Firm Profile > Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda > Budapest, Hungary

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda
KÁLVIN TÉR 12-13
KÁLVIN CENTER, 4th FLOOR
1085 BUDAPEST
Hungary

Projects and energy Tier 1

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda handles a steady flow of cross-border renewable energy sector M&A transactions and project financing mandates. The team is also particular experienced in energy-related disputes; Zoltán Faludi is the key name to note. László Kenyeres counts Optimum Solar as a main client; he advised it on the establishing of a legal structure for investments into PV power plants on the rooftops of large scale industrial and retail facilities, and in a separate transaction, acted on a complex project regarding e-charging stations. Senior associates Zoltán Bodnár and Norbert Bálint are also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

László Kenyeres; Zoltán Faludi

Key clients

BorsodChem Zrt.

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.

Optimum Solar Kft.

EFET

Recom AG

Cothec Energetikai Üzemeltető Kft.

MOL Nyrt.

Equinor ASA

RWE

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda's recent instructions include advising lenders on energy-related project financing and real estate financing mandates, handling bond issuances, and acting on acquisition financing transactions. Melinda Pelikán is singled out for her 'outstanding knowledge and experience in finance, paired with a proactive, pragmatic and flexible approach'. Associate Diána Boross-Varga is also recommended for capital markets transactions and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Melinda Pelikán

Testimonials

They are efficient, responsive and provide advice that is commercially relevant and accessible to clients‘.

‘Melinda Pelikán has outstanding knowledge and experience in finance, paired with a proactive, pragmatic and flexible approach‘.

Key clients

OTP Bank

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

UniCredit Bank AG Vienna

Moneta International UAB

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda 'delivers tailor-made advice which always takes client's individual and specific needs into account'. It is particularly active in the energy, automotive, pharmaceutical and financial services sectors. Recent highlights include acting for Takeda on its acquisition of Vascular Plazma Group, and advising International Flavors & Fragrances on its establishment in Hungary and its acquisition of Frutarom. Practice head János Tóth is 'a brilliant lawyer, extremely responsive and highly experienced', and Ákos Erős focuses on M&A, private equity and management buyout transactions. Senior associates Judit Nádor and Norbert Bálint are further names to note.

Practice head(s):

János Tóth

Testimonials

They are very dedicated to client relationships so that you always feel valued and in safe hands. Their communication is persistently clear and to the point, no unnecessarily long statements, and no missing information‘.

The team delivers tailor-made advice which always takes client’s individual and specific needs into account‘.

János Tóth is the go-to lawyer for all corporate, commercial and regulatory matters in Hungary. He focuses on client’s needs and offers feasible solutions that are aligned with client’s business interests‘.

János Tóth is ‘a brilliant lawyer, extremely responsive and highly experienced‘.

Key clients

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Kapachim

International Flavors & Fragrance

Alvogen

Visma AS

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda handles disputes across the energy, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, telecoms, insurance and construction sectors. The team is led by managing partner Zoltán Faludi and also includes Enikő Lukács.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Faludi

Key clients

Shell Hungary Zrt.

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Aktiengesellschaft

STRABAG

Európa Alapkezelő Zrt

Employment Tier 2

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda leverages its regional footprint to advise domestic, regional and international clients on a mix of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Its recent caseload also includes advising on the employment aspects of corporate restructurings and M&A transactions, and employment-related GDPR implementation work. Clients praise its 'fast response, client-focused approach, and tailor-made precise advice'. Practice head Barnabás Buzási has 'good communication skills and high working capacities'. László Kenyeres and Eszter Bohati are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Barnabás Buzási

Testimonials

Wolf Theiss has a sufficient cover in the Central European region where our company has business interests, so we can obtain legal advice for the whole region from the same law firm through one channel. This also ensures unified interpretation and approach in the same topics‘.

Good professional knowledge, quick response time, practical thinking, and good knowledge of the legal and business environment‘.

Barnabás Buzási’s advice is clear and very well applicable in business practice. His professional knowledge is excellent‘.

‘Eszter Bohati has very good professional and IT knowledge‘.

Key clients

Türk Telekom International HU Kft.

L’Oréal Magyarország Kozmetikai Kft.

ThyssenKrupp AG

SICOM Systems, Inc.

Tax Tier 2

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda handles the tax aspects of M&A transactions and restructurings; it also has experience in VAT work, transfer pricing issues and tax litigation. The team recently advised Hemisphere International Properties on the tax aspects of the restructuring and sale of its real estate portfolio as well as providing tax structuring and stamp duty advice relating to the post-sale restructuring and refinancing. János Pásztor and Alexandra Tóth are the names to note.

