CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners > Budapest, Hungary > Firm Profile

CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners
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Hungary > Competition Tier 2

The one-stop-shop competition team at CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners handles antitrust cases and merger control proceedings, state aid issues and private enforcement litigation, and has recently increased its focus on consumer protection matters. Márton Kocsis, who was promoted to partner in June 2022, has experience at the HCA. and leads the substantial team alongside Tamás Polauf, who regularly acts in high-profile cartel and abuse of dominance cases. Boglárka Priskin also brings previous experience working at the HCA to the team, and is consequently able to advise on consumer protection issues and unfair trade practices. Máté Baumgartner bolsters the group’s international capabilities, and Anna Pintér also plays an active role in the team.

Practice head(s):

Tamás Polauf; Márton Kocsis

Other key lawyers:


‘I am very happy to have Márton Kocsis to turn to when needed. His professional experience is very useful to us. He is also a calm person who really speaks the language of business professionals and can explain complex and difficult topics to us in an easy and fun way, and we like him a lot for this. We also really appreciate that he is always available to us, no matter how urgent the case at hand may be.’

‘Márton Osztheimer is a veteran professional, and it is obvious he saw business from up close for many many years. Márton really understands the way marketing and business people think, and is very useful in identifying alternative solutions instead of the “it is not allowed” type of answers that lawyers usually give.’

‘The competition team at CERHA HEMPEL Dezső contains seasoned competition law veterans, and you can feel and sense once you start to work with them that they are really passionate about competition law. I also particularly liked their business-minded approach towards any legal issues we have faced.’

‘Both Tamás Polauf and Márton Kocsis are experienced and practical attorneys whose knowledge clearly shows in their legal advice.’

‘CH proved that they could understand not only our legal position, but the internal operations and ways of working of the company as well. They do not just provide a legal opinion and support in this procedure, but also they are living with us through this case, informing me as legal director on all important steps and we can always have a brainstorming session on the best possible next step.’

‘The firm is very well versed in competition law and has a good understanding of the domestic context. The most important thing is that they explain the realistic possibilities before cooperation, which is fair.’

‘We worked mainly with Márton Kocsis, Anna Pintér and Boglárka Priskin. All of them were well prepared and understood our case accurately and quickly.’

‘Their attitude to work and their expertise is excellent, and they do their work humbly, concentrating on the case.’

Key clients

OTP Bank Plc.

PHOENIX Group (BENU Magyarország Ltd., PHOENIX Pharma Ltd.)

MOL Plc.

Duna Group (Duna Aszfalt Ltd., Vakond Ltd., Vakond Via Ltd., Duna Group International Ltd., Magyar Vakond Ltd., NHB Ltd.)

Alza Group (Alza.cz a.s. and Alza.hu Ltd.)

Muziker a.s

Dömper Ltd.

HERVIS Magyarország Ltd.

METRANS Danubia Ltd.

Bauhaus Szakáruházak Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising the Phoenix Group on various day-to-day competition law issues and representing the client in an overall sectoral competition supervision proceeding before the HCA.
  • Representing MOL Group in a waste management concession in front of the European Commission and the HCA.
  • Providing day-to-day legal advice to Alza on its operations in Hungary, as well as representing the client in numerous complaint procedures before the HCA and the Government Office.

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Construction and project development cases are a key area of expertise for the dispute resolution practice at CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners. Bankruptcy is another of the group’s focal points, and the group is well known for representing creditors in bankruptcy procedures and specialising in enforcing claims against the shareholders and company directors of bankrupt companies. With over 20 years’ experience in the field, Ilona Rónay-Csordás leads the team. András Fenyőházi has a wealth of experience in construction claim management relating to infrastructure and commercial projects. Bence Rajkai also specialises in construction claims management, while Zsanett Szabó is an expert in dispute resolution pertaining to the real estate space, as is Flóra GábeliKároly Zaicsek counts a number of banks among his core clients, and regularly acts in damages cases and debt recovery lawsuits. Evelin Varga and Anna Nánási are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Ilona Rónay-Csordás; András Fenyőházi


‘We have worked with several law firms before, both with Hungarian and international ones, however we never experienced such an excellent ability “to put oneself in the client’s shoes” as the team of CERHA HEMPEL Dezső & Partners has.’

