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Szecskay Attorneys at Law

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 1

The DAF trucks cartel case has been a key focus for the dispute resolution team at Szecskay Attorneys at Law. The team is also increasing its arbitration presence, participating in proceedings before the Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The team works on an international level, with a client base that spans multiple jurisdictions. Practice head Miklós Boronkay is handling the DAF trucks cartel follow-on litigation cases both in Hungary and before the CJEU. ‘Exceptionally qualified and great arbitrator‘ András Szecskay continues to be an active senior member of the team. György Wellmann handles both domestic and international litigation and arbitration cases.

Practice head(s):

András Szecskay; Miklós Boronkay

Other key lawyers:


‘Special mention must go to Miklós Boronkay who is not only an excellent lawyer but is a joy to work with. He understands the concerns clients may have, knowing the bigger picture of the case and works with you to resolve them.’

‘Miklós Boronkay is in a league of his own. His strategic thinking is unmatched, and his legal skills are outstanding. He has an excellent grasp of the key legal issues and is able to convey his advice in clear terms. He fights tooth and nail for advancing the client’s objectives.’

‘When it comes to international dispute resolution, Szecskay’s standing on the Hungarian market is unique. From a foreign perspective, this holds true both when it comes to international commercial arbitration and Hungarian state court proceedings (in an international context). Szecskay’s dispute resolution team is a pleasure to work with.’

‘It is impressive how Miklós Boronkay managed to assemble a brilliant and highly likeable team.’

‘I would like to single out Miklós Boronkay and György Wellmann. We have worked with both of them over the past decade and their service has been nothing short of amazing. If you need dispute resolution support in Hungary, look no further.’

‘Miklós Boronkay always excels. He is an excellent litigator and arbitrator who can make the most complicated issues look easy.’

‘They are highly skilled, pragmatic. A particular strength is to develop litigation strategy.’

‘András Szecskay and Miklós Boronkay are both exceptionally qualified and great arbitrators and dispute professionals.’

Key clients

DAF Trucks N.V.

DIGI Communications N.V.

Former executives of a Hungarian oil company

Dob utca 93 Kft.

COFCO International Ltd.

STX corporation


European Union

Mikromikomed Kft.

Gedeon Richter Plc.

MGI International Sales Co. Limited (Hong Kong) and Latvia MGI Tech SIA (Latvia): members of the Chinese BGI Companies

CE Dynamic Kft.

Scott & Fyfe Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing DAF Trucks in a number of competition damages actions brought against the client based on the European Commission’s decision in the truck infringement case.
  • Representing Gedeon Richter in a dispute related to the granting of a public health compulsory licence for the patented active substance of remdesivir.
  • Representing the European Union in relation to a damages claim brought against a former Member of the European Parliament concerning alleged budget fraud.

Hungary > Employment Tier 1

Szecskay Attorneys at Law‘s ‘excellent and deep knowledge‘ of labour law saw the employment team continue to support clients in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, advising on the employee aspects of reorganisations and related regulations. The group fields an established contentious practice, spanning breaches of contract and damages claims. Zoltán Balázs Kovács took over as practice head, following the departure of Hédi Bozsonyik to Bozsonyik-Fodor in March 2023. Kovács’ expertise encompasses the full range of employment law issues, in particular relevant data protection matters.  Judit Szórádi, who works with both Hungarian and foreign clients on local and cross-border employment matters, strengthens the team’s international offering. Adrienn Tar supports clients with their day-to-day operations, while Katalin Grósz focuses on employment litigation. Emil Szabó, Máté Kiss, Dániel Bihary, Viktória Cseh and Bence Molnár are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Balázs Kovács


‘The team has excellent and deep knowledge of the law. Unique understanding of the client and excellent communication skills in order to find not only the legal way, but also the smart way to finalise the deal.’

‘Timeline, accuracy, accountability and opinion based on deep knowledge.’

‘The firm can manage a wide range of issues.’

‘They have very good experts, with many years’ experience in different areas.’

Key clients

LogMeIn (GoTo Technologies, LastPass)

Reckitt Benckiser


Marsh McLennan






Meininger Hotel

Dalux ApS


Precision Medicine






Work highlights

  • Advised Formlabs on a reorganisation and termination of employment.
  • Advising Trelleborg on a review of existing employment agreements, amendment of employment agreements and issues relating to the latest amendments of the Labour Code.
  • Advised Marsh McLennan on issues concerning policies relating to employees’ devices.

