Firms To Watch: Projects and energy

With a focus on real estate and construction, the projects and energy offering at Lohn Law Firm counts many architecture firms, and energy and oil companies, among its clients; the firm regularly advises on solar power projects across Hungary. Balázs Lohn, Balázs Kis and Gergely Kostenszky are the key senior contacts.
The projects, energy and public procurement practice at PROVARIS Varga & Partners specialises in pharmaceutical procurement, environmental projects, infrastructure investment and waste management. Practice head Gábor Paksi is highly regarded for his knowledge of public procurement procedures.

Projects and energy in Hungary

Andrékó Ferenczi Kinstellar

The projects and energy team at Andrékó Ferenczi Kinstellar spans the full breadth of the energy sector, from power plant development, to downstream projects, to energy efficiency solutions. The practice boasts a strong track record in the mining, oil and gas, and petrochemical industries. Kristóf Ferenczi and Balázs Sepsey jointly lead the team; the former typcially advises on investments into the energy sector and petrochemical projects, while the latter assists clients across the electricity, natural gas and district heating sectors, including advising on state aid and competition law matters. In line with market trends, Péter Gullai, who was promoted to managing associate in March 2023, focuses on PV projects, while László Bujáki is actively involved in energy-related M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Kristóf Ferenczi; Balázs Sepsey

Other key lawyers:

Péter Gullai; László Bujáki


‘Clear picture about the process from the beginning. Explanations through the process of what was done and what else was needed.’

‘Péter Gullai – service, attitude, clear picture ahead of the future process, raises potential issues that we need to deal with.’

‘Balázs Sepsey – service, attitude, updating through the process, quick and professional works.’

‘The team is well experienced and solves all our issues.’

Key clients

Chint Solar

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG


SK Innovation

Work highlights

  • Advised CHINT Solar Group on the development and subsequent sale of a large-scale PV project with a built-in capacity exceeding 180MW.
  • Advised Futureal on a PV project aiming to supply green electricity to its residential facilities.
  • Advising SK INNOVATION on a large European factory unit, comprising a new e-battery plant with a capacity of 30GWh and entailing a total investment value of $2.29bn.


PV projects have become a particular area of focus for CMS’ projects and energy team, which has taken on an increasing number of mandates in this sphere in the past year; the group advises a growing base of power plant developers, operators and investors. Péter Simon co-heads the team and his wide-ranging expertise sees him lead on various energy projects, as well as other infrastructure, industrial and construction projects. Simon's counterpart Erika Papp advises clients in the financial services sector on the financing of energy and infrastructure projects. Árpád Lantos continues to expand his knowledge of project financing transactions to incorporate PV projects. Zsófia Hermann has experience drafting and negotiating EPC contracts and PPAs, while Péter Deák focuses on M&A transactions within the energy sector. Sándor Kovács is another key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Péter Simon; Erika Papp

Other key lawyers:

Árpád Lantos; Zsófia Hermann; Péter Deák; Sándor Kovács; Dorottya Varga-Giesz


‘They are persistent and timely. They could handle the turning points and delays in the deal.’

‘Deep understanding of the Hungarian electricity market. Supportive and solution-oriented when evaluating project-related legal risks. Quick response time, always available and responsive.’

‘Péter Deák was responsible of creating the legal due diligence report for our two major Hungarian PV project developments. He is always on time, keeping to the sometimes really short deadlines. He is very supportive, when we needed to tackle issues that were identified during the due diligence process, he always came up with suggestions that enabled us to lower the risks.’

Key clients

Budapest Power Plant

Enlight Renewable Energy


Erste Bank Hungary

Helexia Development

Green Source GmbH

MMBF, member of MFB Group

OTP Bank

Solarpro Holding

Goldenpeaks Capital Services

Work highlights

  • Advised a UK investor on the acquisition of a large portfolio of solar power plants.


