Firm Profile > Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda > Budapest, Hungary

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda
VACI UT 76
1133 BUDAPEST
Hungary

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda has a strong focus on syndicated loans in the areas of corporate, acquisition and project financings. It also assists with refinancing, debt restructurings and non-performing loan transactions. Lead partner Gergely Szalóki regularly advises borrowers and lenders on regulatory matters in the banking and insurance sectors. In the capital markets space, he also handles bond issue transactions, representing both managers, issuers and investment funds.

Practice head(s):

Gergely Szalóki

Testimonials

‘Efficiency and professionalism strict deadlines’

‘My cooperation with Mr. Gergely Szaloky was excellent, standing out from the competition by the highest standards of professionalism.’

‘Hands-on, pragmatic and responsive firm, covering (with offices throughout Central Europe) all needs of our clients in this geographic area’

‘Business approach and very, very adequate legal opinion to resolve a problem’

‘good price-value rate; expected professional experience, almost good co-operation’

‘We have received precise, effective and quality legal support ’

‘They are very responsive and have an in-depth knowledge of the financial industry ranging from syndicate lending to NPL sale transactions.’

Key clients

Thomas Cook Kft.

Cantor Fitzgerald Securities

Unicredit Bank AG

Erste Group Bank AG

OTP Bank Nyrt

Erste Lakástakarék Zrt.

Bain Capital Europe LP

Interglobe Enterprise

DZ Bank AG

Deutsche Pritave Equity GmBH

Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch

Intesa Sao Paolo

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda's Budapest team has developed a solid offering in corporate and M&A activity in the energy, telecoms and media and automotive sectors. Other key areas of work include public tender offers, private equity and venture capital transactions, auction sales, privatisations, strategic alliances and joint ventures. The practice also works in tandem with the insolvency team to advise on on distressed M&A. Practice head Kinga Hetenyi is experienced in cross-border mergers, market entries and corporate restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Kinga Hetényi

Key clients

S. C. Medlife SA

Russmedia

Covivio

Salesianer

Volkswagen

Aqwise

ITRIS

Kelkoo

Robert Bosch GmbH

Pitcher AG

Skylotec

Infogroup

Competition Tier 2

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda's competition practice is led by counsel Anna Turi, who is 'the mastermind of the team's litigation strategies'. Turi is experienced in merger control proceedings, cartels and consumer protection cases. She is also highlighted for her representation of clients in follow-on damages litigation, challenges and appeals against decisions by the Hungarian Competition Authority. Associates András Nagy and Márk Kovács frequently work alongside Turi on the most high-profile mandates.

Practice head(s):

Anna Turi

Other key lawyers:

Andras Nagy; Mark Kovacs

Testimonials

‘Anna Turi is very diligent, easy to work with and commercial. She has impressive experience in litigation and competition/consumer matters. She is responsive and proactive.’

‘Anna Turi – Her personality and professionalism shape the whole team. Generally speaking, as a lawyer, she combines a really powerful intellect on the one hand with multifaceted expertise and rich experience on the other, which gives her a clear edge when dealing with complex issues, especially in the area of competition litigation. She is the mastermind of the team’s litigation strategies and sees to their efficient implementation in practice. She has an eye for detail, is a superb communicator and knows how to squeeze the best out of the members of her team.’

‘Mark Kovacs – Mark is the tireless engine of the practice: a thoughtful, highly motivated and precise lawyer who is destined to reach the level of an eminent practitioner in the near future. I consider him to be gifted with superb intelligence and great legal talent, which are at the basis of his superior strategic thinking and amazing drafting skills. In addition to that, he is always willing to go the extra mile and explore all possible solutions which might potentially help the client. In my opinion, he represents the future of competition litigation in Hungary. ’

‘Anna Turi is great in communication even in difficult cases, always responsive and competent’

‘Our partner lawyer in the Hungarian office (Anna Turi) is, first of all, extraordinarily committed and proves excellent knowledge of her field of activity (competition law). She is also extraordinary because she can explain sophisticated legal procedure details in an easily understandable manner for lay persons like us.’

‘Anna Turi and Christoph Haid have excellent knowledge, are extremely flexible, quick and pragmatic and do in all respects an excellent job.’

‘They are extremely skilled, pragmatic, friendly, flexible, quick and charge reasonably. They have never made anything which we were not fully satisfied with.’

‘We had very smooth cooperation in course of the cooperation with the dedicated team. They were very supporting and helpful in order to deliver the job on time even the given timeframe was very short’

Key clients

Daimler AG

Robert Bosch GmbH

Sonepar Kft.

Mondi AG

Rewe Group

Fressnapf Hungária Kft.

Husqvarna Group

Manpower Kft.

Bell Food Group

Pipelife Hungária Kft.

Husqvarna Kft.

Zimbo Kft.

