Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys > Budapest, Hungary > Firm Profile

Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys
Mészáros utca 58/A
H-1016 Budapest

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 2

The dispute resolution team at Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys demonstrates particular strength in the agribusiness, manufacturing and gaming industries. Practice co-head László András Kelemen boasts over 25 years’ experience in dispute resolution, representing clients before labour and administrative courts in Hungary, as well as before various arbitration bodies. Kelemen heads up the department alongside András Komáromi, who typically represents clients in international corporate and commercial arbitration proceedings. Gergely Gundel-Takács and Eszter Rupnik provide further support.

Practice head(s):

László András Kelemen; András Komáromi

Other key lawyers:

Gergely Gundel-Takács; Eszter Rupnik; Tamás Kárpáthegyi


‘Our firm operates in the construction sector, in which industry contentious matters are frequent. The firm understands our business and the special requirements in construction-related dispute resolution.

‘Our key person is László András Kelemen. His experience is highly valuable for our operations.’

‘The team is solid and highly professional; resources are allocated smartly, and the client on-boarding process is very smooth.’

‘Practitioners are always approachable and helpful and are prepared for professional discussions and strategy alignment.’

‘I work with this law firm in corporate law and related litigations. They are offering professional service at reasonable price.’

‘I specifically work with Tamás Kárpáthegyi who always pays attention to every detail of the cases, bringing new aspects in. Before going into the details, he explains the new aspects and aligns with the client which is appreciated.’

‘We like working with Szabó, Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys because, besides their vast knowledge of the law, they always handle our problems with a business approach, which is important for us. Their other strength is their responsiveness and speed. It is also to be outlined that their legal and business English is outstanding, which is also important for us.’

‘Individuals we are working with are László András Kelemen and András Komáromi. László has an experience of almost three decades, while András has an experience of almost two decades in litigation and arbitration matters, which is reflected in their work.’

Key clients

Viterra Hungary Kft.

Axel Niels Hartmann

Dr. Rita Tuzson

Sygnus Kereskedelmi Kft.

Screen GP Europe B.V. and Opia d.o.o.

Hungary > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

The banking and finance team at Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys advises commercial and state-owned banks and investment funds, as well as borrowers across the energy and renewables, construction and logistics sectors. Practice head Péter Vincze has over 20 years’ experience, ranging from capital markets, to restructuring and insolvency, to regulatory matters. Along with Erik LandgrafZoltán Módos advises on project and trade finance, including cross-border financings. Levente Kálmán specialises in real estate finance, while Tamás Kárpáthegyi advises on syndicated lending, refinancing and securities.

Practice head(s):

Péter Vincze


‘Hands-on approach, on-time, flexible in terms of availability.’

‘Thorough understanding of the client’s business, close collaboration, long-term dedicated senior lawyers and partners.’

‘A team of excellent professionals with experience in many areas of banking and finance, coupled with the availability of tax advisory services as well.’

‘They demonstrate logical structured thinking, accuracy, and they dare to formulate (with supporting reasoning) a recommended option (of course with the standard disclaimers).’

‘Péter Vincze and Zoltán Módos not only possess excellent legal knowledge, but in addition it is coupled with a deep understanding of business and financing structures and good common sense, so can match financing term sheets with the most suitable legal solution with ease. Their negotiation skills are also outstanding.’

‘We worked with Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys on a significant project and we were delighted with the cooperation. The legal team has always worked professionally and within the agreed timeframes, although these were almost always extremely tight. They were always able to advise on complex issues and tasks and to propose the most appropriate solution.’

‘We recommend the team to anyone needing legal assistance in Hungary. The team really has extensive experience in its jurisdiction.’

Zoltán Módos proved to be an excellent expert, very professional and responsive. Whenever there were complications regarding local issues, he was able to find a practical solution that, on the one hand, offered the client adequate protection and, on the other hand, did not cause any deadlock to the project.’

Key clients

Raiffeisen Bank Zrt.

MBH Bank Nyrt.

CESI Group

Hungarian subsidiary of CTP Group

ONEY Magyarország Zrt

Fundamenta Lakáskassza Zrt.

Indotek Group

Solar Markt Kft.

