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KCG Partners Law Firm
SZÉCHENYI RAKPART 8
1054 BUDAPEST
Hungary

Hungary > Employment Tier 2

KCG Partners Law Firm provides ‘thorough employment advice which balances the requirements of the law with the realities of business.’ The practice has been exceptionally active in supporting clients on day-day changes resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic, including on matters such as data privacy, preparation of home office policies, modifying employment contracts, business immigration and redundancies. Dual qualified to practise in Hungary and the US, Levente Csengery is the go-to counsel for many international entities. He jointly leads the practice with Rita Párkányi.

Practice head(s):

Levente Csengery; Rita Párkányi

Testimonials

‘Dedicated team was led by Rita Parkanyi. She managed the team and process in a very good way. She provided a very good service, with remarkable professional and industry knowledge, and also provided alternative solutions and opportunities. We got real value for money.’

‘KCG Partner’s employment team is responsive and helpful. They have deep knowledge and give pragmatic answers to questions, even in complex matters. They always reply in a timely manner.’

‘KCG is thorough in everything they do. Their advice balances the requirements of the law with the realities of business.’

‘Rita Parkanyi is always accessible and transparent, often forgoing formalities in the name of efficiency. I appreciate that.’

‘Readily available, highly-skilled and business minded team of lawyers with competitive prices.’

‘Levente Csengery and Rita Párkány deliver exceptional legal services. Having in-depth knowledge of the industries elevates them over their competitors. Their business acumen is exceptional.’

Key clients

OTP Bank

Sberbank

LEGO

Edelmann

BNP Paribas Cardif

Szimbiózis Foundation

Work highlights

  • Advising Sberbank on various employment law matters.

Hungary > Tax Tier 2

Clients are impressed with KCG’s 'value-for-money services', 'professional knowledge', 'admirable negotiation skills' and 'solid reputation in the market'. The practice handles tax optimisation for corporate reorganisation and group structuring, transactional tax planning, investment-related tax planning,  employee/executive compensation tax schemes, transfer pricing, tax investigations and litigation. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik are the partners to note.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Testimonials

‘KCG’s lawyers have important skills like critical thinking, creativity and high problem-solving skills.’

‘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 their negotiation skill is also admirable.’

‘My main point of contact is Gabriella Gálik whom I consider a brilliant lawyer and who is helpful and smart. It is not quite common to meet such an enthusiastic lawyer, who is well prepared from a professional point of view who strives to provide the highest standard even under a lot of pressure and to come up with a solution that is beneficial for the client.’

Key clients

MKB Bank

OTP Bank

SUNTEC INDUSTRIES

Work highlights

  • Advising Suntec Group on VAT and other taxes concerning contractual matters with special regard to the closure of the Hungarian business of the group.
  • Advised MKB Bank on a ground-breaking employee share plan valued at €2.8m p.a.

Hungary > Projects and energy Tier 3

KCG Partners Law Firm's multidisciplinary team of banking, corporate and real estate specialists advises a wide range of Hungarian clients on infrastructure and utility development projects, industrial licences, land and city development and construction issues. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta acts for clients from the oil and gas, renewable energy, construction, financial, chemical and automotive sectors on a range of acquisitions and investment transactions. Gabriella Gálik has ‘in-depth knowledge of the industry that elevates her over their competitors’. She is particularly active in M&A and industrial development (both greenfield and brownfield investments).

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Testimonials

‘KCG has an exceptional project team. They have great knowledge of industrial projects, a very professional team in every respect.’

‘Readily available, highly-skilled and business-minded team of lawyers with competitive prices. Excellent organization of resources to deliver legal services in a timely manner and by keeping their commitments.’

‘Gabriella Gálik is an excellent attorney delivering high-quality legal service. She is having an in-depth knowledge of the industry that elevates her over their competitors. Exceptionally they are not only legal-minded but their business acumen is exceptional.’

‘KCG lawyers have important skills like critical thinking, creativity and high problem-solving skills.’

Key clients

LEGO

Deltaplast

Work highlights

  • Advising the Hungarian subsidiary of the LEGO Group in Nyíregyháza in the course of its latest expansion project launched in 2021.
  • As part of its renewable energy focus and CO2 reduction commitments, advised Lego on its allocated land area of 5 hectares for Solar (PV) panel installation and building of an adjoining solar power plant of 5MWac, connected to the LEGO factory in Nyíregyháza.

Hungary > Real estate and construction Tier 3

The real estate practice at KCG Partners Law Firm focuses on industrial developments and greenfield and brownfield investments. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta is a widely-recognised name in the Hungarian real estate development and construction market. Illustrative of her expertise in large-scale industrial developments, she is advising LEGO on its €354m Nyíregyháza factory project (and €300m extension) in eastern Hungary. Kamocsay-Berta co-heads the practice with Gabriella Gálik, who leads on corporate real estate transactions, and is knowledgeable about zoning and planning, lease negotiations and EPC contracts.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Testimonials

‘Readily available, highly-skilled and business-minded team of lawyers with competitive prices.’

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik delivered exceptional legal services. Having an in-depth knowledge of the industries elevates them over their competitors. They are not only highly experienced but their business acumen is exceptional.’

‘KCG Partners are our go-to law firm in Hungary. They are very professional, very flexible and approachable.’

