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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).
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Matthew Francis

Matthew FrancisRegistered European Lawyer

Articles

The Clock is Ticking: Tips on How to Prepare for the New Regime the EU's General Data Protection Regulation Will Bring About.
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, October 2016

Regulation 2016/679 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC ("Regulation") will replace Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data ("Directive"). The Regulation will be enforced after 25 May 2018, thus, entities are required to prepare for compliance by then. What does this mean and what main novelties will the Regulation bring about? Change in concept: The Regulation is directly applicable and effective in all member states of the EU...

Changes in Hungarian data protection law after 1 October 2015, BCRs accepted
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, August 2015

In this article, we provide a brief overview of the most important new rules applicable to Hungarian data protection laws after 1 October 2015. BCRs accepted after 1 October 2015 Binding corporate rules (BCR) have so far not been recognized by Hungarian law and, thus, could not be used whenever personal data were transferred to a non-EEA country. As per the amendments to Hungarian data protection laws, under certain conditions it will be permitted to use BCR when transferring personal data to a country other than an EEA member state...

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Press

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...

Compliance & Forensic practice group set up at Szecskay Attorneys at Law (Budapest, Hungary)
Szecskay Attorneys at Law, February 2016

Companies sometimes face abuses that may have been committed by one of their employees or staff, which need to be investigated internally. Oftentimes, in cases like this, the involvement of a lawyer becomes necessary and advisable. With this in mind, as partners of Szecskay Attorneys at Law Zoltán Kovács, Anikó Keller and László Pók have formed the Compliance and Forensic group to facilitate in the collaboration of compliance and forensic internal audit matters. Three years ago, we set up our own forensic team to deal with alleged abuses...

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