Skip to content
FIRM PROFILE

Lakatos, Köves & Partners

6 ranked departments17 ranked lawyersContact information
Lakatos, Köves & Partners (LKT) is a 9 partner, more than 50 lawyers (including tax advisors) law firm based in Budapest with a predominantly international client base and full range of legal advisory capability.
about
ranked departments
Ranked Lawyers
ranked offices
about
ranked departments
Ranked Lawyers
ranked offices

Firm profile for Europe 2022

Profile view:
Europe 2022
Europe

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022

About

This content is provided by Lakatos, Köves & Partners.

Managing Partners: Dr. Péter Lakatos LL.M.

Number of partners: 9

Number of lawyers: 50 including tax advisors

Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Spanish

Firm Overview:  

Lakatos, Köves and Partners (LKT) is an independent internationally focused full service commercial law firm based in Budapest, Hungary. It has a predominantly international client base, offering cutting-edge know-how and matching innovative legal solutions to business needs. The firm has been independent since 2009 having been Clifford Chance’s office in Budapest from 1993 to 2009. LKT’s market standing is reflected in top tier rankings in many areas including banking and finance, capital markets, corporate/M&A, competition, dispute resolution, real estate, and TMT. The firm works with leading law firms from around the world in relation to their Hungarian activities and issues. LKT is a member of the Budapest Bar Association, International Bar Association, Multilaw, Interlaw, INSOL and the Loan Market Association.

Main Areas of Practice:  

M&A: 

The firm advises on the full range of M&A transactions, representing foreign investors both in relation to Hungary specific transactions and on the Hungarian aspects of regional or global transactions.

Corporate/Regulatory/Compliance:  

The firm advises many corporates, in particular the subsidiaries of international companies, on the issues facing them in their operations in Hungary, ranging from general corporate establishment and maintenance through their compliance with all local regulatory requirements (e.g. sectoral regulation, investigations, competition law). Notably active sectors in the firm’s practice are automotive, energy, life sciences and TMT/ IT/technology.

Contact: Richard Lock

Tel: +36 20 921 5035

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Iván Sólyom

Tel: +36 20 344 8089

Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance and Capital Markets: 

The firm’s banking and finance practice includes asset financing, structured financing, real estate project, corporate and aviation financing, both on the lender and the borrower side, banking regulation, M&A in the banking sector, banking products, NPL, restructuring, insolvency and banking litigation. Capital market mandates include securitisations, share and bond issuance (including sovereign bonds), complex equity and debt securities offerings, dual-listings, IPOs, derivatives, structured products, structured finance and asset management issues, as well as regulatory matters (Brexit, Prospectus Directive, MiFID, EMIR, etc.)

Contact: Szabolcs Mestyán

Tel: +36 20 938 0395

Email: [email protected]

Contact: John Fenemore

Tel: +36 20 921 5034

Email: [email protected]

Competition/Antitrust: 

The firm has longstanding expertise on all types of matters in this area, including merger filings, competition/ anti-trust issues, cartel proceedings, abuse of dominant position and representation during investigations by the Hungarian Competition Office and court litigation procedures. LKT’s consumer Law practice is outstanding, including dealing with Unfair Commercial Practices (UCP).

Contact: Iván Sólyom

Tel: +36 20 344 8089

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Eszter Ritter

Tel: +36 20 228 2552

Email: [email protected]

Aviation:  

LKT has an aviation group, which is unique in Hungary and market leader in the CEE region. LKT acts on aircraft finance, JOLCO transactions, securitisation of aircraft lease receivables, aviation regulatory, financial and operating leases, sale and leaseback transactions, pooling of engines, security interests, insurance and reinsurance liability, litigation and dispute resolution with strong trial capability, repossession of aircraft and tax issues.

Contact: Szabolcs Mestyán

Tel: +36 20 938 0395

Email: [email protected]

Real Estate: 

LKT is a leading real estate firm in Hungary operating with the biggest team including several senior lawyers. The firm advises on the entire spectrum of real estate matters, including acquisition and structuring, construction and development, asset and property management with a special expertise on logistic properties and project development.

