Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Under the leadership of Milán Kohlrusz, the team at boutique firm Bittera Kohlrusz & Tóth is active in both litigations and arbitrations across a breadth of industry sectors.
KPMG Legal Tóásó Law Firm pairs impressive litigation and arbitration experience with a keen growth mindset. Bálint Tóásó and Manuela Grosu lead.
Managing partner István Varga leads the litigation and arbitration practice at PROVARIS Varga & Partners. The team specialises in corporate, contractual, competition and tort disputes, representing clients before domestic and European courts.

Dispute resolution in Hungary


CMS’ multidisciplinary team represents a host of international blue-chip corporations, and caters to a diverse client base across a wide range of industries, including banking, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, construction and aviation. Zsolt Okányi heads up the CEE dispute resolution team from the firm’s Budapest office, and is noted as a white-collar crime expert. Senior associate Péter Bibók is a key contact for construction and IT-related disputes. István Pozsgay focuses on financial cases, while József Kohl brings 5 years’ experience as a detective with the Budapest City Police to white-collar crime cases. Dávid Zlati joined from Andrékó Ferenczi Kinstellar.

Practice head(s):

Zsolt Okányi

Other key lawyers:

Péter Bibók; József Kohl; István Pozsgay; Dávid Zlati


The team’s cross-disciplinary experts have outstanding subject knowledge and practical insight. The coordination of the team is outstanding, as is their communication.’

‘Exceptional lawyers with a lot of experience and knowledge in alternative dispute resolution with a problem-solving, business-oriented approach and the ability to build an enthusiastic team.’

‘Zsolt Okányi and Péter Bibók have an extensive network of contacts.’

Key clients


Magyar Telekom

Ryanair DAC / Ryanair Sun S.A. / BUZZAir / Laudamotion

Esterházy Privatstiftung

MOL Hungarian Oil Plc. / OT Industries

Veolia/Dalkia Group

Scheidt & Bachmann GmbH

Colas Alterra

Commerzbank AG


Work highlights

  • Representing the Esterházy Foundation against the Hungarian State in a case concerning acknowledgement of the Esterházys’ ownership of a large set of 15th century artifacts known as the Treasure of Forchenstein.
  • Representing Siemens in litigation concerning delays to the renovation and restructuring of three major railway lines in Western Hungary.

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

The ‘very sophisticated’ disputes team at DLA Piper Posztl, Nemescsói, Györfi-Tóth and Partners Law Firm is a commercially focused outfit, regularly representing notable clients before Hungarian and EU courts and regulatory bodies. Particularly noted for its expertise in gaming and gambling law, the team is also well regarded for its work in the healthcare, finance, energy, real estate and tourism sectors. With access to the firm’s CEE network, the team regularly handles complex multijurisdictional mandates across Europe. The sizeable team is jointly led by head of litigation and regulatory András Nemescsói, head of dispute resolution Viktor Radics, and head of compliance and investigations Dávid Kőhegyi. Zoltán Fabók, Rebeka Hevesi and Zsófia DeliBeatrix Polya, Daniel Elő and Petra Springer are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

András Nemescsói; Viktor Radics; David Kőhegyi

Other key lawyers:

Zoltán Fabók; Rebeka Hevesi; Zsófia Deli; Beatrix Polya; Daniel Elő; Petra Springer


‘A very strong team specialising in sovereign representation that is the equal of any in Paris, London or New York, without charging Paris, London or New York rates.’

‘David Kőhegyi is a superb practitioner and a brilliant public international lawyer who is well equipped to understand the difficult choices that states often need to make.’

‘Zsófia Deli is a hardworking and detail-oriented lawyer who can absorb a large amount of information phenomenally quickly.’

‘Extremely dedicated, well prepared and a highly adaptable team. It is a pleasure to work with the team; they put the client’s interests, case timing and budget as an absolute priority.’

‘Viktor Radics is definitely a professional one would like to be represented by in international arbitration: knowledgeable, calm, confident in effective oral advocacy and cross-examination.’

‘The firm has a very sophisticated strategic view and is able to provide the client with several strategic options regarding the specific case.’

‘David Kőhegyi is an extremely responsive, accessible lawyer having not only legal but also a very comprehensive strategic and business mindset which makes him capable of supporting the client on a much wider basis.’

Key clients

Paddy Power Betfair

Danieli & C. S.p.A.

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development / Agency for the Administration of the National Land Fund


Pfizer Gyógyszerkereskedelmi Kft. Hungarian subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.

