Baker & McKenzie in Hungary
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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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Welcome to Baker & McKenzie in Hungary

Baker & McKenzie was the first international law firm to open an office in Budapest and is one of the leading business firms in Hungary. Serving clients in Hungary for more than two decades, we have developed an exceptional understanding of local legal procedures and, business and cultural practices in Hungary. This combined with our global experience and reach makes us especially adept at providing seamless, consistently high-quality and often innovative advice for transactions and projects ranging from the routine to the complex, in all areas of law.

Over the years we have been involved in numerous cross-border transactions as well as foreign direct investments, in industries such as telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, energy, food and automotive. We also act as a hub for the Central Eastern European region and a gateway to South East Europe.

Our clients include multinational companies and blue-chip Hungarian corporations, organs of the Hungarian state, international investment banks and other financial institutions. Many are market leaders in their respective industries and call on us repeatedly to advise them on complex and routine matters alike.

We're making a difference

Baker & McKenzie globally places particular emphasis on pro bono activities. In accordance with the global mission the Budapest office also attaches great importance to helping organizations with its expertise and extensive international network. This year our office is providing the Hungarian State Opera House with a pro bono legal service.


This website is maintained by Kajtár Takács Hegymegi-Barakonyi Baker & McKenzie Attorneys at Law, a law firm registered with the Budapest Bar Association, in accordance with the legislation and internal regulations applicable to attorneys, which are available along with information on the rights of clients at

The Bankruptcy Act entails unexpected risks for credit institutions concerning restructuring. The article defines and analyses such risks in relation to the early repayment of the credit facility.
Following the amendment of the Information Act, binding corporate rules (BCRs) govern international data transfers in Hungary beginning 1 October 2015. In our client alert, we summarize the process for obtaining authorization to use BCRs from Hungary’s Data Protection Agency.
Hungary's large enterprises face fines up to HUF11 million for not auditing energy use within 2016. According to a 2015 law, businesses must register with the national energy regulator, report consumption annually and audit every four years. Non-registration risks a fine up to HUF1 million, with a further HUF10 million for failure to audit.
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