Firm Profile > Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm > Budapest, Hungary

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm
ALKOTÁS U 17-19 (DÉLI POINT)
III FLOOR
1123 BUDAPEST
Hungary

Employment Tier 1

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm is a popular choice for multinational clients which it advises on a mix of contentious and advisory employment work. Recent highlights include representing Mall Group in a high-value dispute against its former manager, and acting for Big Bus Tours in a unfair dismissal case brought by a former manager. Gábor Damjanovic is highly recommended, as is Ákos Balázs.

Key clients

Big Bus Tours

China Telecom

Intersnack Group

Nouryon

Unipetrol

Cargill Group

ngena GmbH

Agrokor Group

Geico Taikisha Group

Allegis Group, Inc.

American Express Global Business Travel

Grupo Antolin

Concentrix

Netcracker Technology

Galvanize Nutrition

Heartbit

Schwabe Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Peithner K.G.

Longrent

Orange Group Baltic

Hungarocontrol

AUTOVISTA Hungary

Mall Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm has 'significant experience in cross-border M&A transactions' and is particularly active in the energy, pharmaceutical and TMT sectors. Cross-border restructuring mandates also feature in its recent highlights. Practice co-head Gabor Damjanovic is 'a well-reputed M&A lawyer with many years of experience', and co-head Zoltán Forgó is 'precise, committed and always available'.

Testimonials

‘The firm has significant experience in cross-border M&A transactions’.

Gábor Damjanovic is an exceptionally skilled and experienced M&A lawyer. He not only brings legal expertise to transactions, but is also commercial savvy and has a sense of humour that greatly facilitates the often difficult and contentious SPA negotiation phase of a transaction‘.

Gábor Damjanovic is very reflective and a strategic thinker and a great lawyer‘.

Gábor Damjanovic is a well-reputed M&A lawyer with many years of experience‘.

Zoltán Forgó is precise, committed and always available‘.

Key clients

Obton A/S

Amot Investments

Pacific Drilling S.A.

Pamplona Capital Management

Agrokor Group

Finext

Big Bus Tours

China Telecom

Intersnack Group

Unipetrol

Cargill Group

Big Bus Tours

Geico Taikisha Group

ECI Telecom

Allegis Group, Inc.

Zomato

Galvanize Nutrition

Heartbit

Schwabe Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Peithner K.G.

Verba Technologies

Longrent

Shiran Holdings Limited

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm regularly handles cross-border litigation and arbitration, and counts a number of household names including airbnb, Air France and Skecher as major clients. Employment, shareholder and construction disputes are among its recent instructions. Gábor Damjanovic and Zoltán Forgó act as counsels and arbitrators.

Key clients

airbnb

Air France/KLM Group

Cargill Group

Nielsen Corporation

Finext Group

Big Bus Tours

Centrope Holdings Limited

Allianz Global

Accell Group

Hungarocontrol

Grifols

Mechel Service Hungary Ltd.

Grupo Antolin

Dánia Koncept Kft.

Mall Group

Due A srl

Unipetrol

Galvanize Nutrition

Heartbit

Seatriever

Skechers

İnteltek

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm advises lenders and borrowers on cross-border transactions. Gábor Damjanovic is 'very solution-orientated and provides practical advice', and is recommended alongside Ferenc Lénárt, who advises on regulatory and transactional matters.

Testimonials

The team is very responsive and easy to communicate with. They are very professional and adapt to the needs of the client‘.

Gábor Damjanovic is very solution-orientated and provides practical advice‘.

Competition Tier 3

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm handles merger control matters, cartel investigations and unfair trade matters. Zoltán Forgó is the main contact.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm handles the IP aspects of transactions as well as IP disputes. Viktor Vasi is the key name to note.

Projects and energy Tier 3

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm advised Obton on a series of multimillion-euro acquisitions of large solar park portfolios. Zoltán Forgó and Gábor Damjanovic are the main contacts.

Key clients

Obton A/S

Pacific Drilling S.A.

Unipetrol

iEnergia Sp. Z.o.o.

Geico Taikisha Group

TMT Tier 3

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm focuses on transactional work in the TMT sector. The team advised ECI Telecom on its cross-border restructuring, and is assisting Worldpay with gambling related matters. Gábor DamjanovicZoltán Forgó and Viktor Vasi are noted.

