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What We Do


Dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration

As a leading Hungarian litigation firm, we are comfortable before every level of the judiciary
  • In addition to ordinary courts, we have experience in procedures before the Constitutional Court and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. We proceed in connection with complaints filed with the European Commission and in preliminary ruling procedures before the European Court of Justice.
  • In cooperation with our foreign partners, we regularly advise our clients in litigations before courts abroad.
  • Our experience covers the full spectre of commercial and business law, including corporate disputes, breaches of contract, damages claims, IP litigation, employment disputes, as well as regulatory lawsuits (including the review of the resolutions of the environmental, consumer protection, money and capital market supervision, media and telecommunication authorities).
On the field of arbitration, we are familiar not only with the codified law but also with the Hungarian and international practice
  • Our experience extends to both domestic and international matters before institutional and ad-hoc tribunals under all major procedural rules (Hungarian Commercial Arbitration Court, ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, ICSID, VIAC, CCIR, etc).
  • We proceed amongst others in arbitrations arising from commercial transactions, corporate and M&A deals, energy and real property matters, including sport arbitration in Hungary and before the international Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. On the basis of public information, amongst Hungarian lawyers, our colleagues have represented the highest number of investors before international investment arbitration tribunals.
  • Building on our extensive professional network we cooperate with some of the best-known international experts and if necessary, we assist our clients in securing financial assistance to their legal costs from a variety of third-party funders.
We proceed in corporate fraud and asset recovery matters as well as on the field of white-collar crime
  • As experienced business lawyers, we understand our clients’ operation and processes.
  • We set up cross-disciplinary teams composed of business, tax and criminal law experts, proceeding on the basis of comprehensive, integrated strategies in the interrelated civil, commercial, tax and criminal procedures.
  • We investigate the situation, collect and preserve evidence in a timely manner together with corporate intelligence experts.

Tax

Our practice covers the full spectra of tax planning ad tax advising, as well as tax investigations and tax litigations
  • Our colleagues have in house experience and knowledge of the tax authority.
  • Our clients include multinational companies as well as leading Hungarian enterprises from virtually all industry and service sector.
  • In addition to considering the industry specific circumstances, our advice is always based on the individual needs and business process of our clients, whether it is a multinational company or a family enterprise.
In case of tax investigations and tax litigations, we represent our clients in teams composed of tax advisors with decades of in-house tax authority experience and litigation lawyers with international recognition
  • We have substantial experience relating to every tax type and in comprehensive tax investigations and litigations covering several taxes.
  • We support our clients with comprehensive, integrated strategies from the handover of the mandate of the tax investigator until the review by the Hungarian Curia or the European Court of Justice. If necessary, we defend our clients in criminal procedures.
  • We also assist our clients in connection with tax enforcement and payment assistance.
To minimize the tax risk and optimize the tax burdens of our clients, we provide tax advice and tax structuring from one off commercial transactions to complex corporate re-structuring
  • Building on our experts’ international experience we provide tailor made, personalized solutions in even the most complex cross border matters, involving, as necessary, our cooperating partners around the world.
  • We take benefit of the possibilities allowed by the regulatory framework to the fullest legally permitted extent, considering also the actual practice of the tax authority.
  • To review and evaluate our clients’ tax processes. we provide comprehensive tax due diligences as well as audits focused on certain processes or taxes.

Legal and tax advisory of mergers and acquisitions

No one likes bad surprises. We identify and provide efficient answers to transaction risks in due time
  • We provide one stop shop solutions for both the legal and tax related aspects of the transaction, including the legal and tax due diligence of the target, as well as legal and tax structuring of the deal.
  • We prepare the transaction contracts and documentation and support our clients in connection with their negotiation. We provide closing and post-closing support.
  • If necessary, we prepare merger control filings or other supervisory authority filings.
Our services include the design and implementation of the target company’s corporate governance structure
  • We prepare the articles of associations, the shareholder agreements as well as the internal policies necessary for efficient shareholder control.
  • We support our client in connection with the operation of the company, including conducting shareholder and other corporate meetings.
  • We assist our clients to defend against hostile takeovers.
Our colleagues have worked on many million-euro international transactions as well as on deals relating to family owned mid-size businesses. Our clients include private equity and venture capital as well as professional investors
  • We have deep industry experience in virtually every industry and service sector, including manufacturing, logistics and freight forwarding, energy, real property, infrastructure, environment, retail and wholesale distribution, health, information technology, media, advertising and creative services.
  • We regularly support startups and investors in connection with structuring and investment related issues.
  • Our experience includes both buyer and seller side representation in transactions concluded with private parties as well as with public entities.