Projects and energy Tier 2

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda's Budapest team is particularly knowledgeable about energy regulations and legislative developments across the CEE region; Dániel Varga is currently involved in drafting a new electricity law for the Republic of Uzbekistan in compliance with the liberalisation strategy adopted by the Republic. Varga is a regulatory specialist who is active in the areas of energy generation, mining, environment and infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

Dániel Varga

Testimonials

‘Lots of experience in this legal field.’

Key clients

Doosan Group

GTC Magyarország Ingatlanfejlesztő Zrt.

E.On Hungária Zrt.

F-Trans Kft.

EBRD

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda provides day-to-day data protection advice, as well as handling audits, GDPR compliance projects and assisting with due diligence and the implementation of internal policies. The practice has seen a growth in instructions in relation to the data protection aspects of monitoring employees and remote working, as well as in the retail and e-commerce sectors. Counsel Dániel Gera is the key figure.

Practice head(s):

Dániel Gera

Testimonials

‘Schoenherr Attorneys At Law is a reliable company in every respect: accurate, up-to-date, rapid and flexible as much as possible. Regarding Data privacy and data protection, they comply with the regulations 100 % from customer point of view.’

‘When asking for legal help, the direct partners are assisting in the whole process from the beginning to the end. In case of extremely important issues, they are always checking the results, and give feedback from time to time. It is really comforting for us as a customer that they are thorough and caring, and always up-to-date. ’

Key clients

BAUHAUS SZAKÁRUHÁZAK Kereskedelmi Betéti Társaság

Apple Inc.

Hays PLC

BMW Vertriebs GmbH

Makro Cz / Restu s.r.o.

M7 Real Estate Hungary Kft.

Manpower Business Solutions Kft.

Cargoe GmbH & Co KG Magyarországi Fióktelepe

Fressnapf-Hungária Kft.

Bystronic Magyarország Kft.

Employment Tier 3

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda has a strong non-contentious labour practice. It mainly assists clients with HR issues, transfers of employees, restructurings and benefits and compensation packages. It also demonstrates strong capabilities in litigation. Dániel Gera is the main point of contact.

Practice head(s):

Dániel Gera

Testimonials

‘Schoenherr are a trusted adviser for most of our legal needs. As our organization spreads in lots of countries, their ability to connect and give us a complete assistance is a great value. They are also able to work both as an external General Counsel and as an ad hoc Advisor on certain matters. Furthermore, their presence in the Eastern Europe is an additional value. Finally, all our partners at Schoenherr showed accountability, even when assignments extend for a longer time, losing no grip on the issues.’

‘In few words – accountability – strong legal knowledge – the ability to team work when matters cover multiple areas – the ability to operate timely’

‘Schoenherr Attorneys At Law is a reliable company in every respect: accurate, up-to-date, rapid and flexible as much as possible.’

‘The direct partners are assisting in the whole process from the beginning to the end. In case of extremely important issues, they are always checking the results, and give feedback from time to time. It is really comforting for us as a customer that they are thorough and caring, and always up-to-date.’

Key clients

Fressnapf Holding SE / Fressnapf Hungária Kft.

Arylux Hungary Kft. (Member of the ITW group)

Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, SA (CAF) and its Hungarian subsidiary CAF Hungary Kft.

Manpower Kft.

GTC Hungary Real Estate Development Zrt.

Uniper Hungary Kft.

Clariant SE

Microban

Essentra Filter Products Kft.

Innoveo Kft.

UNIQA IT Services GmbH / Uniqa Raiffeisen Software Service Kft.

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen – Heidelberg Magyarország Kft.

Greiner Bio One Kft.

Benteler Autótechnika Kft.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda is experienced in cross-border real estate transactions, both as shares and asset deals, as well as lease negotiations, greenfield investments and real estate litigation. Multilingual in Hungarian, English and German, László Krüpl  shows 'great understanding of the case' and is able to advise on high-value property sales and acquisitions, leases and investments into the Hungarian commercial real estate and infrastructure sectors.

Practice head(s):

László Krüpl

Testimonials

‘Laszlo Krüpl headed the team and was our contact. His dynamic and practical approach helped in our negotiations with the seller.’

We are very satisfied with Laszlo Krüpl, he is a dynamic and clever lawyer with a remarkable legal knowledge and excellent communication skills.’

‘They are very direct and immediate, so our communication is very good.’

‘The team provided very quick and professional approach with short reaction time. The team does have the experience needed to evaluate swiftly real estate contract conditions on the current real estate market.’

‘Mr. László Krüpl has showed great understanding of business case and a quick response which was highly appreciated.’

‘Very quick help and support. Recommendations are clear and practical. Always highlighting all pros and cons.’

‘In my view the law firm provides very good value services, the team members are promptly reachable and have an out-of-box thinking.’

Key clients

Covivio

GTC

B&B

Bridge Group

List Group

Doosan

Hauser

CargoE

Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen

Euro Pool System

Private Client Fiduciary Corporation

Schott

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Kinga Hetenyi is the key partner at Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda, which is regularly involved in Hungarian and cross-border disputes involving contract law, employment, consumer protection, IP, IT and energy law. Alexandra Bognár is a reputable counsel for white-collar defence.

