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CMS Hires New Head of Compliance in Budapest

CMS Hires New Head of Compliance in Budapest

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Maria Dardai has joined CMS’ Budapest office as Head of Compliance Projects.

Dardai moved over from UPC Hungary (Liberty Global), where she had been VP General Counsel, Compliance and Data Privacy Officer since 2009. Before that she was General Counsel Country Compliance Officer, Hungary at ABB (2008-2009), Head of Legal at Magyar Telekom (2002-2008), and Head of Legal, Compliance and Internal Audit at Nomura Securities Hungary (1999-2002). According to CMS, "Dardai not only has vast experience in compliance investigations but she has a deep insight into the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector."

CMS Budapest Managing Partner Gabriella Ormai commented that: "We are very excited about the addition of Maria to our compliance, anti-bribery, and investigation practice. She will be essential to the further building of the practice in Hungary and regionally."

CMS's Global Co-Head of Disputes and Budapest-based Disputes and Investigations Partner Zsolt Okanyi commented: "Maria’s experience with high-profile compliance matters in a diverse range of sectors, coupled with massive international experience in Central and Eastern Europe, will be extremely beneficial to clients who must navigate in an increasingly complex global business environment."

Dardai added: "I am very excited to join CMS’ investigation team and looking forward to developing this practice further. I strongly believe that compliance has a tremendous importance in our clients’ operations which might be even more essential in Central and Eastern Europe than in other parts of the world. I am committed to serve clients at the highest standards and certain that clients will benefit from our strong experience in this practice area."

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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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