Hungary > Intellectual property Tier 1

The IP team at Szecskay Attorneys at Law supports clients with the gamut of relevant mandates, from portfolio creation, through audits, to enforcement proceedings and disputes. The team boasts an established patent litigation practice, particularly in relation to the pharmaceutical industry. Gusztáv Bacher , who specialises in contentious work, leads the team, and András Szecskay remains another go-to choice for patent litigation. Gábor Faludi is an expert in industrial property and copyright law, while Gábor Faludi Junior brings additional expertise in the healthcare, pharmaceuticals and beauty industries to the group.

Practice head(s):

Gusztáv Bacher

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Richter Gedeon

British American Tobacco

Ceva Santé Animale

Egis Pharmaceuticals PLC

Chapter 4 Corp (Supreme)

Zwack Unicum Rt.

Budapest Festival Orchestra (listed among the 10 best orchestras in the world)

Terrán Kft.

CRU Hungary Kft.

MAN Truck and Bus SE

MGI International Sales Co. Limited (Hong Kong) and Latvia MGI Tech SIA (Latvia): members of the Chinese BGI Companies


Goodwill Pharma Kft.


Tamasu Butterfly Europa GmbH

KRKA d.d. Novo Mesto


Arnold & Richter Cine Technik GmbH & Co.

X-Plast Kft.

Work highlights

  • Representing Richter Gedeon before the Constitutional Court in connection with the compulsory license for manufacturing remdesivir.
  • Representing Brystol-Myers-Squibb in the apixaban case before the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office.
  • Advised Budapest Festival Orchestra on entering into a co-operation contract with Symphony, a new video streaming platform.

Hungary > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

With a strong borrower and lender practice, the banking and finance team at Szecskay Attorneys at Law advises banks and financial institutions, as well as corporate borrowers. The group advises on Hungarian financial and investment service regulations and covers all types of disputes within the banking, financial markets and regulatory fields. Katalin Szecskay heads the team, and her practice spans the full range of transactional work, from project finance to real estate, acquisition and corporate finance. Gergely Benyó advises on workouts and restructurings, while Bence Molnár brings extensive corporate and M&A experience to the team. János Vajda handles dispute resolution within the banking sector and Judit Szórádi is an expert in regulatory banking matters. Judit Budai heads the capital markets practice, advising investment banks, and providing international lending institutions with transactional advice on bond issues and equity offerings.

Practice head(s):

Katalin Szecskay; Judit Budai

Key clients


TA Associates / NETRISK group


Chemical Works of Gedeon Richter Plc.

Work highlights

  • Advising a major European e-grocery group on Hungarian law matters in connection with an €45m facility agreement granted by a syndicate of banks led by Česká Spořitelna and the creation of the relating Hungarian security interests.
  • Advising a major Swedish bridges, culverts, geotechnical and stormwater solutions provider on its accession to a €24m credit facility and a €200m bond issuance as guarantor, and the creation of the relating Hungarian security interests.
  • Advising the Hungarian subsidiary of a leading global animal transporter on the restructuring of the €7.9m corporate facilities provided by CIB Bank.

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

With the addition of clients across the automotive and hotel industries, the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Szecskay Attorneys at Law continues to expand its diverse roster. The team has a strong track record in the technology sector, advising both investors and start-ups. With 20 years’ experience in M&A transactions, practice co-head Orsolya Görgényi ‘not afraid to roll up her sleeves’, focusing on privatisation deals and inbound investments. Advising clients across the DACH region, Sándor Németh co-leads alongside Görgényi, bringing niche expertise in the life sciences space, as well as in wealth management and trusts, to the team. Adrienn Tar further bolsters the team’s international reach, taking a leading role in cross-border M&A transactions, while Judit Budai regularly advises start-ups on corporate structuring.

Practice head(s):

Orsolya Görgényi; Sándor Németh

Other key lawyers:


‘The commercial, corporate and M&A team consists of very experienced and trustworthy lawyers. They not only understand the legal aspects of our cases, but also the commercial background. I can always count on their prompt and professional legal assistance.’

‘Orsolya Görgényi is outstanding in every respect: responsive, creative, excellent!’

‘Certainly one of the most professional teams in Hungary. Smooth collaboration. Orsolya Görgényi stands out for the high quality of her work and her leadership.’

