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Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda

Hungary > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda is known for its strong activity in acquisition finance and project finance transactions, particularly in relation to solar power plants. It team also has expertise in non-performing loans, as well as bridge financing, among other key areas of work. Practice head Gergely Szalóki, who is 'the engine of the practice', is a highly sought-after banking expert, whose clients include OTP Bank, Erste Group Bank and Bain Capital Europe. He also advises managers and issuers on bond issuances.

Practice head(s):

Gergely Szalóki


The team is super responsive, very experienced and familiar with the local market practice.’

‘Gergely Szaloki was always available and responsive. He provided excellent in various finance transactions.’

‘The team always professionally blend Schoenherr’s international expertise and practice with the local legal environment. They are solution oriented and assisting clients with a strong collaboration skill.’

‘Highly competent people ready to find innovative solutions to the circumstances which differ from usual daily operations of financial institutions.’

‘Schoenherr’s banking and finance team provides legal advice in a fast, reliable, business focused manner to the highest of industry standards. They are available 24/7 to questions and our cooperation has always been smooth and efficient. The team’s expertise covers all areas of banking, finance and capital markets mandates. They provide a very high worth of value for a reasonable price.’

‘Gergely Szalóki leads the team and he is the engine of the practice and does an extremely good job. He is not only pragmatic and knowledgeable, but also friendly, optimistic and respectful; all in all, nice and easy to work with.’

Key clients

Cantor Fitzgerald Securities

Erste Lakástakarék Zrt

OTP Bank Nyrt

Bain Capital Europe LP

Interglobe Enterprises

DZ Bank

Deutsche Private Equity GmbH

Erste Bank Group Bank AG

Unicredit Bank AG

Work highlights

  • Advised a syndicate of lenders led by Cantor Fitzgerald Securities as the security agent in connection with the bridge financing of the Syncreon Group.
  • Advised Erste Group on the €200m financing of XXXLutz’s acquisition of former Steinhoff CEE retail operations (Kika-Leiner) in the Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary, sold by SIGNA.
  • Assisted Bain Capital Europe LP in connection with an increase of financing of Wittur Group under a factoring agreement, and at the same time in connection with the refinancing of an existing loan by two syndicated facilities accompanied with a note issuance.

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda has a strong pedigree for handling M&A and general corporate advice for clients in the energy, telecoms, automotive, media and life sciences industries. Managing partner Kinga Hetenyi, who is ‘very accurate and leaves no stone unturned’, is particularly sought after for assistance with high-value acquisitions, corporate carve-outs and restructuring mandates. Clients include names such as BMW, Doosan, OMV and Visa. Márton Gervai and associate Anita Vértes are the other key figures in the ‘very cooperative team’.

Practice head(s):

Kinga Hetényi

Other key lawyers:


‘Great collaboration and communication with clients. Precise handling of cases.’

‘Schoenherr Hetényi Attorneys at Law has a very cooperative team. The colleagues are experts in several areas.’

‘Kinga Hetényi is very accurate and leaves no stone unturned to achieve the goals set by her clients.’

‘Kinga Hetenyi – very precise and attention to details, great communication and follow-up.’

Key clients


Assa Abloy


Tier Mobility



Robert Bosch GmbH





Volta Energy Solutions Hungary Kft

Volta Energy Solutions Europe Kft


Lufthansa Technik


Work highlights

  • Advised a large automotive sector investor on the acquisition of a shareholding in a Hungarian competitor in the engineering business and the parallel sale of the groups Serbian business to the Serbian subsidiary of this competitor.
  • Advised a provider of cloud-based tax compliance solutions on the contemplated acquisition of a Hungarian start-up company delivering online VAT compliance solutions that cater for all business types from online retailers to those with complex tax departments.
  • Advised OMV on the sale of its 92.25% shareholding in OMV Slovenija to Hungarian MOL Group.

Hungary > Competition Tier 2

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda is highlighted for its ‘extremely rich experience in all areas of competition law, ranging from merger control to competition damages cases’. It is further praised for its ability to ‘deliver outstanding results for a very competitive price’.  The firm is distinguished for its CEE reach, with it being able to draw on its network of offices in the region. It also has a notably strong follow-on damages practice, one of the few in the Hungarian market. The main figures at the firm are Anna Turi and András Nagy, who are increasingly active in competition-related screenings that interface with foreign direct investments.