Contact: Attila Ungár

Tel: +36 20 9725 878

Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution: 

LKT successfully represents clients in international arbitration proceedings before the ECHR, ECJ, and ICSID and in litigation proceedings at ordinary courts.

Contact: Balázs Fazakas

Tel: +36 20 482 4133

Email: [email protected]

Employment:  

LKT advises clients in relation to employment and executive contracts, pension schemes, employee benefit programs, employment disputes, employment aspects of M&A transactions, works council and trade union relations. The firm has extensive experience in managing mass redundancy schemes, staff-restructuring and extraordinary dismissals.

Contact: Éva Bognár

Tel: +36 1 429 1300

Email: [email protected]

Energy:  

LKT’s energy practice includes involvement in the full range of energy sources from nuclear through conventional power to renewables, with broad experience in regulatory issues, project development, financing and M&A. In the renewables field, the activities are mainly in solar and thermal projects.

Contact: Ádám Máttyus

Tel: +36 20 461 5095

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Viktória Szilágyi

Tel: +36 30 417 7989

Email: [email protected]

IP/GDPR: 

Advising in brand protection, trade mark filings, renewals and due diligence, IP litigation and disputes, Tech related matters, GDPR and data protection, including full GDPR audits.

Contact: Iván Sólyom

Tel: +36 20 344 8089

Email: [email protected]

Tax Advisory: 

LKT fully integrates tax advice into its legal work. The tax practice head is a certified tax advisor and a qualified lawyer. LKT’s tax team advises on the full range of tax issues connected to the clients’ businesses, in particular in corporate, real estate and employment matters.

Contact: Balázs Kántor

Tel: +36 20 929 4549

Email: [email protected]

Telecommunication/Media/Technology: 

LKT works on ground-breaking transactions in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors in Hungary with a broad base of expertise in regulatory aspects of market liberalisation and consolidation, including M&A transactions and frequency tenders. LKT advises on all aspects of telecommunication law, internet and e-commerce (i.e. data protection, M&A, corporate, competition and regulatory).

Contact: Péter Lakatos

Tel: +36 20 952 8799

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Iván Sólyom

Tel: +36 20 344 8089

Email: [email protected]

Europe

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022

Contributions

Total 1 contributions

Law and Practice

Real Estate 2022 in Hungary

Authors: Attila Ungár, Júlia Várkonyi

Ranked Departments

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
Band 2
Competition/Antitrust
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
Band 2
Dispute Resolution
Band 2
Real Estate
Band 2

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.

Find this firm’s ranked individuals based on your requirements using the Location, Practice Area or Band filter below.

Filter by

Band
Hungary

Banking & Finance


John Fenemore
Band 4
Szabolcs Mestyán
Band 2

Capital Markets


Szabolcs Mestyán
Band 2

Competition/Antitrust


Eszter Ritter
Band 2
Iván Sólyom
Band 2

Corporate/M&A


Ádám Máttyus
Band 4

6 of 17 results

Top Ranked Lawyers

Eminent Practitioners
Richard LockCorporate/M&A
Band 1
Attila UngárReal Estate
Band 2
Szabolcs MestyánBanking & Finance
Szabolcs MestyánCapital Markets
Eszter RitterCompetition/Antitrust
Iván SólyomCompetition/Antitrust
Péter KövesDispute Resolution
Band 3
Péter LakatosDispute Resolution
Éva BognárEmployment
Band 4
John FenemoreBanking & Finance
Pál RahótyCorporate/M&A
Ádám MáttyusCorporate/M&A
Band 5
Iván SólyomCorporate/M&A
Up and Coming
Balázs FazakasDispute Resolution

Ranked Offices

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.

info There are no Ranked Offices in this view.

Ranked Offices

Head Office

firm
Head Office

Madach Trade Centre

Madach Imre ùt 14

Budapest

Budapest, Capital City

Hungary

H-1075

View head office profile