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KCG Partners Law Firm
H-1052 Budapest
Türr István street 9. 2nd floor
Hungary

Hungary > Employment Tier 2

KCG Partners Law Firm caters to a host of domestic and international corporates and financial institutions on a wide range of employment law issues. The firm has recently seen an increasing number of mandates concerning employee relocation in response to the war in Ukraine. US-qualified Levente Csengery is regularly instructed by multinational clients operating in the region. Rita Párkányi  is an expert on all aspects of employment law, as well as labour-related data protection issues.

Practice head(s):

Levente Csengery; Rita Párkányi

Testimonials

‘KCG is composed of highly skilled individuals who hold the necessary business knowledge and understanding to support clients. The KCG team is highly agile and flexible to deliver the best legal service experience.’

‘Levente Csengery is a lead professional in the Hungarian employment and dispute settlement market. Further to his technical expertise, he has excellent skills to get connections with his clients.’

‘The strong alliance among its partners makes KCG unique on the market. Their close collaboration is one of their strongest strengths that helps them a lot.’

Key clients

OTP Bank

Sberbank

LEGO

Edelmann

BNP Paribas Cardif

Szimbiózis Foundation

Expat Management Group

Deltaplast Kft.

Mediroyal Kft

Hungary > Tax Tier 2

KCG Partners Law Firm’s tax arm focuses on the tax implications of corporate transactions and restructuring, as well as advising on strategic tax planning, investment-related tax issues, employee and executive compensation tax schemes, and transfer pricing. The team also has strong tax litigation capabilities. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik lead, both bringing extensive experience advising multinationals on a wide range of domestic and cross-border tax issues to their roles.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Other key lawyers:

Bálint Zsoldos

Testimonials

‘We always felt that our tax issues are in safe hands at KCG Partners Law Firm. They understand our problems and provide clear and straightforward advice even in the more complex cases.’

‘The tax team has excellent understanding not just of the tax technical aspects but the business implications, and they come up with practical solutions that can be implemented.’

‘Bálint Zsoldos is a down-to-earth professional with a unique skill and mindset. He understands and communicates complex tax matters plainly. His experience with the tax office is invaluable.’

‘KCG is extremely client focused and able to understand a client’s specific circumstances. Their teamwork is extraordinary.’

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik are focused and open to challenges. They can easily see through and solve the problem. It is a pleasure to work with the whole tax law team.’

‘KCG Partners is one of the best prepared and most pro-active 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 very responsive, effective and pro-active when solving even quite complex issues. Their negotiation skill is also admirable.’

‘Gabriella Gálik is a brilliant lawyer. She communicates in a way that even complex legal matters are understandable for clients.’

Key clients

MKB Bank

OTP Bank

Pastor Valorem Private Foundation

LEGO

Deltaplast

Imex International

Hungary > Projects and energy Tier 3

The energy and projects team at KCG Partners Law Firm brings its integrated, multidisciplinary skillset to industrial developments, and greenfield and brownfield investments in energy and infrastructure. Recent notable highlights include high-value development work for LEGO and other notable European corporations. Other strengths include land development, planning, construction, and licensing. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Testimonials

KCG Partners are always there when we need legal support. They are responsive and practical and have a deep knowledge about our contractors and cases.’

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik have strategic minds and are very thorough. The younger generation is also very talented.’

‘I have a lot of confidence in Gabriella Gálik – she showed a very good understanding of local regulations, the sector and commercial landscape relevant to our energy project and quickly grasped our commercial drivers.’

‘KCG’s projects and energy practice is composed of highly skilled individuals who hold the necessary business knowledge and understanding to support clients. The team is highly agile and flexible to deliver the best legal service experience.’

‘Gabriella Gálik is an outstanding legal professional, a skilled negotiator and has great business sense.’

