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Lakatos, Köves & Partners

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Well regarded for aviation finance and the acquisition of non-performing loans. Particularly proficient in matters with a multi-jurisdictional element. Assists borrowers and lenders with asset financing, as well as banking regulatory and debt restructuring matters. Often advises high-profile international companies on acquisition finance.

Strengths

The team receives acclaim from clients for being "very efficient, very clear, helpful, prompt and proactive."

Clients enthuse: "Practitioners in the team are trusted advisers who provide excellent, sophisticated work and a practical approach combined with creative thinking."

Work highlights

Assisted syncreon with the Hungarian aspects of its global debt restructuring.

Notable practitioners

Dual-qualified practitioner John Fenemore enters the rankings due to widespread client acclaim. Interviewees endorse him for being "very reliable, responsive, commercially minded and helpful." Fenemore frequently assists international clients with cross-border financing and restructuring mandates. Sources state that he "explains issues in a well-considered way and gives information in a constructive manner."

Clients praise Szabolcs Mestyán for being "knowledgeable, innovative, practical and solution-oriented." Other interviewees were impressed by his ability to "understand the business aspects and deliver solutions." Mestyán is renowned for his expertise in the aviation industry. He often acts on corporate finance mandates and non-performing loan portfolio acquisitions, as well as assisting clients with securitisations and bond issues.

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Overview

Our banking & finance practice continues a long history of innovation, providing advice to lenders and borrowers and other market participants in the financial  sector.
Apart from the regular practice of our cross-border banking transactional advice, we are also active in many other areas; a feature very rare in our market. We assist clients in regulatory, licensing and supervisory matters, secondary market transactions, bank sales and exits, consumer protection, product structuring, asset finance, due diligence issues, lending from Asia and the US.
Clients appreciate our strength and innovative experience in this area and continue to seek our advice especially regarding complex matters where mere routine is simply not sufficient. We are best known in this practice area for involvement in relation to the larger multijurisdictional finance projects and restructurings.
We have been involved in the top  NPL deals (two corporate portfolios and one dual asset package) and Szabolcs Mestyán as CEE market leading expert in this field has been engaged by EBRD to develop the new Guideline for the management of NPLs in cooperation with the National Bank of Hungary. 
Our widely acknowledged expert partners, Szabolcs Mestyán and John Fenemore have been frequently asked to give advice in adjusting to and implementing MiFID 2 and PSD 2 in the everyday practice of notable financial institutions and Szabolcs continues to be the #1 expert in aviation financing matters in the CEE region.


Members

Mestyan, Szabolcs (Head of Department)

Ábrahám, Ágnes

Fenemore, John

Fenemore, John

Kertai, Nóra

Mógor, Sára

Rokob, Balázs

Spisák, Andrea

Szabó, Gabriella

Tamás, Viktória

Zagyva, Zoltán

Clients

ABN Amro Bank

Accell Group

Accipiter

AFO Aircraft (NZ) Ltd.

AIG

Air Canada

Alipay

AMC Banking

Aviation Capital Group

Avolon

Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi

Bank of Utah

Blackstone

BNP Paribas

Bohemian Financing Zrt.

CarVal

CCB Leasing

Chi-Fu

China Investment Corporation

Citibank

Commerzbank

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Credit Suisse AG, New York Branch

Deutsche Bank, Hungary

Deutsche Bank, London Branch

DVB Bank

DVM Group/Horizon Development

EBRD

EU Federation for Factoring and Commercial Finance

Europa Capital

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

GE Japan Corporation

GLL

GoCardless

Goldman Sachs International

Hong Kong Aviation Capital

HSBC

ICBC Asia

ICBC Europe

Indotek

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

ING Bank N.V.

JP Morgan

KeyBank

KfW IPEX-Bank

Nordea Bank

Rabobank

Sberbank

Shell European Fuel Card business

UniCredit Bank, London Branch

VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG

Westdeutsche Immobilien Bank AG

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunication

Transportation

Banking & Finance

Lakatos, Köves & Partners

firm
Location

Madach Trade Centre

Madach Imre ùt 14

Budapest

Budapest, Capital City

Hungary

H-1075

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Hungary

Banking & Finance


John Fenemore
Band 4
Szabolcs Mestyan
Band 2

Capital Markets


Szabolcs Mestyan
Band 2