also well connected to the state aid team operating out of the firm’s Brussels office. Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi is one of the joint leads of the antitrust and competition practice, bringing decades of broad experience handling cartel, dominant position and merger control cases. His counterpart Márton Horányi brings 15 years’ competition law expertise in the pharmaceutical, retail, energy and automotive industries to his role. András Horváth and Péter Mezei are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi; Márton Horányi

Other key lawyers:

András Horváth; Péter Mezei


‘A very professional and diverse team with outstanding legal experience. The team has some of the most seasoned competition lawyers in the country. They are exceptionally knowledgeable in all areas of competition law and have a deep understanding of our industry.’

‘They know how the market and the authorities work, understand our issues and provide quick and business friendly advice. They are always available and are very reliable with a great network across the globe that helped us to connect the appropriate legal expert to support many times.’

‘Márton Horányi is an eminent practitioner with a very deep understanding of competition law. He has an overview of current developments and trends in the whole CEE region which is extremely useful. He has a very good reputation, is highly responsive, works quickly and provides practicable advice. He provides excellent services, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to detail.’

Key clients

K&H Bank







Work highlights

  • Represented in a court review launched against a €7m fine by the Hungarian Competition Authority for unfair commercial practices.
  • Represented K&H Bank in cartel litigation before the Hungarian Competition Authority, as well as in a judicial review of the Hungarian Competition Authority’s judgement.
  • Representing MOL Group in a Phase II Commission merger procedure concerning their contemplated acquisition of OMV Slovenia.

Lakatos, Köves and Partners

Lakatos, Köves and Partners is particularly valued for its industry-specific knowledge in the finance, telecoms, life sciences, real estate and construction sectors. With recent efforts to broaden the diversity of the team and its ability to cater to international clients, the team now has members fluent in English, French, Italian, Spanish and German, as well as Chinese and Japanese. Eszter Ritter co-leads the department with a focus on antirust, merger control, consumer protection and unfair competition cases, most notably representing Meta Ireland in its highly publicised case against the Hungarian Competition Authority. Iván Sólyom acts alongside Ritter, with clients benefitting from his multidisciplinary cross-border experience. Associate Adrienn Mándoki has significant experience in competition law, including consumer protection and cartel cases. Ádám Máttyus is also a key asset for the firm.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Ritter; Iván Sólyom

Other key lawyers:

Ádám Máttyus; Adrienn Mándoki


‘Iván Sólyom’s name is a guarantee for quality and wide-ranging legal support.’

‘The accessibility of the partners is outstanding.’

‘Iván Sólyom is very reactive and client oriented.’

‘Detailed knowledge of international case law and practices.’

Key clients

Meta Platforms Ireland


GE Healthcare

Mastercard Europe SA

Mattoni Group (formerly Karlovarské mineralní vodi a.s.)

Spectrum Brands



Diófa Alapkezelő Zrt.

Waterland Group

Waberer’s International Nyrt. („Waberer’s”)

Hitachi Rail

Work highlights

  • Represented Meta Ireland in an unfair commercial practices investigation by the Hungarian Competition Authority, with the Supreme Court annulling the Authority’s decision.
  • Maintains a longstanding relationship with Mastercard, regularly advising on all aspects of Hungarian and European competition law.
  • Represented GE Healthcare in various cartel investigations involving its GE Healthcare business unit relating to alleged collusions relating to public procurements.

Allen & Overy

Although traditionally known predominantly for its cartel work in the telecoms and banking spaces, Allen & Overy’s wide ranging competition practice has recently expanded its focus to include unfair competition investigations. The firm has recently been instructed on a string of mandates relating to the EU Commission Trucks decision, notably acting for Scania. Recently promoted to counsel, Attila Kőmíves leads the Budapest competition department having previously worked in the firm’s antitrust department in Brussels.

Practice head(s):

Attila Komives


‘Professional, knowledgeable, easy to speak with, quick responses, dedicated.’

‘Personal touch, get to know the client.’

Key clients

Scania CV AB

W.A.G. Payment Solutions

ING Bank N.V. Hungary Branch


Cargill Inc

Work highlights

  • Represented Cargill in a cartel inquiry.
  • Represented ING Bank before the Hungarian Competition Authority in a repeated investigation regarding multilateral interchange fees.
  • Representing Scania in a series of private enforcement litigations related to the EU Commission’s 2016 cartel decision.

Bassola Law Firm

With a clear focus on cartel proceedings, merger clearances and regulatory compliance matters, Bassola Law Firm offers strong Hungarian and EU capabilities to clients in a number of industries. Bálint Bassola leads the team, having previously served six years with the Hungarian Competition Authority. Kristóf Csillik and Imre Nagy are also key contacts at the firm, with considerable experience in the field.

