Ákos Mester has been in private practice for two decades and focuses on transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project finance and capital market deals. In the commercial law area he works on complex contractual arrangements. He frequently counsels on various investments, real estate and private equity matters. He also drafts and negotiates real estate purchase and lease agreements, as well as technology transfer agreements. Ákos’ regulatory experience centers on banking and capital markets.
Ákos’ recent transactions include several high-scale acquisitions, venture capital and strategic investments and project financings, as well as greenfield projects and tax-driven legal entity restructurings. As the lead lawyer of a team of lawyers in multiple offices, Akos advised GE Capital on sophisticated banking regulatory and corporate law on a number of intricate share transfers completed in a successful public purchase offer and a squeeze-out process, which extended control over Budapest Bank and resulted in the new deed and new share scheme of the bank being registered in the commercial registry.
Ákos represents clients from numerous industries and services including manufacturing, financial services, communications, real estate and various technology industries.
Ákos has earned multiple recognitions in legal directories such as Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Global, PLC Which lawyer? and IFLR 100 for various practices including corporate, real estate, project finance and capital markets.
He frequently speaks and publishes professional articles on a variety of legal topics and is also the co-author of a comprehensive handbook outlining the fundamentals of Hungarian business law, published by Kluwer Law International.
Ákos has been a member of the Budapest Bar Association since 1996.