Project financings and transactions are key areas of expertise for the projects and energy team at Dentons. The group’s broad knowledge spans nuclear energy, water and wastewater management, infrastructure and construction, and the team is also well versed in renewable energy regulation. Anita Horváth is noted for her extensive experience in M&A transactions within the energy sector. Nóra Ordódy-Nagy is a key contact for advice on green and ESG-related finance. Emőke Kovács has specialised knowledge of issues pertaining to the electricity and gas industry, including trading and distribution. János Csáki has recently increased his focus on PV power projects. Eszter Zádori takes a lead role on renewable energy PPAs, while Henriett Fekete advises on relevant regulatory matters and commercial issues.

Practice head(s):

Anita Horváth

Other key lawyers:

Nóra Ordódy-Nagy; János Csáki; Eszter Zádori; Henriett Fekete; Emőke Kovács


‘Eszter Zádori clearly stands out in the energy team, her vast regulatory knowledge is paired with an in-depth understanding of the gas and electricity markets and the commercial aspects of a transaction.’

Key clients

CEZ Hungary Ltd.

Sinergy Energiakereskedő Kft.

Photon Energy N.V.

Voltalia S.A.

Alteo Energiaszolgáltató Nyrt.

Langa International

Work highlights

  • Providing regular day-to-day legal advice covering all aspects of CEZ Hungary’s domestic operations.
  • Advising Sinergy Energiakereskedő on the feasibility of involving renewable energy generators (primarily solar) in the auxiliary services market of the transmission system operator.
  • Advising Photon on energy regulatory, corporate and real estate matters relating to the client’s solar projects implemented in Hungary.

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

DLA Piper Posztl, Nemescsói, Györfi-Tóth and Partners Law Firm fields a growing client roster of strategic investors and financiers, spanning the renewables, nuclear energy, transport and distribution sectors. As head of the finance and projects team, Péter Györfi-Tóth leads on large-scale infrastructure projects, including Hungarian and international solar and nuclear power plants, with support from Viktor Romsics. Gábor Simon, who was promoted to partner in April 2023, leads on the energy and procurement side, and receives instruction from a diverse client base of energy and gas companies, traders and manufacturers. Miklós Horváth leads the firm’s infrastructure, construction and transport group. In team news, Kristóf Szeredi was promoted to senior associate in May 2023, followed by Márk Seres in Septemer 2023; the latter has significant experience in energy sector-related matters, and regularly handles domestic and cross-border financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Péter Györfi-Tóth; Gábor Simon; Miklós Horváth

Other key lawyers:

Viktor Romsics; Márk Seres; Kristóf Szeredi


‘Exceptional teamwork.’

‘Distingushed individual performances under high pressure.’

‘Very impressed with both the professional and personal efforts of the energy team, led by Gábor Simon. The team is very good in cooperation and displays a solution-based attitude.’

‘Gábor Simon is always approachable, has a good understanding of the industry and the client’s needs, and delivers good and business-minded legal advice.’

The team is very experienced and ready to support and deliver high quality legal advice.’

‘Gábor Simon is always available and is very precise and to the point with his opinions.’

Key clients


HUPX Hungarian Power Exchange Company Limited and CEEGEX Central Eastern European Gas Exchange Ltd.

Solin Energy Zrt.

Work highlights

  • Assisting ROATEX with the drafting and negotiation of an EPC contract relating to the electronic toll road system.
  • Advising the HUPX Group on energy regulatory and IPT matters on a continuous basis.
  • Assisting Solin Energy with structuring the legal and commercial model of its XB PPAs, based on which the electricity generated by the solar power plants will be sold to selected corporate customers.

Lakatos, Köves and Partners

Noted particularly for its expertise in the solar power space, Lakatos, Köves and Partners’ projects and energy team has recently seen an increase in energy-related work from its international clientele. The practice’s diverse client base includes car manufacturers, greenfield project investors and battery suppliers. Energy, corporate and M&A specialist Ádám Máttyus leads the team alongside Attila Ungár, who leads on real estate development mandates, and Viktória Szilágyi, who is particularly active in the geothermal energy field. Ágnes Hegyi manages a breadth of complex real estate projects. Kornél Dirner, Nóra Szigeti and Alekszej Dubalár provide further support from a corporate perspective.