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Agriculture, pharmaceuticals and renewables are key industries for the corporate and M&A team at Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys. With a balanced seller and buyer practice, László András Kelemen leads the team. Péter Vincze takes a lead role in energy-related transactions and is active in the foundation of financial and investment service providers, while Balázs Dominek advises on the establishment of Hungarian companies and business centres. Gábor Hugai specialises in corporate governance and Éva Balsay has experience in cross-border mergers. Eszter Rupnik and Gergely Gundel-Takács were both promoted to partner in 2023.

Practice head(s):

László András Kelemen


Relevant industry knowledge, with appropriate background experience. Proper reaction time and quality.’

I appreciate the cooperation with László András Kelemen very much. Throughout our professional relationship, I have found him to be exceptionally competent, reliable, and thorough in the work delivered. He has consistently exhibited the highest level of professionalism and integrity, always delivering on promises and timelines.’

Key clients

Viterra group

Eaton group

Transocean group


CTP group


Solar Markt Kft.


Danube Magántőkealap

Fluidra S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advised Capstone on an acquisition involving more than ten sellers.
  • Advised Solar Markt on a venture capital investment.

Hungary > Competition Tier 3

Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys‘ competition team has experience in all areas of both Hungarian and EU competition law, with a focus on merger control matters and compliance programs. László Kelemen heads up the practice, supported by competition specialist Balázs Dominek. Áron Somogyi handles cartel investigations and regularly represents clients before the HCA.

Practice head(s):

László Kelemen


‘Szabó Kelemen & Partners have a great team with experts in many special law areas. The overall approach to projects and problems is very good, they are solution oriented.’

‘The individuals I work with are well-prepared, knowledgeable experts, with hands-on approach for problem-solving. They are reliable, and very supportive, with good communication skills.’

‘As compared with the other legal advisers of the company group, Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys works with great enthusiasm regarding every and all legal issues, they are professionally well prepared and ready and able to understand also the business side /aspects of the transaction. This results much more deepened understanding and professional legal advisory. I am also impressed on the reaction time of the lawyers; therefore, we have a strong legal backup through the transactions.’

‘A great value of the Law Firm Andersen is that they are respected by the other law firms and legal advisors on a high level.’

‘László Kelemen is highly professional, prompt at answering and has rapid understanding of the legal issues. Huge experience regarding competition law issues and problems, expansive knowledge regarding the practice of the competition authorities and related judgements.’

‘Péter Vincze has a very high-level understanding of the business aspects of the transactions and therefore the ability to think together with the clients to find the best business decisions.’

‘Balázs Dominek has the ability to give an understandable and complex reaction and legal advisory.’

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Advised a major Hungarian bank on an acquisition.
  • Represented a domestic financial undertaking in an unfair competition litigation.
  • Represented a leading domestic financial undertaking in a competition law arbitration case.

Hungary > Projects and energy Tier 3

Three partners lead the projects and energy team Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys: Szilvia Fehérvári, Péter Vincze and Balázs Dominek. Fehérvári brings over 13 years’ experience advising Hungarian subsidiaries and branches of international companies on energy law matters to the leadership trio. Vincze assists clients with the structuring and licensing of renewable energy projects, particularly solar and biomass power plants, while Dominek advises on licensing issues and M&A transactions. Dorottya Rebeka Tarba focuses primarily on solar power plant projects, from due diligence to development.

Practice head(s):

Péter Vincze; Szilvia Fehérvári; Balázs Dominek

Other key lawyers:


‘A highly reliable and very motivated team.’

‘Szilvia Fehérvári is an extremely knowledgeable and highly motivated legal professional with great client focus and a pragmatic approach to solving issues.’

Key clients


Solarnow Kft.

Solar Markt Kft.

Solar Markt Energy-P Kft.


Hungary > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Industrial and commercial real property are the real estate team’s particular specialisms at Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys; the practice demonstrates expertise across the full real estate spectrum, from due diligence, acquisition and development to management, letting and sale. Domonkos Kiss, Szabó Tamás and Levente Kálmán jointly lead the team. With experience in renewable energy projects and greenfield investments, Péter Vincze lends further support. Zsolt Eperjesi handles commercial real estate portfolios on behalf of asset management and development companies, while Gergely Gundel-Takács represents clients in litigation proceedings. Dorottya Rebeka Tarba and Dániel Csegeziare are the other key names to note.