Practice head(s):

Bálint Bassola

Other key lawyers:

Kristóf Csillik; Imre Nagy


‘Bálint Bassola is an outstanding competition lawyer who delivers consistently high-quality work. He is knowledgeable, highly efficient and very pleasant.’

Key clients

ALZA Hungary

ALZA International

Zeneszö Kft.

Imperial Tobacco

Association of Medical Devices Manufacturers / Merger

AAA Auto International

AAA Auto Hungary

Power Plate Hungary

Work highlights

  • Represented Révész Trans International/Lerton Trans International in follow-on cartel damages litigations on the basis of the European Commission’s decision which imposed a fine of over €3.5bn onto major truck cartel producers.
  • Represented Zeneszö in competition proceedings against Google before the Hungarian Competition Authority, the European Commission, the Constitutional Court of Hungary and the European Court of Human Rights.
  • Represented Alza Hungary and Alza International in several complex competition proceedings before the Hungarian Competition Authority and the judicial courts.

CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners

Drawing on its strengths in Germany and Austria, CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners offers clients strong regional capabilities and a focus on cartel, antitrust and merger cases, handling both contentious and non-contentious matters. Managing partner Tamás Polauf acts as one of the department's co-leads, with extensive multidisciplinary experience, particularly in M&A and the resultant competition law issues. Recently appointed partner Márton Kocsis is the other joint head, having previously worked for the Hungarian Competition Authority. Boglárka Priskin also brings invaluable knowledge to the firm from her former high-ranking position within the Authority. Márton Osztheimer, Anna Pintér and Máté Baumgartner are also key lawyers within the firm.

Practice head(s):

Tamás Polauf; Márton Kocsis

Other key lawyers:

Boglárka Priskin; Márton Osztheimer; Anna Pintér; Máté Baumgartner


‘The team has an extraordinarily high level of knowledge in the field they work, combined with a high level of service in general.’

The diverse team of former competition authority officials, in-house lawyers and ‘traditional’ lawyers is a mixture that combines the experience and knowledge of practitioners from many various related fields. This allows the team to provide advice that not only ensures legal compliance but also focuses on the business interests of our clients. With their well-founded knowledge and talent-base in consumer protection law, they provide swift yet reliable advice. We value their exceptional experience regarding trade and competition law.’

‘Tamás Polauf has great experience in competition law as well as issues concerning commercial contracts.’

‘We can always count on the experts at Cerha Hempel. Their quick responses, paired with the team’s great attention to detail, provide us with great comfort when it comes to conducting business. Due to their experience in international trading relationships and business practices, they are able to identify our business needs as well as the law itself. I consider their innovative methods unique in the field.’

‘Márton Kocsis has a massive amount of experience when it comes to competition law matters. His outstanding communication skills, solution-oriented work, and ability to deal with complex problems straight away is immensely valuable.’

Key clients

Phoenix Group Hungary (BENU Magyarország Zrt., Phoenix Pharma Gyógyszerkereskedelmi Zrt.)

MKB Bank Nyrt.

Metran Danubia Kft. (,,METRANS Hungary”)

Sonepar Magyarország Kft.

Bauhaus Szakáruházak Bt.

Alza Group ( a.s. and Kft.

ATC Aircom Kft. / Hungarian Trade Association of On-line Cash Register Repairers


Hervis Sport- und Modegesellschaft m.b.H

CFA Hungaria Ipari, Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Kft

JAF Holz Ungarn Kereskedelmi Kft.


Synlab Hungary Kft.

Muziker a.s

Work highlights

  • Advising Phoenix Group on various competition law issues during its daily operations, and represented the client in a sectoral competition supervision proceeding before the Hungarian Competition Authority.
  • Advised OTP Bank on public procurement issues, and provided competition law advice to ensure compliance in forming a consortium.
  • Advised Duna Group on various competition law matters.

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda

A strong regional firm, Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda offers client stellar cross-border and EU capabilities in the competition space. The firm is noted for its extensive follow-on damages litigation practice, one of the few in the market. Head of competition Anna Turi is eminently experienced in cartel, merger control and unfair competition proceedings, as well as antitrust damages litigation, with broad industry experience in the automotive, manufacturing, TMT, finance and construction sectors. Associate Márk Kovács regularly advises clients on merger control issues, unfair commercial practices, and sectoral enquiries by the Hungarian Competition Authority.

Practice head(s):

Anna Turi

Other key lawyers:

Márk Kovács


‘Anna Turi is an excellent lawyer very well versed in all areas of competition law. She is a highly efficient lawyer with a cold-blooded judgment in both strategic and more technical matters. She is fluent in English and German.’

‘Márk Kovács represents the future of Hungarian competition law. Despite his relatively young age, he has garnered a lot of relevant experience and is quick to understand even the most intricate issues. He is a great communicator and delivers pragmatic and solution-oriented advice. He is a very apt litigator with amazing drafting skills.’