Practice head(s):

Ádám Máttyus; Viktória Szilágyi; Attila Ungár

Other key lawyers:

Viktória Szilágyi; Kornél Dirner; Ágnes Hegyi; Alekszej Dubalár; Nóra Szigeti


‘A wide range of experience within the team. We can turn to Lakatos, Köves and Partners with any type of issues or questions and they can support us.’

‘Dedicated, supportive and can-do attitude.’

Key clients


Mars Group

MLP Group

KS Orka

Toyo Ink


Interplex Hungary Kft.

Arctic Green Energy Corporation

Green Power Investment s.r.o. (Solidsun Group)

Duna Medical

DVM Group

Work highlights

  • Advising GLP on development land acquisitions and issues relating to the multi-phased construction of a logistics centre in Szigetszentmiklós.
  • Advising Mars Group on agreements relating to the development of production facilities and the involvement of a construction trustee.
  • Advising MLP Group on the acquisition of certain properties located in Hungary suitable for logistics development, including the preparation of a due diligence review and report, and the structuring of underlying transaction documents.

Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda

Following increased investment in the solar power market in Hungary, the projects and energy team at Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda has been involved in significant solar power park development projects. The practice offers advises across the real estate, hotel, infrastructure and construction sectors, including assisting with cross-border projects and developments outside of Hungary. Team head Dániel Arányi advises on the financing of energy projects and the drafting of project development agreements. Csongor Tompa brings his experience as head of the banking and finance team to the group. Head of the real estate group, Ferenc Mátrai, is active across relevant real property and infrastructure developments and construction projects. Konrád Siegler regularly assists with financing transactions in the property and energy sectors, while Tamás Simon has particular expertise in construction contracts related to real estate and infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Dániel Arányi

Other key lawyers:

Csongor Tompa; Ferenc Mátrai; Konrád Siegler; Tamás Simon


‘They support our tasks passionately, giving us more than “only” professionalism and trust. They are interested in the very nature of the topic they work on and think together with the client.’

‘Dániel Arányi has a very good understanding of all circumstances that have to be taken into account when setting up a new business with strong state involvement. Ferenc Mátrai is a pro-active supporter of concluding complicated, complex and long-term business contracts.’

‘The team at Bird & Bird has above-average experience, understanding and knowledge in dealing with complex and sophisticated matters in the energy sector. We are absolutely impressed by their fast response time and highly accurate work. Strengths include strong cross-border capabilities, and the quick understanding of the commercial context of the legal issues.’

‘Their lawyers have excellent contacts with the local energy authorities and are very strong on regulatory advisory work. They are innovative and suggest various possible solutions for a situation, making sure we get the best possible outcome. Their lawyers are outstanding in the way they handle and coordinate multi-jurisdictional and cross-practice matters.’

‘Over the years, we have worked with Dániel Arányi on a number of cases in the fields of waste management and energy. He is one of the most experienced energy lawyers in Hungary, who always handles even the most stressful and demanding situations with complete composure and professionalism. He is a responsive, proactive, very commercial, diligent and client-focused lawyer, and we have great confidence in him. He always delivers a high level of service.’

Key clients



ING Bank

UniCredit Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising MOHU on the deposit return system of drinks and beverages, including the drafting of documents and advice in the context of the roll-out of the new system in Hungary.
  • Advised ING Bank on a share purchase agreement and a put and call option arrangement with MOL concerning MOL shares.

Wolf Theiss Faludi Ügyvédi Iroda

The projects and energy team at Wolf Theiss Faludi Ügyvédi Iroda offers clients a combination of renewable energy and project finance expertise. Solar energy investment projects are a key focus area, and the group is well placed to advise on issues across the whole life cycle. Energy arbitration is a niche area of expertise, and practice co-head Zoltán Faludi is an expert in energy-related dispute resolution. Faludi leads the team alongside László Kenyeres, who is actively involved in renewable energy and infrastructure development projects across Europe. Norbert Bálint specialises in construction projects and sector-related M&A, as well as PPAs, electricity production and gas supply matters. Rregulatory expert Ádám Lukonits’ ‘exceptional knowledge‘ spans the LNG, nuclear, hydrogen and district heating fields.