‘Well-established corporate and M&A practice of international standard. Orsolya Görgényi is a very experienced M&A lawyer, we value the direct and pragmatic communication.’

‘Orsolya Görgényi is commercial and responsive, not afraid to roll up her sleeves, but supportive of her team as well.’

‘Orsolya Görgényi and Adrienn Tar are excellent lawyers. They both understand the business and can come up with feasible solutions.’

‘The corporate and M&A team under the lead of Orsolya Görgényi is truly exceptional: they are extremely experienced with international transactions and are well-versed, always available and ready to go the extra mile. They stand out with their exceptional team of attorneys, who demonstrate unwavering commitment to excellence and client-centric approach.’

‘Adrienn Tar is an outstanding practitioner. True and genuine attention. Right amount of communication, always relevant, very professional understanding of client needs.’

Key clients

Pilous Spol s.r.o.

SungEel HighTech Co., Ltd.

Peckwater Brands Europe


Groupe Avril

ETS Engineering


Scrub Daddy



Purple Saw

Work highlights

  • Advised Pilous Packaging on the acquisition of CPS – Compasol by Pilous Spol.
  • Advised SungEel HighTech on the establishment of a new holding company, capital increase in the holding company, preparation of the sale and purchase agreements for the Hungarian and Polish target companies, and also assisted with the Hungarian part of the transaction.
  • Advised Peckwater Brands on the acquisition of 100% of Honest Food Kitchens in Hungary.

Hungary > Competition Tier 2

Pan-European mandates make up a significant portion of the competition team’s caseload at Szecskay Attorneys at Law; the practice has a strong track record in cross-border merger control filings and represents clients in both national and international courts, including the CJEU. Practice head Anikó Keller regularly represents clients before the HCA in cartel investigations and other competition infringement cases, alongside János Vajda, who regularly acts in cartel appeals. Sam MacMahon Baldwin brings a 'highly knowledgeable' approach to a breadth of antitrust cases, and Miklós Boronkay regularly takes a lead role in follow-on damages litigation. Bence Molnár leads on much of the group’s merger control work, while Gábor Faludi Junior typically advises on consumer protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Anikó Keller


‘Sam MacMahon Baldwin is highly knowledgeable, driven, warm and approachable, with broad international experience.’

‘The firm offers outstanding and unique expertise.’

‘We have closely cooperated with Sam MacMahon Baldwin. He offered his service – pro bono – on a number of issues that fall out of the profile and expertise of the legal aid service we operate. Sam is a passionate, committed attorney with extraordinary knowledge in EU law – in particular competition law.’

‘Unique expertise in competition law and an extraordinary ability to coordinate multinational transactions. Bence Molnár, Sam MacMahon Baldwin and other members of their team consistently set a high standard for responsiveness and reliability. They’re not only swift in their communication but also bring a wealth of expertise to the table. Working alongside them is a privilege, and I highly recommend their legal services.’

‘The contact was wonderfully fast and pleasant, and we were able to clarify all important issues in a short time. They are real experts in the field of antitrust damages in Hungary.’

‘We had contact with Sam MacMahon Baldwin and Miklós Boronkay. Both were very pleasant and professional and real experts in their field.’

‘Sam MacMahon Baldwin has been very competent, with significant knowledge on both the EU and national interpretations of the latest developments. He has also been extremely pleasant to work with and has an extensive knowledge of my company.’

Key clients

Digi Communications N.V.

DAF Trucks NV

DIGI (Hungary) – 4iG group

Euromedic Pharma Zrt.

PostNord Group

ELO Group / Auchan

Dansk Artist Forbund


Reckitt Benckiser


Work highlights

  • Representing telecoms operator DIGI before the HCA and courts in connection with cases relating to antitrust, merger control, and unfair commercial practices.
  • Defending DAF Trucks in 26 court proceedings throughout Hungary against claims for follow-on damages as a consequence of the European Commission’s decision in the trucks cartel case.
  • Representing PostNord Group in several antitrust and state aid matters before the European Commission.

Hungary > Tax Tier 2

Róbert Dezső leads the tax team at Szecskay Attorneys at Law, with a successful track record representing clients in tax and customs litigation against the relevant Hungarian authority. The group’s advice on business-related tax law is particularly sought after, and the team assists clients with acquisitions, restructurings and the establishment of operations in Hungary. As part of the firm’s German desk, Dezső assists the group’s German-speaking clients with their tax-related matters, regularly working with clients from the real estate, technology and energy sectors.

