Szecskay Attorneys at Law opened its offices in September 1992 in Budapest. The firm has 32 local and foreign attorneys and lawyer candidates providing efficient, effective and top-quality legal services to local and international clients in Hungarian, English, German, Danish, Russian and French. The firm offers a full range of legal advice and assistance to the business community, specializing primarily in international business, corporate and commercial law. The firm also has a vast amount of experience with all aspects of securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate financing, banking, antitrust (competition), tax, labour law, commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration in the legal areas and transactions as specified under the description of our practice areas. Each of the firm’s attorneys is equally at home with counselling and with litigation.
Advertising and Consumer Protection
Banking and Finance
Competition, Antitrust, State Aid and EU
Contract and Commercial
Corporate and M&A
Data Protection and ePrivacy
Energy and Environment
IT, Media and Communication
Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation
Public Procurement Law
Real Estate and Construction
Restructuring and Insolvency
Tax and Customs
May 2020: Szecskay has published an article on how UK-based insurance companies providing cross-border insurance services to Hungary can prepare for 1 January 2021. UK-based (re)insurers which are now providing cross-border insurance services to Hungary will lose their passporting right 1 January 2021, due to the fact that they will automatically become third-country (re)insurers. Click here to read the full article. Szecskay has also published an article on the Hungarian Trust, a unique legal solution in Hungary, that can help family businesses with asset protection and succession planning. This form of Trust has existed since 2014 but has experienced increased demand during the ongoing crisis. Click here to read the full article.
January 2020: Adrienn Tar has been named partner at Hungary member firm Szecskay Attorneys at Law, effective this month. She will head the firm’s corporate practice. Ms. Tar’s clients include start-ups, as well as large multinational firms, including such longtime firm clients as public transportation company Arriva Hungary, consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser, and information technology services provider New Frontier. She received her J.D. from the Eötvös Loránd University Law Faculty.
August 2019: Sam MacMahon Baldwin of Hungary member firm Szecskay Attorneys at Law has been selected to serve as a non-governmental advisor to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Competition for the International Competition Network working year 2019-2020. Mr. Baldwin will form part of ICN’s merger working group. Its mission is to advocate the adoption of superior standards and procedures in competition policy around the world, formulate proposals for procedural and substantive convergence, and seek to facilitate effective international cooperation to the benefit of member agencies, consumers and economies worldwide. Mr. Baldwin is an experienced competition law practitioner with extensive expertise in advising businesses on how to handle antitrust matters, including anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominance, and merger control.
December 2017: Hungary member firm Szecskay Attorneys at Law last month secured a significant victory before the Hungarian Supreme Court (Kúria) in its representation of a major real estate development company. The litigation, which was commenced by the Hungarian State, was aimed at establishing that the contracts by which the firm’s client acquired two properties were null and void. The properties were first sold by the Hungarian State to a local municipality, after which they were sold by the municipality to the firm’s client. The claim, which involved two high-profile properties, was valued at 35 million euros ($41,300,000 US). The Kúria held that the contracts subject to the lawsuit were valid, overturning the lower appellate court’s ruling, and reinstating the first instance judgment of the Metropolitan Court of Budapest. Szecskay’s litigation team consisted of András Szecskay, Judit Gulás and Miklós Boronkay.