Practice head(s):

László Kenyeres; Zoltán Faludi

Other key lawyers:

Norbert Bálint; Ádám Lukonits


‘Reliable team, with deep industry knowledge and experience. Acting fast if needed and they focus on the client’s needs.’

‘László Kenyeres is one of the best energy lawyers in Hungary, keeps following the rapidly changing regulatory environment. Zoltán Faludi is leading the firm in a unique way, knowing all the details but keeping his focus on the main issues.’

‘The firm’s strength lies in its outstanding Hungarian and international transaction experience, combined with a deep understanding, consideration and knowledge of the business environment and the client’s business considerations. The service provided is thus more than “just” legal services.’

‘Norbert Bálint is able to provide complex advice on a comprehensive and highly differentiated project, applying multiple disciplines and taking into account multiple business considerations.’

‘The adaptability during the negotiations and the collaboration.’

‘As the regulation for development of photovoltaic projects in Hungary changes extremely fast and is unpredictable, it is crucial to have competent and up to date legal support. This support is provided by Wolf Theiss perfectly.’

‘The team around Norbert Bálint and László Kenyeres has a very professional appearance, extensive energy and transaction know-how, and the ability to accompany and manage large complex projects. Indeed a highly recommendable team.’

‘Norbert Bálint is extremely dedicated, an excellent negotiator and pleasant to work with. Ádám Lukonits is a very professional and responsive lawyer, with an exceptional knowledge of the energy sector.’

Key clients


EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders)

Optimum Solar

Work highlights

  • Providing EFET with a yearly review on the implementation and enforceability of the EFET Electricity and Gas General Agreement in Hungary.
  • Advising Optimum Solar on an ongoing basis.

Erdos • Partners

With particular expertise in PV power generation, the projects and energy team at Erdos • Partners advises on renewable energy projects, from acquisition, financing and development, to installation and operation. Assistance with EPC contracts and PPAs is another stalwart of the practice. Practice head Balázs Várszeghi advises on PV power plants and electricity supply, while Gábor Erdős is an expert in logistics developments. Luca Bokor advises on energy project financing, particularly solar power projects. Orsolya Szilágyi is involved in logistics projects, while Kinga Máté focuses on regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Balázs Várszeghi

Other key lawyers:

Gábor Erdős; Luca Bokor; Orsolya Szilágyi; Kinga Máté


‘Erdos • Partners is a unique attorney office in Hungary. They provide very high level of legal services, especially in the energy law area.’

Key clients

NOVA Green Energy SICAV a.s.

Greencells Group

Electraplan Termelo Kft.

Pannon Solar Holding Kft.

Carbon Group Austria

Futureal Group

Photon Energy Group

K&H Bank Zrt.

Magyar Szélenergia Ipari Társaság (MSZIT)

Work highlights

  • Advised Greencells Group on the acquisition, development, installation and operation of various PV power plants in Hungary.
  • Assisted Carbon Group Austria with the development of its renewable energy plant supplying a major green concrete recycling facility near Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary.
  • Advised Pannon Solar Holding and its German/Czech joint venture partners on various issues related to their solar developments in Hungary, including specific regulatory matters and assistance with the provision of grid connection deposits.

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

Three partners head up the projects and energy practice at Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Fehérváry Baker&McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law: Benedek Kovács, Ákos Fehérváry and József Vági. The team advises on energy and infrastructure development projects at a national, regional and global level. The group fields a diverse client base of sponsors and lenders within the sector. The group is active in solar and PV projects, and the gas sector is another key focus. Dániel Orosz leads on various corporate transactions across both the traditional and alternative energy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ákos Fehérváry; Benedek Kovács; József Vági

Other key lawyers:

Dániel Orosz

Key clients

Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL)


MOL Group

Municipality of Debrecen

Municipality of Nyíregyháza

Callis Befektetési Zrt.