GRAWE Insurance

Gellérthegyi Sikló Kft.

OTP Bank Nyrt.

Government Office of the Prime Minister of Hungary

Raiffeisen Bank Hungary

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Pfizer in litigation concerning the side effects of Champix, a smoking cessation medicine.
  • Successfully represented Danieli & C Officine Meccaniche in a dispute concerning project delays.

Lakatos, Köves and Partners

Lakatos, Köves and Partners‘ is well versed in representing clients before domestic and international governing bodies, with notable capabilities in international arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, commercial and M&A-related disputes, tax litigation and employment disputes, and follow-on damages litigation. Recently, the firm achieved a successful outcome for TVOT in a high-impact competition and monopoly case before the ECHR. Balázs Fazakas heads up the team with considerable experience in corporate governance and related disputes. Founding partner Péter Lakatos and seasoned litigator Péter Köves are also key senior contacts. Gabriella Szabó, Adrienn Mándoki and Sára Darnót complete the roster of core team members.

Practice head(s):

Balázs Fazakas; Péter Lakatos; Péter Köves

Other key lawyers:

Gabriella Szabó; Adrienn Mándoki; Sára Darnót


‘Very professional litigators, outstanding compared to other firms.’

‘Balázs Fazakas is exceptional in litigating both in person and in writing, presenting the case, understanding the crux thereof, and managing proactively.’

‘Péter Köves’ huge experience adds further value.’

Key clients

TVOT (National Organization of School Book Distributors)



Indotek Group

Facebook Ireland


Mid Europa

Work highlights

  • Representing TVOT in a competition and antitrust challenge to Hungarian legislation before the ECHR .
  • Defending Mars Group in a damages claim relating to a fatal incident during plant maintenance works involving an unauthorised subcontractor.
  • Successfully representing several Hungarian subsidiaries of the Colas Group in follow-on cartel damages claims launched by the Hungarian State and the Municipality of Budapest in relation to several road construction cartels.

Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda

Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda represents both the Hungarian state and several major market players in cases concerning constitutional, tax, real estate and administrative law, as well as consumer protection, media and telecoms, competition, commercial, civil and tort law. Péter Nagy leads the department with a focus on banking, finance and tax disputes. Orsolya Kovács specialises in tax litigation, while György Kiszely brings valuable corporate and finance expertise to the group. At partner level, Balázs Karsai and Viktor Jéger round out one of the largest teams on the market.

Practice head(s):

Péter Nagy

Other key lawyers:

Orsolya Kovács; György Kiszely; Balázs Karsai; Viktor Jéger


‘Péter Nagy always carefully studies the whole picture, has a good understanding of strategy and possible scenarios/outcomes.’

‘Orsolya Kovács is an extremely diligent, sharp-minded lawyer. She is fully committed to the task and loves her profession, relaying to the client her determination, energy and fighting spirit.’

‘One of the best dispute resolution teams on the Hungarian market with strong analytical skills, in-depth knowledge of civil prodecure legislation and judicial practice, excellent capability to advise on ligitation strategy, and on potential risks and benefits.’

‘Balázs Karsai is a smart and very precise lawyer, very reliable, able to proceed large amounts of documentation, always available, responsive.’

‘Clearly a top disputes team – one of the best in Hungary.’

‘Orsolya Kovács is a brilliant litigation lawyer. Excellent strategic sense, well-prepared, strong courtroom presence.’

‘Balázs Karsai is superb, knows the case from the first letter to the last.’

Key clients

OTP Bank


MNV (Hungarian National Asset Management Inc.)

Hungarian State (Minister without portfolio in charge of national assets)


Volvo/Renault Group

Metropolitan Tribunal of Budapest




St. Elisabeth

Dunamenti Erőmű

Work highlights

  • Representing Volvo/Renault Group in numerous Hungarian court proceedings and out of court negotiations which relate to a finding of competition law infringement by the European Commission.
  • Representing Dunamenti Erőmű in litigation against the OEM for damages caused by faulty repairs resulting in loss in power generation.
  • Representing Kedrion in several lawsuits against a subsidiary of the Hungarian government.

Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda

Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda provides a strong front bench of litigators and arbitrators, who have a proven track record of successfully handling complex cross-border cases across a diverse range of industries. Department head Tamás Éless regularly handles disputes related to commercial transactions, and bankruptcy and restructuring matters, predominantly for clients in the finance, construction, retail and logistics industries. Tibor Kiss focuses on insolvency and restructuring disputes in the automotive, media and natural resources sectors. Zsolt Farkas is a recommended litigator in the finance and construction spaces, while fellow associate Sarolta Szabo has sector-specific knowledge of the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industry.