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta is a tireless managing partner of KCG partners with great management skills, and expert transactional knowledge. Very proactive and pleasant to work with.’

‘Gabriella Gálik is an experienced partner in real estate and corporate restructuring, very practical and excellent in communication.’

Key clients

LEGO

FésGM Kft – M20 Project

Deltaplast

Work highlights

  • Advising FésGM Kft, a Hungarian construction company, in the negotiation and preparation of the general contractor agreement for the M20 Project, which is a luxury residential development in the city centre of Budapest.

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

KCG Partners Law Firmhave a solid reputation in the Hungarian market‘ and is recommended for its ‘responsive, effective and proactive approach to problem-solving‘ in respect of private M&A, joint ventures and corporate restructuring. The practice is also skilled in complex corporate governance, compliance and regulatory issues, and is increasingly sought after for its advise on in-bound direct investments and acquisition of Hungarian assets in the energy, finance and insurance, TMT, agricultural and tourism areas. Co-heads Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik deliver exceptional legal services‘.

Practice head(s):

Eszter Kamocsay-Berta; Gabriella Gálik

Testimonials

Based on my experience, 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.’

‘Compared to other firms, KCG Partners’ team is hugely dedicated. They are committed to understand the business objectives of our firm and to support completion from the legal side. They are very responsive, accurate in their work and I have always the impression to be treated as a high priority client.’

‘I have worked in various projects with Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Galik. They represent very well this strong spirit of collaboration and I think this set them aside from other lawyers I have worked with.’

‘Very pleased with the work and expertise of Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Galik. They and their teams deliver an excellent work.’

‘Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik deliver exceptional legal services. Having an in-depth knowledge of the industries elevates them over their competitors. Their business acumen is exceptional.’

Key clients

LEGO

Edelmann GmbH

Association of the French Government Scholars

Deltaplast

Imex International

Work highlights

  • Continue to advise LEGO A/S concerning the Hungarian Manufacturing Unit and the Hungarian Sales Unit of the LEGO Group on company law, compliance, commercial and restructuring matters.
  • Pro bono advice to Association of the French Government Scholars on corporate and contractual matters such as the organisation of its annual meetings, the registration of corporate changes, and preparing sponsoring agreements, among others.
  • Advised Edelmann GmbH in relation to corporate restructuring matters.

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 4

KCG Partners Law Firm‘s litigation team is made up of ‘very responsive, agile and practical’ lawyers who have a solid foundation across various areas, namely employment, commercial and contractual disputes, as well as real estate and insolvency. International referrals and cross-border mandates are growing areas of work, owing to the firm's membership of the Ally Law network of international practices. U.S trained and qualified partner Levente Csengery and Rita Párkányi, also head of the French desk, jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Levente Csengery; Rita Párkányi

Testimonials

‘Responsiveness, proactivity, with a business-minded approach.’

‘Their dispute resolution practice is outstanding both in terms of number of associates and know-how. They are highly trained business-minded lawyers, are very proactive and are familiar with new technologies and the market.’

‘They are very responsive, agile and practical. These are key skills during these challenging times when clients need quick, short and concise legal advice in order to be able to quickly adapt to changes in the business environment.’

 

Key clients

LEGO

SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français)

SBERBANK Magyarország Zrt.

BNP PARIBAS CARDIF

Legrand Hungary

Lepény Food

Work highlights

  • Advised BNP Paribas Cardif Entities with respect to a commercial and employment disputes as well as in commercial and data protection matters.
  • Defending SNCF in cross-border proceedings.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Projects and Energy Eszter Kamocsay-Bertaeszter.kamocsay-berta@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
M&A / Investments Eszter Kamocsay-Bertaeszter.kamocsay-berta@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Eszter Kamocsay-Bertaeszter.kamocsay-berta@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Financial Regulatory and capital markets Eszter Kamocsay-Bertaeszter.kamocsay-berta@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Tax Consulting Services Eszter Kamocsay-Bertaeszter.kamocsay-berta@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
M&A / Investments Gabriella Gálikgabriella.galik@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Industrial Development Gabriella Gálikgabriella.galik@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Tax Consulting Services Gabriella Gálikgabriella.galik@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Real Estate Gabriella Gálikgabriella.galik@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Global Mobilisation Gabriella Gálikgabriella.galik@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Emloyment Rita Párkányirita.parkanyi@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Dispute Resolution Rita Párkányirita.parkanyi@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
IT/Data Protection Rita Párkányirita.parkanyi@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Global Mobilisation Rita Párkányirita.parkanyi@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Levente Csengerylevente.csengery@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Employment Levente Csengerylevente.csengery@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Financial Regulatory and capital markets Levente Csengerylevente.csengery@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Dispute Resolution Levente Csengerylevente.csengery@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
Capital markets Blaise Pásztoryblaise.pasztory@kcgpartners.com+36 1 30 131 30
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Levente Csengery photo Levente CsengeryFounding Partner
Gabriella Gálik  photo Gabriella Gálik Founding Partner
Eszter Kamocsay-Berta  photo Eszter Kamocsay-Berta Founding and Managing Partner
Rita Párkányi  photo Rita Párkányi Founding Partner
Blaise Pasztory  photo Blaise Pasztory Partner
Number of partners : 5
Number of other lawyers : 10
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