HP Legal | Hajdu & Partners

Logistics facility and production plant development has been a particularly active area for the projects and energy team at HP Legal | Hajdu & Partners. The group fields an impressive list of clients within the financial services space. With over 20 years’ experience in the renewable energy field, practice co-head László Hajdu specialises in project finance within the sector. Hajdu leads the team along with Réka Versics, who is an expert in real estate financing, with a focus on commercial and retail projects, and is also active in the financing of various greenfield projects.

Practice head(s):

László Hajdu; Réka Versics


‘We have worked with them on projects many times, they are very good to work with at both sides of the table.’

‘Both Réka Versics and László Hajdu are very good negotiators.’

‘Great experience in greenfield projects and renewable energy.’

Key clients


Property Market Development Ltd

CIB Bank (subsidiary of Intesa San Paolo)

Market Asset Management Ltd

JP Morgan

Goldman Sachs


BNP Paribas

K&H Bank (Hungarian subsidiary of KBC)

OTP Bank Plc

Unicredit Bank

Raiffeisen Bank

Hungarian EXIMBANK

Hungarian Development Bank




KESZ Holding

Futureal Real Estate Development Fund

Cordia Real Estate Development Fund

Infogroup Real Estate Development Holding

Unione Group

Poli-Farbe Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising a bank syndicate, arranged by MBH Bank Plc and Hungarian Export-Import Bank, on the €100m financing of the development of a large wheat starch production plant in Hungary implemented by Viresol.
  • Advised an international financial institution on the financing of a Hungarian poultry processing plant to the value of €38m.
  • Advised Market Asset Management, as owner, and its affiliates, as borrowers, on the financing of an office building and a hotel development in Budapest to the value of €70m.

Réti, Várszegi and Partners PwC Legal

Known for its expetise in niche areas such as e-mobility, the projects and energy team at Réti, Várszegi and Partners PwC Legal most regularly advises on renewable and greenfield investments and ESG initiatives. Zoltán Várszegi advises companies in the energy sector on M&A and corporate restructuring projects, and leads the team alongside Péter Zalai, who is experienced in the energy, utilities and mining sectors. János Faragó brings real estate sector experience to the group, while Kristóf Tamás Bán and Benedek Kondé are involved in due diligence processes for solar power plants.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Várszegi; Péter Zalai

Other key lawyers:

János Faragó; Kristóf Tamás Bán; Benedek Kondé


‘The practitioners involved have showed great dedication to meet the requirements that have been set.’

‘We have been working closely with János Faragó and Péter Zalai, who have contributed to the highest degree in performing the tasks they had to deal with.

‘PwC Legal Hungary’s team has a deep understanding of corporate and energy law, as well as the relevant industrial and market environment. They regularly cooperate with PwC’s other services lines and, thus, they can solve complex problems with various economic, technical and legal aspects on a “one-stop shop” basis.’

‘In this case, the client wanted to implement a development that is unique both from a technical and legal point of view. Péter Zalai and János Faragó provided legal assistance quickly and of an outstanding quality throughout the entire implementation of the project. For example, they helped to align the client’s needs with the regulatory environment and, where necessary, conducted successful negotiations with the relevant authority.’

Key clients

Vermilion Group

Samsung SDI Hungary Zrt.


MET Green Assets Operations Zrt.

Dunafin Zrt.

ROSSMANN Magyarország Kereskedelmi Kft.

Vulcan Steel Private Company Limited by Shares

Work highlights

  • Advised Samsung SDI Magyarország on the regulatory aspects of its investment in Göd.
  • Advising upstream oil and gas investor Vermilion Group on its concession activities and operations in Hungary.
  • Advised Dunafin on its investment in boiler acquisition, which is to be implemented with a government subsidy, and offered guidance regarding the installation of a grid and solar power plant.

