Firm Profile > Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law > Budapest, Hungary

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law
DOROTTYA UTCA 6
1051 BUDAPEST
Hungary

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law ’s ‘very responsive and flexible’ team advised a major global construction company on its co-operation with its Hungarian consortium partner, with which it submitted a bid for the €2.4bn construction of the Budapest- Belgrade high-speed railway project. It also assisted PepsiCo with the sale of its Hungarian beverage and snack distribution business to KMV Group. Ákos Fehérváry and Ines Radmilovic head the team, which also includes senior counsel Pál Takács and senior associate Daniel Orosz , who is 'very practical'.

Competition Tier 1

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law regularly advises on state aid, antitrust, cartel and merger control cases and successfully acted for Tesco Hungary in a complex cartel investigation. Managing partner Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi leads the competition and antitrust practice with Márton Horányi. Senior associate András Horváth is another name to note.

Employment Tier 1

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law  is engaged on a range of employment matters including executive terminations, confidentiality, data protection issues, mass redundancies, re-organisations and restructurings. It also advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and handles contentious matters. Ákos Fehérváry heads the team and associate Éva Nagy is also noted.

Tax Tier 1

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law regularly advises on tax matters relating to cross-border transactions; it advised Dereif Sicav-Fis on the tax aspects of its €53.8m acquisition of an office building in Budapest from the National Bank of Hungary. The team is also noted for its focus on VAT and corporate income tax issues, and audits and tax disputes are also key areas of expertise. Practice head Gergely Riszter and associate Tímea Bodrogi-Szabó are recommended.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law ’s ‘client-oriented’ team advised Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing on the refinancing of its investment in MOM Park shopping centre in Budapest, and also assisted it with the financing relating to the sale of the West End Business Center office building in Budapest. Practice head József Vági is ‘able to translate complex legal language into language that is easy to understand’.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law is acting for a US fast food restaurant franchise network in the enforcement of an arbitral award as well as handling trade mark infringement matters. The group also represented a Hungarian trading company in a public procurement dispute. József Antal and Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi head the team.

Intellectual property Tier 2

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law’s expertise spans trade mark prosecution, enforcement, applications and renewals, international registrations, domain name registrations and copyright matters. It also handles contentious trade mark cases and commercial IP instructions. The group undertakes trade mark portfolio management for Prudential. Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi and associate Zsófia Lendvai lead the department.

Projects and energy Tier 2

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law is engaged on high-value infrastructure and energy projects; it is advising China Railway No. 9 Group on the construction of the €2.4bn Budapest-Belgrade high-speed railway project. Senior counsel Pál Takács, corporate and M&A expert Ákos Fehérváry, József Vági, who handles project finance work, and Benedek Kovács, who handles real estate projects, lead the team.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law stands out for its experience in handling high-value, cross-border real estate transactions. It advised Dereif Sicav on its €54m acquisition of the Eiffel Palace office building. The ‘experiencedBenedek Kovács leads the team.

TMT Tier 2

Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law stands out for its ‘in-house IT security capabilities’ and for its data protection expertise. Google, Telekom Indonesia and Ford Central & Eastern European are clients. Ines Radmilovic, who ‘understands the clients’ quality expectations and ensures that the whole team is delivering this quality’, Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi and senior associate Ádám Liber, who is 'an excellent data privacy lawyer and has a business-friendly mindset’, lead the department. Senior associate Zsófia Lendvai and associate Tamás Bereczki, who was a new arrival in 2018 from Deloitte Legal Erdos and Partners Law Firm, are also key figures.

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Photo Name Position Profile
Dr József Antal  photo Dr József Antal
Dr Helga Bíró, M.Jur.  photo Dr Helga Bíró, M.Jur.
Dr Tamás Bereczki , CISM, CRISC  photo Dr Tamás Bereczki , CISM, CRISC
Dr Ákos Fehérváry  photo Dr Ákos Fehérváry
Dr Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi, LL.M.  photo Dr Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi, LL.M.
Dr Márton Horányi, LL.M.  photo Dr Márton Horányi, LL.M.
Dr Benedek Kovács  photo Dr Benedek Kovács
Dr Zsófia Lendvai PhD  photo Dr Zsófia Lendvai PhD
Dr Ádám Liber, LLM, FIP, CIPP/E, CIPM  photo Dr Ádám Liber, LLM, FIP, CIPP/E, CIPM
Ms Ines K Radmilovic  photo Ms Ines K Radmilovic
Dr Gergely Riszter  photo Dr Gergely Riszter
Dr Pál P Takács  photo Dr Pál P Takács
Dr József Vági  photo Dr József Vági