Practice head(s):

Tamás Éless

Other key lawyers:

Tibor Kiss; Zsolt Farkas; Sarolta Szabo

Key clients









Szecskay Attorneys at Law

Noted for its international network and ‘very strategic advice‘, Szecskay Attorneys at Law‘s dispute resolution team is one of the country’s most respected litigation practices, handling high-profile domestic and cross-border cases with significant market impact. Recent notable work includes a damages dispute related to the EU’s truck cartel decision. ‘Exceptional litigatorMiklós Boronkay co-leads the team with the much lauded András Szecskay. Recently-promoted partner György Wellmann rounds out a team focused on real estate, competition, pharmaceuticals and energy disputes, public procurement litigation, and damages actions.

Practice head(s):

András Szecskay; Miklós Boronkay

Other key lawyers:

György Wellmann


‘A clear strength of the firm is thinking outside of the box. They are extremely efficient and flexible and tend to come up with very clever arguments to deal with developments in the proceedings.’

‘Miklós Boronkay stands out in particular. He is extremely knowledgeable but also very practical and wonderful to work with.’

‘Miklós Boronkay is an exceptional litigator that every client would want on their case. He thinks out of the box and is always ready to go the extra mile in order to assist the client. His advice is clear, to the point and pragmatic.’

‘This has been our preferred firm for competition litigation for many years and has so far not disappointed us. They provide excellent support and very strategic advice. They are amongst the best firms I have worked with in Europe.’

‘Miklós Boronkay is a stellar lawyer. He is very smart, offers pragmatic advice and can handle very complex international litigation.’

‘Working with Miklós Boronkay and his dispute resolution team is always a pleasure. They react quickly, with answers always being on point and instructive. Billing is very fair considering the level of service they provide. We never had a single reason to complain; clients are in very good hands at this firm.

‘András Szecskay is held in very high esteem probably by all practitioners who know him and it is always a treat to work with him.’

‘György Wellmann is a fantastic attorney.’

Key clients

DAF Trucks N.V.

DIGI Communications N.V.

Birner Hungaria Autóalkatrész Kft.

Dob utca 93 Kft.


European Union

Mikromikomed Kft.

CAVEL Company SA

Gedeon Richter Plc.

MGI International Sales Co. Limited (Hong Kong) and Latvia MGI Tech SIA (Latvia)

CE Dynamic Kft.

Work highlights

  • Representing DAF Trucks in a number of competition damages actions brought against the client based on the European Commission’s decision in the truck cartel infringement case.
  • Representing Gedeon Richter in a dispute related to the granting of a public health compulsory licence for the patented active substance of remdesivir.
  • Representing the European Union in a damages claim brought against a former Member of the European Parliament based on alleged budget fraud.

CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners

CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners has a strong presence in commercial legal disputes - particularly in construction and project development matters - and related contractual disputes, with an emphasis on settlements. The team is also focused on growing its public procurement capabilities. Experienced litigator Ilona Ronay-Csordas co-leads alongside construction expert András Fenyőházi. At the senior level, Károly Zaicsek, Bence Rajkai, Zsanett Szabó and Flóra Gábeli are key contacts. Associate Evelin Varga is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ilona Rónay-Csordás; András Fenyőházi

Other key lawyers:

Károly Zaicsek; Bence Rajkai; Zsanett Szabó; Flóra Gábeli; Evelin Varga


‘The team is well organised and deep, therefore they have an outstanding capacity to handle every case effectively within a reasonable timeline. Each professional is qualified within the scope of the assigned tasks.’

‘András Fenyőházi and Károly Zaicsek are professionals with a strong client-focused attitude, they handle every case on the same high level with an outstanding approach to details.’

Key clients

Swietelsky Magyarország Kft (Swietelsky)

WashTec GmbH

ZED-TBM Kft. (Swietelsky)

Public Procurement Dispute Resolution Body

Agro-Pacht Kft.

Scheldebouw B.V. [Atlas Holdings LLC (Connecticut, USA)]

KÁTA CNC Kft. a.s. and Kft. (Alza)

Porr GmbH


Work highlights

  • Representing Porr in a claim management case.
  • Representing Scheldebouw in claims arising from the construction of MOL Group’s new headquarters.


