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DLA Piper Hungary

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The firm: DLA Piper is a global law firm that provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognised for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients – whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.

DLA Piper Horvath & Partners law firm is one of the leading corporate law firms in Hungary, providing complex legal services drawing on international professional experience for its clients, including Hungarian and international companies, financial institutions and public organisations.

In Hungary the firm has been advising domestic and international clients since 1988. With 38 lawyers, including seven partners, it is one of the largest law firms in this country. The size of its office enables the firm to have real specialists in all major fields of a company’s operations.

The firm has built an excellent reputation as a leading business law firm in the markets of Central Eastern Europe. With over 200 lawyers and 36 partners located in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, the firm has established a significant presence and is uniquely positioned to advise global and local clients on all areas of business law.

The firm is well positioned to offer high quality legal solutions anywhere in the wider CEE region, including Serbia and Slovenia, as well as in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, where Group Member firms operate in conjunction with the wider DLA Piper network.

Areas of practice: The firm has gained recognition primarily in corporate law and in finance and project-related matters. However, its professional practice groups represent a considerable force in the Hungarian legal practice market in legal transactions related to financial and capital markets, media law and real estate law. As a result of its experience in the field of taxation law, the firm provides outstanding tax advice in comparison with other Hungarian law firms.

Through the firm’s six specialised practice groups (corporate and M&A, finance and projects, intellectual property and technology, litigation and regulatory, real estate, tax), the firm regularly advises clients on banking, commercial, competition, corporate, energy, EU law, finance and projects, IP/IT/data protection, IPOs/SPOs, employment, litigation and arbitration, merger control, mergers and acquisitions, public procurement, real estate, regulatory, and tax matters.

  • Other offices
  • Multiple offices throughout:
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scandinavia
  • Russia
  • UAE
  • UK and USA
  • Individual offices in:
  • Amsterdam
  • Bangkok
  • Bratislava
  • Bucharest
  • Budapest
  • Casablanca
  • Doha
  • Johannesburg
  • Kuwait City
  • Kiev
  • Luxembourg
  • Madrid
  • Mexico City
  • Muscat
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • San Juan
  • São Paulo
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Number of lawyers: 4,000
  • at this office: 38
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian

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Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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