Firm Profile > Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda > Budapest, Hungary
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda Offices
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Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda > The Legal 500 Rankings
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda is singled out for its 'reliable legal support, result-oriented approach and cost-efficient mindset' as well as its 'solid cross-border capabilities'. The practice focuses on the energy, manufacturing, financial services, automotive, and media industries. Practice head József Bulcsú Fenyvesi leads the 'strong and experienced team', which also includes Mihály Barcza, who is praised for his 'quick response and excellent M&A transaction experience'; Attila Terényi, and senior associate Ágnes Száz, who is experienced in securities and investment regulatory matters. Associate Gábor Kordoványi is also noted.
‘Very practical, solution oriented lawyers. Excellent communication of pragmatic advice. Excellent overview of local market practice.’
‘Solid cross-border capabilities.’
‘Mihály Barcza has excellent M&A transaction experience.‘
Budapest Electric Works
North Hungary Electric Works
Fundamenta Home Savings
Generali Insurance Co.
OTP Digital Fund
Competition Tier 1
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda's dedicated competition team handles a broad spread of antitrust matters, ranging from cartel investigations to state aid matters. The team is particularly active in the energy, telecoms and banking sectors. Competition specialist Gábor Fejes focuses on cartel and compliance matters, while the highly regarded Zoltán Marosi specialises in abuse of dominance, merger control and state aid matters. Marosi represents clients in court, and recently acted for Artisjus in an abuse of dominance case. Associate Balázs Csépai is also a name to note.
Dispute resolution Tier 1
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda is regularly involved in major litigation and arbitration proceedings involving sovereign states. Its expertise spans the construction, financial services, insurance, transport and real estate sectors. Litigator Tamás Éless heads up the team, which also includes counsel Zsolt Farkas, who has notable experience in civil law liability claims, real estate disputes and bankruptcy and liquidation matters.
‘Very experienced and mature lawyers providing balanced and client-friendly advice‘.
TEVA Pharmaceuticals Europe
the Ministry for National Economy
Intellectual property Tier 1
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda advises on the IP aspects of M&A transactions including IP protection, the acquisition and exploitation of IP rights and GDPR compliance issues; the team also has notable strength in IP litigation. Ivan Bartal and Áron László are highly recommended.
‘Always highlights the main risks and weights them from the client’s prospective‘.
Projects and energy Tier 2
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda recently demonstrated its strength in the major projects space when it advised the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on its acquisition of a significant part of Port of Trieste. The team also handles energy trading and environmental issues. Department head Gergely Légrádi is recommended for transactional and regulatory matters, and senior associates Petra Tasi and Dávid Hanis are also names to note.
’The entire team with the leadership of Gergely Légrádi is very responsive and proactive. When supporting sensitive and very complex matters, it is essential for the client that the legal team is not only experienced but having excellent negotiation skills and always open to find a reliable and lawful solution‘.
‘Gergely Légrádi and Petra Tasi not only know every relevant detail of the matters they handle, they are often ahead of all the other stakeholders by a couple of steps‘.
Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority
AUDI Hungária Motor Kft.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Aspect Holding Management
RWE Supply and Trading
ELMÜ-ÉMÁSZ Energiaszolgáltató Zrt.
National Toll Payment Services PLC
Naftna Industrija Srbije j.s.c.
Solar Partners s.r.o.
Törs Waste Management
JUUL Labs UK
GrowGreen Europe AD
Kepler Trading GmbH
Real estate and construction Tier 2
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda's team, led by Márk Pintér, advised on a number of multimillion-euro retail and office buildings sales and acquisitions. The team also has experience in leasing, restructuring, financing and real estate fund transactions, and handles the disposal of major asset classes of real estate. It recently advised Duna Terasz Premium on a residential development project. Associate Janos Fodor is also a name to note.
Lone Star Funds / Hudson Advisors
TRIUVA / Patrizia
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda handles buyout financing, project financing and banking regulation matters. Its expertise also spans IPOs, listings, delistings, and securitisations. Mihály Barcza and senior counsel Péter Horvai-Hillenbrand are names to note.
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda handles the data protection aspects of M&A transactions; it also advises a broad range of clients in the construction, retail and financial services sectors on GDPR compliance matters. Iván Bartal is 'responsive and understands client's business needs'.
‘Ivan Bartal is responsive and understands client’s business needs.‘
Vodafone Shared Services
Employment Tier 3
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda advises on the employment aspects of big-ticket restructuring mandates, and counts Continental Automotive as a major client. It also recently advised on collective redundancy issues and termination matters. Zsolt Cselédi heads up the team.