‘Regardless of whichever team member had a particular role or contribution to the case, we continuously experienced just the same high level representation of our company. Each individual can be characterised by a strong client-focused approach, high-level professionalism and remarkable vocation.’

‘My impression of the dispute resolution practice team of Cerha Hempel is that they are reliable, time-efficient in their case management, have a matter-of-fact approach, good situational awareness in negotiations, and quick and thoughtful reactions.

‘András Fenyőházi: short response times, very understandable explanations, broad knowledge of the Hungarian law, combined with a pragmatic and economical view.’

‘Not only are they skilled in providing traditional corporate legal services, but they are also professional in handling complex, often cross-border legal issues. They cover the full spectrum of company and commercial law. Of course, they are equally familiar with European Community law and national law.’

‘Their cooperation with clients and partner organisations is impeccable.’

‘These practitioners provide high-level professional knowledge, creativity and flexible client management.’

Key clients

Swietelsky Magyarország Kft

Public Procurement Dispute Resolution Body

Agro-Pacht Kft. – an agribusiness with an international background

GE Hungary Kft.

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


FirstFarms Hungary Kft.

WashTec GmbH

Work highlights

  • Representing Swietelsky Magyarország in a number of litigations and arbitrations.
  • Representing GE Hungary in litigation.
  • Representing Scheldebouw in claims arising from the construction of a new skyscraper in Budapest.

Hungary > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Gábor Pázsitka joined CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners as co-head of the banking and finance team from Jalsovszky in January 2023; he has strengthened the team’s cross-border reach, with experience in both international and Hungarian finance transactions. Edina Nagy, who co-leads alongside Pázsitka, is experienced in restructuring and insolvency matters, as well as banking and finance litigation. Nagy also works on project finance transactions, and the team has recently seen an increase in green energy project financings.

Practice head(s):

Gábor Pázsitka; Edina Nagy


‘Reliability, client communication.’

‘Edina Nagy is a great professional, with excellent problem solving, great reliability and quality work.’

Key clients

KDB Bank

Erste Group Bank AG


Enbi Group

Omnibus Hungária Kft.

Osmotica Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advised KDB Bank Europe, as lender, on the latest amendment to the syndicated facility provided to the Hungarian member firm of Celltrion.
  • Advising EOS Hungary, as lender, on two facility agreements serving the financing of two real estate construction projects.
  • Advising Erste Group Bank AG on the financing of the acquisition of a trophy building in downtown Budapest by a German investment fund.

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

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

Practice head(s):

Andrea Presser

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Eurofins Group

Work highlights

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

Hungary > Projects and energy Tier 3

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:


‘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.

Hungary > Real estate and construction Tier 3

With experience across the full lifecycle of real estate transactions, the team at CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners advises on acquisition, development, financing and leasing. Practice head Wilhelm Stettner advises investors on cross-border real estate transactions. With over 10 years’ experience, András Fenyőházi is active in construction litigation. Bence Rajkai and Zsanett Szabó also specialise in construction law, while Gabriella Klotz focuses on lease agreements. Evelin Varga and Anna Nánási both specialise in commercial contracts. Dorottya Bitó brings knowledge of renewable energy projects to the group.

Practice head(s):

Wilhelm Stettner; András Fenyőházi

Key clients

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG

Galleon Capital Management GmbH

CA Immobilien Anlagen AG

URBANAUTS Hospitality GmbH

Galleon Capital Management GmbH

Patrizia Immobilien AG

Bauhaus AG

Austrian Embassy in Budapest

Raiffeisen Ingatlan Alap (Raiffeisen Real Estate Investment Fund)

Immovest Kft.

Wigan Acquisitions Group

Bauhaus AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Bauhaus AG on several developments of hardware stores in Budapest, Győr and Debrecen.
  • Assisting CA Immobilien Anlagen AG with the management of its entire Hungarian portfolio.
  • Advising Patrizia Immobilien AG on the management of the River Park office building and the Art’otel in Budapest.

