Noerr > Budapest, Hungary > Firm Profile

FÖ UTCA 14-18

Hungary > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Noerr‘s banking and capital markets practice offers advice on the full range of relevant transactions, including real estate, project and acquisition finance. The team counts banks, funds, insurance companies and financial investors among its client base, and advises on both lender and borrower-side mandates. Banking regulatory compliance is a key focus area, and the team offers advice related to the financial supervisory authority and the stock exchange. The group regularly advises on cross-border mandates, assisting local and international clients with both single and multi-currency transactions. ‘Impressive’ practice head Edina Schweizer focuses on capital markets, and restructuring and insolvency matters.

Practice head(s):

Edina Schweizer


‘Capable and experienced team.’

‘Edina Schweizer is a very impressive lawyer of the kind you want to have on your side.’

‘Noerr provides services with a solution-oriented approach. Its professionalism and flexibility support the clients to find the options and to make the appropriate decisions.’

‘Edina Schweizer has outstanding skills in analysing the legal issues, understanding the client’s demands and providing appropriate solutions.’

Key clients

UniCredit Bank Hungary Zrt.

Bayerische Landesbank (BLB)

UniCredit AG

Manz AG

Raiffeisen Bank Hungary

SIG-i Capital AG

K&H Bank (KBC Group)

Deutsche Bank (US)

Raiffeisen Bank (Hungary)

MBH Bank (former MKB Bank)

Work highlights

  • Advised UniCredit Hungary on the amendment and restatement of the €57m development loan to GTC to develop the 29,000 metre squared Pillar Office building.
  • Advising Bayerische Landesbank, as agent, on the restructuring and security release of the €135m financing to the Gala Group.
  • Advising UniCredit AG on the €250m financing to the Starcar Group.

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Continually expanding its international client base, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Noerr is highly valued for its strong cross-border capabilities. The team advises international clients on investments and joint ventures, and has a strong track record assisting new entrants to the Hungarian market. With a balanced sellers and bidders practice, Ákos Mátés-Lányi advises on cross-border M&A transactions and leads the team alongside Eszter Sieber-Fazakas, who was promoted to partner in January 2022, and whose practice focuses on various commercial matters. Tímea Molnár regularly represents clients in commercial law disputes before Hungarian courts, while Réka Zámbó offers advice on company establishment. At the senior associate level, Eszter Hegedűs is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ákos Mátés-Lányi; Eszter Sieber-Fazakas

Other key lawyers:


‘The Noerr team operates in an international and inter-disciplinary manner. They have supported us in a cross-border matter with a well aligned group from Hungary and Germany. The team is well established, all relevant legal fields were covered very professionally, without wasting capacities for unnecessary internal alignments.’

‘Steffen Burrer and Eszter Sieber-Fazakas are highly professional and effective lawyers. Their dedicated work, perfectly analysing the factual and legal situation, helped us a lot. We value the responsive, uncomplicated and always highly professional communication and alignment with our legal department.’

‘Throughout our many years of working with the M&A team, we have always received the highest quality legal support. Their pragmatic, solution-oriented approach helps clients in all industries to successfully complete even the most complex transactions. Their close collaboration with other teams in their practice enables them to effectively deal with any issues that may arise during a transaction.’

‘Ákos Mátés-Lányi provides outstanding legal support in transactions involving specialised sectors with unrivalled knowledge and experience in the market. His professional and personal approach and the relaxed yet professional atmosphere he creates ensures that the client receives the highest quality service. His reliability, responsiveness and enthusiasm are indisputable.’

‘Diverse and professional team, offering advice at European and local market level. I’ve appreciated the very quick response time, detailed but understandable reviews and advice. Very good communication level in the team, saving time during complex projects.’

‘I’ve had the pleasure of working with Noerr Budapest’s M&A department, and I must say, they are truly exceptional. What makes them stand out is their dedication to providing customised solutions and their deep understanding of both local and international markets. One thing that really impressed me was their ability to handle complex cross-border transactions with ease. Their track record of successfully closing deals and their in-depth knowledge of regulatory matters gave me confidence in their capabilities.’