Practice head(s):

Szabó Tamás; Domonkos Kiss; Levente Kálmán


‘We have been working on many transactions together with the firm, namely with Levente Kálmán. There were more complex deals as well, and we were always satisfied with the support we received, which was not only limited to legal aspects but also went a step further and we received important feedback on the business aspects of certain legal clauses in the transaction documentation.’

‘Levente Kálmán showed dedication and availability throughout the whole transaction processes, showing the flexibility that is needed in some urgent or more complicated contracting processes. What stood out is his availability, regardless of official working hours which was a big advantage considering the different time zones of the parties involved.’

‘Highest level of international collaboration which makes the process with the legal department of headquarters very efficient.’

‘Deep understanding of the priorities and interests of each contractual partner.’

Key clients

CTP Group

Mellow Mood Group

Omega Befektetési Kft. (Balbec Group)

Viterra Group

PURO Hotels

Hungarian Real Estate Financing Zrt

MNB Ingatlan Zrt


Hungary > Employment Tier 4

The team at Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys is noted for its expertise in issues relating to remote and hybrid-working models. With over 16 years’ experience, practice head Szilvia Fehérvári’s expertise ranges from GDPR compliance to collective labour matters and terminations. Domonkos Kiss regularly represents clients in employment-related litigation and mediation, while Eszter Rupnik advises on internal policies and procedures. Ilona Boros supports clients with employee relocation issues, while Dóra Szakács advises on global mobility.

Practice head(s):

Szilvia Fehérvári


‘Great cooperation, very professional, quick responses.’

‘Szilvia Fehérvári and Dóra Szakács – extremely effective, very professional, always ready to find the best solution to the client’s problems, very quick in their responses, explaining everything in a clear professional way.’

Hungary > Data privacy and data protection

With 23 years’ experience at the firm, Tamás Kárpáthegyi leads the data protection and privacy team at Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys in its advice on data transfer, GDPR and whistleblowing policies. The practice also represents clients before the Data Protection Authority.

The firm: Szabó Kelemen & Partners Andersen Attorneys is a full-service law firm in the area of business law which can trace its origins back to partners from the Budapest legal department of a global consulting firm in 1996. Between 1996 and 2006 the firm was the Hungarian member/cooperating partner of various international advisory and law firms. In 2014, another law firm specialized and experienced in the areas of banking and finance, joined the practice. At present, more than 30 lawyers attend to our clients’ needs.

Our firm is collaborating with Andersen Global Network in Hungary as of January 1, 2019 and is a member thereof since January 1, 2020. Andersen Global is an independent global alliance, that consists of independent tax advisory- and law firms. Founded in 2013 by Andersen Tax LLC in the United States, Andersen Global, through its member firms and collaborating firms, can support clients currently with more than 5,000 professionals in 165 locations in 72 countries.

Accordingly, Andersen in Hungary is a tax and law firm based in Budapest, established in 2020 with the combination of Szabo Kelemen & Partners and OrienTax. Andersen in Hungary serves more than 600 clients from various industries, including energy, pharmaceutical, financial and banking, telecom, IT, media and entertainment and is the fifth largest tax and legal practice in Hungary (after the Big Four).

Our impressive client base consists of multinationals, as well as large and medium-sized Hungarian companies. We advise clients in a wide range of industries, and we aim to provide clients with a full range of legal services and up-to-date solutions of the highest professional standard. Our particular strengths include corporate, commercial and MCA work, banking and finance law, litigation, competition law, real estate as well as providing advice in various industry sectors. The number of practice group members exceeds ten.

Area of recent growth: agri-business and real estate-driven M&A activities. Following the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), our firm has established a working group within its corporate practice group to assist Hungarian subsidiaries of well-known international companies during the preparation for the application of the regulation. 

Main areas of practice

  • Antitrust/competition law
  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employment and compensation
  • Intellectual property
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Projects
  • Real estate

Work highlights per practice area

  • Advising and representing a leading international aluminium casting company before the HCA in the merger clearance of its acquisition of a regional aluminium extrusion plant.
  • Advising and representing an international insurance company before the HCA in a merger clearance for an international insurance portfolio acquisition.
  • Advising and representing a leading book retail company before the HCA in the merger clearance of the acquisition of a large domestic publishing house. 