Practice head(s):

János Pásztor

Testimonials

‘The tax team has excellent technical knowledge and experience in the field of tax planning and tax structuring combined with unique industry background’.

János Pásztor is a very smart, innovative person with outstanding knowledge and experience and an excellent network‘.

Key clients

Borsodchem

BASF

Chemical First Trading / Kapachim

Enlight

Idea Europe

Optimum Solar

International Flavors & Fragrances

Hemisphere International Properties

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda has 'a deep knowledge of data privacy'. Its recent instructions include advising on GDPR compliance projects and representing clients in data breach matters. Barnabás Buzási has 'very good employment and data protection knowledge'.

Practice head(s):

Barnabás Buzási

Testimonials

Deep knowledge of data privacy combined with similarly reliable knowledge of labour law, which makes its advice not only legally accurate but practical and quickly executable.

Quick response time. Very good knowledge of the clients’ organisation and their business needs.

Barnabás Buzási is a great advisor with a potential for further growth.

TMT Tier 3

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda is regularly instructed on cross-border data protection matters and IP outsourcing projects. The team, led by János Tóth, also has expertise in fintech, e-commerce, contentious and regulatory matters. Senior associate Norbert Bálint is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

János Tóth

Key clients

ACN

Türk Telekom

Visma AS

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda's practice spans investment, construction, leasing and financing matters and real estate litigation. The team includes János Tóth, who regularly handles real estate transactions in Hungary and in the CEE region; Tóth was recently part of a multi-jurisdictional team which advised a US-based hotel management company on the sale of a hotel portfolio. Managing partner Zoltán Faludi and senior associate Melinda Pelikán are also recommended; the latter focuses on real estate financing, acquisition financing and restructuring matters.

Practice head(s):

János Tóth

Key clients

Erste Group Immorent GmbH

US-based hotel management company

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.

Recom AG

International Flavors & Fragrances

Steinhoff Möbel Holding Gmbh

The firm: Wolf Theiss opened its first office in Vienna in 1957 and soon established a reputation as one of the region’s leading law firms. The firm has since grown into a multinational team of approximately 340 lawyers, making it one of the largest integrated law firms in the region. It has offices* in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine.

This presence on the ground is one of the firm’s key strengths. It works in a fast-moving part of the world that requires deep local knowledge and experience. By combining expertise with a strong international network, the firm is well-placed to handle complex cross-border transactions with a high degree of speed and flexibility.

Apart from its local offices in 13 CEE/SEE countries, Wolf Theiss also offers extensive regional experience in other countries in the region, such as Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

*As a technical aside, the firm has regulatory frameworks within which it needs to comply. So by ‘presence’, it is meant a legal form that is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in that country.

Areas of practice: Wolf Theiss’ full range of services covers financial services, competition and antitrust, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, employment law, energy and infrastructure, intellectual property and information technology, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, real estate and construction, regulatory and procurement, and tax. The firm’s dedicated practice teams provide in-depth specialist knowledge in their respective areas and collaborate closely to provide clients with seamless advice.

Hungary: Launched at the end of 2007, the team in the Wolf Theiss Budapest office has many years of experience in advising international clients in all aspects of commercial law, including corporate/M&A, property and environmental law, banking and finance, dispute resolution, employment and tax – with a particular emphasis on the energy sector. Wolf Theiss’ Hungarian office – led by Zoltán Faludi – comprises 30 lawyers (including four partners).

Department Name Email Telephone
Financial services Melinda Pelikán
Competition/antitrust János Tóth
Corporate/M&A János Tóth
Dispute resolution Zoltán Faludi
Employment László Kenyeres
Employment Barnabás Buzási
Energy and infrastructure Zoltán Faludi
Energy and infrastructure László Kenyeres
TMT János Tóth
Real estate János Tóth
Regulatory and procurement László Kenyeres
Tax János Pásztor
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Norbert Bálint  photo Dr Norbert Bálint Senior Associate, Wolf Theiss, specialising in power plant construction projects, domestic and…
Dr Zoltán Bodnár  photo Dr Zoltán Bodnár Senior Associate.
Mr Barnabás Buzási  photo Mr Barnabás Buzási Senior Associate, specialising in employment matters for over 6 years, with an…
Dr Ákos Erós  photo Dr Ákos Erós Partner
Dr Zoltán Faludi  photo Dr Zoltán Faludi Partner; specialised in Energy and Natural Resources, Project Finance, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions,…
Dr László Kenyeres  photo Dr László Kenyeres Partner; specialised in Corporate, Energy, Employment Law, Energy, Regulatory & Procurement. László…
Dr Judit Nádor  photo Dr Judit Nádor Senior Associate
Dr János Pásztor  photo Dr János Pásztor Senior Associate, leading the tax practice at Wolf Theiss Budapest. Janos is…
Dr Melinda Pelikán  photo Dr Melinda Pelikán Senior Associate, leading the Banking & Finance Practice Group in Budapest. She…
Dr János Tóth  photo Dr János Tóth Partner; specialised in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition Law, Data Protection, International Trade…
 Lajos Wallacher  photo Lajos Wallacher Of Counsel
Number of lawyers : 340
at this office : 30
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Spanish
American Chamber of Commerce
International Fiscal Association
International Chamber of Commerce
Contact : Zoltán Faludi (regional managing partner)
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Kiev
Other offices : Ljubljana
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sarajevo
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Tirana
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Zagreb

