With the opening of the Budapest office in 1987, Baker & McKenzie became the first Western law firm to establish a representative office in Central and Eastern Europe. Kajtár Takács Hegymegi-Barakonyi Baker & McKenzie is today one of the leading international law firms in Hungary.
We have developed an exceptional understanding of Hungary’s legal, business, social and cultural environment. This, combined with our global reach, enables us to provide seamless, consistently high-quality and often innovative advice on transactions and projects ranging from the routine to the complex, in all areas of law.
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.
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 the automotive industry. We also act as a hub for the Central Eastern European region and as a gateway to South East Europe.
Nearly 40 lawyers are in the Budapest office. Most have studied or worked abroad. All are well attuned to the needs and demands of Hungarian and foreign clients and all speak English and other languages, including German, French, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, Serbian, and Japanese.