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DLA Piper

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

DLA Piper Hungary handles a range of complex financing transactions as well as restructuring mandates. It advised MVM Hungarian Electricity on the acquisition of 50% of shares in ENKSZ.  Péter Györfi-Tóth heads the finance, projects and restructuring team and Gábor Borbély heads the finance practice. Senior associates Miklós Horváth, Attila Sári and associate Barbara Császár are also recommended for banking and finance work. András Nemescsói and Gábor Molnár head the capital markets practice where counsel Gábor Hollós is also noted.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

DLA Piper Hungary advised General Electric Company on the pre-sale restructuring regarding its spin-off and subsequent disposal of the Hungarian part of its EMEA Lighting Business and Global Automotive Lighting Business. It also assisted Eni with the sale of its 98.99% shareholding in Tigáz to MET Holding. Corporate head Gábor Molnár and managing partner András Posztl lead the team. Senior counsel István Szatmáry is also recommended as are senior associates Gábor Hollós, Gábor Spitz and associate Péter Szajlai.

Projects and energy Tier 1

DLA Piper Hungary is regularly instructed on high-profile energy and infrastructure mandates, with expertise spanning transport, telecoms, education, health and environmental projects. Péter Györfi-Tóth is head of finance, projects and restructuring. Counsel Gábor Simon heads the energy team. Managing partner András Posztl is another name to note.

Tax Tier 1

DLA Piper Hungary advises on the tax aspects of transactions, and also handles tax planning, tax consulting and disputes. Counsels Levente Torma and Ákos Becher head the department.

Competition Tier 2

DLA Piper Hungary handles a range of cartel matters, merger filings, state aid investigations and unfair commercial matters. The team successfully represented WHB Group and Építő-és Épületkarbantartó in merger clearance proceedings. Senior counsel István Szatmáry heads the team and senior associate Péter Virág is also noted.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

DLA Piper Hungary is regularly engaged in cross-border litigation and is representing a number of international online betting service providers in numerous cases against the Hungarian Gambling Authority. Commercial and investment treaty arbitration cases are also a key area of expertise for the team. Litigation and regulatory head András Nemescsói, counsel Viktor Radics, who heads the disputes team, counsel David Kőhegyi, who is head of compliance and investigations, and counsel Zoltán Fabók are the key contacts.

Employment Tier 2

DLA Piper Hungary delivers ‘quick response times’ and the team is praised for its ‘out-of-the-box thinking’. It handles a range of employment mandates concerning restructurings, data protection issues and transactions, often with a cross-border element. Cognizant, KBC Securities and Wizz Air are clients. Practice head Helga Fehér is recommended, as are senior associate Dóra Bocskov-Szabó and counsel Csaba Vári.

Real estate and construction Tier 2

DLA Piper Hungary’s ‘quick response times, reliability, flexibility and understanding of real estate transactions’ are praised by clients. The team advised Wing on a build-to-suit transaction for the new central office building of Magyar Telekom and assisted Lanebridge Investment Management with the €275m sale of Arena Plaza to Nepi Rockcastle. The team is led by Szilárd Kui. Gábor Borbély and senior associate Attila Remes are other key contacts.

TMT Tier 2

DLA Piper Hungary stands out for its experience in advising on film and television projects, and the team has been engaged in a raft of data privacy mandates as well as transactions in the TMT sector. 'Expert' department head Mónika Horváth advised Paramount Television on the production of the television series, The Alienist. Senior associate Mariann Rajnai and associate Gábor Bertók are also recommended.

Intellectual property Tier 3

DLA Piper Hungary delivers 'a top-quality’ service and the team is experienced in advising on the IP aspects of transactions. Mónika Horváth acts for a number of clients in the film production industry and advised Colette Film Holdings on the IP aspects relating to the production of a motion picture. Associate Gábor Bertók is also recommended.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Capital markets Dr András Posztl
Capital markets Dr Gábor Molnár
Capital markets Dr András Nemescsói
Competition Dr István Szatmáry
Corporate, M&A Dr András Posztl
Corporate, M&A Dr Gábor Molnár
Dispute resolution Dr András Nemescsói
Dispute resolution Dr Helga Fehér
Employment, pensions and benefits Dr Helga Fehér
Energy Dr András Posztl
Energy Dr Péter Györfi-Tóth
Film Dr Mónika Horváth
Finance and projects Dr Péter Györfi-Tóth
Finance and projects Dr Gábor Borbély
Intellectual property and technology Dr Mónika Horváth
Life sciences Dr Helga Fehér
Litigation and regulatory Dr András Nemescsói
Real estate Dr Róbert Kotsis
Restructuring/insolvency Dr Péter Györfi-Tóth
Restructuring/insolvency Dr Gábor Borbély
Tax Dr Levente Torma
Tax Dr Ákos Becher
TMT Dr Mónika Horváth
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr András Posztl  photo Mr András Posztl
Number of lawyers : 4,000
at this office : 38
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At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service.

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