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 increased its presence among Asia-based investors, with it generating an increasing volume of instructions from Chinese, Japanese and Korean clients; the firm has Japanese and Mandarin-speaking lawyers and gets referrals from contacts at law firms in Asia. The firm is known for acting for foreign investors on the acquisition and disposal of Hungarian assets, restructurings and general corporate issues. Ádám Máttyus is an expert in the energy, IT and consumer goods sectors. He works with Iván Sólyom on asset deals and transactions in the telecoms and real estate sectors. Pál Rahóty and founding partner Richard Lock, dual qualified in England and Wales and Hungary, specialises in pan-European and Hungarian cross-border investment transactions.