Firm Profile > Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP > Budapest, Hungary

Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Christopher Noblet and Sándor Békési co-head Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP's practice, which has demonstrable strengths in real estate acquisitions and disposals, reorganisations and lease agreements. Noblet is experienced in high-value regional transactions and recently advised Goldman Sachs on the sale of Budapest office building C6 to Skanska. Békési is 'an exceptional leader' and 'deeply involved in every matter'; his areas of expertise include acquisitions, leasing and management. He is currently assisting Goldman Sachs with negotiating major leases, construction and operational matters following its acquisition of a major science park complex.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Noblet; Sándor Békési


‘The teamwork that this team displayed was fascinating and each and every member was easily accessible.’

Key clients



Goldman Sachs

NEPI Rockcastle


Mammut Zrt

Lone Star

(DWS) Deutsche Asset Management


Accelerate Property Fund

Louis Vuitton Malletier

M7 Distribution Center


Premier Outlets

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

The 'exceptional' Sándor Békési leads Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP's banking team, which acts on the full breadth of Hungarian and international financings. He recently advised Laurentian Bank of Canada on the setting up of the client’s new internal structure, including a Uruguayan branch of the Hungarian subsidiary. Associate Gábor Kószó regularly works with Békési to advise borrowers and lenders on complex financing transactions.

Practice head(s):

Sándor Békési

Other key lawyers:

Gábor Kószó


‘Sandor was exceptional in leading the team and was involved in every matter deeply.’

Key clients





Magyar Cetelem Zrt.

Laurentian Bank of Canada


Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Hamburg Commercial Bank

Revetas Capital


Towerbrook Capital Partners

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP 's Budapest office is fully integrated into the wider pan-European network and it frequently works with the London office to coordinate cross-border M&A transactions. The firm is heavily involved in corporate real estate M&A and generates work from clients such as JR AMC, Goldman Sachs and Prologis. 'Exceptional' team leader Sándor Békési is noted for his expertise in private equity. Christopher Noblet is recommended for regional M&A and real estate transactions. László Partos is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

László Partos; Christopher Noblet; Sándor Békési


‘Each member of the Hogan Lovells’ has their own role that they were exceptional in undertaking.’

‘Sandor Bekesi lead the team consisting of Zoltan Janosi and Gabor Koszo. The team-work that this team displayed was fascinating and each and every member was easily accessible. Sandor was exceptional in leading the team and was involved in every matter deeply. Zoltan and Gabor focused on the details and knew exactly what our requirements were.’

Key clients

BioTech USA




Lab Corp


Goldman Sachs

Danube Fund

Laurentian Bank of Canada

Magyar Cetelem Bank


Competition Tier 3

Akos Kovách is the lead partner at Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP, which is known for its strengths in merger control cases, having recently advised DIGI (a leading Central European telecom player) on merger control proceedings before the Hungarian Competition Authority over its acquisition of Invitel’s residential business. The firm also works in cooperation with the Hogan Lovells International LLP network to receive cross-border instructions on various aspects of EU competition law.

Practice head(s):

Ákos Kovách


‘Knowledgeable, responsive and well-functioning team, always happy to work with them.’

Key clients


BioTech USA

Magyar Cetelem

BNP Paribas Hungary Branch

AMC Networks

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP has built up a wealth of experience in disputes with a nexus to real estate, construction and infrastructure projects. Clients of the firm include names such as GE Power, Alstom Transport and STRABAG. László Partos is a noted figure in international investment treaty disputes, and he is currently acting as a special expert in the ICSID arbitration launched by Dan Cake Portugal against the Hungarian State, which concerns a compensation claim arising from the liquidation of the Hungarian subsidiary of Dan Cake. Infrastructure expert Sándor Békési has been nominated by the Chairman of the Hungarian Arbitration Court to be appointed as a recommended arbitrator with effect in 2021.

Practice head(s):

László Partos; Sándor Békési


‘Mr. Partos is a quite skilful lawyer, with a practice ranging from corporate to litigation. He is very easy to work with and essential in guiding you through the Hungarian legal framework and some of its idiosyncrasies.’

Key clients

Alstom Transport

GE Power


Dan Cake

Vajda Papír



TI Automotive



TMT Tier 3

Partos & Noblet in co-operation with Hogan Lovells International LLP focuses on the media and telecoms sectors, where it assists with the negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts, regulatory and licensing issues. Sándor Békési is the main contact.

Practice head(s):

Sándor Békési

Key clients

DIGI Távközlési és Szolgáltató Kft.

AMC Networks CE

TATA Communications

Capture Group

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Budapest office: Hogan Lovells is represented in Hungary by associated office Partos & Noblet, which works in close co-operation with the firm. The Budapest team includes lawyers and legal advisors from Hungary and the UK, who draw on a deep knowledge of the Hungarian legal system and the characteristics of the local market.

The multilingual lawyers work closely with colleagues in central and eastern Europe, the US and Asia. They provide legal advice to a wide range of Hungarian and international financial institutions, real estate developers and investment funds, private equity funds, and clients in the media and telecommunications sectors.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust and competition
Capital markets
Financial institutions
Mergers and acquisitions
Private equity
Real estate
Photo Name Position Profile
 Ákos Kovách  photo Ákos Kovách Counsel
 Christopher Noblet photo Christopher Noblet Associated Partner
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