Dentons regularly represents corporate clients in unfair competition, contractual and employment disputes before domestic and European courts and regulatory bodies. With access to the firm’s international network, the Budapest disputes team has a diverse client base of private, state-owned companies and sovereigns across the energy, finance, telecoms and manufacturing sectors. István Réczicza heads the team with over 30 years’ experience, and a significant track record handling arbitration procedures with a notable market impact. Lilla Király focuses on alternative dispute resolution and civil court proceedings. At associate level, Mihály Czesznak and László Fenyvesi are noted.

Practice head(s):

István Réczicza

Other key lawyers:

Lilla Király; Mihály Czesznak; László Fenyvesi

Key clients


Budapest Airport Zrt.



Work highlights

  • Representing Vodafone in litigation against the Hungarian Competition Authority concerning its fining of the client for infringing the provisions of the Act on the Prohibition of Unfair Commercial Practices against Consumers.

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

The disputes team at Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm caters to a host of blue-chip multinationals. Singled out a one client as 'one of the leading arbitrators in Hungary', managing partner and department head Gábor Damjanovic has extensive experience working with both the ICC and VIAC. Managing partner Zoltán Forgó often handles disputes arising from corporate transactions and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Gábor Damjanovic

Other key lawyers:

Zoltán Forgó


‘The team is available, proactive and extremely cooperative.’

‘The members of the team are well-prepared, able and ready to provide professional assistance and support in alternative dispute resolution. They are strongly cooperative and proactive.’

‘Gábor Damjanovic and his team take ‘life-long-learning’ very seriously. They are always among the first legal practitioners who are ready and willing to learn something new and to adjust their law firm to the newest challenges and tendencies. They combine the global view on business transactions with very personal and tailor-made legal advisory attitudes in a very successful manner.’

‘Gábor Damjanovic is a strong litigator and strategist with whom it is a pleasure to work.’

‘Gábor Damjanovic is a superb arbitrator. He is considered as one of the leading arbitrators in Hungary, and rightly so.’

Key clients

Cargill Group

Obton A/S

the Benetton family

Nielsen Corporation

HDI Global SE

Finext Group

Centrope Holdings Limited/EUROVEGAS

the Finext Group

Due A srl

Hungarian Post Insurance Company


Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.

Unipetrol Group

Work highlights

  • Representing HDI Global Insurance Company in a food safety dispute concerning the client’s insured company, Oliefabriek Van Damme.
  • Successfully represented Eurovegas Group in a high-value court case.

Gárdos Mosonyi Tomori Law Office

Gárdos Mosonyi Tomori Law Office regularly represents banks and investors in complex disputes related to their investments and restructurings. Department head András Nagy focuses on construction litigation and arbitration, as well as corporate and shareholder-related disputes. Péter Gárdos is experienced in banking and finance issues. Associates Veronika Papp and Rúben Matovics are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Péter Gárdos; András Nagy

Other key lawyers:

Veronika Papp; Rúben Matovics


‘Péter Gárdos is extremely bright, understanding even complex issues quickly and always remaining neutral.’

‘I work together with Péter Gárdos and András Nagy. Peter is a brilliant lawyer with great presentation skills, he is one of the best debaters I know. András has a deep understanding on the dogmatics of the Hungarian civil procedural rules.’

‘They are well prepared and thorough, with an excellent academic background.’

Key clients










SPB Investment

Krisztián Rácz

Work highlights

  • Represented Iveco in Hungarian damages litigation relating to the truck cartel decision of the European Commission.
  • Represented Generali in litigation relating to unit-linked product, initiated by 20 private individuals.

LFB – László Fekete Bagaméry

The dispute resolution offering at growing boutique firm LFB – László Fekete Bagaméry spans international arbitration, tax litigation, and corporate, M&A and shareholder disputes. US-qualified Andras Daniel Laszlo heads up the team, with particular experience in international arbitration. Tax and commercial transactions experts Gáspár Bagaméry and Zoltan Titusz Fekete round out the team.

Practice head(s):

Andras Daniel Laszlo

Other key lawyers:

Gáspár Bagaméry; Zoltan Titusz Fekete


‘Andras Daniel Laszlo is a truly international lawyer with the ability to handle complex international disputes locally rather than outsourcing to costly international law firms. This combination of expertise and low cost is unparalleled in the market.’

‘Exceptional combination of legal know-how and commercial judgement as well as ability to pick up complex topics in a very short time frame. Very creative and flexible in thinking but very clear on non-compromisable legal cornerstones in the client’s interest.’

‘Overall exceptional partner team, supported by strong associates.’