Practice head(s):

Anna Turi; András Nagy


‘Schönherr Hungary has extremely rich experience in all areas of competition law, ranging from merger control to competition damages cases. The whole team is a compact, reliable and capable of delivering outstanding results for a very competitive price. It belongs to a law firm covering virtually the whole CEE region, and with the support of their colleagues, its members are able to effectively represent our interests on the most diverse and challenging cross-border matters.’

‘Anna Turi is a highly skilled legal professional with an amazing strategic outlook, whose competence will never let you down. She has the knowledge and persistence to smoothly finalize complex transactions and prevail in difficult litigations. Apart from that, she is a patient negotiator able to work in both English and German.

‘I worked closely with Andras Nagy. I highly value that we could openly discuss the issue and the potential implications, and got clear instructions on what kind of supporting documentation we need. The team delivered what was agreed on the meetings both timing as well as quality wise. Throughout the case I felt that they focus on solving the case for our benefit.’

‘The firm has an excellent and up-to-date knowledge about the industry and its challenges. The people with whom we worked were highly enthusiastic in the topic/matter and helped us to build high awareness and knowledge of competition law.’

‘Ms. Anna Turi is a solid lawyer, with the ability to lead and design the best strategy.’

‘The team has a good and reliable technical knowledge of the area of law they work in and has wide experience in court cases in our jurisdiction.’

‘The individuals have considerable experience in conducting court cases in the field of competition law and are aware of the governing principles of case law.’

Key clients

Daimler AG

Robert Bosch Kft.

Mondi AG

Rewe Group – Penny Kft.

Fressnapf Hungária Kft.

Husqvarna Group

Manpower Kft.

Pipelife Hungária Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advised Husqvarna in a large-scale antitrust proceeding before the Hungarian Competition Authority. As a result of a novel cooperation strategy (a combination of leniency and settlement). The firm achieved a significant reduction of the fine (75% reduction).
  • Representing a high-profile automotive industry player in numerous antitrust damages litigation proceedings as defendant.
  • Represented Manpower Hungary in a competition proceeding in Hungary against the Hungarian Association of Personnel Consultants and all its members, including Manpower Hungary, due to suspected infringement of competition law.

Hungary > Projects and energy Tier 2

At Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda, regulatory specialist Dániel Varga is the main figure for projects and infrastructure mandates. The firm is highlighted for its activity in Central Asia, and in particular, its close relationship working with the EBRD to support the Republic of Uzbekistan's liberalisation of its power sector. Varga continues to advise on various regulatory matters in connection with the establishment of a new power sector model and a framework for private energy investments. He is also involved in drafting a new electricity law for Uzbekistan in compliance with its liberalisation strategy. Within Hungary, the practice regularly supports the OMV Group in various regulatory and energy sector-related M&A transactions.  It is also known for its activity in photovoltaic power plant projects, and in the development of industrial facilities.

Practice head(s):

Dániel Varga


‘We have a strong impression that they are very experienced and have wide-screen thinking.’

‘Daniel Varga is very responsive. Straight to the point. Does not distract with irrelevant information.’

‘Daniel Varga has been exceptionally good in providing high quality legal review and drafting on a timely manner in a challenging environment.’

‘The team at Schoenherr has shown not only excellent legal knowledge but also great business acumen which is something that made them stand out. We have a lot of M&A transactions whether for quota buy/sale or real estate buy/sale, and to have a legal team who can also grasp the business side of the agreements, is a very important thing that supports our decision making.’

‘We have been almost always in contact with Daniel Varga. He is super efficient, precise and respectful of the given deadlines, and on top of that, he is confident when giving legal opinions which gives us the same confidence to make decisions, since from our experience, not all the lawyers are confident enough when giving advice or feedback.’

‘Schoenherr has a highly professional team of experts who provide exceptional quality work in challenging conditions. They have shown flexibility and dedication to meet the changing needs of the client.’

‘I have worked only with Daniel Varga. He is attentive, competent and responsive.’

Key clients

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Doosan Group

GTC Magyarország Ingatlanfejlesztő Zrt.

E.On Hungária Zrt.


DML Hungary Kft.

ID Energy Group

Ximo Hungary Kft.

