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Balint Halasz and Pal Szabo Promoted to Partner at Bird & Bird Hungary

Balint Halasz and Pal Szabo Promoted to Partner at Bird & Bird Hungary

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Balint Halasz and Pal Szabo have been promoted to Partner at Bird & Bird Hungary.

Halasz's and Szabo's promotions are part of the firm's global promotions round, which included another seven partners, one senior counsel, and 14 counsels. The promotions became effective on May 1, 2018, except for three of the partners, who were appointed in November last year.

Halasz becomes Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property group in Budapest. According to Bird & Bird, "in the past, he has advised on a range of contentious intellectual property matters for both national and international clients from various industry sectors, including electronics, pharmaceuticals and IT. He has extensive experience in relation to patents, trade marks, designs, copyright, unfair competition and customs measures. Halasz joined Bird & Bird in 2008 after having worked at Sar & Partners in Budapest for four years. 

Szabo becomes Partner and Head of the Corporate/ M&A and Employment practice groups in Budapest. Bird & Bird describes him as having "significant experience in cross-border and domestic mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures, including acting for both private and public vendors, private purchasers and private equity firms across a range of industry sectors, such as financial institutions, energy, telecommunications and media, chemistry, life sciences, technology and retail & consumer. He has also advised on competitive auction bid processes. Prior to joining Bird & Bird, he worked as part of the M&A, corporate and employment teams at other international law firms (including Weil, Gotshal & Manges, which merged with Bird & Bird in Budapest on February 1, 2018 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 11, 2018)). 

David Kerr, CEO, Bird & Bird said: "Congratulations to all on taking their roles at Bird & Bird to the next level. I am thrilled such a talented group of our lawyers are becoming Partners and Counsel. Each person has a huge amount to offer, and I anticipate their passion and ability will play a large role in driving forward our strategy in coming years."


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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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