Firm Profile > Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda > Budapest, Hungary

Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda

Hungary > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda's group is led by Konrád Siegler, who has over thirty years of experience acting for Hungarian and international banks, as well as corporate borrowers. He is noted for his involvement in numerous project finance and syndicated lending transactions, predominantly in the energy and real estate sectors. In the capital markets space, Siegler has also been involved in public offerings and private share placements, as well as stock exchange listings of shares and bonds. Special counsel Tamás Simon specialises in acquisition and project finance, refinancing and debt restructuring. Senior associate Gábor Zoltán Szabó is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Konrád Siegler

Other key lawyers:

Hungary > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

At Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda, Pál Szabó acts for private and public sellers, private purchasers and private equity firms. His experience includes company reorganisations, restructurings and transactions involving the finance, energy, telecoms and life sciences sectors. Managing partner David Dederick specialises in cross-border M&A that often spans the CEE and SEE regions. For privatisation transactions, banking partner Konrád Siegler is the main contact; he is supported by senior associate Dária Szabó.

Practice head(s):

Pál Szabó; David Dederick

Other key lawyers:

Konrad Siegler; Dária Szabó

Hungary > Intellectual property Tier 1

At Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi IrodaBálint Halász is the main contact in the Budapest office. He specialises in the protection and enforcement of patents, trade marks, designs, copyright and unfair competition claims, as well as portfolio management. Data protection and commercial IP are other drivers of work. Senior associate Bettina Kövecses, who leads the consumer and retail group, advises on trade mark and design prosecution and enforcement. She is also recommended for branding, licensing, know-how and trade secrets protection, including strategic or investment transfer of IP rights.

Practice head(s):

Bálint Halász

Other key lawyers:

Hungary > Projects and energy Tier 1

Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda's energy practice, which is led by Konrád Siegler, works closely with offices across the CEE region on a wide range of finance transactions, acquisitions and developments in the energy, utilities and infrastructure sectors. Ferenc Mátrai and senior associate Dániel Arányi are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Konrád Siegler

Other key lawyers:

Hungary > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Bálint Halász at Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda is the primary contact for data protection and privacy for national and international clients from the electronics, pharmaceutical, retail and IT sectors. Halász advises foreign clients on technical and specialised data retention, compliance and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Bálint Halász

Key clients

National Gaming and Esports Federation

Hungary > Dispute resolution Tier 2

At Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda, László Nanyista has over 20 years of experience specialising in litigation and arbitration matters. He undertakes high-value corporate, commercial and regulatory disputes, as well as matters pertaining to capital markets, anti-takeover defences and energy law. He also acts as counsel in international commercial and treaty arbitration cases.

Practice head(s):

László Nanyista

Hungary > Real estate and construction Tier 2

At Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda, Ferenc Mátrai has 30 years of experience in real estate, construction, corporate law and PPP. He has a strong background in built-to-suit lease developments, commercial office building and shopping mall developments. Mátrai has been involved in some of the largest PPP transactions seen in Hungary, particularly those in the sports industry, such as Dagály Swimming Palace, the Puskás Arena (the new national football stadium) and the Bozsik football stadium.  

Practice head(s):

Ferenc Mátrai

Hungary > TMT Tier 2

Bálint Halász is the main contact at Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda, which has a broad TMT practice that spans intellectual property, IT and data protection. The team is sought after by domestic and international clients from various sectors including electronics, pharmaceuticals, retail and technology for regulatory advice relating to the IT and life sciences sectors, data privacy and licensing matters. Senior associate Péter Rippel-Szabó  focuses on commercial matters with niche sports sector expertise.

Practice head(s):

Bálint Halász; David Dederick

Other key lawyers:

Péter Rippel-Szabó

Key clients

Univision Communications Inc. / General (GMG)

Providence Equity (Project Huxley)

National Gaming and Esports Federation

HAVASI Entertainment Zrt.

Telenor Hungary

Nestlé Hungary

Barion Payment



Hungary > Competition Tier 3

At Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi IrodaLászló Zlatarov has 20 years of experience specialising in Hungarian and EU competition law. He primarily advises on the competition aspects of M&A. In addition, on the contentious side, he is well versed in representing clients in cartel investigations before the Hungarian Competition Authority, as well as related litigation before the courts and arbitral tribunals. Other areas of expertise include vertical and horizontal agreements, pricing issues and competition compliance.

Hungary > Employment Tier 3

Pál Szabó is the main figure at Siegler Bird & Bird Ügyvédi Iroda, where he advises multinational companies on collective redundancies, benefits and incentive programmes, as well as matters involving domestic and cross-border labour law (such as company reorganisations and outsourcings). He also negotiates and acts on behalf of employers on matters relating to senior executives and their compensation packages.

The firm: Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a long-established reputation for having a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. The firm combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients operating at the forefront of their industries to achieve their commercial goals.

Bird & Bird has over 1,200 lawyers and legal practitioners with broad advisory transactional and contentious capability, with a particular focus on key industry sectors. The firm has an extensive international reach with 28 offices in 19 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, offering a seamless, cross-border service between locations and sector and practice groups.

Bird & Bird’s Budapest office particularly excels in the areas of intellectual property, technology, communications and media law, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, employment, competition law, public procurement and data protection, with growing practices in energy and real estate.

The Budapest Bird & Bird office is a fully integrated part of the international Bird & Bird network, co-operating effectively with other Bird & Bird offices, in particular the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Spain and Italy, in addition to close co-operation with the other CE offices in Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw.

Areas of practice: Underpinned by deep client and industry knowledge, the firm’s key sectors include:

Automotive: advising on all stages of a life cycle of a motor vehicle, from initial design, to sales and distribution, through to disposals.

Aviation, aerospace, defence and security: advising on asset management and financing, civil aviation matters, including airlines, regulatory and competition issues, and aerospace and defence, including PPP/PFI and product liability.

Energy and utilities: advising large multinationals, investors, project companies and large energy consumers on electricity generation, energy trading, renewable energy, cleantech and climate change, and upstream oil and gas.

Financial services: advising global clients in the financial services sector, such as global retail and investment banks, investors and hedge funds, on transactions, regulatory issues, commercial contracts and dispute resolution.

Food and beverage: advising on a full range of areas, including branding, labelling, health claims, fair trade and patents on novel foods.

Life sciences and healthcare: advising clients in biotechnology, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical companies on licensing and drug development agreements, R&D collaboration, IP acquisitions and joint ventures.

Media and entertainment: advising clients from across the media spectrum on a wide range of issues, including exploitation across all forms of digital media and emerging areas, such as user-generated content exploitation.

Sports: advising clients such as national and international sports governing bodies, event organisers and sponsors on issues including exploitation of commercial rights, brand management, regulatory and disciplinary issues.

Technology and communications: advising international corporations, local businesses, regulators, financiers and public sector entities on the full scope of technology and communications matters, from regulatory and commercial to M&A, intellectual property and disputes, on matters ranging from smaller innovative projects to some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes of recent years.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Konrád Siegler
Corporate David Dederick
Corporate Pál Szabó
Commercial David Dederick
Commercial Gábor Helembai
Dispute resolution László Nanyista
Data protection Bálint Halász
Employment Pál Szabó
Employment Zoltán Tarján
Intellectual property Bálint Halász
Technology and communications Bálint Halász
Technology and communications Zoltán Tarján
Media David Dederick
Media Bálint Halász
Competition Konrád Siegler
Competition László Zlatarov
Real estate David Dederick
Real estate Ferenc Mátrai
Projects and energy Konrád Siegler
Projects and energy Dániel Arányi
Number of lawyers : 1,200
at this office : 10
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