Firm Profile > KCG Partners Law Firm > Budapest, Hungary

KCG Partners Law Firm
SZÉCHENYI RAKPART 8
1054 BUDAPEST
Hungary

Employment Tier 2

The employment team at KCG Partners Law Firm has 'a very good reputation on the market' and is experienced in assisting multinational clients from various sectors with TUPE issues, employee share schemes and data protection. Contentious work includes matters arising from dismissals and alleged harassment. The practice is also frequently sought after to handle issues arising from Covid-19, such as the preparation of home office policies, pandemic strategy, employment contracts and company restructurings. Levente Csengery co-heads the team with Rita Párkányi, who is the main contact for French-speaking clients.

Practice head(s):

Levente Csengery; Rita Párkányi

Testimonials

‘The employment team of KCG Partners has a very good reputation on the market. Its co-partners, Levente and Rita, regularly attend employment conferences and publish legal articles. During the pandemic, they published several articles with the aim of helping employers and employees to better understand the fast-changing new tax and employment regulations.’

‘KCG Partners are excellent in partnering with business and promoting business sustainability even as organizations are trying to cope with everything from shutdown orders to labour shortages.’

‘Very responsive and client-oriented, good English skills’

Key clients

MKB Bank

OTP Bank

Sberbank

LEGO

Edelmann

BNP Paribas Cardif

Szimbiózis Foundation

Tax Tier 2

KCG Partners Law Firm has a strong focus on tax planning, risk advisory work and investigations. It is routinely mandated on cross-border structuring and tax-focused advice in relation to corporate transactions, financial investments, employee stock ownership programs and transfer pricing. It is the only Hungarian representative of Ally Law, a global network  providing various legal services to corporations and a member of Expatland Global Network, which assists expats and foreign clients on a range of legal and financial issues. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik are the lead partners.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Testimonials

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta stands out for her recognised expertise, straightforwardness and credibility. She has built a strong team of tax professionals. ’

‘ KCG Partners is one of the best prepared and proactive law firm I have ever worked with and definitely the best value for money. Their professional knowledge, ideas and approach toward solving issues have always impressed me and that is why I have chosen them as a business partner.  They are very responsive, effective and proactive when solving even quite complex issues. Their negotiation skill is also admirable. They are growing constantly on a very competitive market and they have a solid reputation in the Hungarian market.’

Key clients

LEGO

MKB Bank

OTP Bank

SUNTEC INDUSTRIES

Projects and energy Tier 3

KCG Partners Law Firm specialises in industrial developments, including greenfield and brownfield investments, and it regularly advises on matters ranging from planning and construction to industrial licenses and related claims. The practice is jointly led by Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik, who have a strong track record in cross-border energy transactions and project development.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Key clients

LEGO

TPLG Tout Pour le Grain

Deltaplast

FésGM Kft – M20 Project

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik co-head KCG Partners Law Firm's 'highly skilled and experienced' real estate group. The practice focuses on corporate real estate transactions, industrial property developments and investments, both from Hungarian and foreign entities, into greenfield and brownfield projects. Notable mandates included advising on LEGO’s €654m toy manufacturing plant in Nyíregyháza, Eastern Hungary.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Testimonials

‘Highly skilled and experienced with Hungarian, English and French speaking colleagues. ’

‘Experienced, with high level of customer focus’

Key clients

LEGO

TPLG Tout Pour Le Grain

Suntec Industries

FésGM Kft – M20 Project

Dispute resolution Tier 4

KCG Partners Law Firm focuses on contentious employment, IP and bankruptcy matters. Levente Csengery, who is dual-qualified to practise in Hungary and the US, is regularly instructed by international clients with a local subsidiary. Rita Párkányi is notably sought after by French-speaking clients and is particularly experienced in employment litigation.

Practice head(s):

Levente Csengery; Rita Párkányi

Key clients

LEGO

SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français)

SBERBANK Magyarország Zrt.

BNP PARIBAS CARDIF

SUNTEC INDUSTRIES HUNGARY

Legrand Hungary

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

According to a client, KCG Partners Law Firm has 'a team of highly efficient, solution-oriented, quick-thinking attorneys' who focus on private M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructurings. The key contacts are Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik, who also advise on corporate governance, compliance and regulatory issues. They also assist local charities on a pro bono basis.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Testimonials

‘KCG Partners are a team of highly efficient, solution-oriented, quick-thinking attorneys.’

‘KCG partners were patient and supportive all along the way, always responded immediately, and got things done often within a very short timeframe.’

‘KCG Partners understands the business of their clients and act with integrity.’

