Noerr > Budapest, Hungary > Firm Profile

FÖ UTCA 14-18

Hungary > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Noerr advises a roster of premium banks and corporations, as well as notable investors and borrowers. The firm’s workload is balanced between cross-border transactions and high-value, sophisticated local deals. The team is especially adept at handling real estate finance, project finance, acquisition finance, capital markets, and regulatory mandates, as well as matters concerning insolvency and derivatives. The team’s German language capabilities make it a go-to for German corporates. Edina Schweizer leads the department, and is noted for her ‘exceptional business acumen’. Barbara Herczegfalvi is noted for her work in real estate finance and acquisition finance.

Practice head(s):

Edina Schweizer

Other key lawyers:


‘Very sophisticated practitioner Edina Schweizer competes successfully with much larger and established firms of this practice area.’

‘Edina Schweizer stands out for her exceptional business acumen, technical expertise and responsiveness.’

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt.

Bayerische Landesbank (BLB)

UniCredit AG

Manz AG

ICON plc

Hungarian Development Bank (MFB)


Deufol SE

K&H Bank (KBC Group)

Work highlights

  • Advised Bayerische Landesbank, as agent, on the restructuring and security release of a €135m financing to the Gala Group.
  • Advised UniCredit on the €250m financing to the Starcar Group.
  • Advised Panattoni Group, as borrower, on the financing of the acquisition of a construction plot in Herceghalom.

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Operating as part of the firm’s regional Central and Eastern Europe practice group, Noerr’s team focuses on M&A advisory work, investment structuring, corporate restructuring, and day-to-day corporate governance. The team caters to clients in the automotive, manufacturing, technology, real estate and private equity sectors. Ákos Mátés-Lányi serves as head of transactions and M&A, with extensive cross-border experience, while German-qualified Eszter Sieber-Fazakas acts as head of the commercial and trade offering. Eszter Hegedűs, Réka Zámbó, Tímea Molnár and Emese Simon are key associates.

Practice head(s):

Ákos Mátés-Lányi; Eszter Sieber-Fazakas


‘Noerr can be considered as the most reliable advisor in all respects.’

‘Ákos Mátés-Lányi has an excellent understandig of the business, detailed knowledge of corporate and M&A regulation and practice, and can always suggest solutions which really work.’

‘The whole team is characterised by a hands-on, client-focused approach, high level of professionalism, availability and responsiveness.’

‘Ákos Mátés-Lányi is very quick and insightful in identifying the legal problem to be solved, and immediately outlines the most effective solution. He maintains a great personal relationship with the client, which is conducive to effective communication. He assists his clients in a highly professional yet relaxed atmosphere, which makes working together not only beneficial but also enjoyable.’

‘Very well organised team capable of handling transactions in multiple jurisdictions.’

‘Ákos Mátés-Lányi is a lawyer you would like to have on your side in a transaction. Very calm, professional but represents the clients’ interests as a lion, if the situation so requires. Given his economic background, he understands the most complex business issues in a minute which often amazes the seasoned business guys.’

Key clients

Normeston Group

AIK Banka a.d., Gorenjska Banka d.d. and Agri Europe Cyprus Limited




Autonet / Inter Cars


FINEXT STARTUP Venture Capital Fund

Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft.


BBA Capital Partners

OXO Technologies Holding PLC

Thyssenkrupp Components Technology Hungary

Giant Bicycles

SAIC Motor Europe B.V.

KUKA Robotics

Work highlights

  • Advised the Normeston Group on the sale of 79 Lukoil-branded service stations in Hungary to MOL.
  • Advised AIK Banka, Gorenjska Banka and Agri Europe Cyprus on the Hungarian law aspects of the acquisition of six subsidiary banks in the CEE from Sberbank Europe.
  • Advised Saint Gobain on the acquisition of the Hungarian, Slovak and Romanian subsidiaries of a Benelux-based building materials manufacturer.

Hungary > Real estate and construction Tier 2

The Hungarian arm of Noerr’s regional real estate and investment practice offers clients a distinctly investment-centric approach to its real estate mandates. The team specialises in M&A, greenfield developments, joint ventures, structuring investments, commercial and industrial real estate development, infrastructure development, and project finance. Zoltán Nádasdy leads the team, consisting of Ákos Mátés-Lányi, Szilvia Andriska , Eszter Hegedűs and Tímea Tompa.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Nádasdy

Other key lawyers:


‘Very thorough and attentive to details. Thinking in the clients’ shoes and very reliable and trustworthy. Highly recommend this team.’

‘The whole team is characterised by a hands-on, client-focused approach, high level of professionalism, availability and responsiveness.’

‘Ákos Mátés-Lányi is fast and insightful in identifying the legal problem to be solved, and immediately outlines the most effective solution.’

‘Thumbs up for this team!’

Key clients


Hilti AG

Valeo Siemens e-Automotive Hungary Kft.

Debrecen Asset Management – DV Zrt.


Giant Bicycles

Joyson Safety System Hungary

Coveris Flexibles

Portico Investments

Work highlights

  • Advising KNORR-Bremse Group on a sale and leaseback and real estate development project.
  • Advising Panattoni on its acquisition of two construction plots in Törökbálint and Herceghalom.
  • Advising Indotek Group on a range of real estate transactions.

