Dr Eszter Kamocsay-Berta > KCG Partners Law Firm > Budapest, Hungary > Lawyer Profile

KCG Partners Law Firm
SZÉCHENYI RAKPART 8
1054 BUDAPEST
Hungary

Work Department

Industrial Development, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Real Estate, M&A / Investments,Tax Consulting Services, Financial regulatory and capital markets

Position

Founding and Managing Partner

Career

A qualified attorney-at-law licensed to practice in Hungary, Eszter previously worked at prestigious law offices like Gide Loyrette Nouel as a partner of the Budapest office, and at Clifford Chance and Salans as a senior associate. Now, as a Founder and the Managing Partner at KCG Partners, she leads a professional, cohesive team of high-performance lawyers.

Eszter has over 18 years of top tier experience in M&A, projects, transactions and tax law with special recognition as an expert in restructuring, construction and energy matters. She regularly advises multinationals and their local subsidiaries, representing clients from the oil and gas, renewable energy, construction, financial, chemical, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. 

Languages

Hungarian, English and German.

Memberships

  • Member of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA)
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of the Budapest Bar Association 

Education

  • SEED School for Executive Education and Development, Budapest, Hungary (2018)
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics, „Engineering consultancy and FIDIC Contracts” (2015)
  • Vienna University of Economics & Business, International Tax (LL.M.), Vienna, Austria (2009-2011)
  • Pázmány Péter University, Faculty of Law & Political Sciences (JD), Budapest, Hungary (1995-2000)
  • Eötvös Loránd University, Sociology and Media Studies (M.A.), Budapest, Hungary (1993-1998)
  • University of Stirling, Social and Media Studies, Scotland, UK, (1997)
  • Carl-Bosch-Gymnasium, Abitur, Ludwigshafen, Germany (1993)

Lawyer Rankings

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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‘.

Hungary > Projects and energy

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).

Hungary > Real estate and construction

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.

Hungary > Tax

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.