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 is active in energy sector infrastructure projects throughout Hungary and across the CEE and SEE. It is regularly instructed to advise on investment transactions and developments of photovoltaic power plants, as well as project finance, M&A and energy regulatory issues. Zoltán Faludi has over 20 years of experience in transactional and contentious mandates. László Kenyeres is highlighted for his expertise in power plant and infrastructure development projects, energy market regulations and domestic and international energy trading arbitration cases. Norbert Bálint and Zoltán Bodnár are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Faludi; László Kenyeres

Other key lawyers:

Norbert Bálint; Zoltán Bodnár

Key clients

Optimum Solar Kft.

BorsodChem Zrt.

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.

E2 Hungary Kft.

EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders)

Recom AG

Notus Energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda's Budapest office is known for its strengths in restructuring, real estate finance and energy project finance, particularly in the development of photovoltaic power plants. Recently promoted counsel Melinda Pelikán is the primary figure for domestic and cross-border projects, acquisition finance and restructuring. Associate András Mozsolits, who joined from the  European Court of Human Rights, specialises in portfolio transfers and real estate finance.

Practice head(s):

Melinda Pelikán

Other key lawyers:

András Mozsolits

Testimonials

‘They have a strong understanding of how the banks are working, as they have worked for banks as well. ’

‘Several of them has experience and understanding of the business in real. All are very quick in response, if someone is not available another lawyer is quickly supporting instead.’

Key clients

The Export-Import Bank of China

Bank Gutman AG, Gutman Private Markets S.C.S. SICAV SIF

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.

OTP Bank

UniCredit Bank Austria

Optimum Solar Kft.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda acts for foreign investors on greenfield investments and equity/asset acquisitions from existing businesses, as well as joint ventures with local partners. The firm has a strong portfolio of clients in the automotive, energy, life sciences, banking and private equity sectors. Practice head János Tóth specialises in high-value M&A, restructurings and joint venture projects. Ákos Erős is recommended for private equity, MBOs and day-to-day corporate advice. He often advises non-profit organisations and social enterprises on a pro bono basis.

Practice head(s):

János Tóth

Other key lawyers:

Ákos Erős

Testimonials

‘Precise , law abiding and professional ’

‘trust, transparent, confidentiality, long term collaboration’

Key clients

TA Associates

Tricentis GmbH

International Flavors & Fragrances

Steinhoff Europe

Elanco Animal Health Inc.

Nimbus Investments CXXXII B.V.

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

ASSA ABLOY AB

Royal DSM

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda's multidisciplinary team of litigators and arbitrators includes experts in commercial litigation, enforcement procedures, employment disputes and challenges to the acts of public administrative bodies. The addition of senior counsel Lajos Wallacher to the team from Wallacher Ügyvédi Iroda adds further expertise in EU and competition disputes. Active clients include major players in the banking, construction, energy and telecoms sectors. Zoltán Faludi chairs the department. Associate Enikő Lukács is noted for representation of creditors in restructuring cases and security enforcement.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Faludi

Other key lawyers:

Lajos Wallacher; Enikő Lukács

Tax Tier 2

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda stands out for its wide-ranging tax offering, with it advising both corporate clients and individuals on high-value litigation, M&A and structuring, transfer pricing and personal income tax services. János Pásztor is the lead figure, handling day-to-day tax issues and advice on the implementation of employment share schemes on behalf of international clients.

Practice head(s):

János Pásztor

Testimonials

We could ask every question we had in mind and received proper answers.’

Key clients

BASF

BorsodChem

Enlight

Hemisphere International Properties

International Flavors & Fragrances

TA Associates

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Well regarded for its GDPR compliance offering, Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda's team is 'results oriented'. Barnabás Buzási is the lead figure, assisting clients with the implementation of GDPR and a range of privacy issues, often with an IT, IP and labour law angle.