Practice head(s):

Kinga Hetényi; Alexandra Bognár

Testimonials

‘The lawyers are professional, they are available many times. Their communication and their jobs are effective.’

‘Very good reaction, accurate and understandable explanations wherever requested.’

‘Schoenherr’s dispute resolution team has been consistent, devoted and very professional in my dealings with them. We’ve been working on a case for several years, with a difficult counter party, and they have remained responsive, attentive, and thoughtful throughout the entire time.’

The team has been creative and flexible in terms of reacting to court rulings, settlement proposals from the other side, and other developments in the case, and adjusting the litigation strategy in a thoughtful manner.’

Key clients

Swiss International Air Lines / Edelweiss Air / Helvetic AirWays

Apple

Daimler AG

ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt

Richard Fritz GmbH / RF spol. s.r.o.

Hankook Tire

Monster Energy

Atradius

Andritz AG

Geismar

Bystronic

The firm: Schoenherr Hungary was established in 2008 when a well-established team of experienced legal professionals joined the Schoenherr network in order to benefit from Schoenherr’s strong position in the CEE/SEE region. The management of that team was taken over in 2010, and has been led since then by Kinga Hetényi. The main practice areas are: corporate/M&A, competition, banking and finance, real estate and labour law.

Areas of practice: Schoenherr Hungary has a long track record of representing foreign investors, mainly in acquisitions and greenfield investments, corporate, employment law, merger control filings and other competition matters such as cartel proceedings (before the authority and court) and dawn raids, consumer protection matters, finance and insolvency matters as well as real estate transactional mandates, construction and development, including large-scale infrastructure and energy projects. Additionally, the team advises numerous sizeable corporate clients on an ongoing basis on issues such as general corporate, commercial and regulatory matters, real estate and employment law. The office serves numerous international and domestic clients in the automotive, retail, banking, insurance, energy, food, technology and pharma sectors.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Kinga Hetényi
Banking and finance/capital markets Gergely Szalóki
Competition/EU Anna Turi
Competition/EU András Nagy
Data protection Daniel Gera
Data protection Dorottya Gindl
Labour and employment Kinga Hetényi
Labour and employment Dániel Gera
Litigation, arbitration Kinga Hetényi
Litigation, arbitration Alexandra Bognár
Regulatory Daniel Varga
IP Kinga Hetényi
IP Márk Kovács
Insolvency and restructuring Kinga Hetényi
Insolvency and restructuring Gergely Szalóki
Insurance Gergely Szalóki
Compliance and white-collar crime Kinga Hetényi
Compliance and white-collar crime Alexandra Bognár
Real estate László Krüpl
Number of lawyers : 300+
At this office : 17
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Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Bucharest
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Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Ljubljana
Other offices : Podgorica
Other offices : Prague
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Other offices : Vienna
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Other offices : Albania
Other offices : Bosnia & Herzegovina
Other offices : North Macedonia
Other offices : Ukraine

Schoenherr Hungary regards education as a focus of its CSR activities. We are committed to the future of the legal profession and actively contribute to the development of legal training in Hungary. Through a comprehensive internship programme in cooperation with universities and student alliances, our lawyers deliver university guest lectures with the aim of providing future lawyers with practical knowledge and skills.

Another significant issue that our firm is resolute to combat is the lack of education of underprivileged children. Through one of our initiatives, we have undertaken the task to boost the technological offering of schools to local students, by providing them with IT-related equipment including computers, laptops and monitors. Our partnership with Heliopolis the ‘Every Child is Precious’ Foundation further supports our aim to support disadvantaged young people in accessing foreign language learning opportunities and sick children in receiving better healthcare.

We vigorously encourage our lawyers to participate in pro bono projects which make a difference in the communities where we live and work. Recently, we organised employment law training primarily for non-profit organisations in the western-Hungarian region, through PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law.

Our firm participates in various charity events. We are enthusiastic supporters of the annual CEE Legal Matters Budapest Law Firm Bowling Challenge with the proceeds donated to the winning team’s charity of choice, and we are actively engaged in expanding our CSR initiatives.

Austria/CEE: Schoenherr advises UNIQA on the acquisition of AXA subsidiaries in CEE for EUR 1bln

Once again, Schoenherr has advised on a billion-euro transaction in the CEE region: An international Schoenherr team assisted UNIQA on the acquisition of AXA subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia for a purchase price of around EUR 1bln.

Austria/CEE: Schoenherr further strengthens leadership with promotions

Schoenherr is strengthening the ranks of equity partner, contract partner and counsel with new promotions effective as of 1 February 2020. With Pawel Halwa and Thomas Kulnigg, Schoenherr promotes two longstanding Schoenherr experts to equity partners. Constantin Benes, Leon Kopecký, Günther Leissler, Laurenz Schwitzer, Manuela Zimmermann, Georgiana Bădescu, Mădălina Neagu and Miloš Laković are promoted to contract partners, and at counsel level, Dominik Hofmarcher and Clemens Rainer have moved up in the ranks.