Practice head(s):

Róbert Dezső

Key clients

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi

AEV Europe Kft

Zebra Neo 2014 Kft.

Lasselsberger Hungária Kft.

Sodexo Pass Hungária Kft.

BIF Nyrt.

Europe Match GmbH

Work highlights

  • Representing Noksel Celik Boru Sanayi in its customs-related dispute with its former Hungarian customs representative, representing the client both in Administrative Court, challenging the customs authority decisions, and in civil court.

Hungary > TMT Tier 2

Fielding a diverse client base, the TMT team at Szecskay Attorneys at Law advises telecoms and software companies and digital platforms, as well as artists, writers and designers. The practice covers both transactional and contentious work within the sector, as well as offering related IP advice. Gusztáv Bacher takes a lead role in M&A transactions concerning technology companies and heads up the team alongside Anikó Keller, whose knowledge of telecoms and media law makes her well positioned to advise TMT clients on compliance. György Wellmann is active in dispute resolution on behalf on TMT clients, while Gábor Faludi Junior specialises in advertising and marketing matters.

Practice head(s):

Anikó Keller; Gusztáv Bacher

Key clients

DIGI Hungary

ID & Trust

Danish Artist Union

Digic Pictures

LAIKA Studios

XO Trademarks LLC



Reckitt Benckiser


Budapest Festival Orchestra

Work highlights

  • Advising Netrisk on its digital commercial communications.
  • Advising DIGI on the compliance of its commercial communications appearing in a variety of places, including online, outdoor, on POS materials, social media, and TV.
  • Advised Budapest Festival Orchestra on entering into a co-operation contract with Symphony, a new video streaming platform.

Hungary > Projects and energy Tier 3

Experienced on both the buyer and seller side, the projects and energy team at Szecskay Attorneys at Law advises on the gamut of relevant of transactions, as well as representing clients in energy-related disputes, both litigation and arbitration. Practice head Katalin Grósz specialises in corporate transactions within the sector, from M&A deals to restructurings. Sándor Németh strengthens the team’s international reach, advising clients across the DACH region. As head of the firm’s tax practice, Róbert Dezső bolsters the group’s holistic offering.

Practice head(s):

Katalin Grósz

Other key lawyers:

Key clients


Hungary > Real estate and construction Tier 3

A recent increase in property sales characterised the workload of Szecskay Attorneys at Law’s real estate team, which is well versed in assisting clients with issues ranging from due diligence to zoning and property-related environmental issues. The practice is adept at handling sale and purchase, design and contractor, and lease agreements. The team's know-how covers various asset classes, including industrial real estate, hotels, offices and retail sites. Patrick Tausz and Attila Jásdi jointly head up the team, advising a diverse list of domestic and international companies on high-value real estate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Tausz; Attila Jásdi


‘The team has many experts in different fields. They can manage a wide range of issues with many years of experience.’

Key clients

Auchan Hungary Kft.

Autonet Group

Meininger Hotels Hungary

Burger King (Fusion Investment Company Ltd.)

Ceetrus Hungary Kft.

Claire’s Hungary Kft.

Pharmaceutical Research Associates Hungary

Nhood Hungary

Dunapack Packaging Hungary (Prinzhorn Group)

Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems Kft.

Beren Therapeutics, P.B.C.

NXP Semiconductors Magyarország Kft.

Work highlights

  • Assisted NXP Semiconductors Hungary with the preparation and execution of a lease agreement for the new headquarters of NXP Hungary.
  • Assisted Beren Therapeutics with the conclusion of a lease agreement for its new laboratories in Hungary and the acquisition of the assets needed for the operation of the laboratories.
  • Assisting Burger King with the development and lease of its commercial real estate on an ongoing basis.

Szecskay Attorneys at Law is a leading independent Hungarian fully fledged law firm. It covers a full spectrum of industry, trade and services, and all areas of business law. Clients include mostly multinational companies, as well as major and mid-sized Hungarian companies. While cooperating with leading local and international law firms all around the world, Szecskay Attorneys at Law provides comprehensive legal services in any cross-border matter and serve the ongoing legal advisory needs of clients engaged in inbound business and expanding from Hungary.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dispute Resolution András Szecskay +36 1 472 3000
Capital Markets Judit Budai +36 1 472 3000