Squire Patton Boggs has closed its Budapest office.
According to a statement released by the firm, “earlier this year we closed our five-lawyer Budapest office. Since 1991, our Budapest office has played an important role in our cross-border offering and Central European practice, which also includes Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw. We thank our colleagues in Budapest for all of their contributions to the firm and know they will continue to achieve success in their future endeavors. The firm remains fully committed to our Central and Eastern European clients and practice through our offices in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.”
The decision to close its office follows only a few months after long-time Budapest Managing Partner Akos Eros took a team from the firm with him to Wolf Theiss as reported by CEE Legal Matters on September 11, 2018, leaving Partners Akos Mester and Judit Kelemen responsible for the day-to-day management of the office. When contacted by CEE Legal Matters for comment about Squire Patton Boggs' decision to close the office, Mester declined to comment.
Squire Patton Boggs also has an office in Moscow. It closed its Kyiv office in 2017.