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda

As well as assisting with development of PV power plants and industrial facilities, the projects and energy team at Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda actively advises on projects relating to business parks and logistics centres. László Krüpl leads the real estate and construction practice, advising on large-scale infrastructure and energy projects, as well as greenfield investments, and has built up his roster of both domestic and international clients over more than 15 years. The arrival of senior associate Gergely Horváth from Erdos • Partners in May 2022 strengthened the firm’s renewables offering.

Practice head(s):

Gergely Horváth; László Krüpl


‘Their professional accuracy is outstanding.’

‘Very direct working relationship, dynamic attitude, fast and efficient teamwork.’

Key clients

European Commission

Shanghai Electric Power Co. Ltd (SEP)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

MET Group

SpaceX (Starlink Ltd)

ID Energy Group


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP –


Work highlights

  • Assisted the European Commission with the development of European hydrogen infrastructure, advising on regulations in 12 jurisdictions with regard to existing hydrogen-permitting regimes.
  • Advised Shanghai Electric Power on its full acquisition of a PV project portfolio, with a total capacity of 150MW (AC)/200MW (DC) in Northeast Hungary.
  • Advising the Hungarian subsidiaries of MET Group on the development of various PV power plant projects in Hungary with an aggregate capacity exceeding 150MW.

Bán, S. Szabó, Rausch & Partners

The projects and energy team at Bán, S. Szabó, Rausch & Partners advises on regulatory matters, M&A transactions and litigation within the sector. The practice regularly represents international companies and Hungarian corporations before the Hungarian Energy Office. With over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, Balázs Unger leads the team alongside Gergely Szabó, who specialises in electricity and gas trading arrangements and energy-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Balázs Unger; Gergely Szabó

Other key lawyers:

János Rausch


‘The knowledge, pragmatic approach and partner control sets Bán, S. Szabó, Rausch & Partners apart from other firms. We receive the same service from them as that of large international firms. There is practically no fluctuation at the firm, which makes it easy to work with them as there is no need to fill them in on the background of the mandates. This is really beneficial for me as an in-house counsel.’

‘My main contact is János Rausch, who is not only an expert negotiator but also a great litigator. He always comes up with a solution and a plan to tackle the issues at hand. Even as a managing partner, he is always available to discuss the matters and is also involved in the day-to-day services provided.’

‘Balázs Unger is instrumental.’

Key clients

E.ON Hungária Zrt.

ITK Group (belonging to MOL Group)

Vantage Towers Zrt.

CHS Hungary Kft.

Kőröstej Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advising E.ON Hungária on the further restructuring of its energy trading subsidiaries and related regulatory matters.
  • Advised CHS Hungary’s renewable energy division on regulatory and commercial matters relating to development of its own battery products and PV projects.
  • Advising Vantage Towers on energy matters, connection issues, cable rights and right of way issues concerning hundreds of existing and new base stations.

CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners

CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners has an established reputation as a go-to advisor on public infrastructure projects, particularly in the transport space. The projects and infrastructure team, which predominantly comprises public procurement experts, works on both local and cross-border projects. Practice head Sándor Szterényi has built up an impressive client roster of public bodies and international companies across the construction, public water supply and aviation industries. Eszter Kontor leads the bidder side of the team, with an established background in public procurement, infrastructure and real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Sándor Szterényi

Other key lawyers:

Eszter Kontor


‘Team members understand clients’ needs.’

‘Sándor Szterényi is our contact, he is flexible, understands the market and is keen on finding solutions.’

Key clients

National Concession Office

MÁV Magyar Államvasutak Zrt. (Hungarian State Railways)

Szántód BalaLand Family Ingatlanfejlesztő Kft.

Ministry of Construction and Investment (previously: National Infrastructure Development Ltd. (NIF Zrt.)

HungaroControl Pte. Ltd. Co. (HungaroControl Zrt.)