At Wolf Theiss, we strongly believe that in a global marketplace, a company that employs a diverse workforce (both men and women of several generations and from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds) is better able to understand the marketplace it serves, offers better and more unique perspectives and thus, is better equipped to thrive in that marketplace than a company that has a more limited range of employee demographics.

For us, uniting people in a region where, in some cases, it has previously experienced first-hand war-time prejudice and overcoming cultural divisiveness is part of our philosophy. By respecting each other, we have created a unique workplace camaraderie that spills over into our daily lives. Wolf Theiss considers itself to be politically liberal, not biased in any direction and imposing no restrictions on its workforce in terms of political view, religion, way of life, race, language and sexual orientation.

Our leadership team is comprised of 22% female partners and 60% of our senior associates are women. We strive to stand at the forefront in the region, when it comes to gender diversity. We were one of the first law firms in the region to implement a maternity policy.

Wolf Theiss is proud to have been recognised as “Best in Austria” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012, “Best in Croatia” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 and “Best in Romania” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2016, 2015 & 2014.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At Wolf Theiss we believe that success is a two-way street. Our financial success depends in large part on our doing quality work for our clients, so they come back to us and recommend us to others. But our success also depends on the support of the local communities where we live and work. They provide us with a great deal of input and impulses, including the talented lawyers and assistants who make it possible for us to do what we do. We all think it is essential that we give something back to the community.

One way to show our commitment to the community is by providing legal advice on a pro bono basis to clients who need legal help, but are unable to pay for our services. Our pro bono work is directed at clients whom we consider to be very deserving or who face legal issues that we believe are especially important to our communities or to society as a whole. We are proud that Euromoney Legal Media Group honoured us with the ‘2014 Best National Firm for Pro Bono Work’.


At Wolf Theiss, we strongly believe that in a global marketplace, a company that employs a diverse workforce (both men and women of several generations and from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds) is better able to understand the marketplace it serves, offers better and more unique perspectives and thus, is better equipped to thrive in that marketplace than a company that has a more limited range of employee demographics. 

 

For us, uniting people in a region where, in some cases, it has previously experienced first-hand war-time prejudice and overcoming cultural divisiveness is part of our philosophy. By respecting each other, we have created a unique workplace camaraderie that spills over into our daily lives. Wolf Theiss considers itself to be politically liberal, not biased in any direction and imposing no restrictions on its workforce in terms of political view, religion, way of life, race, language and sexual orientation. 

 

Our leadership team is comprised of 25% female partners, one of them within our management board, and 53% of our senior lawyers are women. We strive to stand at the forefront in the region, when it comes to gender diversity. We were one of the first law firms in the region to implement a maternity policy. Innovation initiatives at our firm are driven by female talent. We also encourage our lawyers to spend part of their daily work on firm-wide non-billable initiatives. 

 

Wolf Theiss is proud to have been recognised as “Best in Austria” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012, “Best in Croatia” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 and “Best in Romania” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2016, 2015 & 2014. 

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 

 

At Wolf Theiss we believe that success is a two-way street. Our financial success depends in large part on our doing quality work for our clients, so they come back to us and recommend us to others. But our success also depends on the support of the local communities where we live and work. They provide us with a great deal of input and impulses, including the talented lawyers and assistants who make it possible for us to do what we do. We all think it is essential that we give something back to the community. 

 

One way to show our commitment to the community is by providing legal advice on a pro bono basis to clients who need legal help, but are unable to pay for our services. Our pro bono work is directed at clients whom we consider to be very deserving or who face legal issues that we believe are especially important to our communities or to society as a whole.