Hungary > Employment

CERHA HEMPEL Dezso & Partners‘ employment practice covers due diligence, employee contracts and terminations. Tamás Polauf and Tamás Novák lead the team.

Firm overview:

CERHA HEMPEL is one of the leading corporate law firms in Central and Eastern Europe with its headquarters in Vienna. With a team of over 200 lawyers, the firm guarantees its clients experience and expertise in all areas of corporate and commercial law, both in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe.

CERHA HEMPEL is proud to be able to look back on a very successful history. Over the past 25 years, CERHA HEMPEL has been involved in a large number of the most significant transactions in Austria. The fact that the firm understands its clients’ businesses has helped CERHA HEMPEL achieve a high rate of success. It is no coincidence that CERHA HEMPEL is the first port of call for a number of long-term clients whom the firm advises comprehensively on all of their day-to-day legal matters. This expertise – combined with the firm’s years of experience in Central and Eastern Europe and its Lex Mundi network – ensures that its clients receive high-quality and sound advice, across disciplines and across borders.

M&A and corporate:

The focus at CERHA HEMPEL is not only on classic M&A, but also on private equity transactions, and on resolving complex, often cross-border issues in a practical and commercially oriented manner, as well as providing ongoing corporate legal advice and handling and overseeing corporate reorganisations. CERHA HEMPEL has particular expertise in public M&A, including takeover law and regulatory compliance under financial markets laws.

Banking and finance:

CERHA HEMPEL supports its clients in the borrowing and investment decisions they make, such as in the context of financial and liquidity planning and treasury operations. It advises both borrowers and lenders alike. Recognised as a leading corporate law firm in the regulatory sector, CERHA HEMPEL advises international banks on establishing Austrian branches and offices and with respect to selling and trading securities in Austria. As advisor to over 100 managed investment funds which it represents in Austria regarding trading and compliance issues, CERHA HEMPEL has extensive expertise in the banking and finance sector.

Capital markets:

As one of the leading law firms specialising in capital markets law, CERHA HEMPEL has handled the largest capital markets transactions in Austria over the past 25 years and has set the standards for this area. It handles all aspects of IPOs, capital increases and bond issuances, advising potential issuers and underwriters on due diligence issues, as well as preparing prospectuses in accordance with international standards and drafting documentation for capital increases.

Real estate and construction:

CERHA HEMPEL supports its clients in everything from project development, negotiating and drafting financing agreements, preparing planning and construction agreements, to residential and commercial leases and claims management. CERHA HEMPEL has outstanding contacts with the major market players, enabling it to offer its clients project management services as well.

Litigation and arbitration:

Whether it be construction disputes, unfair competition, contractual interpretation, insurance law, warranty issues, or damages in contract or tort, CERHA HEMPEL’s success rate is enviable. The team at CERHA HEMPEL covers the entire spectrum of corporate and commercial law, and focuses on giving its clients a clear picture of the opportunities and risks involved. Members of the firm act as arbitrators, chairpersons and counsel.


CERHA HEMPEL provides first class legal advice on all aspects of employment law, from drafting contracts including options for greater flexibility in employment relationships, as well as implementing restructuring programmes.

Tax law:

CERHA HEMPEL provides integrated tax and legal advice. The firm strives to provide clients with optimised tax solutions whilst taking into account all other legal aspects. CERHA HEMPEL offers clients comprehensive expertise on the tax-optimised structuring of transactions, especially with respect to mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings, as well as group taxation, holding structures, inbound and outbound investments, debt and equity financing and the taxation of financial instruments. The tax litigation team handles all aspects of tax disputes.

Public law and european law:

CERHA HEMPEL advises and represents clients before public administrative authorities and courts, as well as the European Court of Justice regarding questions of aviation law, public procurement law and telecommunications law, all of which the firm has been handling since such sectors were liberalised by the EU. The firm’s lawyers have achieved an above-average rate of success in such cases. CERHA HEMPEL also has many years’ extensive experience in commercial licensing law, healthcare law, university law, construction law, environmental law, and medical and pharmaceutical law.

