Budapest

    Roosevelt Irodaház
    Széchenyi István tér 7-8.
    Budapest 1051
    Hungary
    F +36 1 428 7100

    Our Budapest office opened in 1991. As one of the leading legal teams in Hungary, we bring you Western-trained bilingual and multilingual lawyers, who are committed to achieving positive outcomes on your behalf. We can advise you on complex transactions and disputes in Hungary and throughout the CEE, as well as collaborating on cross-border transactions.

    Our Budapest office forms part of a strong and long-established Central European practice, which also includes offices in Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw. We regularly collaborate with our other offices across the world, from the US to Japan and Europe to Asia Pacific, to support our diverse client base. 

    Our team has been consistently recognized – in various legal areas – by leading publications including The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa, Chambers Europe and PLC Which Lawyer

    Why Choose Us

    Whether your challenge is local, regional or international, we have the experience and influence to help you succeed. We are an award-winning global law firm, which works seamlessly across multiple practice areas and geographies to support your needs and ambitions. 

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    Arbitration and Litigation

    Our team in Budapest provides creative and efficient solutions to the complex challenges presented by disputes involving multiple countries and legal systems. With practitioners experienced in high value claims, as well as routine cases, we are respected as formidable litigators, trial lawyers and leaders in alternative dispute resolution. 

    Banking and Financial Services

    We serve as primary or preferred legal advisers to several leading global,  domestic and regional financial institutions, as well as representing borrowers against financial institutions. 

    Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Insolvency  

    We are proud to be recognized globally for our expertise and success in representing financial institutions, distressed companies, insolvency practitioners, creditors’ committees, investors, and strategic and financial buyers of troubled companies.

    Competition Law 

    We provide practical, hands-on guidance and innovative solutions to antitrust and competition law issues. Our skilled antitrust lawyers counsel clients on business combinations; international cartels and price fixing conspiracies; litigation and dispute resolution; EU state aid and procurement; as well as offering everyday guidance.

    Corporate and Commercial Law

    Our corporate lawyers are among the most experienced in the world, advising large public and private companies, as well as emerging companies. We can share our expertise in all areas of corporate activity, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, initial public offerings and secondary offerings, partnership structures, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures and project support. 

    Energy

    We deliver expert advice on issues arising from conventional, nuclear and renewable power generation, electricity transmission and distribution, natural gas storage and distribution, LNG facilities development and transacting, energy and commodities trading, and gas and electric utility ratemaking. You can also rely on our extensive experience in major antitrust, construction and price review dispute resolution in the energy sector. 

    Environmental, Safety and Health

    Our team has particular strength in iron and steelmaking, iron ore and coal mining, chemical manufacturing and distribution, petroleum refining and distribution, pulp and papermaking, energy, municipal utilities and environmental services. 

    Healthcare

    We provide insightful advice on the key issues affecting businesses in the healthcare industry, from administrative compliance and accreditation to mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, and from regulatory matters to third party reimbursement, and medical staff bylaws. 

    Intellectual Property (IP) and Technology

    We can guide you through the ever-changing IP landscape, covering all the major areas, including patent protection and portfolio strategy; brand protection; trade secrets; commercial agreements; and litigation to enforce IP rights or defend against IP claims, whether in court, before administrative tribunals or in arbitration. 

    Labor and Employment

    Our team can represent you across the full spectrum of employee-related legal issues. Working at the very forefront of strategic employment and labor relations, we blend experience with innovation when representing our clients before tribunals, courts and government agencies, proactively working to resolve disputes efficiently with outstanding results.

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    We provide advice and guidance on corporate mandates across the spectrum, ranging from smaller, more straightforward deals to complex multibillion-dollar and multidisciplinary transactions – often completed under the most challenging time constraints. We share our collective expertise, gained from handling deals for some of the world’s most renowned companies. 

    Public Procurement

    We bring you a wealth of complex public procurement-related expertise, having advised clients in connection with Hungarian public procurement matters, including public procurement related litigations. 

    Private Equity and Venture Capital

    We have extensive experience advising on mainstream private equity transactions, growth and venture capital investments, mezzanine financings and turnaround situations. We also counsel sponsors on the formation of investment funds and act for private equity backed businesses looking to grow organically or by acquisition. 

    Project Finance

    We offer dedicated assistance for major project sponsors, governments, lenders, investors, credit agencies, and construction and operating companies. We ensure that the inherent challenges in delivering infrastructure projects are successfully overcome. 

    Real Estate and Construction

    We provide comprehensive global services to clients engaged in all aspects of real estate transactions, from acquisition, planning and construction through to disposition of properties. We can also advise you on the full range of project management and procurement issues, their documentation and tax implications. Our team is skilled in risk management and dispute resolution involving construction issues, including adjudication and litigation, and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. 

    Telecommunications

    Our lawyers counsel both sovereign governments and state and regional authorities charged with ensuring that modern communications services are available to all consumers. Government authorities seek our advice on the privatization of state-owned communications companies and the establishment of transparent and nondiscriminatory regulatory structures that enable and encourage competition and the growth of services.

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    • Recognized by The Legal 500 EMEA 2015 across 16 categories in eight offices and with 32 individuals recommended.