Vodafone Hungary Telecommunications
Vodafone Shared Services Budapest
Continental Automotive and Powertrain
HELL Energy Beverages Ltd.
AVALON Hotels Ltd.
Metro Food Wholesaler
Freshfields Buckhaus Deringer
UniCredit Bank Hungary
CIB Bank Hungary
British American Tobacco
Oppenheim Ugyvedi Iroda > Firm Profile
The firm: With its numerous international connections, Oppenheim has long played a leading role in the area’s legal market. Since Hungary’s political transition Oppenheim has focused on domestic and international commercial law. The firm first became affiliated with Vienna-based Austrian law firm Heller Löber Bahn in 1989. In testament to the reliability and high quality of its legal services together with the expertise of its legal team, leading German law firm Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber partnered with Oppenheim in 1989. This partnership facilitated the increased provision of multi-jurisdictional legal support to clients at a time of rapid globalisation in the legal services market. Many Oppenheim lawyers with the firm today have been with it since this time, or were then at the outset of their careers and have attained their professional knowledge within the firm. The subsequent merger between the law firms Freshfields, Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund, and Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber in 2000, under the name Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, was an important milestone for Oppenheim, both professionally and culturally.
Being a member of an extensive multi-jurisdictional network required Oppenheim to meet exacting international standards. It was then, and is now, a basic tenet for Oppenheim that all lawyers working at the firm should acquire a broad depth of international experience and qualifications while also expanding the firm’s presence in foreign markets. The theoretical and practical knowledge gained by its lawyers in the international arena over the years has radically enhanced the skills and experience of the firm’s outstanding team of professionals.
A sharp focus on professionalism coupled with a depth of social responsibility bonds the firm’s team of lawyers together and strengthens internal cohesion. The team consists of many outstanding individuals from diverse backgrounds who work harmoniously and effectively together, and share the same values and principles.
By the end of 2005, the shortcomings of the business models employed by large international law firms were becoming apparent and a need for increased flexibility and a new form of business organisation through which to provide sustainable high-quality legal services in the domestic market was emerging. After a year’s preparation, a newly independent commercial law firm was launched on 1 November 2007, under the original Oppenheim name and retaining all lawyers.
Since 2007, the firm has grown in leaps and bounds and as well as setting up shop in Vienna Oppenheim is currently the second biggest firm on the Hungarian market both in terms of the number of fee-earners as well as revenues. Oppenheim has also racked up an impressive amount of awards and other accolades in the process, recently chosen ‘National Law Firm of the Year’ in Hungary by Chambers and Partners, regularly ranked among the best in all important areas of commercial law by The Legal 500, and with most of the firm’s partners being recognised as leading in their areas on the Hungarian legal market. The firm has also strengthened its international ties and is currently the exclusive Hungarian member of leading international networks First Law International and Lexwork.
Areas of practice: Oppenheim currently consists of 40 plus lawyers and legal experts who provide advice on all areas of Hungarian and Austrian business law including general corporate affairs, mergers and acquisitions, finance, competition law, antitrust law, real estate law, public procurement law, environmental, planning and regulatory law, and IP/IT, and has a renowned contentious practice with experience in matters before state courts and national and international arbitration courts.
The attorneys of Oppenheim provide their legal expertise through a combination of specialised practice groups and sector experience including corporate (labour law, real estate projects and IP/IT), dispute resolution (also arbitration and contentious IP), finance, antitrust, competition and trade (including competition and consumer protection related litigation), public procurement, regulatory and energy, and real estate practice groups, and sectors such as capital markets, banking, construction, energy, utilities, automotive, healthcare, media, IP/IT and the services industry.
|Banking and finance||Peter Horvai|
|Capital markets||Mihaly Barcza|
|Dispute resolution||Tamás Éless|
|Energy and natural resources||Gergely Légrádi|
|IP/IT, data protection||Ivan Bartal|
|Trade marks and designs||Aron Laszlo|
|Labour and employee benefits||Zsolt Cseledi|
|Life sciences||Ulrike Rein|
|Projects and project finance||Zoltan Mucsanyi|
|Real estate||Mark Pinter|
|Restructuring and insolvency||Tibor Kiss|
|Dr Tamás Éless||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Mihály Barcza||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Iván Bartal||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Zsolt Cselédi||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Gábor Fejes||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr József Bulcsú Fenyvesi||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Péter Horvai-Hillenbrand||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Tibor Kiss M.||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Gergely Légrádi||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Aron Laszlo||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Zoltán Mucsányi||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Klára Oppenheim||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Márk Pintér||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Ulrike Rein||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Attila Terényi||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|
|Dr Marosi Zoltán||Partner; Attorney-at-law||View Profile|