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Denise Hamer Joins Kinstellar's Regional Finance Team as Special Counsel

Denise Hamer Joins Kinstellar's Regional Finance Team as Special Counsel

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Denise Hamer has joined Kinstellar as Special Counsel, in a regional CEE/SEE position working in the firm's Finance, Private Equity, NPLs & Distressed Assets, and Restructuring practices.

Hamer is a New York-qualified attorney with 30 years of experience. She has broad technical and geographical legal expertise and experience as both a general counsel and a private practice partner/managing partner in top-tier global financial institutions, investment funds, corporates (including listed companies), consultancies and law firms. Her practice extends to Private Equity/Buy and Sell Side Investment, Banking & Finance, Special Situations, Debt Restructuring, M&A, Non-Performing Loans (NPLs), and Real Estate, representing investors, creditors, and debtors.

A Russian-speaker, Hamer also has experience working in Central Asia, where she opened the first office of White & Case in Uzbekistan, and in Russia, where she was Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen’s legal practice. She has CEE-specific experience as a Partner with both Schoenherr, DLA Piper, and Richards, Kibbe & Orbe, and spent three years as Head of Legal, International Corporates at BAWAG P.S.K. in Vienna and five years as Director & Counsel, Fixed Income Legal at Citigroup in London. In February 2018 she became a Partner at Trace Capital Advisors (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on February 26, 2018), a position she retains while working at Kinstellar.

She is also admitted to the Czech Bar and is a registered foreign lawyer qualified to practice in the UK. She holds a B.A. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University in New York, and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Kinstellar Managing Partner Patrik Bolf commented: “I am pleased to welcome Denise to Kinstellar. We are delighted that she is joining our team. Denise is a highly respected lawyer with a standout reputation in all our countries of operation. I am confident that her deep expertise in the CEE and Central Asia regions will be a remarkable asset to our clients, an excellent addition to our regional practice and will substantially grow our current capabilities.” 

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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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