Banking and finance:

  • Drafting financing documentation for a major Hungarian TV channel group restructuring as to its financing
  • Drafting financing documents for a Hungarian Investment Fund with over EUR1bn of managed assets
  • Drafting several project finance loan documentations for financing renewable energy projects 

Corporate restructuring and insolvency:

  • Advising the Hungarian Reorganisation Asset Management Plc in connection with the restructuring of loan transactions with 20,000 retail and 4,000 corporate customers.
  • Providing advice in connection with the takeover of bank distressed asset portfolios.
  • Representing the client as creditor in a liquidation procedure of a Hungarian heating plant.
  • Representing various entities of a property group re: bankruptcy proceedings. 

Dispute resolution and litigation:

  • Regular representation of clients before GAFTA, FOSFA, ICC ICA and domestic arbitration courts
  • Advising and representing a global commodities trader’s Hungarian affiliate before GAFTA and the HCC Arbitration Court re: a damage claim
  • Plaintiff-and defendant side litigation in commercial and labor law disputes 


  • Reviewing all the client’s employment contracts and policies, drafting new contract samples, including special managerial employment contracts
  • Representing the client in a labour law litigation concerning the lawfulness of the work schedule and successfully proving that the client is in compliance with the relevant legal requirements
  • Providing legal support regarding e.g. individual labour law litigations with employees and with the Labour Supervision Authority, handling the trade union’s demands, etc. 

IT and telecommunications:

  • Advising a company that specializes in IT security software. Creating commercial agreements, registering intellectual property, and carrying out daily advisory work.
  • Supporting the client in large-scale IT projects, including system development and implementation. 

Restructuring and insolvency corporate and mergers and acquisitions:

  • Advising a Hungarian financial institution on a merger with other financial institutions, creating thereby the second largest Hungarian financial institution
  • Seller-side and buyer-side representation regarding the sale and purchase of private health institutions
  • Reorganisation of 12 Hungarian corporations belonging to the same group of companies (oil industry) via mergers, dissolutions and share transfer transactions
  • General corporate work for a number of multinationals and their Hungarian subsidiaries

Real estate and commercial property:

  • Advising the client on large-scale greenfield investments involving the construction of a logistics facility, and also re: renting and operation of existing logistics facilities
  • Transactional advice in connection with the sale of a share in a joint venture holding a real estate project (residential building with approximately 900 flats)
  • Providing legal advice, conducting negotiations and contract conclusion in connection with the purchase of a downtown real property having a heritage listing
  • Providing legal support to the client in the course of its office construction project
  • Advising the client during the development of an industrial property, including purchasing, financing and drafting agreements related to development

Areas of recent growth:
Data protection

Agribusiness: Buyer-side representation in the sale and purchase of more than 80% of an agribusiness company, as well as sector-specific due diligence.

Number of lawyers: 32
Languages: English, German, French, Hungarian

Department Name Email Telephone
Senior Partner Dr. Tamás Szabó +36 1 288 8200
Managing Partner Dr. László András Kelemen +36 1 288 8200
Managing Partner Dr. Domonkos Kiss +36 1 288 8200
Managing Partner Dr. Péter Vincze +36 1 288 8200
Managing Partner Dr Balázs Dominek +36 1 288 8200
Photo Name Position Profile
Éva Balsay photo Dr Éva Balsay Partner
Ilona Boros photo Dr Ilona Boros Partner
Zsolt Eperjesi photo Dr Zsolt Eperjesi Partner
Gergely Gundel-Takács photo Dr Gergely Gundel-Takács Partner
Levente Kálmán photo Dr Levente Kálmán Partner
Laszlo Andras Kelemen photo Dr Laszlo Andras Kelemen Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law
Laszlo Andras Kelemen photo Dr Laszlo Andras Kelemen Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law
Domonkos Kiss photo Dr Domonkos Kiss Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law
Andras Komaromi photo Dr Andras Komaromi Partner
Eszter Rupnik photo Dr Eszter Rupnik Partner
Áron Mátyás Somogyi photo Dr Áron Mátyás Somogyi Partner
Judit Sütő photo Dr Judit Sütő Partner
Tamás Szabó photo Dr Tamás Szabó Senior Partner, Attorney-at-Law
Dorottya Rebeka Tarba photo Dr Dorottya Rebeka Tarba Attorney-at-Law
Péter Vincze photo Dr Péter Vincze Managing Partner, Attorney-at-Law
English (fluent)
Budapest Bar Association

