Richard Lock > Lakatos, Köves and Partners > Budapest, Hungary > Lawyer Profile

Lakatos, Köves and Partners
MADÁCH IMRE ÚT 14
1075 BUDAPEST
Hungary

Work Department

M&A, CORPORATE, REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE

Position

Founding Partner

Career

Richard Lock is an English lawyer (also registered as a Hungarian lawyer, “ügyvéd”, at the Budapest Bar), with extensive experience of European and Hungarian cross-border investment transactions and of the corporate law matters that dominate our practice. A resident of Hungary for nearly 30 years, Richard leads the firm’s relationship with international law firms. Richard is ranked as “Eminent Practitioner” in Chambers Europe and Chambers Global. Richard trained at Burges Salmon in Bristol and worked for 5 years with Clifford Chance in London before moving to Budapest with Clifford Chance. Richard was a partner of Clifford Chance in 2006-2009 and a founding partner of LKT when the firm separated from Clifford Chance in 2009.

Languages

English, French

Memberships

IBA, Budapest Bar Association, The Law Society (England & Wales).

Lawyer Rankings

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Richard LockLakatos, Köves and Partners

Lakatos, Köves and Partners has a strong track record undertaking corporate and M&A work in the energy, financial services, telecoms and FMCG sectors. In addition, it is notably active in areas such as healthcare and automotive, among others. The firm often acts for foreign entities and private equity houses on the acquisition and disposal of assets in Hungary, as well as corporate restructurings of existing branches in Hungary. Richard LockIván Sólyom and Ádám Máttyus are the co-heads of the practice. Counsel Pál Rahóty regularly acts on behalf of insurance and financial services clients. Viktória Szilágyi bolstered the practice’s offering in the real estate, renewable energy and healthcare arenas, following her arrival in late 2020 from Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda.