Global law firm Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. is boosting its Budapest office with the addition of Zsolt Fábián, who previously managed the legal department of GE Consumer & Industrial in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
“Zsolt joins Squire Sanders as the global recession’s grip on Hungary begins to ease, prompting renewed multinational client interest in the country and local business growth. Our clients throughout Hungary and the global business community will benefit from the wide-ranging experience Zsolt accumulated while working for one of the largest investors in Hungary,” said Joseph P. Markoski, who oversees Squire Sanders’ European practice. Fábián’s legal experience includes corporate and commercial law, labor and competition law. He also served as compliance leader for GE Consumer & Industrial EMEA.
Ákos Erős, Budapest office managing partner, said Fábián is a very well-respected member of Hungary’s business community and the regional legal community. Squire Sanders has counseled GE in Hungary for more than 15 years.
“We are very fortunate to add Zsolt to our strong Budapest office and our Central and Eastern Europe team, both of which will benefit from his legal and industry experience and his in-house counsel perspective on legal service,” Erős said. Zsolt is a European partner.
Fábián said joining Squire Sanders was a natural choice, given his longtime experience working with the firm and its lawyers in Budapest.
“Squire Sanders was one of the first US-based firms in CEE and is one of Hungary’s best-known law firms in key practices such as mergers and acquisitions and dispute resolution, and practices such as banking and energy. I am very enthusiastic about the opportunity,” he said.
Fábián joined GE in 1997 after several years in private practice. He graduated from József Attila University in 1992.
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