CLIENT: Viterra
COMPANY/FIRM: Viterra Hungary Llc., Viterra Logistics Llc., Viterra Vegetable Oil Manufacturing Llc.
TESTIMONIAL: Their main strength lies in having an excellent team of professionals who are always very quick to respond. Because they have very specific and in-depth knowledge of the industry, their advices are always relevant and extremely useful. In addition, they provide very good value for our money. We work closely with László A. Kelemen, who, as the practice’s leader, has been assisting our company with corporate matters and M&A transactions for the past 20 years. His preparedness, as well as his creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial abilities, continue to amaze and impress us to this day. András Komáromi, a lawyer specializing in commercial dispute resolution, is our other contact person at the law firm’s dispute resolution team. He’s also been a huge help to us in the course of large-scale cross-border matters. We’d also like to recognize Eszter Rupnik, the attorney who manages the client desk at our headquarters; her professional management of the daily work-flow has left us very impressed. Finally, we’d like to highlight Gergely Gundel-Takács, who assists us in a variety of fields and whose client-first attitude we greatly appreciate.

CLIENT: Calzedonia
COMPANY/FIRM: Calzedonia Hungary Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: A highly qualified team capable of responding quickly and offering advice in a variety of fields. As to corporate and commercial law matters, we collaborate closely with László Kelemen and Éva Balsay. Their expertise, professionalism, and strategic thinking continue to fascinate us to this day. We work with Szilvia Fehérvári on employment law matters, that she handles with the utmost class and care. Her professionalism and attention to detail are unceasing. We’d also like to call attention to Tamás Kárpáthegyi, who guides us through the complexities of data protection laws; he led a thorough review of our data security practices with remarkable speed and accuracy. Furthermore, the team assists us in developing areas of law, such as social media law. Gergely Gundel-Takács provided us with outstanding legal advice and dispute resolution assistance in this area.

CLIENT: Transocean group
TESTIMONIAL:To support and maintain a complex company structure, Andersen Legal has been providing continuous corporate legal advice to us that is always sophisticated, high quality, sustainable and reliable. Our main contact, Gábor Hugai understands business needs and has expert level knowledge as to corporate matters.

TESTIMONIAL: The firm has provided us good services in the fields of real estate and corporate law for many years. They helped us a great deal to achieve our corporate goals in Hungary.

CLIENT: Interag Holding Zrt.
TESTIMONIAL: We work with them regarding our group’s important corporate and real estate law matters for about 30 years. Their length of service for us shows the level of our satisfaction.

CLIENT: Solar Markt
TESTIMONIAL: The Andersen Legal team has extensive industry knowledge as to changing renewable energy market regulations, which is in high demand due to the rapid growth in sustainable and green energy consumption. In this regard, Andersen Legal considers as a strategic partner to us, i.e., a B2B service provider that assists in the conclusion of long-term framework partnership agreements with prominent Hungarian and multinational clients. Péter Vincze, our attorney, has extensive knowledge and expertise in this area.

CLIENT: Takarékbank Zrt.
TESTIMONIAL: Andersen Legal provides us with high-quality legal advice, with a focus on structured financing and capital markets transactions, particularly bond issuance, for example, green bonds. In addition to more than ten bond issuances last year, the team provided excellent legal advice on the bank holding group’s restructuring. We’d like to call attention to Péter Vincze and Zoltán Módos, who we found to be extremely knowledgeable about the topics at hand.

CLIENT: Indotek Zrt.
TESTIMONIAL: Andersen Legal has given us excellent service. They provide timely and effective advice on a wide range of complex legal issues pertaining to our operations. In particular, they have extensive experience in the real estate market. We’ve worked on a variety of projects with them, including hotel management contract preparation, health center construction and redevelopment, as well as logistics park development. We primarily work with Péter Vincze and László Kelemen, and we are very pleased with the quality of their services as well as their attentiveness and responsiveness.