Firm Profile > Szecskay Attorneys at Law > Budapest, Hungary

Szecskay Attorneys at Law
KOSSUTH LAJOS TÉR 16-17
1055 BUDAPEST
Hungary

Dispute resolution Tier 1

The disputes team at Szecskay Attorneys at Law are 'very creative, always come up with new ideas and think out-of-the box' . The practice is active in landmark cases before the Hungarian and European Courts, such as representing Gedeon Richter before the CJEU, a case which clarified the position in interim injunctions in patent infringement cases. The team is regularly instructed by clients in the real estate, pharmaceutical, telecoms and energy sectors. It is well regarded for its expertise in public procurement litigation, damages actions and high-profile arbitration. Name partner András Szecskay and practice head Miklos Boronkay are assisted by senior associate György Wellmann; they are highly commended for their 'professionalism and commitment. 

Practice head(s):

András Szecskay; Miklós Boronkay

Other key lawyers:

György Wellmann

Testimonials

‘The litigation matter was quite complex and involved international activity. The legal team was very efficient, especially their ability to think ’

‘We had the pleasure of working with this firm in another very complex litigation case in Hungary, which ended with a very important success. Therefore this team was chosen by us again – specifically we worked with Mr. Andras Szecskay and Mr. Miklos Boronkay. Both were at all times available for all queries and the job was done very quickly and efficiently. ’

‘The Szecskay team consists of top litigators. They are very creative, always come up with new ideas and think out-of-the box. I would clearly recommend them for the most complex litigation in Hungarian courts.’

‘Miklos Boronkay and Anika Keller are top litigators. They really work as a team.’

‘Whenever we need a local law firm in Hungary, Szecskay is our first place to go. While we have had decent experiences with other Hungarian law firms, too, Szecskay has always fulfilled or over fulfilled our expectations. We particularly value their broad areas of experience, the straightforward and pleasant communication and the quality of their work. Last but not least, cost estimates and billing are transparent and the value for the work performed is exceptional. ’

‘Good, open and direct communication. Professional level is very high. Always having a back-up 2nd attorney that knows your case. Good connections in the legal environment. Very capable to communicate internationally.’

‘Gyorgy Wellmann and Miklos Boronkay “radiate” professionalism and commitment’

‘The work with the team at Szecskay is one of the highlights in our professional life. Their strengths are creativity, proactivity and readiness for flexible solutions. They do not understand the word ‘impossible’, they are always eager to find something new, something not tried. The cooperation with them is like a conversation where the other party can continue the sentence where we stop.’

Key clients

DAF Trucks N.V.

DIGI Communications N.V.

Gedeon Richter Plc.

Sodexo Pass International

Waybridge Estates Kft.

NEW ENERGY Ipari, Kereskedelmi és Szolgáltató Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság

Accor-Pannonia Hotels Zrt.

Hévíz-Nemesbük Termál Ingatlanfejlesztő Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság

Állami Egészségügyi Ellátó Központ

Barabás Téglakő Kft.

CEVA Santé Animale SA

ITVK Tatabánya Bt., Montel Informatika Kft. and MICRA-METRIPOND Kft.

Employment Tier 1

Szecskay Attorneys at Law's employment practice, which is led by Hédi Bozsonyik, is lauded as 'very responsive and always pushes the envelope to get things done'. The practice is instructed in the drafting of general and executive employee contracts, corporate restructurings and contentious work (including matters arising from the termination of agreements). Bozsonyik is noted for her handling of terminations and executive dismissals. Zoltán Balázs Kovács and Adrienn Tar are recommended for their expertise in data protection, internal policies and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Hédi Bozsonyik

Other key lawyers:

Zoltan Kovács; Adrienn Tar

Testimonials

‘They are far the best law firm what I’ve seen in my life. Extremely professional organisation where each employee is confident in their field and has a customer-focused mindset. I can always rely on their advice and they are my first contact before make any long or short term business decisions.’

‘We frequently work with this team in international projects, as they are very responsive and provide excellent, but usable advice.’

‘Very approachable, friendly folks, that are very responsive and always push the envelope to get things done.’

Intellectual property Tier 1

Szecskay Attorneys at Law's 'experienced and dynamic team' is skilled in the prosecution and defence of trade mark, patent and copyright infringement. It's non-contentious offering is also strong, with the group advising clients on trade mark registrations, portfolios and commercial advice relating to copyright, licensing and IP issues in software and telecoms. Gábor Faludi is highlighted for his experience in  industrial property and copyright law, and he regularly acts for artists, designers and international brands. Gusztáv Bacher is an 'outstanding expert' in patent litigation before HIPO and EUIPO, and advising on R&D collaboration agreements and licensing. András Szecskay handles patent and trade mark litigation, while associates Gábor Faludi Jr and Dávid Kerpel focus on advertising law and portfolio management.

Practice head(s):

Gusztáv Bacher

Other key lawyers:

Gábor Faludi; András Szecskay; Gábor Faludi Jr; Dávid Kerpel

Testimonials

‘Very experienced, dynamic team, modest in communication. They have a good understanding of client’

‘Mr. Bacher is an outstanding expert in the field of IP, with valuable experience in litigation. Assertive communication is characteristic and he has a special sense of balancing between client needs and realistically achievable result.’

Key clients

Ceva Santé Animale

Richter Gedeon Nyrt,

EGIS Pharmaceuticals

Nanushka

Chapter 4 Corp.

Zwack Unicum Nyrt.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Szecskay Attorneys at Law advises banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers on structuring and executing secured and unsecured financings, single lender and syndicated loans. On the regulatory side, the team has extensive knowledge of Hungarian financial and investment regulations, and is also able to represent clients in related litigation. Katalin Szecskay maintains a busy transactional practice, which covers project finance, real estate finance, acquisition finance and corporate finance. Senior associate Judit Szórádi is another name to note for capital markets and banking and finance transactions.

