Sun, Feb
57 New Articles

Strike! Law Firms Compete in 5th CEELM Budapest Law Firm Bowling Challenge

Strike! Law Firms Compete in 5th CEELM Budapest Law Firm Bowling Challenge

  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

On June 30, 2022, CEE Legal Matters hosted the fifth edition of the CEELM Budapest Law Firm Bowling Challenge: A competition of four-person teams from leading law firms in Hungary, with all proceeds going to the previous winner’s charity of choice. A total of 13 law firms competed for the trophy – and the bragging rights that go along with it.

Competing in the charity event were (in alphabetical order):

  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Ban, S.Szabo, Rausch & Partners
  • Bird & Bird
  • CMS
  • DLA Piper
  • KCG Partners
  • Komor Hennel Attorneys
  • Nagy & Trocsany
  • Oppenheim
  • Schoenherr
  • Szecskay
  • Wolf Theiss

After an intense competition, KCG Partners managed a solid comeback in the last round to win the championship, followed closely by Oppenheim and CMS.

The charity organization chosen by DLA Piper (the previous champions) to receive the evening's proceeds was the Hintalovon Foundation, which has been working to raise awareness of children’s rights in Hungary since 2015. The programs of the foundation include the Yelon program for the healthy development of children; the Pro Bono Child Rights Centre, providing free legal aid services; the Child Participation program, which aims to develop high school students’ knowledge of children’s rights and supports their effective participation; and the NEMECSEK Program for the prevention of school abuse. The foundation publishes the Child rights report annually, presenting the current situation of children’s rights in Hungary. The new champions – KCG Partners – will get to choose the recipient of the proceeds from next year’s edition.

“The bowling balls and the minutes flew fast, and although the teams took the challenge seriously, there was little doubt that the primary goals of the evening – having fun and relaxing with colleagues and counterparts – were met,” commented the event’s organizer CEELM’s Anna Vinar.

Pictures of the evening are available on our Facebook page here.

Wolf Theiss at a Glance

With over 360 lawyers in 13 countries, over 80% of the firm’s work involves cross-border representation of international clients. We have concentrated our energies on a unique part of the world: the complex, fast-developing markets of the CEE/SEE region. Through our international network of offices, we work closely with our clients to develop innovate solutions that integrate legal, financial, and business know-how.

Wolf Theiss provides fully integrated corporate services in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate, banking and finance, tax and insurance, employment law, competition law, energy law, privatisation, restructuring, public procurement and litigation. At Wolf Theiss, we measure our success by the success of our clients. We align our goals with yours to ensure that your needs are being met in even the most complex of cross-border matters. This means that we know how to listen to you and help you use the assets you already have while finding opportunities.

Firm's website:

Wolf Theiss – Leading Lawyers in CEE/SEE