Key clients


Pannonia Bio Zrt

Budapest Public Transportation Company

Budapest Public Works Company

Közgép Zrt

UTB Envirotech

Magyar Farming




Lensa, Inc

Digital Media and Communication Zrt

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Magyar Farming in ICSID ad hoc annulment procedures brought by Hungary against the client, relating to an ICSID arbitration award.
  • Representing the Budapest Public Transportation Company in a €23m warranty claim relating to the refurbishment of its underground railway fleet.
  • Representing Geodis in a contractual dispute.

Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda

Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda prides itself on its strategic approach to multijurisdictional disputes, predominantly catering to clients in the transport, energy, technology and telecoms sectors. Department head László Nanyista brings decades of experience handling high-stakes corporate, commercial and capital markets disputes to the team. Bálint Halász focuses on disputes in the IP, IT, healthcare and media spaces.

Practice head(s):

László Nanyista

Other key lawyers:

Bálint Halász


‘The firm’s legal disputes team has considerable experience in commercial disputes in the Hungarian legal market.’

‘László Nanyista has considerable experience in ordinary court and arbitration procedures. He is a top quality lawyer with outstanding communications skills. He is tough in negotiations, representing the client’s interests all the way.’

‘Exceptional team, always available and supportive. Pro-active manner with an eye for detail.’

‘Great team compiled of different practice groups to ideally manage the complex cases.’

Key clients

MÁV (Hungarian Railway)

MÁV & Republic of Hungary

Republic of Hungary

Wolf Theiss Faludi Ügyvédi Iroda

The disputes team at WOLF THEISS FALUDI ÜGYVÉDI IRODA showcases broad cross-border litigation and arbitration experience from a wide variety of industrial backgrounds, ranging from the commercial, energy, financial and real estate sectors, to regulatory issues and civil damages. Zoltán Faludi heads up the team with 20 years’ experience and a focus on the energy sector. Lajos Wallacher focuses on EU competition and trade law, specifically merger control, cartel, abuse of dominance and unfair competition cases. Associates Enikő Lukács, Béla Madarász and Tímea Csajági are also core members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Faludi

Other key lawyers:

Lajos Wallache; Enikő Lukács; Béla Madarász; Tímea Csajági


‘The dispute resolution practice at Wolf Theiss is extremely versatile and offers very experienced lawyers. Wolf Theiss offers its services in Austria and most of the CEE and CIS countries, making it one of the only law firms with the aforementioned qualities and regional reach.’

‘It is simply a pleasure to work with Wolf Theiss. They are true professionals, always striving to do what’s best for their clients.’

Key clients

MOL Magyar Olaj- és Gázipari Nyrt.

INA-Industrija nafte, d.d.

Work highlights

  • Representing MOL and INA-Industrija against the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in an ICC arbitration.

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

Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Artúr Tamási jointly lead the disputes team at Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Fehérváry Baker&McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law, which is noted for its exemplar track record of successful litigations in the energy, finance, automotive and construction industries. Catering to multinational corporations and domestic SMEs, the team is also adept at handling disputes relating to private enforcement, damages, competition and administrative law. Clients benefit from the firm’s international network and cross-border experience. Réka Vass is recommended at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi; Artúr Tamási

Other key lawyers:

Réka Vass


‘They are well prepared and take our litigation very seriously.’

Key clients

Market Zrt.

M-Híd Zrt.

General Electric (GE Hungary Kft.)

Nyíregyháza Spartacus FC

Grabarics Építőipari Kft.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Market in a dispute relating to the unpaid extra costs of a hotel development.
  • Representing Grabarics in a construction dispute relating to an aquatics complex.
  • Representing Nyíregyháza Spartacus in an international sports-related arbitration.

Kapolyi Law Firm

Catering to both domestic and international clients, Kapolyi Law Firm’s disputes practice covers damages, contract, employment and enforcement issues, as well as press rectification, administrative lawsuits, violation of personal rights and unfair market practices. The department is jointly headed up by Jozsef Antal and Jozsef Kapolyi; the former serves as vice-president of the Hungarian Arbitration Association, while the latter serves as an arbitrator at the ACHCCI. Zsófia Somlóvári is a noted associate.

Practice head(s):

József Antal; József Kapolyi

Other key lawyers:

Zsófia Somlóvári


‘The dispute resolution team is extremely strong. They are highly professional and solution oriented, as well as accurate, punctual and helpful.’

‘They have a complex portfolio and reputable clientele and compete with the best Budapest law offices in the field of dispute resolution.’

‘Overall service is always excellent in quality. Their knowledge of the law and experience in legal disputes is outstanding. They provide us with precise, accurate and excellent legal assistance, with which we are very satisfied.’

