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Dr Zoltan Forgo

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Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm

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M&A, Life sciences, Arbitration/litigation, Energy, Competition, Employment.


Dr. Zoltán Forgó is the Co-Managing Partner of Forgó, Damjanovic. He is a qualified attorney in Hungary (ügyvéd). Dr. Zoltán Forgó has been practising international business law for more than 21 years. His primary specialisation is corporate/M&A work, having acted as lead counsel on numerous M&A transactions and represented a number of international investors, private equity firms and Hungarian blue-chip companies. In such transactions he places great emphasis on adopting a commercial approach, seeking innovative solutions and ensuring precise documentation.

Dr. Zoltán Forgó’s advisory work on a number of high profile transactions affords him a deep understanding of the issues, client needs and regulatory background of the pharmaceutical, energy and TMT industries. He often advises clients on competition cases, concentrating primarily on merger control and unfair trade practice issues, and employment matters. He has successfully assisted clients in a number of arbitration and cross-border litigation matters, acting before forums in Budapest, Vienna and London. His track record includes representing corporate borrowers and financial institutions in financing transactions.Furthermore, Dr. Zoltán Forgó is experienced in advising institutitional investors in complex real estate transactions. 

He is a registered arbitrator of the Money and Capital Aribitration Court in Budapest and has as arbitratror in several arbitration cases. 


He has been given the "Best Individual Lawyer" award by World Finance Magazine Legal Awards (2011), Hungary. ● He is currently Managing Partner of Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners Law Firm, 2010- . ● Beforehand, for ten years he was founder and Managing Partner of Forgó, Varga & Partners, the predecessor of Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners, 2000-2010. ● Partner, attorney (ügyvéd) at Weiss-Tessbach Budapest, 1995-2000. ● Secondment at Linklaters London, corporate department, 1997. ● Secondment at Weiss-Tessbach Vienna, 1997. ● Chief legal counsel, Hungarian Credit Bank Investment, 1993-1995 ● Trainee lawyer, 1992-1993.


English, Hungarian.


● The representative of the firm in the Hungarian Venture Capital Association and the member of its Ethics Committee. ● Member of the Ethiics Committee of the Hungarian Venture Capital Association (2010-2017) ● Registered arbitrator of the Money and Capital Markets Arbitration Court in Budapest. ● Member of Hungarian Bar Association (ügyvéd) since 1995.


● Registered International Trade Law Expert ● 1998 International Trade Law Postgraduate Course ● 1992 University Law Decree, summa cum laude, 1992.


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