‘Anna Turi is an excellent expert, always available, very hands-on and has always guided us in the best possible way.’

‘The team guarantees a full range of competence, including – but not limited to – vast and rare expertise in the field of private enforcement of competition law. They are able to advise on virtually any problem, doing so fast and on the basis of a thorough knolwedge of the domestic and EU laws.’

Key clients

Mercedes-Benz Group AG (former Daimler AG)

Manpower Hungary

Mondi AG

Lindab International AB

Ringier AG

Pipelife Hungária Kft.

GETINGE GROUP South East Europe D.O.O.

Maverick Aviation Holdings

Rogers Corporation

Work highlights

  • Represented Getinge Group in a cartel investigation carried out by the Hungarian Competition Authority.
  • Advised Ringier on the notification of the acquisition of 50% of a media business from Axel Springer.
  • Represented Manpower in a judicial review proceeding against the decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority.

Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda

As a member of an international network, Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda‘s competition team acts for some leading banks, financial institutions and global brands. The cross-border team offers clients Hungarian and EU perspectives on all aspects of competition law. Counsel Dániel Arányi leads the team with an emphasis on antitrust, cartel and regulatory matters, while László Zlatarov focuses on merger investigations by the Hungarian Competition Office. Associate Gábor Kutai focuses on EU competition and antitrust matters.

Practice head(s):

Dániel Arányi

Other key lawyers:

László Zlatarov; Gábor Kutai


‘They are easily accessible. They are quick to respond to critical issues with short deadlines.’

Key clients




be2 S.à.rl


Work highlights

  • Advised OTP Bank on the competition law aspects of its acquisition of the Albanian subsidiary of Alpha Bank.
  • Advising ERSTE Bank on the competition law aspects of its acquisition of Commerzbank in an auction process.
  • Representing Heineken in a Hungarian Competition Authority investigation in connection with the ban on exclusivity agreements with HoReCa sector outlets regarding beer and other beverages.

Szecskay Attorneys at Law

Szecskay Attorneys at Law’s competition department offers multi-industry, cross-border capabilities across the tech, pharma, finance, manufacturing and automotive sectors. Department head Anikó Keller is highly regarded for her ‘calm demeanor, positive can-do attitude and impeccable delivery', and regularly advises clients on merger control matters and handles cartel investigations. Sam MacMahon Baldwin acts as EU antitrust advisor for major multi-national companies. János Vajda and Gábor Faludi Junior are also key lawyers at the firm.

Practice head(s):

Anikó Keller

Other key lawyers:

Sam MacMahon Baldwin; János Vajda; Gábor Faludi Junior


‘Anikó Keller is excellent – calm demeanor, positive can-do attitude and impeccable delivery.’

‘Sam MacMahon Baldwin is an excellent individual with a high level of professionalism, legal expertise and an extremely sympathetic and easygoing approach. Very easy to talk to and we have no troubles with him talking directly with people in our organisation.’

‘Deeply knowledgeable throughout the team, with the ability to meet even the most ambitious of deadlines.’

Deloitte Legal Göndöcz and Partners Law Firm

Deloitte Legal Göndöcz and Partners Law Firm is widely recognised for its capabilities in antitrust, competition and consumer protection matters, and also advises clients on the competition elements of M&A deals. Managing associate Anna Miks heads up the competition department, while managing partner Péter Göndöcz  has extensive competition experience in the energy, telecoms, manufacturing, and investment management sectors.

Practice head(s):

Anna Miks; Péter Göndöcz

Key clients

Indotek Group

Veolia Group

Borsodi Sörgyárak Zrt.


Adventum Group

FAST ČR, a.s.

Veolia Energia Magyarország Zrt.

Sberbank Magyarország Zrt. “under voluntary liquidation” represented by Pénzügyi Stabilitási és Felszámoló Nonprofit Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advised Adventum Group on the acquisition of 14 hypermarkets from Tesco Group in Hungary and the Czech Republic, particularly with respect to the cross-border merger clearance procedures.
  • Represented Treszner Villamosipari, Szolgáltató before the Hungarian Competition Authority in a cartel case.

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm has strong domestic capabilities in handling merger controls, unfair trade practices, and cartel procedures. The firm is active across the aviation, telecoms, postal and energy sectors, with specific industry focus and expertise in the pharmaceutical space. Zoltán Forgó leads the team alongside Zsófia Füzi.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Forgó

Other key lawyers:

Zsófia Füzi

Key clients

Owners of Partner Ltd.

Owners of Pentolt Ltd.