Key clients

Delta Technologies Plc.

Hungast Group

Riverside Kft.

Savencia Fromage & Dairy Hungary Zrt.

Dialóg Investment Fund Management Zrt

Családbarát Magyarország Nonprofit Közhasznú Ltd.

Viking Executive Golf Club Kft

Project 3 Mobility d.o.o

MHC Hotel Company Kft.

Lohn Law Firm

Lohn Law Firm represents clients in commercial, corporate, property, employment, construction and IP disputes, as well as handling malpractice matters. The team is also highly regarded for its arbitration capabilities. Veteran litigator Balázs Lohn is a mainstay of the team, with notable experience in property and contract disputes. Marta Mraz focuses on employment, competition and IP litigation, while recently promoted partner Borbála Maglai focuses on employment and immigration litigation.

Practice head(s):

Balázs Lohn; Márta Mráz; Borbála Maglai

Other key lawyers:

Tamás Szerbin; Réka Fülöp; Evelin Kovács; Ágnes Borza


‘Effective and practical recommendations.’

Key clients

Ildikó Erzsébet Bodorné Bobák and BODOR Kft.


Material Logistic Kft. and Material Group Kft.

SPP Solar Power Production Kft.

Work highlights

  • Representing BODOR and its owners in a range of corporate and contractual disputes.
  • Representing Hungarian architecture firm NYÍRTERV-PLUSZ in an intellectual property dispute.
  • Advising Material Group, Material Logistic and VARIO PLUSZ in claims against a major Hungarian player in the energy, water and waste management industries.

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

The disputes practice at Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP has notable capabilities in commercial, employment and real estate disputes, as well as cross-border anti-corruption cases. Respected litigator László Partos co-leads the team with infrastructure and project expert Sándor Békési. Both are recognised arbitrators and members of the ACHCCI.

Practice head(s):

László Partos; Sándor Békési


‘Partos & Noblet ensures excellent quality while being solution oriented. Their international network has proven very useful for our regional expansion strategy.’

‘Sándor Békési is an outstanding partner in the Central European market. He has the ability to simplify complex legal matters, come up with creative solutions, make neccesary judgements and provide actionable advice to his clients. He is also able to manage his team to deliver the necessary materials with high efficiency and outstanding quality.’

Key clients

Alstom Transport

GE Power

Vajda Papír


TI Automotive




Work highlights

  • Advising MEDIREX in ongoing judicial review procedures before the Hungarian Supreme Court against the decision adopted by the Hungarian Competition Authority for alleged cartel activity in public procurement procedures.
  • Representing Vajda Papír in an alleged trade mark infringement case before the Budapest Metropolitan Court.
  • Representing Aviagen in a commercial litigation matter against a Hungarian food production company.

Réti, Várszegi and Partners PwC Legal

Réti, Várszegi and Partners PwC Legal‘s disputes group caters to a host of multinational corporates and domestic SMEs, representing them in cases relating to tax, insolvency and debt collection, as well as competition disputes before the Hungarian Competition Authority. Laszlo Reti, Zoltán VárszegiDaniel Kelemen and Peter Zalai lead the sizeable team, which also consists of recommended practitioners Balázs Balogh, Miklós Klenanc, Janos Farago, Zsuzsanna Bodnár and Noémi Szabó.

Practice head(s):

László Réti; Zoltán Várszegi; Dániel Kelemen; Péter Zalai

Other key lawyers:

Balázs Balog; Miklós Klenanc; János Faragó; Zsuzsanna Bodnár; Noémi Szabó.


‘János Faragó’s tactically structured litigation, continuous negotiation and continuous consideration of the possibilities mark him out as the perfect partner.’

‘Precise but friendly approach towards clients.’

Key clients


Flovestor Passage Kft.

Gránit-Pólus Fejlesztési Kft.

Pólus Irodaház Ingatlanhasznosító Kft.

VITERRA Hungary Kft.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented VITERRA Hungary in several tax and customs disputes, including several cases based on previous representations before the ECJ.

Sándor Szegedi Szent-Ivány Komáromi Eversheds Sutherland

Sándor Szegedi Szent-Ivány Komáromi Eversheds Sutherland handles a wide range of litigation and arbitration cases, predominantly related to construction projects, bankruptcy and liquidation, and other general tort matters. The firm is well versed in handling breach of contract damages and debt collection claims. Péter Sándor is a member of the ACHCCI. Katalin Varga focuses on employment-related disputes, while Attila Lotz has broad experience in commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Péter Sándor; Katalin Varga; Attila Lotz

Key clients


Bazaltech Kft.

