Firm Profile > Szecskay Attorneys at Law > Budapest, Hungary

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

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Szecskay Attorneys at Law handles commercial litigation and arbitration cases. Managing partner András Szecskay is a highly regarded arbitrator in the team, which is led by recently promoted partner Miklós Boronkay, whose recent highlights include truck cartel damages litigation and commercial arbitration proceedings. Senior associate György Wellmann is a further name to note.

Practice head(s):

András Szecskay; Miklós Boronkay

Testimonials

The team is very professional and very dedicated to the client’s needs.

András Szecskay is very business oriented and extremely creative in solving different problems.

Miklós Boronkay is very attentive to detail, always professional and provides well-rounded legal advice.

Miklós Boronkay is always available and open to strategic thinking.

Key clients

Sodexo Pass International

DAF Trucks N.V.

National Healthcare Services Center

Terralex Kft.

EETEK

E.ON

ID & Trust

Intellectual property Tier 1

Szecskay Attorneys at Law's recent highlights include defending Richter Gedeon against Bayer's patent infringement claim arising from the marketing of the contraceptives Symicia and Volina, which contain drospirenon; and in a separate case, defending the client against Pfizer's patent infringement claim relating to the marketing for a product containing sildenafil. Gusztáv Bacher has notable experience in enforcement proceedings before the HIPO and EUIPO, and acting in domain name disputes. Managing partner András Szecskay and of counsel Gábor Faludi Jr are also key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Gusztáv Bacher

Testimonials

Responsive and always has good understanding of client’s requirements‘.

Key clients

Richter Gedeon Nyrt

Nanushka

Zwack Unicum Nyrt.

KRKA

Organix Brands Limited

EGIS Pharmaceuticals

Benkó Dixieland Band Orchestra

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Chapter 4 Corp.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Szecskay Attorneys at Law counts PPF Group as a major client, which it is advising on the Hungarian aspects of the €3bn financing of the acquisition of Telenor group's CEE subsidiaries, including Telenor Hungary Zrt. The practice is jointly led by Katalin Szecskay, who focuses on advising lenders in transactional work, and Judit Budai, who specialises in capital markets transactions. Senior associate Judit Szórádi is also a name to note within the team, which saw the arrival of Anita Kalicz who joined from an in-house role at Erste Bank.

Practice head(s):

Katalin Szecskay; Judit Budai

Key clients

PFF Group

Gránit Bank Zrt.

Budapesti Ingatlan Nyrt. (BIF)

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Transdanubia Zrt.

EETEK Ltd.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Szecskay Attorneys at Law recently added a number of well-known clients including Agrifutura Kft, Group Segula, Simply You, Kofax and Boiron Kft to its roster. Practice head Orsolya Görgényi's recent instructions include advising PPF Group on its €2.8bn acquisition of Telenor's telecoms assets in CEE. Other key practitioners include Judit Budai, who is 'a very commercially-minded practitioner'; joint practice head and life sciences specialist Sándor Németh, the 'knowledgeableKatalin Grósz, who focuses on the energy sectors; and senior associates Adrienn Tar and Bence Molnár.

Practice head(s):

Orsolya Görgényi; Sándor Németh

Testimonials

Orsolya Görgényi is a great professional with strong expertise in M&A. She quickly understands the needs of her clients and shows a good attitude to solve every problem‘.

Judit Budai is a very commercially-minded practitioner‘.

Key clients

PPF Group

EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG

Budapesti Ingatlan Nyrt.

Radici Pietro Industries Brands

TQ-Group

Kofax

Elevion

GMD Plastic Systems

Gránit Bank Zrt, Gránit Bank Zrt

Gilde Buy Our Partners

Agrifutura Kft

SVUS Pharma A.S

Sabic Hungary Kft  and Sabic Innovative Plastics Kft

Vinci Group (Vinci Energies), Omexom Magyarország Kft

Whitereport Global Limited

LogMeIn Inc

Richter Gedeon

Zwack Unicum

FICL / Burger King

Valeo Auto-Electric Magyarország Kft

Promod, Boutique Française. / Promod Kft

Northgate Arinso Hungary Kft

Gallup Organization

Auchan

E.ON

L’Oréal

Reckitt Benckiser

Nidec Sole Motors Hungary Kft

Nitto

Nissho Hungaria Kft

G&P Quality Management Kft.

Kennametal

Amway

Business Lease Hungary

Mine Safety Appliances or MSA Safety Incorporated

Fenix Outdoor International AG

Renolit

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Kft., Trelleborg Sealing Profiles Kft.