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta stands out for her ability to manage transactions of high complexity, even in times of the current unprecedented disruptions for business everywhere. ’

‘Very professional, knowledgable and responsive. Have greatly enjoyed working with Gabriella Galik over the last few years. She has provided solid advice and pulled-in additional resources and experts when required.’

‘We have been working closely with Gabriella Galik over the last 2+ years on a complex international structure. Gabriella has so far always provided excellent advice, shown great flexibility in terms of telephone/online meetings (across multiple time zones) and provided her services in a very timely manner. She has a wonderfully friendly demeanour which has made working with her a real pleasure.’

‘Based on my past experience, KCG Partners is one of the best prepared and proactive law firms I have ever worked with and definitely the best value for money. Their professional knowledge, ideas and approach toward solving issues have always impressed me and that is why I have chosen them as a business partner. They are also very focused on client satisfaction and to serve the needs on a very high standard. They are very responsive, effective and proactive when solving even quite complex issues. Their negotiation skill is also admirable. They are growing constantly in a very competitive market and they have a solid reputation in the Hungarian market.’

‘ KCG Partners handles my business matters with the highest professional standards. They are prompt in answering my questions and are always by my side to discuss the possibilities in an arising problem. They always explain to me the Hungarian legal environment in a way easy to follow. KCG Partners is a notable firm on the Hungarian legal market with an excellent reputation, working by international standards. I can describe them to be reliable and trustworthy.’

Key clients

LEGO

Edelmann GmbH

Association of the French Government Scholars

TPLG Tout Pour le Grain

Imex International

IT Distribution

KCG Partners Law Firm is a business law firm supported by strong litigation and tax advisory capabilities. The firm combines the efficiency and economy of an elite local law firm with the in-depth knowledge of a global firm.

Over the last decades, we have established a strong reputation for the work we do. We have market leading practices in employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), industrial property development, employment, tax and regulatory/compliance.

Our clients are complex organizations with pressing legal issues that frequently challenge not only their businesses but also their entire industries. Dealing with these issues oftentimes leads to a drain on corporate resources.

We help our clients conserve these resources and generate value for their organizations by applying a collaborative approach aimed at jointly uncovering the most efficient path to tackling their issues.

Our clients receive support across their full-business life-cycle, from strategy formulation to value delivery. They involve us at all levels of their organizations, from the boardroom to their production fields.

We are proud that 90% of our work comes from repeat business and referrals, and 85% of our clients have used our services more than once. This is the result of our strategic choices to avoid over commitment, and prefer quality over quantity.

In addition to our own team, our clients are afforded immediate access to a carefully selected set of law firms to address their regional and international legal needs around the world.

KCG Partners is a member of Ally Law, a global legal network of 71 law firms and 2,800 lawyers in 46 countries. Ally Law is committed to delivering high quality and responsive services, local business intelligence and value with global depth and reach.

Department Name Email Telephone
Projects and Energy Eszter Kamocsay-Berta eszter.kamocsay-berta@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
M&A / Investments Eszter Kamocsay-Berta eszter.kamocsay-berta@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Eszter Kamocsay-Berta eszter.kamocsay-berta@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Financial Regulatory and capital markets Eszter Kamocsay-Berta eszter.kamocsay-berta@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Tax Consulting Services Eszter Kamocsay-Berta eszter.kamocsay-berta@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
M&A / Investments Gabriella Gálik gabriella.galik@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Industrial Development Gabriella Gálik gabriella.galik@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Tax Consulting Services Gabriella Gálik gabriella.galik@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Real Estate Gabriella Gálik gabriella.galik@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Global Mobilisation Gabriella Gálik gabriella.galik@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Emloyment Rita Párkányi rita.parkanyi@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Dispute Resolution Rita Párkányi rita.parkanyi@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
IT/Data Protection Rita Párkányi rita.parkanyi@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Global Mobilisation Rita Párkányi rita.parkanyi@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Levente Csengery levente.csengery@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Employment Levente Csengery levente.csengery@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Financial Regulatory and capital markets Levente Csengery levente.csengery@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Dispute Resolution Levente Csengery levente.csengery@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Capital markets Blaise Pásztory blaise.pasztory@kcgpartners.com +36 1 30 131 30
Photo Name Position Profile
 Levente Csengery photo Levente Csengery Founding Partner
Dr Gabriella Gálik  photo Dr Gabriella Gálik Founding Partner
Dr Eszter Kamocsay-Berta  photo Dr Eszter Kamocsay-Berta Founding and Managing Partner
Dr Rita Párkányi  photo Dr Rita Párkányi Founding Partner
Mr Blaise Pasztory  photo Mr Blaise Pasztory Partner
Number of partners : 5
Number of other lawyers : 10
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