Budapest lawyer Balazs Csuday, Bratislava lawyer Daniel Lipsic, and Prague lawyer Jan Prochazka are among the 25 European lawyers promoted to partner by Dentons as part of its 2019 cycle.
Csuday, who specializes in Regulatory matters, is the former Hungarian Ambassador to Ecuador and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary with the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN and Other International Organizations in Vienna. He joined Dentons in September 2017 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on September 5, 2017)
Lipsic, like Csuday, comes from the public service background, having served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice (2002-2006) and Minister of Interior (2010-2012) of the Slovak Republic, and Member of Parliament (2006-2010 and 2012-2016). He joined Dentons in 2016, and he is co-head of Dentons' Litigation and Dispute Resolution team in Bratislava. According to Dentons, "during his practice, Daniel litigated several landmark cases before the Constitutional Court, mostly property rights, affirmative action, right to life, voting rights, freedom of speech, and he also litigated several precedential criminal cases and some civil rights cases regarding defamation and freedom of speech before the lower courts and the Supreme Court." Among the matters he has worked on is the successful defense of businessman Robert Ciz and Ciz's wife Adriana Cizova, who were acquitted of large-scale fraud early in 2018 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on February 5, 2018)
Prochazka, who is Co-Head of Dentons' Corporate group in Prague, focuses on Corporate/M&A and Private Equity. He first joined Dentons (as legacy Altheimer & Gray, and then as legacy Salans) in 1998, then spent five years, from 2005-2010 with Clifford Chance, before returning to legacy Salans in 2010.
Speaking of all 25 new partners, Dentons CEO for the UK and Middle East Jeremy Cohen said: "Our ambition is to become the leading global law firm across the European continent. This means delivering what our clients want today, helping them to work out what they are likely to need tomorrow, and responding to both by supporting our people, and particularly the next generation, to achieve their full potential. I am therefore delighted to congratulate this exceptionally talented group of lawyers on their well-deserved promotions."
“Dentons is in the talent business, so the development of this highly capable group of lawyers into our next generation of leaders is something we are extremely proud of,” added CEO of the Europe region Tomasz Dabrowski. “These promotions reflect not only the legal knowledge, leadership skills and business acumen of these lawyers, but also the organic growth of our firm across the continent."