Key clients

LEGO

Deltaplast

Deutsche Invest Mittelstand GmbH (DiCapital)

Work highlights

  • Advised LEGO on its latest factory expansion launched in 2021, including a solar power plant of 5MW to be connected to the LEGO factory.

Hungary > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Focusing on industrial developments, and greenfield and brownfield investments, the real estate arm of KCG Partners Law Firm works closely with the firm’s tax and projects departments. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik jointly lead the practice with extensive cross-border transactional experience. Lídia Süveges and Dénes Glavatity  are noted at the associate level.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Gabriella Gálik showed a very good understanding of local regulation, and the commercial landscape of the sector, and quickly grasped our commercial drivers in relation to our energy construction project.’

‘The strong alliance among its partners makes the firm unique on the market. Their close collaboration is one of their strongest strengths that helps them a lot in getting new clients.’

‘Gabriella Gálik has been active in the real estate and construction sector for more than 15 years. She has handled many projects for us in a highly professional manner and with a calm and reassuring demeanor, even when under time pressure or otherwise challenged in the work. She is a professional whose advice I trust blindly.’

‘We appreciate that they are responsive and practical, and have a historical knowledge about our contractors and cases. For us, the long-standing and trustworthy relationship is important.’

‘The collaboration and the performance continuously are on a high level.’

Key clients

LEGO

Deltaplast

Deutsche Invest Mittelstand GmbH (DiCapital)

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Working for a host of domestic and regional SMEs and financial institutions, KCG Partners Law Firm's core practice focuses on private M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring, as well as corporate governance, compliance and regulatory issues. Department co-heads Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik both have extensive experience in high-value M&A and corporate transactions, while Rita Párkányi is a key contact for French corporate clients.  Increasingly, the firm is seen as a go-to advisor for foreign investors into the Hungarian energy, finance and insurance, TMT, agricultural and tourism markets.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Other key lawyers:

Rita Párkányi

Testimonials

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 very focused on client satisfaction and serve their needs to a very high standard. They are very responsive, effective and proactive when solving even quite complex issues. Their negotiation skill is also admirable.’

‘Response time is magnificent, I get a reply with a real answer within the same day.’

‘Gabriella Gálik is an outstanding legal professional who has great business sense and also she is a skilled negotiator.’

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik work with meticulous precision. If you work with this team, you’re in good hands.’

‘KCG’s team is agile, flexible and competent.’

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta, Rita Párkányi and Gabriella Gálik are all capable of managing complex matters individually, but as a team their performance is outright marvelous.’

Key clients

LEGO

Pastor Valorem Private Foundation

Edelmann GmbH

Association of the French Government Scholars

Deltaplast

Imex International

Deutsche Invest Mittelstand GmbH

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 4

The collaborative and agile team at KCG Partners Law Firm is well versed in handling complex, cross-border disputes regarding employment, contracts and corporate governance issues. The group also regularly handles cases involving real estate, insolvency and commercial issues. US-qualified Levente Csengery co-leads the department with Rita Párkányi, head of the firm’s French desk.

Practice head(s):

Levente Csengery; Rita Párkányi

Testimonials

The dispute resolution team is very effective and adaptive, always in tune with the market.’

‘The strong alliance among its partners makes KCG Partners unique on the market. Their close collaboration is one of their strongest strengths that helps them a lot.’

‘Sharp moves, and a dedicated attitude even in hard cases.’

Key clients

LEGO

SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français)

SBERBANK Magyarország Zrt.

BNP PARIBAS CARDIF

Lepény Food

Deltaplast

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 Dr Levente Csengery Founding Partner
Gabriella Gálik photo Dr Gabriella Gálik Founding Partner
Eszter Kamocsay-Berta photo Dr Eszter Kamocsay-Berta Founding and Managing Partner
Rita Párkányi photo Dr Rita Párkányi Founding Partner
Blaise Pasztory photo Mr Blaise Pasztory Partner
Number of partners : 5
Number of other lawyers : 10
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