Work highlights

  • Providing the National Concession Office with legal and procurement advice relating to the modification of a concession contract concerning the construction, operation and maintenance of approximately 2,000km of the Hungarian motorway network.
  • Advising HungaroControl on public law issues, including those relating to an air traffic control liability insurance contract.
  • Providing comprehensive legal and procurement advisory services to Szántód BalaLand Family Ingatlanfejlesztő Kft to complete the general construction and design of the BalaLand Hotel and the BalaLand Familypark, a project valued at approximately €53m.

Deloitte Legal Göndöcz and Partners Law Firm

Noted particularly for its strong specialism in solar energy development, the projects and energy team at Deloitte Legal Göndöcz and Partners Law Firm is also regularly involved with issues relating to electricity procurement and storage. The group advises a roster of international clients, including notable names from the oil and gas industry, as well as the geothermal energy sector. Péter Göndöcz and Ágnes Bogdán jointly lead the team; the former advises on corporate and M&A matters within the energy sector, while the latter brings 13 years of experience working in the energy and construction industries to the group. Albert Fábián focuses on both the seller and buyer side of solar power plant projects.

Practice head(s):

Péter Göndöcz; Ágnes Bogdán

Other key lawyers:

Albert Fábián

Key clients

Interwaste Kft.

Pannon Solar Holding Kft.

Abo Wind AG

E.ON Energy Solutions Kft.

SolServices Kft

Cargill Takarmány Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság

Solarpro Holding

Pannon Green Power Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advising Interwaste on the sale of a ready-to-build PV power plant project, with a total capacity of approximately 49MW, to Greenvolt.
  • Advising Pannon Solar Holding on a 50MW PV power plant greenfield development and exit.
  • Providing regular end-to-end M&A advice to Abo Wind.

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

Energy is one of the core sectors of expertise at Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm, and the projects and energy practice consequently has experience in niche areas, including fibre optic cable systems and motorway projects. The group regularly advises on the acquisitions of power plants, including solar plants. Zoltán Forgó and Gábor Damjanovic lead the team, and Zsófia Füzi provides energy clients with additional transactional, financing and regulatory advice.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Forgó; Gábor Damjanovic

Other key lawyers:

Zsófia Füzi

Key clients

Obton A/S

the owners of Partner Ltd.

Pacific Drilling S.A

Unipetrol Group

UTB Group

Groupe Briand

Work highlights

  • Assisting Obton with the acquisition of a number of different solar park portfolios.
  • Assisting Obton with a number of regulatory issues.
  • Advising the owners of Partner Ltd on a 100% sale of its shareholding in three separate companies.

KCG Partners Law Firm

Industrial developments and constructions, including greenfield and brownfield investments in the energy and infrastructure sectors, are the main focus of the projects and energy team at KCG Partners Law Firm. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik jointly lead the team, and garner high praise from clients. Lídia Süveges brings expertise in project and infrastructure contracts to the group, while Dénes Glavatity is involved in local and international automotive, pharmaceutical and military projects.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Other key lawyers:

Lídia Süveges; Dénes Glavatity


‘Strong construction experience.’

‘Strong verbally and in writing. Punctual, reacting fast. Strong in collaboration.’

‘Exceptional market and industry knowledge. Have long served us as project advisors.’

‘Open, fast and reliable communication is a key strength of the firm. Impressive internal organisation of their resources to provide the best legal services. Flexibility and business mindset in all aspects of their operation.’

‘Gabriella Gálik is an outstanding legal professional and a highly respected and trusted partner in our business operations.’

‘The firm has a team of highly ethical, competent and dedicated business lawyers. We worked together on high-profile, cross-border transactions. We truly enjoyed working with them.’

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik can be singled out for their commitment to the highest professional standards and their strong client focus.’

Key clients



Deutsche Invest Mittelstand GmbH (DiCapital)

Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda

With wide-ranging industry expertise, the projects and energy team at Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda advises on battery storage, geothermal and hydrogen projects and PPAs. The firm also fields a dedicated regulatory practice, which advises on projects ranging from the energy to the transport and logistics spaces. Gergely Légrádi and Dávid Hanis jointly lead the team; the latter has particular expertise in the renewables and mining spaces. Zoltán Bodák focuses on PV and wind park developments, as well as geothermal projects.

