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New Head of Practice and Foreign Legal Counsel Join KNP Law in Hungary

New Head of Practice and Foreign Legal Counsel Join KNP Law in Hungary

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Csaba Rusznak has joined KNP Law Nagy-Koppany Lencs & Partners to lead the firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group. At the same time, Oliver Koppany has joined the firm as Foreign Legal Counsel.

Rusznak is a US-qualified international arbitration lawyer who specializes in representing parties in investment arbitration proceedings, as well as in litigation before US courts. Previously, he worked as an international arbitration lawyer at Arnold & Porter. In May 2020, Hungary appointed him to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and Conciliators (as a conciliator). Earlier in his career, Rusznak served as a law clerk to several courts in Louisiana and West Virginia.  

Koppany moved back to Budapest from Washington, D.C. to join the firm. He is an attorney and a member of the U.S. District of Columbia Bar, in addition to being a registered Foreign Legal Advisor with the Budapest Bar Association. He is a dual American-Hungarian citizen currently working on issues involving cross-border pharmaceutical transactions, including CEE regulatory approvals, as well as actively involved in advising clients on cross-border commercial real estate transactions. Prior to returning to Hungary, he gained experience during law school in Willkie Farr & Gallagher’s Global Trade & Investment Practice Group, as well as with Hogan Lovells and Foley & Lardner.

According to the firm, Koppany is “also responsible for several business development tasks at KNP Law, in addition to learning management skills and assisting in the day-to-day operations of the firm.” KNP Law Managing Partner Kornelia Nagy-Koppany stated that: “Oliver brings a new energy into the office. He is a part of the new generation of lawyers who bring a progressive outlook and dynamic approach to our management and operation.”

“Growing up, I spent my afternoons after school in the conference room of KNP Law, and it feels surreal to be back after planning this moment for so many years,” Koppany added. “I am thrilled to be in the city, the amazing Palazzo Hunyadi where KNP moved last year, surrounded by the historical Buda Castle area. It is a true privilege to work with such an amazing and motivated team.”

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Nagy és Trócsányi was founded in 1991, turned into limited professional partnership (in Hungarian: ügyvédi iroda) in 1992, with the aim of offering sophisticated legal services. The firm continues to seek excellence in a comprehensive and modern practice, which spans international commercial and business law. 

The firm’s lawyers provide clients with advice and representation in an active, thoughtful and ethical manner, with a real understanding of clients‘ business needs and the markets in which they operate.

The firm is one of the largest home-grown independent law firms in Hungary. Currently Nagy és Trócsányi has 26 lawyers out of which there are 8 active partners. All partners are equity partners.

Nagy és Trócsányi is a legal entity and registered with the Budapest Bar Association. All lawyers of the Budapest office are either members of, or registered as clerks with, the Budapest Bar Association. Several of the firm’s lawyers are admitted attorneys or registered as legal consultants in New York.

The firm advises a broad range of clients, including numerous multinational corporations. 

Our activity focuses on the following practice areas: M&A, company law, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate law, banking and finance, project financing, insolvency and restructuring, venture capital investment, taxation, competition, utilities, energy, media and telecommunication.

Nagy és Trócsányi is the exclusive member firm in Hungary for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+countries worldwide.

The firm advises a broad range of clients, including numerous multinational corporations. Among our key clients are: OTP Bank, Sberbank, Erste Bank, Scania, KS ORKA, Mannvit, DAF Trucks, Booking.com, Museum of Fine Arts of Budapest, Hungarian Post Pte Ltd, Hiventures, Strabag, CPI Hungary, Givaudan, Marks & Spencer, CBA.

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