‘When it comes to M&A, they prioritise practical, business-oriented advice, which was exactly what I needed. Their collaborative approach is evident in their work. They seamlessly coordinate with other Noerr offices and global networks, ensuring that clients receive comprehensive advice, particularly when dealing with international matters. Comparing them to other firms, I can confidently say that their extensive industry knowledge, local insights, and forward-thinking approach to M&A set them apart.’

‘Ákos Mátés-Lányi is a true standout in the legal industry. His leadership and expertise have played a pivotal role in making the department what it is today. Ákos possesses an unparalleled depth of knowledge in mergers and acquisitions, and his ability to navigate complex deals with precision is truly remarkable. His strategic vision and dedication to providing top-notch service to clients make him an invaluable asset.’

Key clients


Normeston Group

Saint-Gobain S.A.

Rubix Group

Mercedes-Benz Hungária Kft.


OXO Technologies Holding

BBA Capital Partners

OWP Brillen GmbH



KUKA Hungária



Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary

thyssenkrupp Components Technologies Hungary

Giant Bicycles

SAIC Motor Europe B.V.


CLAAS Hungaria

Accelsiors GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Stellantis on its acquisition of aiMotive, a developer of advanced software for artificial intelligence and autonomous driving.
  • Advising the Normeston Group on the sale of 79 service stations in Hungary to MOL.
  • Assisting with the acquisition of the Hungarian subsidiaries of a Benelux-based building materials manufacturer.

Hungary > Real estate and construction Tier 2

As part of Noerr’s CEE-wide real estate investment group, the team in Hungary advises on real estate investments, financing and M&A transactions. With a strong regulatory background within the sector, the group advises on complex construction projects. Practice head Zoltán Nádasdy brings over 20 years’ experience advising strategic investors on developments, infrastructure projects and greenfield investments to his role. Eszter Hegedűs focuses on construction projects and built-to-suit developments. Ákos Mátés-Lányi’s clients include private equity, venture capital and real estate developers, while Szilvia Andriska handles construction and property management mandates. Tímea Tompa handles transactions in the industrial, office and residential spheres.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Nádasdy

Other key lawyers:


‘Noerr has a deep understanding of the Hungarian construction market, the best practices as well as the needs of large greenfield investments with significant complexities.’

‘Zoltán Nádasdy has a proven track record in supporting large foreign investments into Hungary. He also has great business acumen and a holistic view of the needs of large-scale construction projects.’

‘Eszter Hegedűs has remarkable knowledge and experience of contracting practices in the construction industry, she is flexible and can work against tight deadlines.’

‘An ability to listen, understand and truly engage with the client. A genuine interest in promoting the interest of the client, yet also guiding and clearly outlining if the interests or wishes of the client are not possible or counterproductive.’

‘Eszter Hegedűs was not only very professional but also a very rare personality who carefully listened and understood and handled it when clients once in a while ‘lost it’ and became emotional due to lack of delivery from the seller’s side. A very rare ability and fantastic taking into consideration her age.’

‘We have always received the highest quality legal support throughout many years of working with the practice group. Their practical, solution-oriented approach helps clients in all industries to successfully complete even the most complex transactions. Their close cooperation with other teams of their practice enables them to efficiently handle all issues that may arise during a transaction.’

‘Ákos Mátés-Lány provides outstanding legal support in transactions involving specialised sectors with unrivalled knowledge and experience in the market. His professional and personal approach and the relaxed yet professional atmosphere he creates ensures that the client receives the highest quality service. His reliability, responsiveness and enthusiasm are indisputable. Working with him is not only inspiring from a professional point of view, but also an invigorating personal experience.’

Key clients


Hilti AG

Debrecen Asset Management – DV Zrt.


Giant Bicycles



Work highlights

  • Advising Panattoni on the acquisition of two construction plots and subsequently on the development projects.
  • Advised Hilti on the acquisition of a building plot from MAG Hungary in Kecskemét and the construction of a new production facilty.
  • Provided seller-side legal advice to the Municipality of Debrecen City and the asset management company DV on a greenfield investment project for SEMCORP, involving the construction of a new facility.