Biotit Kft.

BSH (Bosch Siemens Hungary)




Gerő and Partners Attorneys at Law

Kerepes Bau

PSP Engineering a.s.


Toyota Magyarország

Turkish Airlines

Universal Hungary Kft.

Work highlights

  • Representing Fagold in a damages claim against Vectigalis.
  • Representing Turkish Airlines in passenger claims for compensation following the cancellation of a flight.
  • Representing Formatex in a legal dispute against its former Polish distributor, Biedronka, to enforce compensation of damages caused by the distributor.

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda represents a host of Hungarian, German and multinational clients in cross-border disputes, with recent notable work in employment-related cases, white-collar crimes, and follow-up damages litigation. Kinga Hetény and Alexandra Bognár, jointly lead the department; the former has a focus on commercial and contractual disputes, while the latter oversees the team’s white-collar crime offering.

Practice head(s):

Kinga Hetényi; Alexandra Bognár


‘The professionalism and availability of the firm’s lawyers is excellent. They are very efficient and always responsive.’

‘Alexandra Bognár provided excellent service, was fast to respond and answered my questions in detail.’

Key clients

Swiss International Air Lines / Edelweiss Air / Helvetic AirWays


Daimler AG

Volta Group

Hankook Tire

Ingram Micro

ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt

Augimount Logistika (formerly Quehenberger Logistika)

Andritz AG

Monster Energy


Benteler Autótechnika Kft

Salesianer Miettex Magyarország Kft

Manpower Munkerő Szervezési Kft

Thales Austria GmbH

Work highlights

  • Representing Apple in various legal proceedings including competition cases, administrative and commercial litigation.
  • Representing Swiss International Air Lines in various court and administrative cases.
  • Representing Premium Leisure Invest in two litigation matters relating to a commercial dispute against two Hungarian companies, including the organiser of the Sziget Fesztivál.

Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys

Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys’ disputes practice focuses on commercial litigation, competition issues and tax disputes, as well as having extensive arbitration experience. The team has industry-specific knowledge in the agribusiness, manufacturing, energy and gaming sectors. Name partner László Kelemen leads the practice alongside András Komáromi.

Practice head(s):

László Kelemen

Other key lawyers:

András Komáromi; Tamas Karpathegyi; Áron Somogyi; Domonkos Kiss; Eszter Rupnik


‘László Kelemen and Tamas Karpathegyi are reliable, exact, professional and highly qualified.’

They know the relevant market area well, they are professional and highly qualified, they work fast and the deadlines are met.’

VJT & Partners

VJT & Partners fields a host of well regarded litigators with a focus on insurance, employment, and corporate disputes. The team is well versed in representing clients before domestic and arbitration courts, as well as regulatory bodies. András Lovretity brings 15 year’s experience in corporate litigation to his role as practice head, while Zoltán Csernus has particularl capabilities handling cases relating to distressed companies and assets.

Practice head(s):

András Lovretity

Other key lawyers:

Zoltán Csernus


‘Excellence from the top to the bottom. They are tough but flexible litigators. Very knowledgeable, and super organised even in the most complex cross-border arbitration matters.’

‘András Lovretity is business-minded, quick, efficient, pragmatic and relaxed with a friendly attitude.’

‘Zoltán Csernus is a very tough and strategic litigator. He never loses his calm.’

Key clients

NN Insurance

Andrékó Ferenczi Kinstellar

Péter Vörös leads the disputes practice at Andrékó Ferenczi Kinstellar with a focus on competition, insolvency and employment disputes, as well as arbitration. Managing partner and energy expert Kristóf Ferenczi regularly serves as arbitrator in energy and natural gas cases. Associate Orsolya Staniszewski is experienced in competition, antitrust and commercial litigation. Dávid Zlati departed to CMS.

Practice head(s):

Péter Vörös

Other key lawyers:

Kristóf Ferenczi; Orsolya Staniszewski

Key clients

Raiffeisen Bank Zrt.

Nitrogénművek Zrt. and its affiliates

Deloitte Legal Göndöcz and Partners Law Firm

Fielding a diverse team with broad litigation experience, Deloitte Legal Göndöcz and Partners Law Firm caters to clients in the manufacturing, finance, security services and insurance sectors. Most recently, the firm has seen an uptick in liquidation and debt collection mandates. Managing partner Péter Göndöcz leads, supported by Attila Kövesdy  and associates Diána Takács and Sarolta Dunka.