Antitrust and Competition:

CERHA HEMPEL is one of Austria’s leading law firms in the area of antitrust and competition law. Our clients benefit from our comprehensive experience and pre-eminent track record in many of the highest profile cartel proceedings and most prominent Phase II merger control proceedings in recent years. Our Antitrust & Competition Practice Group advises and represents Austrian and international clients before national and European competition authorities in all areas of national and European competition law. In particular, our Practice Group possesses specialised know-how in representing clients before the European institutions and courts, in particular in state aid proceedings, and in all likelihood handles the highest number of proceedings of all Austrian law firms.

White-collar crime

For many years, CERHA HEMPEL has been one of the leading law firms providing advice on white collar crime. Our attorneys combine academic excellence with extensive practical experience. We regularly advise and represent Austrian and international companies, corporate bodies and private individuals in all areas of white collar crime, including in connection with allegations of financial crime, corruption, property crime and economic sanctions, to name but a few. We are used to dealing with complex cross-border issues (e.g. extradition, law enforcement, international criminal law). Our work includes in particular representing clients in criminal investigations, court proceedings and legal remedy procedures. What’s more, our attorneys regularly advise on compliance matters and in the course of internal investigations.

Private Clients & Trusts

We have been advising significant private clients and entrepreneurial families ever since our foundation in 1921 and have always considered this part of our core business. Since the private foundation was introduced in Austria, this focus has been complimented by expertise in all areas of the law of foundations, including providing advice to public and church bodies on an ongoing basis. We have a wealth of experience in all areas of law that are of interest and relevant to private clients, entrepreneurial families, private foundations, legal entities under public law and ecclesiastical institutions, from contract and company law (including shareholder agreements), business succession planning and management, to real estate and tax law. In the event of shareholder disputes, we of course offer our clients advice on conflict resolution, but also stand ready to represent them both in and out of court.


Our healthcare law practice group advises public institutions, healthcare providers and companies in the life sciences sector on all aspects of healthcare law. We have a long-standing track record with respect to the establishment of clinics and other medical institutions and provide hospital operators with ongoing advice on regulatory issues. We also work a lot at the interface of corporate and healthcare law (acquisition of clinics, group structures for healthcare providers, etc) and have extensive experience with hospital financing issues. Another focus of our practice is advice relating to products in the life sciences sector (drugs, devices, tissue products, food, tobacco, etc). We regularly work for pharmaceutical and medical device companies and act on a regular basis as Austrian counsel for various renowned life sciences firms across Europe. We also have longstanding experience in the food area (food information, novel foods, supplements, health claims, etc) and regularly represent our clients before regulatory authorities and courts. Our well-established team of healthcare and public procurement law experts also advises regarding the participation in healthcare related procurement tenders.

International experience:

With offices in Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague, Sofia and Ljubljana, CERHA HEMPEL possesses an extensive network in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, together with broad-based expertise and many years’ experience. On top of this, the firm maintains close relationships with renowned law firms in those countries in which it does not have an office. All offices employ local, highly qualified and multilingual staff. All CEE offices have continuous access to the resources of the entire CERHA HEMPEL network.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, Head of Department of Takeovers & Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, Private Clients & Trusts, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Insolvency & Restructuring Albert Birkner albert.birkner@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 431
Managing Partner, Head of Department Corporate Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate, Compliance & Investigations, Private Equity & Venture Capital Clemens Hasenauer clemens.hasenauer@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 321
Of Counsel, Litigation & Arbitration, Distribution Law Benedikt Spiegelfeld benedikt.spiegelfeld@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 111
Head of Department Contentious Business, Litigation & Arbitration, Corporate, Public Law & European Law, Real Estate & Construction, IP & Unfair Competition, Private Clients & Trusts Irene Welser irene.welser@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 121
Head of Employment Law Julian Feichtinger julian.feichtinger@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 191
Capital Markets, Banking & Finance, Corporate, Private Equity & Venture Capital Volker Glas volker.glas@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 231
Head of Real Estate & Construction, Litigation & Arbitration, Public Law & European Law, Insolvency & Restructuring Peter Vcelouch peter.vcelouch@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 251
Head of CEE, Head of Department Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, Private Clients & Trusts, Real Estate & Construction, Distribution Law Johannes Aehrenthal johannes.aehrenthal@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 331
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Tax Law, Compliance & Investigations Peter Knobl peter.knobl@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 241
Head of TMT Practice Group, Corporate, Insolvency & Restructuring, Mergers & Acquistions, Compliance & Investigations, Public Procurement, IT & Privacy, Private Equity & Venture Capital Georg Konrad georg.konrad@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 561
Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Thomas Zivny thomas.zivny@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 131
Real Estate & Construction, Litigation & Arbitration, Mergers & Acquistions, Corporate Manfred Ton manfred.ton@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 311
Tax Law, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions Johannes Prinz johannes.prinz@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 471
Head of Insolvency & Restructuring, Corporate, Mergers & Acquistions, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Private Clients & Trusts, Distribution Law Thomas Trettnak thomas.trettnak@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 531
Head of Antitrust & Competition, Co-Head of CEE, Compliance & Investigations, Distribution Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Bernhard Kofler-Senoner bernhard.kofler-senoner@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 581
Head of Regulatory & White Collar Department, Public Law & European Law, Antitrust & Competition, Compliance & Investigations, IT & Privacy Hans Kristoferitsch hans.kristoferitsch@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 291
Corporate, Insolvency & Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Clients & Trusts Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein heinrich.foglar-deinhardstein@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 541
Tax Law, White Collar Crime, Corporate, Public Law & European Law, Private Clients & Trusts Benjamin Twardosz benjamin.twardosz@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 571
Responsible for Real Estate Transaction Team, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate, CEE Real Estate, IP & Unfair Competition Mark Krenn mark.krenn@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 591
Public Law & European Law, Compliance & Investigations, White Collar Crime, Public Procurement, Litigation & Abitration Stefan Huber stefan.huber@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 304
Head of White Collar Crime, Public Law & European Law, Antitrust & Competition Peter Lewisch peter.lewisch@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 181
Corporate, M&A Alexander Reich-Rohrwig alexander.reich-rohrwig@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 315
Employment Law Christopher Peitsch christoher.peitsch@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 287
IT & TMT, Corporate, Insolvency & Restructuring Christoph Reiter christioh.reiter@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 278
Photo Name Position Profile
Attila Dezső photo Dr Attila Dezső Managing PartnerAreas of practice: Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Law Real estate &…
Attila Marjai photo Dr Attila Marjai PartnerHead of Dispute Resolution & Real Estate & ConstructionAreas of practice: Real…
Edina Nagy photo Dr Edina Nagy Partner Head of Banking & Finance Areas of practice: Insolvency & Restructuring…
Tamàs Polauf photo Dr Tamàs Polauf Managing PartnerHead of Antitrust & CompetitionAreas of practice: Antitrust & Competition IP…
Andrea Presser photo Dr Andrea Presser Partner Head of Corporate and Mergers & Acquistions Areas of practice: Banking…
Ilona Rónay-Csordás photo Dr Ilona Rónay-Csordás PartnerHead of Dispute Resolution and Litigation & ArbitrationAreas of practice: Litigation &…
Wilhelm Stettner photo Dr Wilhelm Stettner PartnerHead of Real Estate & ConstructionAreas of practice: Mergers & Acquistions Corporate…
Sándor Szterényi photo Dr Sándor Szterényi Partner Head of Head of Projects & Infrastructure Areas of practice: Real…
Number of staff at CERHA HEMPEL : 260
Number of lawyers at the Vienna office : 110
Alumni association of the University of St. Gallen
American Bar Association
Arbitral Women
Austrian Bar Association
Austrian Arbitration Association
Austrian-Brazilian Association of Commerce - Associação de Comércio Austro-Brasileira
Austrian Corporate Law Society - Advisory Board
Austrian Council of Shopping Centers
Austrian Franchise Federation
Austrian Spanish Lawyers Association
AVCO - Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation
BWG Österreichische Bankwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft
CELA - Chinese European Legal Association
Czech Bar Association
Deutsche Handelskammer
EELA (European Employment Lawyer Association)
Employment Law Alliance
European Community Studies Association Austria (ECSA)
EuroFranchise Lawyers (EFL Group)
Founding member of Forum Restructuring and Turnaround Vienna (ReTurn)
German-British Lawyers' Association
German Fiscal Association (DtStJG)
Hungarian Bar Association
IBA (International Bar Association)
ICC Austria
ICDR Young & International
International Fiscal Association (IFA)
International Tax Law Alumni Association
Juridisch-Politischer Leseverein
LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration)
Lex Mundi - The World's Leading Association of Independent Law Firms
Managementclub Vienna
New York Bar Association
Österr. Amerikanische Gesellschaft (ÖAG)
Österr. Gesellschaft für Medizinrecht
Österr. Japanische Gesellschaft
Österreichische Vereinigung für Gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht (ÖV)
Real Circle
ReTurn (independent authority center for restructuring, reorganizations and turnarounds)
Scottish Arbitration
Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht
The Law Society
Turnaround Management Association
UNION Viennese Society of Attorneys at Law
Vienna Bar Association
Vienna Bar Association (Council)
Verein der Freunde Rechtswissenschaft.
Wiener Advokatengesellschaft UNION
YAAP Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners
Young Industry (platform within the Federation of the Austrian Industry for young economic operators from industry and related sectors)
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Ljubljana