Practice head(s):

Gergely Légrádi; Dávid Hanis

Other key lawyers:

Zoltán Bodák; Petra Tasi


‘I have to say that they are super detailed and very professional in their approach, always looking for the interests of their clients and providing very useful feedback.’

‘They are very relatable and understand the normal difficulties in the energy world.’

‘Oppenheim proved to be a professional, responsive and proactive legal service provider. I approach Oppenheim continuously with complex and sensitive projects and what I receive from Oppenheim is outstanding and unmatched service in many aspects.’

‘It is important to highlight that, on many occasions, knowledge of law and responsivity is simply not enough, since innovative, proactive and sometimes out-of-the-box approach is required. I’m happy to report that this what makes Oppenheim’s service outstanding.’

‘Gergely Légrádi is the senior lawyer and head of the practice who not only supervises the work, but also jumps in when it comes to a rather sensitive and complex project or matter. I am pleased that he is on board due to his experience, insightful and reliable approach taking into account various aspects.’

‘I am very happy to have the chance to work with Petra Tasi and Zoltán Bodák, who have not only a deep knowledge about the law but also about the market in which we are operating. Since my company is working in a highly regulated industry, the cautious and reliable approach of Petra and Zoltán are essential for me.’

‘Oppenheim as a team brings me solutions and ideas when it comes to a difficult matter or product development. Instead of just “lawyer speak” I regularly receive clear answers (with pros and cons, if required) and recommendations.’

‘Quickly understand problems and tasks, give useful ideas and suggestions, work together as a team.’

Key clients

ib vogt GmbH

Greenvolt Group

GeTech Group plc

Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft.

Dömper Kft.

Axpo Group


Porsche Hungária

ARCONIC-KÖFÉM Mills Products Hungary

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Adria Port Zrt.

Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority

Electrica Furnizare


OMV Gas Marketing and Trading GmbH

Holding Slovenske Elektrarne d.o.o.

RWE Supply and Trading GmbH

Interenergo d.o.o.

Exact Sciences


ISH Food Group



Work highlights

  • Advised Adria Port on the acquisition of territory and concession of the port in Trieste as well as the construction and operation of a port terminal in Hungary.
  • Advising Axpo Group on licensing and regulatory questions in relation to electricity and natural gas operations and market entry into Hungary.
  • Advising Dömper on its position as one of the shortlisted bidders in a public road concession tender in Hungary.

Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys

Three partners lead the projects and energy team Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys: Szilvia Fehérvári, Péter Vincze and Balázs Dominek. Fehérvári brings over 13 years’ experience advising Hungarian subsidiaries and branches of international companies on energy law matters to the leadership trio. Vincze assists clients with the structuring and licensing of renewable energy projects, particularly solar and biomass power plants, while Dominek advises on licensing issues and M&A transactions. Dorottya Rebeka Tarba focuses primarily on solar power plant projects, from due diligence to development.

Practice head(s):

Péter Vincze; Szilvia Fehérvári; Balázs Dominek

Other key lawyers:

Dorottya Rebeka Tarba


‘A highly reliable and very motivated team.’

‘Szilvia Fehérvári is an extremely knowledgeable and highly motivated legal professional with great client focus and a pragmatic approach to solving issues.’

Key clients


Solarnow Kft.

Solar Markt Kft.

Solar Markt Energy-P Kft.


Szecskay Attorneys at Law

Experienced on both the buyer and seller side, the projects and energy team at Szecskay Attorneys at Law advises on the gamut of relevant of transactions, as well as representing clients in energy-related disputes, both litigation and arbitration. Practice head Katalin Grósz specialises in corporate transactions within the sector, from M&A deals to restructurings. Sándor Németh strengthens the team’s international reach, advising clients across the DACH region. As head of the firm’s tax practice, Róbert Dezső bolsters the group’s holistic offering.

Practice head(s):

Katalin Grósz

Other key lawyers:

Sándor Németh; Róbert Dezső

Key clients