Baker McKenzie's Zoltan Barakonyi has been awarded the very prestigious "Outstanding Lawyer Award" by the Hungarian Bar Association. This award, recognizing Zoltan's outstanding professional work during the course of his career, particularly commends his unique combination of skill, experience and vision in the legal profession.

For nearly 30 years, Zoltan has successfully advised our clients on the most complex and cutting-edge antitrust and competition cases in Hungary while also providing a leading policy voice in the evolution of Hungary's legislative and enforcement landscape. Benchmark publications consider him as one of the most recognized competition law practitioners in Hungary and he is the president of the Hungarian Competition Association and regularly speaks on competition law related matters at Firm and third-party conferences.

A long-standing member of the Baker McKenzie's Global Antitrust & Competition group, Zoltan founded the firm's market-leading Antitrust and Competition practice in Hungary and also previously served as the Managing Partner of the firm's Budapest office. Along with Zoltan, Partner Marton Horanyi leads the dedicated team of seven who comprise our market-leading Antitrust & Competition group, based in Budapest (ranked as "Elite" by Global Competition Review). Over the past year the team has represented multinationals across the full scope of competition services including compliance, investigations and litigation, well as merger control clearances and other transactional advisory work.

Baker McKenzie's Antitrust & Competition practice is the largest in the world with more than 300 practitioners across 60 offices and 43 countries. The practice is consistently recognized as a global leader. It is ranked Band 2 in Chambers Global for 2022 and as the No. 5 Global Elite firm in Global Competition Review's 2022 list of premier competition practices, and was also rated by Global Competition Review as the No. 1 Cartels practice in the world
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