Key clients

Nielsen Corporation

IKEA Group

China Telecom

Novell Hungary

AUTOVISTA Hungary

Inteltek

Big Bus Tours

Heartbit

Mall Group

Worldpay

Microgaming

ECI Telecom

Zomato

Galvanize Nutrition

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm's caseload includes a mix of commercial and residential real estate transactions and disputes. Gábor Damjanovic and Zoltán Forgó are the main contacts.

Key clients

Obton A/S

Amot Investments

Allianz

Airbnb

Finext

Big Bus Tours

Unipetrol

Cargill Group

Big Bus Tours

Longrent

Shiran Holdings Limited

Due A srl

The firm: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners is one of the leading independent commercial law firms in Hungary. Clients include foreign corporations, the Hungarian businesses of multinational companies and medium to large Hungarian businesses. The firm is typically instructed in complex transactions and legal disputes, cases of a cross-border nature, those demanding high quality English language documentation and/or involving clients who require an international level of service. Whilst the firm provides clients with all the benefits of a full service law firm, it prides itself in an especially strong track record in the fields of M&A and private equity transactions, dispute resolution and employment law.

Forgó, Damjanovic serves clients from all over the world; a high percentage of its turnover is generated from foreign clients or multinational clients with a presence in Hungary. Foreign law firms regularly instruct Forgó, Damjanovic on their clients’ Hungarian legal needs. Most of the lawyers have gained foreign work experience at large international law firms or have studied abroad.

Areas of practice: Corporate & M&A: Forgó, Damjanovic offers clients specialist corporate/M&A advice. The partners’ extensive track record includes acting for Hungarian and international blue-chip companies, private equity and venture capital investors, leading corporate finance firms and high-net worth individual owners of target companies. Forgó, Damjanovic regularly acts as lead counsel on cross-border transactions in conjunction with foreign legal advisors, and on transactions referred by international law firms. The firm is typically instructed by clients in complex medium-sized or high-value transactions, mostly of a cross-border nature and requiring heavy documentation.

Dispute resolution: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners regularly acts in contentious cases before various courts and authorities, as well as international arbitration cases in a wide range of proceedings.

Banking and capital markets: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners offers specialist expertise for banking and capital markets services. The firm has represented numerous banks and corporate clients in banking and capital markets transactions, and provided financial enterprises and investment funds with legal advice on licensing and regulatory matters.

Labour and employment: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners is one of the leading labour/employment practices in Hungary, earning recommendations from international directories. The firm acts for international recruitment agencies, multinational corporations, major Hungarian enterprises and top managers and its services cover the full spectrum of labour and employment matters, with many of the assignments typically having international or cross-border aspects.

Life sciences and pharmaceuticals: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners is one of the few law firms in Hungary which offers niche expertise on legal matters affecting the life sciences and pharmaceuticals industry. The firm‘s extensive track record includes advising Hungarian and foreign producers of pharmaceuticals, food supplements and medical devices, pharmacy chains, industry associations, strategic and private equity investors and corporate finance firms specialising in the industry.

IP/TMT: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners has a solid and diverse IP practice, handling copyright matters, software licensing issues, trademark matters, domain name disputes and advising on patent related issues. The firm has acted for a number of blue-chip clients in the TMT industry, including telecommunication service providers and software and hardware companies applying new generation technologies.

Energy: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners advises energy clients on a wide range of matters. Its track record includes acting for energy companies, private equity investors, financing banks and energy consultancy firms.

Gaming/betting: Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners offers specialist advice on the legal issues of gaming/betting. Over years of working for major online and land-based gaming clients, it has developed niche expertise in this area. Its lawyers’ extensive track record includes advising operators and slot machine manufacturers, negotiating concession agreements, assisting other clients in gambling related issues, in addition to providing transactional and litigation/arbitration support in the gaming sector.

Department Name Email Telephone
Company law
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Employment
Litigation, arbitration
Banking and financing
Capital markets
Insolvency
Real estate
Projects, construction
Energy
Pharmaceuticals
Gaming, betting, licensing
Information technology
Media, internet, e-commerce
Intellectual property rights
Telecommunications
Media
Competition law
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Zoltan Forgo  photo Dr Zoltan Forgo
Number of lawyers : 12
English
Contacts : Zoltán Forgó
Contacts : Gábor Damjanovic