Work highlights

  • Advising EBRD in connection with the strategic support provided to the Republic of Uzbekistan to draft its electricity law in order to liberalise the power sector and attracting foreign investments.
  • Advising ID Energy Group, a photovoltaic energy investor group headquartered in Spain in respect of its solar power plant projects in Hungary.
  • Advised KNYIP Kft. on the re-designing of its power forwarding arrangements in a business park located in Central Hungary.

Hungary > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda is a 'steady and reliable partner', under the leadership of counsel Dániel Gera, who assists clients with audits and GDPR compliance projects. He also advises on the preparation and implementation of internal data protection, privacy and data retention contracts and policies.

Practice head(s):

Dániel Gera


‘We worked together on a large data breach matter. They have been very swift and pragmatic in their advice.’

‘The company is a steady and reliable partner. They have experts in all legal areas.’

‘All of them are experts of their legal area and they are absolutely flexible in case of alignment needs.’

Key clients

BAUHAUS SZAKÁRUHÁZAK Kereskedelmi Betéti Társaság

European Union Intellectual Property Office

Apple Inc.

BMW Vertriebs GmbH

Makro Cz / Restu s.r.o.

M7 Real Estate Hungary Kft.

Cargoe GmbH & Co KG Magyarországi Fióktelepe

Fressnapf-Hungária Kft.


B&B Hotels

Morgan Stanley

Work highlights

  • Represented Apple in several court cases tied to the violation of business secrets or certain IP rights.
  • Assisted the European Union Intellectual Property Office with legal actions against a criminal organisation active in Hungary aiming at causing harm to trademark applicants. The activity included misuse of personal data so the team assisted with initiation a revision process with the Hungarian Data Protection Authority.
  • Advising BMW Vertriebs GmbH on the reorganisation of its sales companies in Hungary, Austria and Poland including setting-up the legal process of the transfer of the personal data of BMW’s clients and the direct marketing database to the new BMW entity from data protection perspective.

Hungary > Employment Tier 3

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda is noted for its ‘commercial, pragmatic and client-focused approach’ to a diverse range of employment law matters. It provides support on M&A, restructurings and general HR issues. Counsel Dániel Gera has more than 16 years of experience in the field and is the primary figure for all employment law mandates.

Practice head(s):

Dániel Gera


‘Their availability was outstanding, actually the whole timeline was arranged solely on our needs. They made us feel as if we were their only client.’

‘Quick to respond, thorough and competent.’

‘The team provides solid legal advice. Energetic, commercially focused, pragmatic with a customer orientated approach are all strong assets.’

‘The company is a steadily reliable partner. They have experts in all legal areas.’

‘Recommended for their expert knowledge and collaboration.’

Key clients

Fressnapf Holding SE / Fressnapf Hungária Kft.

Benteler Autótechnika Kft.

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

Manpower Kft.

Grundfos A/S

Uniper Hungary Kft.

Essentra Filter Products Kft.

Euro Pool System Hungary Kft.

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen – Heidelberg Magyarország Kft.


FlixMobility GmbH – Flixbus Hungary Kft.

Schott Hungary Kft

Globalization Partners

B&B Hotels Hungary Kft.

Avaya Magyarország Kft.

Avalara Inc.

Tesla Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Fressnapf on Covid-related employment measures and a labour-related audit conducted at the company.
  • Advised Grundfos A/S as local counsel on a worldwide restructuring project which affected also the Hungarian entities of the Grundfos group.
  • Advised Euro Pool System Hungary Kft regarding the employment of agency workers and the change of its workforce agency and the related contractual issues.

Hungary > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda is highly active in cross-border transactions, with its team in Budapest being aided by practitioners in the Austrian, Czech, Polish and Romanian offices. The firm handles greenfield investments, leases, asset portfolio management and real estate litigation in the Hungarian courts. László Krüpl leads on all share and asset deal acquisitions and greenfield investments.

Practice head(s):

László Krüpl


‘László Krüpl, real estate partner, is a very diligent lawyer. Reactive and business-oriented. His dedication to the deal is excellent and he leaves no stone unturned.’

‘We were very impressed with Laszlo Krüpl’s dedication, negotiation skills and ability to perform under challenging conditions (tight deadlines, complex structures).’

‘Laszlo Krüpl delivers excellent quality in a short time. He has deep legal knowledge and native German skills. We trust his advice.’

‘Very flexible collaboration. We always had the utmost attention on our project.’

‘The Schoenherr team understand the mechanics of a transaction and can provide very tailor-made and practical legal advice. They know real estate law.’