Practice head(s):

Péter Göndöcz

Other key lawyers:

Attila Kövesdy; Diána Takács; Sarolta Dunka


Tamás Fehér leads the multidisciplinary disputes team at Jalsovszky, which is noted particularly for its tax litigation expertise. Catering to a host of Hungarian SMEs and multinational corporations, the team is particularly active in the telecoms, finance, clothing, hospitality and automotive sectors. The firm has represented clients before the Hungarian Supreme Court and the ECJ, and is also engaged regularly for its arbitration services. Seasoned litigator Péter Szilas joined the team from CMS in September 2022. Péter Barta and Zoltán Dobos are key associates.

Practice head(s):

Tamás Fehér

Other key lawyers:

Péter Szilas; Péter Barta; Zoltán Dobos


‘They are well prepared and have extensive experience which instils confidence in the client.’

‘They are very agile, motivated, and have strong legal knowledge.’

‘Zoltán Dobos showcases a very good insight and thorough preparation.’

‘They are well experienced and skilled and friendly.’

‘Zoltán Dobos is characterised by a very good insight and thorough preparation.’

Key clients

Hold Alapkezelő Zrt.

Euler Hermes

Unix Auto


Intrum Zrt.

The Boston Consulting Group

Yes Kft.




Work highlights

  • Represented Hold Alapkezelő before the ECJ in a regulatory matter concerning dividend payments to individual shareholders.
  • Represented Euler Hermes before the ECJ in a VAT matter.
  • Represented Borsodchem in a warranty dispute.

KCG Partners Law Firm

The collaborative and agile team at KCG Partners Law Firm is well versed in handling complex, cross-border disputes regarding employment, contracts and corporate governance issues. The group also regularly handles cases involving real estate, insolvency and commercial issues. US-qualified Levente Csengery co-leads the department with Rita Párkányi, head of the firm’s French desk.

Practice head(s):

Levente Csengery; Rita Párkányi


The dispute resolution team is very effective and adaptive, always in tune with the market.’

‘The strong alliance among its partners makes KCG Partners unique on the market. Their close collaboration is one of their strongest strengths that helps them a lot.’

‘Sharp moves, and a dedicated attitude even in hard cases.’

Key clients


SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français)

SBERBANK Magyarország Zrt.


Lepény Food



Offering services in Hungarian, English and German, Noerr caters to a range of Hungarian and German clients before state courts, the ECJ, and in cross-border arbitrations before international bodies. Viktor Füzi heads up the team with expertise in environmental, employment and contract disputes. Eszter Sieber-Fazakas is an experienced commercial litigator, while Edina Czeglédy focuses on employment and data protection disputes. Eszter Hegedűs and Tímea Molnár are noted at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Viktor Füzi

Other key lawyers:

Eszter Sieber-Fazakas; Edina Czeglédy; Eszter Hegedűs; Tímea Molnár

Key clients

Schwarzmüller Járműgyártó és Kereskedelmi Kft.

thyssenkrupp Components Technology Hungary Kft.


Hungarian Court Bailiffs Chamber

Eurochem Agro Hungary Kft.

F.E. Familien-Privatstiftung

Optimum-Béta Ingatlanbefektetési Kft.

Work highlights

  • Representing Sematic Hungaria against its former employee in a claim of unlawful termination.
  • Represented Hungarian Court Bailiffs Chamber against its former employees in a claim of unlawful termination.
  • Representing F.E. Familien Privastiftung against the Hungarian State in a dispute regarding ownership of artefacts on display at the Hungarian Museum for Applied Art.

Taylor Wessing Hungary

Taylor Wessing Hungary is known for acting in cross-border IP, real estate and commercial disputes in the construction, retail, media and government sectors. Zoltán Novák leads the team with a focus on IP, IT and employment-related litigation. Novák is also experienced in representing corporate clients based in the United States.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Novák


‘The team is very proactive and suggests the most appropriate strategies.’

‘Zoltán Novák is very professional, friendly and exceptionally client-oriented.’

‘Energetic Hungarian legal specialists who advise on strategy and practical implications.’

‘Zoltán Novák is an exceptionally bright and intuitive lawyer with an ability to unwind Hungarian civil code into compelling arguments in litigation briefings.’

Key clients

Strabag AG

Mango Hungary Kft.

Ganz-Danubius Kereskedelmi Kft.

Hungarian State, Museum of Fine Arts

Work highlights

  • Representing the Hungarian state in a lawsuit filed by heirs of a Jewish art collector in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.