Yorkshire Fittings

ZTE Hungary

Loranger Group / Sóstó Property Development Ltd

H-Hotels

Arriva Plc / Arriva Hungary Zrt.

Corporate Express Kft.

Coor Service Management Kft.

Flex

Swiss Post / Post CH AG

SHAHM International Holdings Company

Competition Tier 2

Szecskay Attorneys at Law is experienced in investigation, follow-on litigation, investigation and merger control filings, and is particularly active in the TMT sector. The team is representing Digi before the HCA in the re-examination of the merger between the client and Invitel. In other work, it acted for M7 Group before the HCA in obtaining merger control approval for its acquisition of UPC DTH.  Anikó Keller leads the team, which also includes János Vajda; who handles cartel cases and advertising law matters; Miklós Boronkay, who focuses on antitrust damages litigation; and Sam MacMahon Baldwin, who advises on merger control and abuse of dominance matters.

Practice head(s):

Anikó Keller

Key clients

DIGI

M7 Group S.A.

Post Danmark

Philips

L’Oréal

Reckitt Benckiser

AVAST

Auchan

ETS Efficient Technical Solutions GmbH

PPF Group

Employment Tier 2

Szecskay Attorneys at Law advises on collective bargaining agreements, restructurings and termination matters. Its impressive client roster includes Amway, Reckitt Benkiser, Swiss Post and L’Oréal. Practice head Hédi Bozsonyik has notable expertise in cross-border work force restructurings. Associate Adrienn Tar is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Hédi Bozsonyik

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are very precise and have up-to-date labour law knowledge‘.

Key clients

Flex

Adstream UK Limited

Rapidminer Inc.

SIS Software

Valeo

Swiss Post

Amway

Business Lease

Meininger Hotels

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Tax Tier 2

Leveraging its strong contentious capabilities, Szecskay Attorneys at Law is often instructed in tax litigation; it also handles tax advisory and transactional matters. Recent highlights include advising on the tax aspects of PPF Group's acquisition of Telenor's telecoms assets and handling a tax dispute against the Hungarian Tax and Customs Authority. Róbert Dezső was made partner.

Practice head(s):

Róbert Dezső

Key clients

Bloomberg

Irontrade Hungary Kft.

Egon Zehnder AG – an international headhunting company

Sodexo

Motoflywear Ltd.

Zebra Neo 2014 Kft.

Flex

Snohetta Insbruch GmbH

Budapesti Ingatlan Nyrt.

Projects and energy Tier 3

Leveraging its market leading dispute resolution practice, Szecskay Attorneys at Law is regularly called upon to handle contentious matters for energy sector clients. The team is jointly led by Katalin Grósz, who handles contentious and non-contentious energy matters; Judit Gulás, who focuses on project finance, transactions and disputes; and Róbert Dezső, who has expertise in corporate and tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Katalin Grósz; Judit Gulás; Róbert Dezső

Key clients

E.ON Energiakereskedelmi Kft.

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Szecskay Attorneys at Law regularly advises foreign and domestic companies on complex real estate acquisitions and development ventures, including greenfield investments. It also advises a large number of clients on office leasing matters and construction disputes. Recent highlights include acting for Budapesti Ingatlan Hasznosítási és Fejlesztési on its acquisition of a historical monument building and an office building, and advising Midas European Properties on a mix of sale and purchase deals and disputes. Patrick Tausz and Attila Jásdi are recommended.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Tausz; Attila Jásdi

Key clients

Alternative Economics Secondary School (“AKG”)

Auchan Hungary Kft.

Burger King (Fusion Investment Company Ltd.)

BIF (Budapesti Ingatlan Hasznosítási és Fejlesztési Nyrt.)

Immochan

Promod Hungary Kft.

Reckitt Benckiser Hungary

Midas European Properties

TMT Tier 3

Szecskay Attorneys at Law handles a steady flow of transactional work, including acting on PPF's acquisition of Telenor, advising on the merger between DIGI and Invitel, and assisting with the merger of M7 and UPC DTH. Gusztáv Bacher is recommended for IP and M&A transactions for technology companies, and Anikó Keller has notable expertise in advertising and marketing matters. Senior associate György Wellmann is a further name to note.

Practice head(s):

Anikó Keller

Key clients

PPF/Telenor

DIGI/Invitel

M7

Avast

Mars

Decathlon

Kulinária Kiadó Kft.

L’Oréal

COTY

Reckitt Benckiser

TV2 Media Group Holdings

ZTE Hungary Kft

ID & Trust

Budapesti Fesztiválzenekar

NXP Semiconductors Magyarország Kft.

Magyar Éremkibocsátó Kft.

Thales Rail Signalling Solutions Kft.