Lakatos, Köves & Partners

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Well-reputed team advising mainly foreign investors on the acquisition and disposal of Hungarian assets, restructurings and day-to-day corporate maintenance. Recognised for assisting with shareholder buyouts. Experienced representing multinational clients, including private equity houses, in cross-border mandates. Often acts for real estate investors and developers on the sale of assets. Particularly active in the finance, energy and telecommunications sectors.

Strengths Clients appreciate lawyers at the firm for their reliability: "They are proactive and diligent, they provide good advice and they are always very timely, you can really count on them."

Another client singles out "analytical, practical thinking and business-minded solutions" as the firm's primary strengths.

Work highlights Advised Karlovarské mineralní vody on the acquisition of the distribution rights of Pepsi in Hungary.

Notable practitioners

Ádám Máttyus
is especially active in the energy and financial sectors. He often assists foreign investors with asset deals and acquisitions. Máttyus receives praise from clients for his responsiveness, and interviewees highlight that "he has a good eye for the client's needs."

Iván Sólyom
advises clients on acquisitions in the telecommunications, consumer products and real estate sectors. Sólyom also offers expertise in sale and exit procedures and asset deals. Clients report he has a "very good knowledge of our industry," also noting that "he is always proactive."

Clients are impressed with
Pál Rahóty
's "excellent legal knowledge and careful fact-finding," as well as his "outstanding communication." Sources also consider him to be "a really good, detailed lawyer." He often assists clients with acquisitions and also provides general corporate advice.

Richard Lock
frequently deals with cross-border transactions, including acquisitions and large-scale corporate restructurings. Commentators highlight Lock for his knowledge of English law. Interviewees point out that he is "calm, very rational and systematic," also noting that "the solutions he proposes are very well elaborated."