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

CERHA HEMPEL Dezső & Partners
FÖ U 14-18

Hungary > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

CERHA HEMPEL Dezső & Partners is praised for its team of 'exquisite experts and its broad network in the CEE'. It has recently strengthened its offering in restructuring and refinancing to complement its core practice of advising German and Austrian borrowers and lenders on real estate project financing transactions. Edina Nagy is supported by Andrea Presser, an expert in banking regulatory matters, and counsel Ákos Dérer, on international banking and capital markets transactions.

Practice head(s):

Edina Nagy; Andrea Presser; Attila Marjai

Other key lawyers:

Ákos Dérer


‘Relevant market practice, broad network in CEE, exquisite experts.’

‘Edina Nagy is excellent at real estate finance with great communication skills.’

Key clients

Erste Group Bank AG

EvoBus Hungária Kft. (member of Daimler Group)

Osmotica Pharmaceuticals

Tungsram Operations

AWP P&C S.A. Hungarian Branch (Allianz)


Hungary > Competition Tier 2

CERHA HEMPEL Dezső & Partners bolstered its antitrust offering with the arrival of practice head Márton Kocsis who rejoined the firm in spring 2020, having previously served as head of compliance at the MOL Group. The team consists of Tamás Polauf and senior associate Gergely Barabás, who are active in high profile cartel investigations, merger controls, unfair commercial practice issues and dawn raids.

Practice head(s):

Márton Kocsis

Other key lawyers:

Tamás Polauf; Gergely Barabás


Tamás Polauf and Márton Kocsis are both experienced and talented gentlemen. They have extensive knowledge of our market segment, which makes discussing issues very efficient

In our opinion CERHA HEMPEL’s competition practice group’s know how is one of the most valuable in Hungary, since there are two team members, who are not only familiar with the attorney side of the deals, but with other aspects as well. The fact that CERHA HEMPEL has two senior attorneys, who were active “on the other side” (Mr. Kocsis, the head of the practice worked for the Competition Authority and Mr. Barabás was a judge dealing with competition matters), beside the two very experienced team members makes the team unique and one of the largest in Hungary.’

All of the individuals are highly competent, reliable in their field. They are flexible and have great communication skills. Tamás Polauf can always find solutions for our individual requests and tasks

The team is unique thanks to their high level professional knowledge and the way they convert this knowledge into service to the customer

Friendly & flexible & professional at the same time (especially Tamás Polauf, partner)

Key clients


Vagyonvédelem 2000 Kft.

Metrohm Magyarország Kft.



SPAR Hungary

Hungary > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

The 'solution-oriented team' at CERHA HEMPEL Dezső & Partners is led by Tamás Polauf and senior associates Adrienn Dömők  and Edmond Kerényi. The group combines multidisciplinary expertise in TMT, IP, regulatory and commercial law to offer the full breadth of data protection and data privacy services.

Practice head(s):

Tamás Polauf; Adrienn Dömők; Edmond Kerényi


‘The team is well prepared for urgent tasks which may overlap in time. The team has members with extensive education and good track record of experience in the area of data protection.’

‘Very professional team, professionally outstanding, helpful.’

‘The team members are knowledgeable, fast, always available. For us, their perfect language skills are very important.’

‘The team shows great professionalism and expertise during the raised cases and also showed maximum flexibility. The reaction time was extremely short and solutions provided were 100% useful.’

‘ It is extremely easy to communicate with the team and it is very smooth. Regarding legal work they performed every aspect of legal work on time, high quality, relevant detailed and always clear on next steps that made our life easy.’

‘ The team is working efficiently, they are solution oriented with all the knowledge needed to deal with the legal tasks. ’

Key clients


Bauhaus Szakáruházak Kereskedelmi Bt.

Evobus Hungária Kft.

Hoerbiger Service Hungaria Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság

Nemzetközi Vállalatok Magyarországi Társasága

Okkal Dobban Alapítvány

Steindl Imre Program Nonprofit Zrt.

Uniqa Raiffeisen Software Service Kft.

Ober Pénzügyi Lízing Zrt.

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 3

CERHA HEMPEL Dezső & Partners specialises in commercial disputes involving construction and development projects. In addition, it also demonstrates expertise in contentious regulatory mandates connected with public procurement tenders and it acts for creditors in insolvency proceedings. Ilona Rónay-Csordás and construction expert András Fenyőházi are the key partners.

Practice head(s):

Ilona Rónay-Csordás; András Fenyőházi

Key clients

Porr GmbH

WashTec GmbH

SPAR Magyarország Kft.

