Firm Profile > Dentons > Budapest , Hungary


Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Dentons advised Budapest Airport on the $1.6bn material restructuring of all current debts of the Budapest Airport Group and advised UniCredit and MUFG as co-ordinators on a €750m revolving credit facility for MOL. Banking and finance head Gergely Horváth, counsel Gábor Király and associate Gabriella Pataki are key members of the department, as is US-qualified lawyer Edward Keller, who leads the capital markets team.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Dentons has a ‘personal approach’ and particular experience in acting for private equity clients; it advised Polish Enterprise Fund VI, a private equity fund managed by Enterprise Investors, on the €56.5m sale of to MCI Capital Group. Department head Rob Irving combines ‘outstanding legal expertise with a business-minded approach’. Edward Keller, Anita Horváth and Annamária Csenterics are standout individuals, as is counsel Susan Wang, who heads the firm’s CEE China desk.

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Competition Tier 1

Dentons handles a range of cartel, state aid and abuse of dominance cases, as well as compliance audits. Porsche Hungaria, Nestlé, Budapest Airport and Chemium are key clients. Of counsel Tihamér Tóth and counsel Tünde Gönczöl jointly head the team. Associate Áron Károlyi-Szabó is also recommended.

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Projects and energy Tier 1

Dentons’ expertise spans energy, infrastructure and project finance mandates and key work included advising CEFC Hainan International Holding, a subsidiary of CEFC China Energy Company, on the acquisition of a majority stake in KMG International. Project finance head Gergely Horváth and regulatory and energy head István Réczicza lead the team. Anita Horváth, of counsel Emőke Kovács, who is regularly involved in energy projects, and senior counsel Balázs Csuday, who is a regulatory expert, are also recommended. Associate János Csáki joined from Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Partner Baker & McKenzie Attorneys-at-Law.

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Real estate and construction Tier 1

Dentons advised Marathon Asset Management and MCAP Global Finance on the financing and acquisition of Népliget Center Office Building from GLL Real Estate Partners. It also assisted Starwood Capital Group with its €75m acquisition of Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge Hotel from Orbis Hotel Group. Judit Kővári heads the team and Marcell Szőnyi is ‘super responsive’. Ádám Kaplonyi is now with KPMG Legal Tóásó Law Firm.

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Dispute resolution Tier 2

Dentons’ ‘professional’ team handles commercial litigation and international arbitration matters. The team represented Engie (formerly GDF Suez) in an ICSID arbitration and is acting for GDF Suez Energia Holding Hungary in several cases brought by Hungarian gas trading companies. Counsel Márk Baja heads the team and is ably supported by managing partner István RécziczaMilán Kohlrusz joined Bittera Kohlrusz & Tóth in 2018.

Employment Tier 2

Dentons handles data protection matters, individual and collective relations, labour disputes and day-to-day employment issues. It also regularly advises on the employment aspects of transactional mandates. Clients include Rexel Hungary, Robert Walters Operations, Nike and Affidea. Counsel Márton Kertész heads the team.

TMT Tier 2

Dentons handles a range of transactional, regulatory, and data protection mandates. Key highlights include acting for Invitel Group on its sale to CEE Equity Partners. It also advises Sony Entertainment on music licensing and competition matters. István Réczicza leads the team and counsel Tímea Bana is also recommended.

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Intellectual property Tier 3

Dentons advises on the enforcement and exploitation of copyright, trade marks and designs, and regularly handles data protection and privacy mandates. The team is advising the Hungarian subsidiary of Epam Systems on GDPR compliance. Managing partner István Réczicza, who is experienced in IP and competition regulation, and counsel Tímea Bana are noted.

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Referral Network. Dentons’ polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

With 170+ offices in over 70 countries, Dentons’ global team builds agile, tailored solutions to meet the local, national and global needs of private and public clients of any size.

Dentons in Hungary: Among the leading law firms in Hungary, Dentons has deep roots in the Hungarian business community. Our Budapest office offers dynamic, sophisticated legal services, partnering with clients to advance their interests in Hungary and across CEE. Many of the world’s largest corporations, preeminent investment banks and sovereign governments rely on Dentons to provide advice on business opportunities and to resolve complex challenges in Hungary and across the region.

Our Budapest office boasts more than 50 Hungarian, UK, US and Australian qualified lawyers, and it is one of the largest international law firms in Hungary. We are a significant part of an integrated Dentons global team of legal professionals spanning 70-plus countries. With our extensive experience in Hungary and CEE/SEE, combined with access to our strong global network of offices, we bring local depth and global breadth to your most exciting opportunities and challenging disputes.

Advisory services: Budapest is also home to Impact Advisory, a joint venture with Dentons Europe offering consulting services that complement Dentons’ legal services. Impact Advisory was started by former Big 4 leaders and consultants, who seek to deliver content-driven vision and advice to our clients.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance and Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Gergely Horváth +36 1 488 5200
Capital markets, Corporate/M&A and private equity Edward Keller +36 1 488 5200
Competition & Antitrust Tihamér Tóth +36 1 488 5200
Competition & Antitrust Tünde Gönczöl +36 1 488 5200
Employment, Corporate/M&A and private equity Anita Horváth +36 1 488 5200
Dispute Resolution, Energy, TMT, IP and Life Sciences István Réczicza +36 1 488 5200
Corporate/M&A and private equity Rob Irving +36 1 488 5200
Corporate/M&A and private equity Annamária Csenterics +36 1 488 5200
Real estate Judit Kővári +36 1 488 5200
Real estate Marcell Szőnyi +36 1 488 5200
Public Policy & Regulation Balázs Csuday +36 1 488 5200
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Bence Böszörményi  photo Mr Bence Böszörményi
Ms Tímea Bana  photo Ms Tímea Bana
Mr János Csáki  photo Mr János Csáki
Ms Annamária Csenterics  photo Ms Annamária Csenterics
Mr Balázs Csuday  photo Mr Balázs Csuday
Mr Mihály Czesznak  photo Mr Mihály Czesznak
Ms Henriett Fekete  photo Ms Henriett Fekete
Ms Tünde Gönczöl  photo Ms Tünde Gönczöl
Ms Anna Gerendás  photo Ms Anna Gerendás
Ms Anita Horváth  photo Ms Anita Horváth
Mr Gergely Horváth  photo Mr Gergely Horváth
Mr Sean Huber  photo Mr Sean Huber
Mr Rob Irving  photo Mr Rob Irving
Ms Nóra Jakab  photo Ms Nóra Jakab
Ms Judit Kővári  photo Ms Judit Kővári
Mr Áron Károlyi-Szabó  photo Mr Áron Károlyi-Szabó
Mr Edward Keller  photo Mr Edward Keller
Mr Gábor Király  photo Mr Gábor Király
Ms Lilla Király  photo Ms Lilla Király
Ms Emőke Kovács  photo Ms Emőke Kovács
Ms Zsófia Lascsik  photo Ms Zsófia Lascsik
Ms Gabriella Pataki  photo Ms Gabriella Pataki
Mr András Peisch  photo Mr András Peisch
Mr Kamran Pirani  photo Mr Kamran Pirani
Mr István Réczicza  photo Mr István Réczicza
Mr Marcell Szőnyi  photo Mr Marcell Szőnyi
Ms Réka Szalóky  photo Ms Réka Szalóky
Mr Tihamér Tóth  photo Mr Tihamér Tóth
Ms Rita Várnagy  photo Ms Rita Várnagy
Ms Boglárka Zsófia Joó  photo Ms Boglárka Zsófia Joó
Number of lawyers : 9,800+
At this office : 50+
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