Tax in Hungary

CMS

The ‘well-co-ordinated’ team at CMS is ‘proactive’ and is praised for its ‘clear communication’. The team is adept at handling tax mandates for clients across a range of sectors. Highlights included advising AIG on the tax aspects relating to the transfer of its casualty and property insurance business in Hungary to Fairfax. Senior counsel Eszter Kálmán leads the team where Gabriella Ormai is a key figure, as is senior associate Judit Kresz, who joined in 2018 from Peterka & Partners.

DLA Piper

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

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

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law regularly advises on tax matters relating to cross-border transactions; it advised Dereif Sicav-Fis on the tax aspects of its €53.8m acquisition of an office building in Budapest from the National Bank of Hungary. The team is also noted for its focus on VAT and corporate income tax issues, and audits and tax disputes are also key areas of expertise. Practice head Gergely Riszter and associate Tímea Bodrogi-Szabó are recommended.

Jalsovszky

The ‘brilliant’ team at Jalsovszky is noted for its ‘strong’ tax disputes experience and it also advises on the tax aspects of corporate mandates. Adidas and Central Fund are clients. Managing partner Pál Jalsovszky, who is experienced in transactional tax mandates, heads the team. Deputy managing partner István Csővári and senior associate Tamás Fehér are also key figures.

Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda

Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda’s ‘extremely practical’ team ‘always tries to grasp the business perspective of an issue’. Tax litigation, structuring and planning are key areas of expertise, and the team also advises on the tax aspects of transactions. Orsolya Kovács, who stands out for her ‘thorough knowledge and precise document editing skills’, and Péter Nagy, who has ‘huge professional experience’, lead the department.

Vámosi-Nagy Ernst & Young Law Office

Vámosi-Nagy Ernst & Young Law Office represents domestic and international clients in high-profile and complex tax disputes. Excecutive director Szabolcs Vámosi-Nagy, Péter Vaszari and Iván Sefer are the team heads.

bpv JÁDI NÉMETH Attorneys at Law

bpv JÁDI NÉMETH Attorneys at Law handles a range of tax disputes and also advises on the tax aspects of transactional matters. Péter Garancsi is the key contact.

Deloitte Legal Erdos and Partners Law Firm

Deloitte Legal Erdos and Partners Law Firm stands out for its tax litigation expertise and ability to structure its teams appropriately to projects. Associate partner Mihály Harcos, who is 'an excellent litigator’ and 'a good strategist’, heads the team and managing associate Zsuzsanna Huszl is also noted.

KCG Partners Law Firm

The ‘proactive’ team at KCG Partners Law Firm is instructed on the tax aspects of infrastructure projects and restructurings. It also advises on the tax implications of employee transfers and share schemes. Lego and Ipsen Pharma are clients. Managing partner Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik, who is ‘enthusiastic’ and ‘comes up with solutions that are beneficial to the client’, lead the team.

Lakatos, Köves and Partners

Lakatos, Köves and Partners is regularly instructed on the tax aspects of cross-border M&A, real estate and finance transactions. Sberbank, Care Park and Indotek are clients. Péter Lakatos and associate Balázs Kántor head the team.

Réti, Várszegi and Partners PwC Legal

Réti, Várszegi and Partners PwC Legal stands out for its experience in tax disputes and the team recently represented WebMindLicenses in complex litigation proceedings. Zoltán Várszegi and Dániel Kelemen head the department, and Tibor Szabó is also recommended.

Szecskay Attorneys at Law

Szecskay Attorneys at Law is particularly noted for its experience in tax disputes. It also handles tax advisory work and advises on the tax aspects of transactional matters. Senior associate Róbert Dezsõ heads the team.

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda regularly advises on the tax aspects of M&A transactions and restructurings. Tax disputes and transfer pricing are also key areas of expertise. BASF, BorsodChem and BC-Energiakereskedő are clients. Senior associate János Pásztor leads the team and associate Alexandra Tóth is also a key figure.