Firm overview:

CERHA HEMPEL is one of the leading corporate law firms in Central and Eastern Europe with its headquarters in Vienna. With a team of over 200 lawyers, the firm guarantees its clients experience and expertise in all areas of corporate and commercial law, both in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe.

CERHA HEMPEL is proud to be able to look back on a very successful history. Over the past 25 years, CERHA HEMPEL has been involved in a large number of the most significant transactions in Austria. The fact that the firm understands its clients’ businesses has helped CERHA HEMPEL achieve a high rate of success. It is no coincidence that CERHA HEMPEL is the first port of call for a number of long-term clients whom the firm advises comprehensively on all of their day-to-day legal matters. This expertise – combined with the firm’s years of experience in Central and Eastern Europe and its Lex Mundi network – ensures that its clients receive high-quality and sound advice, across disciplines and across borders.


CERHA HEMPEL has more than twenty years’ experience in the Hungarian market. Under the leadership of Dr. Attila Dezső, around 40 dedicated legal professionals provide first class legal advice to local and international clients. Over the years and fully integrated into the CERHA HEMPEL team, Dr. Dezső and his team have gained a reputation as leading experts in their fields, and have advised countless international and domestic clients active in Hungary.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Law, Real Estate & Construction, Antitrust & Competition, Public Law & European Law, Public Procurement Attila Dezső attila.dezso@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 80 40
Managing Partner, Head of Antitrust & Competition, IP & Unfair Competition, Employment Law Tamás Polauf tamas.polauf@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 80 40
Head of Dispute Resolution, Real Estate & Construction, Corporate, Litigation & Arbitration Attila Marjai attila.marjai@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 80 40
Head of Banking & Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring Edina Nagy edina.nagy@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 80 40
Head of Corporate, Mergers & Acquistions, Employment Law Andrea Presser andrea.presser@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 80 45
Head of Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Arbitration, Mergers & Acquistions, Real Estate & Construction Ilona Rónay-Csordás ilona.csordas@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 80 40
Head of Real Estate & Construction, Mergers & Acquistions, Corporate Wilhelm Stettner wilhelm.stettner@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 80 40
Head of Projects & Infrastructure, Real Estate & Construction, Public Law & European Law, Public Procurement Sándor Szterényi sandor.szterenyi@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 84 01
Mergers & Acquistions Zita Albert zita.albert@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 80 40
Contact person in Vienna, Partner Georg Konrad georg.konrad@cerhahempel.com +43 1 514 35 0
Antitrust & Competition, Mergers & Acquisitions, IT & Privacy, Public Law & European Law Márton Kocsis marton.kocsis@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 80 40
Litigation & Arbitration, Real Estate & Construction András Fenyőházi andras.fenyohazi@cerhahempel.hu +36 1 457 80 40
Number of staff at CERHA HEMPEL : 260
Number of lawyers at the Budapest office : 37
Budapest Bar Association
Lex Mundi - The World's Leading Association of Independent Law Firms
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Vienna