Novell Hungary

Unipetrol Group

KPMG Legal Tóásó Law Firm

Ákos Krénusz leads the competition and antitrust team at KPMG Legal Tóásó Law Firm, which specialises in advice on merger clearance, anti-cartel and abuse of dominance issues. The rapidly growing firm is an industry leader in the use of technology to improve client services. Boglárka Németh is also a key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Ákos Krénusz

Other key lawyers:

Boglárka Németh


‘The team is very competent and able to suggest with transparency the best way to face the challanges of competition law in a very difficult political environment.’

‘Engaged professionals with humanity. Not only business and KPI driven.’

Key clients

Trenkwalder Leasing Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság

Trenkwalder HR Solution Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság

Trenkwalder Recruitment Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság

EXIM Exportösztönző Magántőkealap

Kärcher Hungária Tisztítási-Rendszerek Kft.

Daniella Kft. / Weerts Group S.A.

KOMETA 99 Élelmiszeripari Zrt.

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

Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP‘s competition practice is a capable advisory and litigious practice at both the domestic and EU level. Ákos Kovách heads a team of four dedicated competition lawyers, regularly handling merger control structuring and filings, high-profile cartel cases, and competition compliance issues. András Multas is also a key contact, seasoned in data protection and public procurement.

Practice head(s):

Ákos Kovách

Other key lawyers:

András Multas


‘Very knowledgeable, very smart team led by Ákos Kovách. They give practical advice to their clients backed by solid analytical and theoretical reasoning. Their lawyers are truly multi-purpose experts that can advise the clients on a vast variety of legal fields with high quality advice.’

‘Ákos Kovách is renowned for his exceptional skills and knowledge in antitrust law. He is also a great debater in courtrooms.’

‘The team is very capable and a safe pair of hands when it comes to competition law matters.’

Key clients



Magyar Cetelem Bank

AMC Networks

BNP Paribas Personal Finance

Work highlights

  • Advising MEDIREX on a judicial review request submitted against the decision adopted by the Hungarian Competition Authority for alleged cartel activity in public procurement procedures.
  • Represented All4Labels and Limo Labels in merger control proceedings initiated before the Hungarian Competition Authority for the acquisition of Limo Labels by All4Labels.
  • Advising Magyar Cetelem Bank, the Hungarian subsidiary of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, on the merger control implications of an envisaged portfolio transfer transaction.

Réti, Várszegi and Partners PwC Legal

With its ‘proven track record’, Réti, Várszegi and Partners PwC Legal is instructed to handle a steady stream of competition mandates, from unfair commercial and market practices, to complex merger and hardcore cartel cases. Founding partner László Réti leads the team with decades’ of experience, alongside seasoned partner Péter Zalai. Zsófia Straubinger, Márk Péter Baksa, Dóra Baksa and Czumpf Gabriella are likewise noted.

Practice head(s):

László Réti; Péter Zalai

Other key lawyers:

Zsófia Straubinger; Márk Péter Baksa; Dóra Baksa; Czumpf Gabriella


‘The competition practice of the firm is very well established and has a proven track record. Key strengths are: profound knowledge of the pharma sector, expertise of competition law and economics, excellent value for money.’

‘Péter Zalai is an outstanding partner – always available, fully engaged and knows all the tricks of the trade.’

‘Immediate and professional responses. Quality work done. Exceeding expectations.’

‘The competition practice group combines both high level competition law and economic expertise, which helps to ensure optimal legal representation in complex antitrust cases.’

Key clients

MKB Bank Nyrt.

Jász-Plasztik Kft.

ROSSMANN Magyarország Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advising MKB Bank on the acquisition of the loan portfolio of another bank in Hungary.
  • Representing Jász-Plasztik in a fast-track sector inquiry conducted by the Hungarian Competition Authority.
  • Providing ongoing advice to Rossmann on competition law matters, including assisting with the review and preparation of contractual relationships and representation of the client in administrative procedures.

Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys

The competition department at Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys is an effective domestic operation experienced in all aspects of Hungarian and EU competition law. Clients include commodity traders, logistics service providers, building societies, insurance companies and manufacturers. László Kelemen, Balázs Dominek and Áron Somogyi are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

László Kelemen

Other key lawyers:

Balázs Dominek; Áron Somogyi

Key clients

Lightware Kft.

VJT & Partners

VJT & Partners caters to domestic and regional clients predominantly in merger control proceedings, unfair commercial practice investigations and cartel investigations. Andrea Belényi leads the team, with decades’ experience both as a competition lawyer and as a Hungarian Competition Authority official.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Belényi


‘Andrea Belényi is an invaluable lawyer when it comes to all kinds of competition questions. You can tell that she worked as an executive for a decade for the competition office.’

‘The most valuable aspect for me is the responsiveness of the firm and its colleagues in any request – even in urgent cases. This creates an atmosphere of trust, and there is no doubt that we will have the right answer in time.’

‘What I personally value is that Andrea Belényi is not only providing the legal standpoint, but suggests possible solutions to our problems.’

Key clients

Google Ireland Ltd.

Google Kft.