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Szecskay Attorneys at Law

Szecskay Attorneys at Law  

Legal Services | Hungary

www.szecskay.com
tel: +36 1 472 3000 | fax: +36 1 472 3001
Kossuth Sqr. 16-17. III | Budapest | H-1055 | Hungary


Main Contacts

Andras Szecskay

Andras SzecskayManaging Partner

Offices

Budapest, Hungary

Szecskay Attorneys at Law's Overview

Szecskay Attorneys at Law was founded in 1992 and has grown to be a market-leading, independent Hungarian law firm with an extensive international practice, which is consistently top-ranked in all major legal rankings publications (IFLR, Chambers and Legal500).

Our legal work covers a full spectrum of industry, trade and services. We provide tailored solutions to a diverse multinational and local client base, primarily made up of domestic and international mid-sized and major companies, who are market leaders in the fields of energy, consumer goods, financial and investment services, real estate, manufacturing, printing, packaging, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, automotive, outsourcing and biotechnology.

We have developed strategic relationships with other key legal professionals worldwide to provide a full range of services for today's complex and globalised business environment. We cooperate with highly reputed correspondent firms all over the world by participating in respected international networking channels. Able to draw on these strong connections, we are in the position to comprehensively provide cross border legal services in any international transaction on which we are mandated and to serve the continuous legal advisory needs of regional clients and businesses expanding abroad from Hungary.

In addition to Hungarian lawyers, we have foreign attorneys admitted to practice in England & Wales, France, Germany and the US. Our highly personalized and service-oriented team is able to provide efficient and comprehensive legal consultancy services in English, French, German and Hungarian.

Many of the Firm's attorneys have served and continue to serve in leadership positions at the Hungarian Bar Association, the Budapest Bar Association and in other international associations of legal professionals (UIA, IBA, AIJA, UAE, LIDC, AIPPI, LES, etc.). Furthermore, our managing partner has been serving as Head of the Hungarian Delegation to the CCBE for many years. Our attorneys also hold prominent positions in other domestic professional law associations that relate to their particular areas of expertise (such as the Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (MIE)) and are deeply involved in professional industry associations and foreign chambers of commerce in Hungary in order to better understand client needs and to share experience (such associations include the Hungarian Outsourcing Association (HOA), the Hungarian Advertising Association (MRSZ), the Hungarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (HVCA) and the American, Canadian, Dutch and other chambers of commerce). Our colleagues are frequent lecturers at conferences, hold various teaching positions and regularly publish articles in both Hungarian and international legal publications.

In 2012 we were successful in winning the 2012 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for the category "ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION, ADVISORY FIRM OF THE YEAR IN HUNGARY". Our recent recognition include also the awards of "LEGAL ADVISOR OF THE DECADE" (Hungarian Venture Capital Association, 2011), the "INTERNATIONAL LAW OFFICE CLIENTS CHOICE AWARD" (2010) and "CORPORATE INTL CORPORATE ADVISORY LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR IN HUNGARY" (2010).

For further information, please visit our website at www.szecskay.com.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1992
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 25

Languages: Hungarian, English, German and French.

Notable

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Advertising
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Banking
  • Banking & Capital Markets
  • Business Litigation
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Copyright
  • Corporate & M&A
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Litigation
  • E-Commerce
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy
  • Energy & Environment
  • Environmental
  • European Community Law
  • Finance
  • Financial Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Internet and Cyberspace
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation
  • Litigation & Arbitration
  • Media
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Offshore Trust Accounts
  • Patents
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Privatization
  • Project Financing
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Tort
  • Trademarks
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital
  • Workers Compensation
Representative Clients
  • Allianz;
  • Amway;
  • ÁPV Rt. (state asset management agency);
  • Auchan;
  • Bank of China;
  • Berlinwasser AG;
  • Bloomberg;
  • CIB Bank Rt.;
  • Diageo;
  • E.ON;
  • Egis Rt.;
  • Eidos;
  • European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
  • Frantschach-Mondi Group;
  • Fusion (operator of Burger King in Central Europe);
  • Gallaher Austria Tabak;
  • Gallup Organization;
  • GRC (real property development);
  • HVB Securities;
  • Investkredit Bank AG;
  • IVAX;
  • Kennametal;
  • Kommunalkredit Austria AG / Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank AG;
  • L'Oreal Hungary;
  • Loranger;
  • MFB (Hungarian Development Bank);
  • Pactiv Corporation (Regis);
  • PCC AFT;
  • Promod;
  • Raindrop Geomagic;
  • Reckitt Benkiser;
  • Richter Gedeon Rt.;
  • SSL International;
  • Société Générale;
  • Sonepar;
  • Tschibo;
  • Valeo; and
  • Zwack Unicum Rt. (alcohol and spirits production).
Professionals

Partners

Attorneys

Foreign Attorneys

Matthew Francis

Matthew FrancisRegistered European Lawyer

Press

25th Birthday of Szecskay Attorneys at Law
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, September 2017

Szecskay Attorneys at Law celebrated its 25th Birthday with over 400 clients and peers on the 12th of September 2017. Founder and named partner Andras Szecskay opened the event by giving an overview on the office’s past 25 years, from its beginnings after the political and economic changes in 1989 and the following period when international law firms entered the Hungarian market in the 1990s. He also explained other important milestones, such as the decision by the firm’s partners to remain independent. Loyalty, commitment, dedication and professionalism are the key markers defining the office’s past and present...

Szecskay Attorneys at Law Wins Competition Law Firm of the Year
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, January 2017

Szecskay Attorneys at Law was awarded the 'Hungarian Competition Law Firm of the Year' award at the first ever Lawyer of the Year Awards to be held in Hungary. The award was founded by Wolters Kluwer in 2016. Winners were announced at the gala ceremony at the end of the year. Szecskay Attorneys at Law won Competition Law Firm of the Year, while the other applicants in this category were CHSH, CMS and Schönherr. Dr. András Szecskay, managing partner, and Dr...

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