Practice head(s):

Katalin Szecskay

Other key lawyers:

Judit Szórádi

Testimonials

They are very knowledgeable and prompt, but at the same time kind and adaptable.’

Katalin Szecskay. We have valued his availability, kindness, adaptability and capacity to solve complicated matters in an elegant way.’

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Szecskay Attorneys at Law is often instructed by foreign firms to act as Hungarian counsel on substantial multijurisdictional M&A and private equity investments. Its client base spans a wide range of sectors, including technology, pharmaceutical, automotive and energy. The team's work included advising Hungarian software company United Informatics Kft on the merger with Dutch holding company Gilder Investment BV into a Hungarian company within the software group. Department head Orsolya Görgényi works with life sciences specialist Sándor Németh and newly promoted partner Adrienn Tar.

Practice head(s):

Orsolya Görgényi

Other key lawyers:

Sándor Németh; Adrienn Tar

Testimonials

‘The team has a very high standard, is hands-on, knowledgeable and very good at time management, very approachable and responsive.’

‘Dedicated committed people, with very good personal skills, very professional approach yet capable of creating an amicable environment.’

‘The firm is a top independent Hungarian law firm with an extensive international practice that deserves its international recognition as a highly ranked firm. The partner ratio of the firm is big, so clients can rest assured that they get the necessary partner attention to their matters. Szecskay is an excellent choice also when compared to local offices of international or regional law firms. They work a lot with international clients and lawyers. Most of their lawyers are qualified not only in Hungarian law, but foreign laws as well, and speak various languages, which makes communication and cooperation easy. Szecskay is good value for money, and the billing was transparent, they keep within their estimates / caps’

‘We have worked with Szecskay Attorneys at Law on several cross-border deals and they proved to be very easy to work with, quick and responsive. I highly value them for being hard-working and very efficient. They provide excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and attention to details.’

Key clients

PPF Group

EnBW

Hendrix Genetics

MOL

Audax Renovables SA

United Informatics

Competition Tier 2

Szecskay Attorneys at Law operates across all fields of competition law and is particularly active in merger control proceedings, as well as appeals against decisions by the Hungarian Competition Authority. Active clients include Hungarian and international companies operating in the pharmaceutical, telecoms,  banking and consumer goods industries. Cases involving public procurement are a key area of expertise. Anikó Keller is the lead partner. János Vajda and associate Sam Baldwin are also of note.

Practice head(s):

Anikó Keller

Other key lawyers:

János Vajda

Testimonials

‘The Szecskay team is a stellar player in competition law. They offer pragmatic advice, really focussed on bringing solutions for the client. ’

‘They quickly respond to any queries and understand the business point of view. They have extensive experience of competition law matters. ’

‘They are service-minded, outstandingly good professionals, have an insight into doing business and have confident expertise and extensive knowledge of regulatory and case law, both locally and in the EU. ’

‘Strong EU and competition team with an international perspective’

‘It is a very good team with excellent leaders. All the colleagues’ knowledge is extraordinary. They are members – and leaders – of several industrial associations.’

Key clients

DIGI

ING Bank

DAF Trucks

Auchan

Richter Gedeon

Euromedic-Pharma

European Commission (DG COMP)

Philips

PostNord

L’Oréal

Reckitt Benckiser

Tax Tier 2

At Szecskay Attorneys at LawRóbert Dezső has a strong track record representing clients in complex tax litigation against the Hungarian Tax Authority. As an all-round multilingual tax specialist, he is sought after by German, English and French-speaking clients.

Practice head(s):

Róbert Dezső

Key clients

Balobau Kft

Motoflywear Ltd.

Snohetta Insbruch GmbH

Budapesti Ingatlan Nyrt.

Sodexo

Irontrade Hungary Kft

Projects and energy Tier 3

Szecskay Attorneys at Law's practice heavily focuses on mandates relating to the generation of electricity, energy trading, energy-related investments and the licensing and regulation of energy-related activities. On the contentious side, the firm also has a strong track record in energy litigation and arbitration proceedings. Katalin Grósz, Judit Gulás and Róbert Dezső jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Katalin Grósz; Judit Gulás; Róbert Dezső

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Szecskay Attorneys at Law specialises in real estate acquisitions and development ventures, particularly in relation to green-field investments. It also assists in the preparation of sale and purchase agreements, drafting architectural designs and contractors' agreements, as well as standard lease agreements. Patrick Tausz and Attila Jásdi are the main points of contact for substantial investments and transactions.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Tausz; Attila Jásdi

Testimonials

Mr. Jásdi is very detailed making sure all the bases are covered and all possible outcomes are clear with the expected probability. At the same time, he is driven to get always the maximum out of all the cases we work on.’

Key clients

Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems Kft.

AUTONET Group

Auchan Hungary Kft.

Burger King (Fusion Investment Company Ltd.)

BIF (Budapesti Ingatlan Hasznosítási és Fejlesztési Nyrt.)

Ceetrus Hungary Kft. (Former Immochan)

Claire’s Hungary Kft.

TMT Tier 3

Szecskay Attorneys at Law's multidisciplinary practice comprises of a 'very experienced, dynamic team', which handles transactional, compliance, competition and contentious work related to the TMT sector; telecoms, digital platforms and advertising are the core areas. The practice has a niche offering acting for advertisers on cross-border campaigns, promotional games and sweepstakes. Anikó Keller and Gusztáv Bacher are the key partners.

Practice head(s):

Anikó Keller

Other key lawyers:

Gusztáv Bacher

Testimonials

‘Very experienced, dynamic team, modest in communication.’