Public procurement dispute resolution body

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

Dessewffy utca 32 HOTEL

Káta Cnc Kft.

Swietelsky Magyarország Kft.

Hungary > Real estate and construction Tier 3

The Budapest office of CERHA HEMPEL Dezső & Partners regularly represents German-speaking real estate investors, developers and other entities in commercial infrastructure development and construction projects, lease agreements, construction contracts and real estate portfolio management matters.Wilhelm Stettner is noted for his handling of real estate transactions and construction litigation, while Attila Marjai  focuses on leases and contentious work on behalf of domestic and multinationals.

Practice head(s):

Wilhelm Stettner

Other key lawyers:

Attila Marjai

Key clients


CA Immobilien Anlagen AG

Patrizia Immobilien AG

value one Holding AG /MILESTONE

Diófa Alapkezelő Zrt.

SPAR Group

Tungsram Group

Raiffeisen Ingatlan Alap (Raiffeisen Real Estate Investment Fund)


Galleon Capital Management GmbH


Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

CERHA HEMPEL Dezső & Partners significantly expanded its M&A practice with the lateral hire of Zita Albert and Roland Szebényi from Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda in March 2020. The arrivals bolstered its client portfolio in the energy, telecoms, private equity and life sciences sectors. Andrea Presser has over 20 years of experience in cross-border M&A, share deals and asset deals, as well as corporate restructurings. Senior associate Tamás Novák, who is also highly active, is able to assist German and French clients.

Practice head(s):

Andrea Presser; Zita Albert

Other key lawyers:

Tamás Novák; Roland Szebényi


‘The team is unique as they are flexible with deep knowledge of each field. They can handle tasks with great time management.’

Key clients

Telenor Magyarország Zrt.

JRD / Prima Energy s.r.o.

The Watermill Group

XXX Lutz

ELIN Metal Kft. (Hungarian subsidiary of ELIN Motoren GmbH)

METRANS Danubia Kft., METRANS Konténer Kft., UniverTrans Kft. (members of METRANS Group)

VFS Hungary Zrt. (Volvo)

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.

Hungary: 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 +36 1 457 80 40
Managing Partner, Head of Antitrust & Competition, IP & Unfair Competition, Employment Law Tamás Polauf +36 1 457 80 40
Head of Dispute Resolution, Real Estate & Construction, Corporate, Litigation & Arbitration Attila Marjai +36 1 457 80 40
Head of Banking & Finance, Insolvency & Restructuring Edina Nagy +36 1 457 80 40
Head of Corporate, Mergers & Acquistions, Employment Law Andrea Presser +36 1 457 80 45
Head of Dispute Resolution, Litigation & Arbitration, Mergers & Acquistions, Real Estate & Construction Ilona Rónay-Csordás +36 1 457 80 40
Head of Real Estate & Construction, Mergers & Acquistions, Corporate Wilhelm Stettner +36 1 457 80 40
Head of Projects & Infrastructure, Real Estate & Construction, Public Law & European Law, Public Procurement Sándor Szterényi +36 1 457 84 01
Mergers & Acquistions Zita Albert +36 1 457 80 40
Contact person in Vienna, Partner Georg Konrad +43 1 514 35 0
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Zita Albert photo Dr Zita Albert Partner Co-Head of Corporate M&AAreas of practice: Mergers & Acquistions
 Attila Dezső  photo Attila Dezső Managing PartnerAreas of practice: Mergers & Acquisitions Tax Law Real estate &…
Dr Attila Marjai photo Dr Attila Marjai PartnerHead of Dispute Resolution & Real Estate & ConstructionAreas of practice: Real…
Dr Edina Nagy photo Dr Edina Nagy PartnerHead of Banking & FinanceAreas of practice: Insolvency & Restructuring Banking &…
 Tamàs Polauf  photo Tamàs Polauf Managing PartnerHead of Antitrust & CompetitionAreas of practice: Antitrust & Competition IP…
Dr Andrea Presser photo Dr Andrea Presser Partner Head of Corporate and Mergers & AcquistionsAreas of practice: Banking &…
 Ilona Rónay-Csordás  photo Ilona Rónay-Csordás PartnerHead of Dispute Resolution and Litigation & ArbitrationAreas of practice: Litigation &…
Dr Wilhelm Stettner photo Dr Wilhelm Stettner PartnerHead of Real Estate & ConstructionAreas of practice: Mergers & Acquistions Corporate…
 Sándor Szterényi  photo Sándor Szterényi PartnerHead of Head of Projects & InfrastructureAreas of practice: Real Estate &…
Number of staff at CERHA HEMPEL : 260
Number of lawyers at the Budapest office : 41
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