Hungary > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Noerr advises multinational clients across the spectrum of data protection and privacy matters, from representation in contentious proceedings to the preparation of internal documentation and data processing agreements. The team is co-led by Edina Czeglédy and Emese Julia Simon; the former has over 14 years’ experience in handling data breaches and cross-border data transfers, while the latter takes a lead role in data protection assessments and audits.

Practice head(s):

Edina Czeglédy; Emese Julia Simon

Other key lawyers:

Laura Lukacs

Key clients


Boehringer Ingelheim

Schwarzmüller Járműgyártó és Kereskedelmi Kft.

RUAG Aerostructures Hungary Zrt.

CLAAS Hungária Kft.

Giant Gyártó Hungary Kft.

Marshmallow Technology Hungary Kft.

RoboGaze Kft.

Peek & Cloppenburg Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advising Thyssenkrupp on the data protection-related aspects of introducing new HR and IT tools.
  • Advising Boehringer Ingelheim on the data protection-related aspects of the use of its SoundTalks Platform, an online monitoring technology, to discover pig disease at an early stage.
  • Advising RUAG Aerostructures Hungary on a CCTV camera surveillance project.

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 4

The dispute resolution team at Noerr is noted for its international capabilities. Litigation specialist Viktor Füzi leads the team, representing clients before various bodies, from environmental authorities to international courts. Edina Czeglédy specialises in employment law, handling restructurings and unfair dismissal proceedings, while Eszter Hegedűs represents clients from the automotive, aviation and manufacturing industries. Eszter Sieber-Fazakas, who is qualified in both Hungary and Germany, was promoted to partner in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Viktor Füzi


‘Noerr represents high professional competence. Reaction times and punctual execution with accurracy is the most valued adventage.’

‘The individuals at Noerr treat client requests with high priority. Well defined legal areas are delegated to each department, to work together in an efficient way. In each area, Noerr represents high professional competence and accuracy, and executes successful results.’

Key clients


Optimum-Béta Ingatlanbefektetési Kft.

F.E. Familien-Privatstiftung

Doktor24 Medicina Zrt.

Schwarzmüller Járműgyártó és Kereskedelmi Kft.

thyssenkrupp Components Technology Hungary Kft.

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented KUKA at the Supreme Court, after an employee alleged that the client acted unlawfully in terminating his employment.
  • Represented Optimum-Béta Ingatlanbefektetési in a lawsuit dealing with a tenant’s claim for rent decrease and a judicial contract amendment in light of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Representing the F.E. Familien Privastiftung against the Hungarian State in a civil court case relating to the treasures kept in the Hungarian Museum for Applied Art.

Hungary > Employment Tier 4

With specialist expertise in the automotive and manufacturing sectors, the employment team at Noerr advises foreign investors on employment-related data protection and data processing. Viktor Füzi co-leads the team alongside Edina Czeglédy; the former has specialist experience in employment litigation, while the latter focuses on employment-related agreements, labour safety matters and labour authority investigations. Emese Julia Simon brings specialist experience in temporary employment issues to the group, while Petra Eszter Deli specialises in cross-border employee postings.

Practice head(s):

Viktor Füzi; Edina Czeglédy

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Peek & Cloppenburg Kft.

SD Worx Hungary Kft.

Arrow Electronics group

Giant Hungary Kft.

thyssenkrupp Components Technology Hungary Kft.

Schwarzmüller Kft.

ZF Hungária Kft.

Diehl Aviation Hungary Kft.


Haribo Hungária Kft.

Marshmallow Financial Services Ltd

Krones Hungary Kft.

Coveris Flexibles Pirtó Kft.

SAIC Motor Central and Eastern Kft.

Work highlights

  • Providing continuous general employment law advice to Peek & Cloppenburg, including preparation and review of warnings and termination notices, agreements and other employment-related documents, and providing support with cross-border postings of employees.
  • Providing general employment advice to thyssenkrupp on an ongoing basis, including advice on daily employment and labour union matters, internal regulations and data protection issues.
  • Advising Haribo on day-to-day employment law issues, including employment contracts and terminations, working hours and wages.

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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