‘László Krüpl stood out from the advisors with his smartness. He is a tough negotiator and knows the legal and commercial tricks applied in transactional advice. You can win if you have him on board.’

Key clients


Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG

Avison Young



List Group




Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen

Private Client Fiduciary Corporation

MNK Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised Covivio on the acquisition of the Hungarian part of a portfolio comprised of eight luxury full-service independent hotels, located in Rome, Nice, Budapest, Prague, Florence and Venice, from Varde Partners.
  • Advised B&B Hotels on the lease back of its first hotel in Hungary and thus assisted B&B Hotels in its market entry.
  • Advising the Private Client Fiduciary Corporation on real estate litigation concerning a valuable residential building in Budapest owned by the client of the company.

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Schoenherr Hetényi Ügyvédi Iroda is instructed by Hungarian and multinational clients, particularly those from a German background, in contract law disputes, employment litigation and contentious IT and IP  matters, often involving a cross-border element. Kinga Hetenyi has over 26 years of experience in commercial and contractual disputes. She is assisted by senior associate Alexandra Bognár, who leads the white-collar crime practice. She has acted for ERSTE Bank in various loan disputes and advised Le Chèque Déjeuner (now UP Group) in a damages action against the state of Hungary over the alleged violation of the international investment protection treaty.

Practice head(s):

Kinga Hetényi; Alexandra Bognár


‘The expertise of the staff is extensive. Work is fast and flexible and efficient.’

‘Desire to analyse in-depth all the aspects of the matter at hand. Also, offering a realistic cool-headed view on potential outcomes.’

‘Alexandra Bognar was very helpful, besides the legal work done she had several out-of-box suggestions on how to further investigate the matter and prepare.’

‘Very efficient, quick to answer, expert in what they do.’

‘Prompt and clear advice, swift consultation, and detailed informing of applicable jurisprudence.’

Key clients

Swiss International Air Lines

Edelweiss Air

Helvetic AirWays


Daimler AG

Premium Leisure Invest AG (PLI)

Hankook Tire

Ingram Micro

ERSTE Bank Hungary Zrt

Augimount Logistika

Andritz AG

Monster Energy


Benteler Autótechnika Kft

Salesianer Miettex Magyarország Kft

Work highlights

  • Advised Apple on various legal proceedings including competition cases or commercial litigation.
  • Advised Daimler on approximately 40+ litigation cases in which various plaintiffs try to enforce private law damage claims.
  • Acting for Henri Simon Bratter, the private plaintiff in a litigation against Klára Balázs (defendant), a Hungarian celebrity and singer in a copyright infringement case.

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.

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
Schoenherr Rechtsanwälte (Schoenherr Attorneys at Law)
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Chisinau
Other offices : Istanbul
Other offices : Ljubljana
Other offices : Podgorica
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Zagreb
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.

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Schoenherr advised ZECH Bau Austria GmbH, a German owner-managed construction company, on the acquisition of Implenia Baugesellschaft mbH's building construction business in Austria by virtue of an asset deal. The closing of the transaction is currently subject to merger control clearance.

Schoenherr advises P&I on the acquisition of 100 % of shares in VRZ

Schoenherr advised P&I Personal & Informatik GmbH on the acquisition of 100 % of the shares in VRZ Informatik Gesellschaft mbH (Dornbirn) and its sister company ThinkCreateAct AG (Switzerland). The transaction is currently subject to the condition precedent of regulatory clearance. With the acquisition of the VRZ Group, P&I AG is expanding its presence in Austria and Switzerland.

Schoenherr advises on top Bulgarian dental distributor transaction involving Abris Capital Partners

Schoenherr advised the owner and CEO of Dentatechnica EOOD, the largest distributor of dental equipment and consumables in Bulgaria, on a transaction with Dentotal (Romania), a subsidiary of Abris Capital Partners. Subject to competition authorities' approval, Dentatechnica will become part of Dentotal Group with the aim of creating a regional leader through organic growth and further consolidation of local markets in Romania and Bulgaria.

Schoenherr advises Wienerberger AG on the successful placement of 2.5 million treasury shares through accelerated bookbuilding

Schoenherr advised Vienna Stock Exchange listed Wienerberger AG, a leading international supplier of building materials and infrastructure solutions, on the EUR 81.25m placement of treasury shares with institutional investors.

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.