Former Dentons Partner Milan Kohlrusz has joined forces with Csaba Bittera and Peter Toth, long-time legal advisors to Budapest Airport, to launch Budapest's new Bittera, Kohlrusz & Toth law firm.
According to a press release from the new firm, "the new enterprise will focus on three practice areas: aviation law, arbitration and litigation, and employment law. All the founding partners have ties to the aviation industry, which served as a common basis for the combination, with each of them practicing in different fields as well."
“We are focusing on what we are uniquely good at and this is an excellent opportunity for us to marshal our diverse experience,” said Bittera.
“We had many cases together in the past eight years in aviation related disputes, transactional risk assessments, internal investigation, and regulatory matters," added Kohlrusz. "We do believe that by combining our forces we offer clients superior advice, without the constraints and costs of hiring a large firm."
Bittera gained experience on aviation matters as well as in commercial and corporate law as lead legal advisor to the Budapest Airport. He was in charge of the legal management of the crisis that Budapest Airport faced after the collapse of Malev in February 2012.
Kohlrusz is a litigator and former Partner in the Budapest office of Dentons (as he was at White & Case, before that entire office moved to Dentons in April 2015 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on April 15, 2015). He has 20 years of experience in domestic litigation and international commercial and investment arbitration.
Toth, a Labor Law specialist, has 15 years of experience in labor disputes with trade union officers and executive managers, representing clients in mass redundancy litigation and strike negotiations with trade unions.
Bittera, Kohlrusz & Toth has six attorneys. The team also includes Edit Hauser, a dispute lawyer previously at Dentons, White & Case and CMS, Szandra Szabo, a commercial lawyer working for aviation clients, and Zsolt Slujtner, a regulatory lawyer specializing in aviation-related regulatory matters.