Practice head(s):

Barnabás Buzási

Testimonials

‘Up-to-date knowledge about cross-country relations as well taking responsibility for their job, real partnership and consultancy.’

‘Always kind and trying to find the most suitable solution, cooperative, not saying no, result-oriented with particular attention to the details.’

Key clients

Türk Telekom Hungary

International Flavors & Fragrances I.F.F. (Hungary) Kft.

Employment Tier 3

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda focuses on non-contentious employment work, particularly in relation to the transfer of undertakings, workforce restructurings, business immigration and redundancies. It also works with the tax department to assist clients with negotiating benefits packages, stock options and grant agreements. Barnabás Buzási advises various clients across the CEE/SEE region on cross-border staff assignment, management contracts, data protection and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Barnabás Buzási

Testimonials

‘The company is working admirably,’

Strengths: – Communication – Reliability – Knowledge

‘Reliability, Flexibility’

Key clients

L’Oréal Magyarország Kozmetikai Kft.

ThyssenKrupp AG

International Flavors & Fragrances I.F.F. (Hungary) Kft.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda's multidisciplinary team applies its wider expertise in corporate, regulatory and TMT to the real estate sector. Recent examples of its work included advising real estate developers and management companies on regulations and the procurement of electricity and private network usage in shopping malls, office buildings and industrial parks. The practice has also introduced software, "Lease.IT" and "Build.IT" to assist clients with efficient production of lease agreements and developer contracts. János Tóth advises on project developments, sales and acquisitions and real estate restructuring. He is also a specialist in the legal intricacies of BIM (Building Information Modeling), which is a software designed to help construction professionals design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.

Practice head(s):

János Tóth

Key clients

RECOM AG

Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd.

Hungarian branch of one of the largest listed international insurance groups in the CEE

Principal Europe

Oracle Hungary Kft.

TMT Tier 3

Wolf Theiss Faludi Erős Ügyvédi Iroda is active in the areas of fintech, where it advises regulated and non-regulated businesses on digital transformation; e-commerce and data protection. János Tóth handles software, outsourcing and media laws. Senior associate Norbert Bálint provides additional regulatory support in telecoms and media.

Practice head(s):

János Tóth

Other key lawyers:

Norbert Bálint

Key clients

Tricentis

Türk Telekom

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 melinda.pelikan@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848822
Competition/antitrust János Tóth janos.toth@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848810
Corporate/M&A János Tóth janos.toth@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848810
Dispute resolution Zoltán Faludi zoltan.faludi@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848805
Employment László Kenyeres laszlo.kenyeres@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848807
Employment Barnabás Buzási barnabas.buzasi@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848832
Energy and infrastructure Zoltán Faludi zoltan.faludi@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848805
Energy and infrastructure László Kenyeres laszlo.kenyeres@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848807
TMT János Tóth janos.toth@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848810
Real estate János Tóth janos.toth@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848810
Regulatory and procurement László Kenyeres laszlo.kenyeres@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848807
Tax János Pásztor janos.pasztor@wolftheiss.com +36 1 4848823
Photo Name Position Profile
 Norbert Bálint photo Norbert Bálint Counsel, Wolf Theiss, specialising in power plant construction projects, domestic and international…
 Zoltán Bodnár photo Zoltán Bodnár Senior Associate.
Mr Barnabás Buzási  photo Mr Barnabás Buzási Counsel, specialising in employment matters for over 6 years, with an in-depth…
Dr Ákos Erós  photo Dr Ákos Erós Partner
 Zoltán Faludi photo 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…
 Marietta Molnár  photo Marietta Molnár Senior Associate
 Judit Nádor photo Judit Nádor Senior Associate
 János Pásztor photo János Pásztor Senior Associate, leading the tax practice at Wolf Theiss Budapest. Janos is…
 Melinda Pelikán photo Melinda Pelikán Counsel, leading the Banking & Finance Practice Group in Budapest. She assists…
 János Tóth photo 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
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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’.