Hungary > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

The data protection and privacy team at Noerr advises clients on a wide range of data protection services including GDPR audits, internal documentation, data procession agreements and data breaches. Edina Czeglédy co-leads the team with GDPR expert Emese Simon; the former splits her time between Düsseldorf and Budapest.

Practice head(s):

Edina Czegl; Emese Júlia Simon


‘Emese Júlia Simon is extremely dedicated to her job and handling all of our requests with ultimate proficiency.’

Key clients


Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net Hungary Kft.

Schwarzmüller Járműgyártó és Kereskedelmi Kft.

RUAG Ammotec Magyarországi Zrt. / RUAG Aerostructures Hungary Zrt.

Eurochem Agro Hungary Kft.

Kedali Hungary Kft.

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy)


Giant Gyártó Hungary Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advising thyssenkrupp on day-to-day privacy matters, including data transmissions to third countries.
  • Advised Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net Hungary on data protection questions in connection with employee transfers.
  • Advising the Giant group on the preparation of marketing videos and photographs.

Hungary > Employment Tier 3

Noerr is active across the full spectrum of employment law matters. The team has sector-specific experience in the manufacturing and automotive industries, with a focus on employment-related data protection. Viktor Füzi co-leads the team, with extensive experience in collective labour and employment litigation. Edina Czeglédy joins him at leadership level, and focuses on restructurings, data protection and employee transfers.

Practice head(s):

Viktor Füzi; Edina Czeglédy

Key clients

Peek & Cloppenburg Kft.

SD Worx

Arrow Electronics group

Giant Hungary Kft.

thyssenkrupp Components Technology Hungary Kft.

Schwarzmüller Kft.

RUAG Ammotec Magyarországi Zrt.

ZF Hungária Kft.

Diehl Aviation Hungary Kft.


Work highlights

  • Advising Peek & Cloppenburg on the posting of employees abroad, preparation of warnings and termination notices, and new remuneration models.
  • Advising WITTUR-SEMATIC on the restructuring of its management level and on changes in the employment structure.
  • Advising thyssenkrupp on daily employment matters, labour union matters and outsourcing matters, as well as data protection issues.

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 4

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.

In a rapidly changing world, Noerr anticipates developments, transforming change into advantage and charting new ways into the future. Covering the full depth and breadth of corporate and business law, its 500 advisors craft solutions with a strategic perspective. Together they help international corporations, family-owned businesses, financial investors and the public sector to achieve maximum possible impact, sustainability and resilience.

Noerr has offices in ten countries, partners with top law firms worldwide and is the exclusive member firm in Germany for Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 125+ countries.

Budapest office comprises of over 15 highly experienced and special advisors. The range of Noerr’s advice extends from corporate law issues, real estate and construction through structural measures and business succession as well as banking and finance, capital markets, litigation and arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory work. The practice is also well known for supporting investments – from start-ups to greenfield projects.
With our Budapest office, Noerr has been working for more than 20 years in the Hungarian market. Our Hungarian and German lawyers therefore have extensive regional experience and are well versed in the country-specific rules of the Hungarian market.

We provide advice on various legal matters in German or English and on the highest international standards. Thanks to our cross-border teams and specialist groups, we also provide clients with integrated multinational advice on all areas of law.

Besides receiving excellent professional support, we also profit from our close network of local business contacts and our longtime experience with the Hungarian market.

Department Name Email Telephone
Regulatory & Governmental Affairs/Restructuring & Insolvency Zoltán Nádasdy
Automotive & New Mobility/Distribution & Franchise Systems, e-commerce Zoltán Nádasdy
Real Estate Investment Group Zoltán Nádasdy
Banking & Finance/Capital Markets Edina Schweizer
Insurance & Reinsurance Edina Schweizer
Private Equity & Venture Capital Edina Schweizer
Employment & Pensions Viktor Füzi
Litigation, Arbitration & ADR Viktor Füzi
Banking & Finance/Capital Markets Ákos Bajorfi
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Ákos Bajorfi
Private Equity & Venture Capital Ákos Bajorfi
Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Ákos Mátés-Lányi
Real Estate Ákos Mátés-Lányi
Employment & Pensions Edina Czeglédy
Automotive & New Mobility/Distribution & Franchise Systems, e-commerce Eszter Sieber-Fazakas
Compliance & Investigation/IT, Outsourcing & Data Privacy Eszter Sieber-Fazakas
Intellectual Property: Trademarks & Patents Eszter Sieber-Fazakas
Telecommunications Eszter Sieber-Fazakas
Antitrust & Competition Szilvia Andriska
Compliance & Investigation/IT, Outsourcing & Data Privacy Szilvia Andriska
Real Estate Investment Group Szilvia Andriska
Corporate / Commercial Tímea Molnár
Corporate / Real Estate Eszter Hegedűs
Corporate/ Employment Tímea Tompa
Corporate/ Employment Réka Zambó
Real Estate Esztella Cseh
Banking and Finance Barbara Herczegfalvi
Data Protection Laura Lukács
Number of lawyers : 580
Number of lawyers at this office : 15
Contacts : Jörg Menzer (office managing partner)
Contacts : Zoltán Nádasdy (office managing partner)
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