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Taylor Wessing Hungary

Hungary > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The ‘proactive, flexible and dynamic team’ at Taylor Wessing Hungary demonstrates ‘comprehensive knowledge of both EU and Hungarian data protection law’. Practice head Dániel Ódor is the counsel of choice for US-based clients, as well as multinationals across the CEE region, and he maintains a strong level of activity in data protection and GDPR compliance audits. The firm often cooperates with its CEE-wide offices on multijurisdictional mandates.

Practice head(s):

Dániel Ódor


‘Probably one of the best practice in Budapest in the field of data protection demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of both EU and Hungarian data protection law, and would deserve greater recognition for this in the industry.’

‘Acutely understanding the needs of clients, they have always provided practical advice to us.’

‘Proactive, flexible and dynamic team at Taylor Wessing. Working together with them was smooth and efficient.’

‘Daniel Odor is a solution-oriented lawyer who has a strong focus on what the clients need. Very professional, quick and available.’

‘They’re bright, quick and professional.’

‘We have worked with Daniel Odor-Huszar and he was very professional, responsive and flexible.’

Key clients

Chipita Hungary Kft.

Angelini Pharma

CML Construction Services Zrt.

AKA Zrt and A-WAY Zrt

Hiya Inc.


Ekata Inc.

International Property Network Zrt.

Work highlights

  • Advised Hiya Inc on introducing new features and services from a privacy point of view, working closely with US legal advisors, resolving data protection complaints successfully, supplying the client with new risk/impact assessments and tailored, complex model contracts to be used in its new business relationships.
  • Assisted CML Construction Services Zrt. (STRABAG) with several issues, among them operating CCTV surveillance, biometric processing and supporting the client throughout a data breach.
  • Continuing to advise the International Property Network Zrt. on the full range of its data processing activities, with special regard to its highly regarded marketing strategies.

Hungary > Employment Tier 3

Taylor Wessing Hungary‘s employment practice is led by ‘stand out partner’, Torsten Braner, who regularly coordinates employment projects throughout the CEE and SEE regions. He also advises on Hungarian employment law in relation to employee contracts and flexible working solutions, collective bargaining, reorganisations and restructurings and cross-border transfers of undertaking.

Practice head(s):

Torsten Braner

Other key lawyers:

Zoltán Novák; Zsombor Lenner


‘Super-organized team, the task is always assigned to the right person and without any delay., Top professionals on several legal areas, willing to go an extra mile.’

‘Straight and easy to understand information, instructions and guidelines regarding the topics covered by TW.’

‘Torsten Braner – stand out partner. Very good knowledge and thorough commercial advice.’

Key clients

Twentyone GmbH – Hungarian Branch

Werum IT Solutions GmbH

Körber AG

C&A Mode Kft.

Charles Vögele Hungary Kft.

EIPA Hungária Kft.

Mango Hungary Kft.

JUNGHEINRICH Hungária Fejlesztési és Tanácsadó Kft.

Präzi-Flachstahl AG

Sophos Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advised Präzi-Flachstahl AG on changes in the management of its Hungarian subsidiary.
  • Advised Sophos Hungary, a provider of security software, on aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic as e.g. the rules on warranting a safe work environment and the handling of vaccinated employee matters.
  • Advised Mango Hungary in connection with the coronavirus situation on working time reduction, available job retention schemes and government subsidies, with a special focus on the regulatory aspects of the relevant applications during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Taylor Wessing Hungary largely handles IP disputes (primarily matters concerning trade marks and copyright), real estate disputes and COVID-19-related commercial litigation. IP and IT specialist Zoltán Novák is the main contact at the firm; his recent highlights included defending the State of Hungary in several high-profile cases (including class actions) filed in the US, including a partial dismissal of claims against Hungary and its public institutions in the $100m ‘Herzog‘ lawsuit. Commercial contracts and employment cases are his other areas of specialism.

Practice head(s):

Zoltán Novák


‘Dr. Zoltán Novák – the training and mind of a professor in the body of a get it done litigator. Unique ability to thoughtfully article Hungarian legal rules and laws into practical cross broader disputes. English fluency and friendly client focus service is top notch.’

‘The team is extremely efficient and nimble. I cannot imagine working with another law firm in Hungary — I would work with this team on any matter.’

‘I have worked with Zoltan Novak for six or seven years. He is a fantastic lawyer who is good with big picture issues while still keeping an eye on details.’

Key clients

Hungarian State, Museum of Fine Arts

Mango Hungary Kft.

Ganz-Danubius Kereskedelmi Kft.

Work highlights

  • Representing Hungary and some of its public collections in a lawsuit filed by heirs of a Jewish art collector in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

The firm: Founded in 1986 and formerly known as e|n|w|c Attorneys at Law, Taylor Wessing CEE today is the CEE/SEE Competence Centre of Taylor Wessing, a leading international law firm with more than 1,200 lawyers working across 33 offices in 20 countries. Taylor Wessing is a full-service law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. The firm takes a single-minded approach to advising its clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. A focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled Taylor Wessing to develop market-leading expertise in technology, media and communications, life sciences, private wealth and energy.

Taylor Wessing CEE has offices in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Kiev, Klagenfurt, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw and advises investors in Central and Eastern Europe from the initial stages of their projects onwards.Its lawyers all have international experience. Their familiarity with the rules of the game and the local cultures in these emerging markets play an important part in the success of the work for these clients. Taylor Wessing CEE is committed to providing its clients with top quality advice and service both on the basis of long-term relationships and in connection with individual legal projects. Teams of specialists deliver rapid and reliable legal and business advice.

International work: With eight offices in six CEE countries, Taylor Wessing CEE shows great competence in Central and Eastern Europe. An Italian Desk exists in Budapest, Kiev, Vienna and Warsaw. In addition, Taylor Wessing has a further 25 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and has particular expertise in advising clients in North America, Brazil and India.

Banking and finance
Competition, EU and trade
Corporate, M&A and capital markets
Dispute resolution
Employment, pensions and mobility
Environmental, planning and regulatory
Private client
Real estate and construction
Restructuring and corporate recovery
Torsten Braner photoMr Torsten BranerTorsten Braner is a partner at Taylor Wessing in Budapest, Hungary. His…
Zoltán Novák photoMr Zoltán NovákZoltán Novák is a senior associate at Taylor Wessing in Budapest, Hungary.…
Dániel Ódor photoMr Dániel ÓdorDániel Ódor is a partner at Taylor Wessing in Budapest, Hungary. He…
Number of lawyers : 116
at this office : 41
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Contacts : Claudia Steegmüller
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Other offices : Budapest
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Other offices : Klagenfurt
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Warsaw

Taylor Wessing advised MLP Group on the next bond issue

The Warsaw team of the international law firm Taylor Wessing provided comprehensive legal advice to MLP Group S.A., one of the leading developers of logistics and production space, in connection with the public offering of bonds for EUR 20 million and their introduction to trading on the alternative market Catalyst.