Dr. József Antal

Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Társa Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda


Dr. József Antal — co-heads the dispute resolution team of the Budapest office — routinely assists clients in litigation, alternative dispute resolution and public procurement matters. He has advised and represented clients in the most varied industry sectors — from transport to energy and financial services to telecommunications.

Practice Focus

Dr. Antal focuses on civil and administrative litigation and arbitration. He has represented multinational and local clients at each level of the Hungarian court system — including the Supreme Court — and in arbitrations before the Permanent Court of Arbitration affiliated with the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Permanent Arbitration Court of Financial and Capital Markets. Dr. Antal also advises on damages, unfair competition, copyright, private enforcement and fraud cases. In the field of public procurement, Dr. Antal helps clients prepare tenders and negotiate complex construction public procurement projects.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Budapest Bar Association
  • National Association of Public Procurement Lawyers


  • Budapest~Hungary (2003)


  • József Attila University of Szeged, Hungary (J.D. summa cum laude) (1999)


  • English
  • Hungarian

Hungarian chapter of "The Baker & McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook" (English language) (2007 and 2008).

Hungarian chapter of the periodical "Remedies and Public Procurement Laws in Europe" (English language) (2006 and 2009).

Hungarian chapter of the periodical "Dispute Resolution in Europe" (English language) (2006 and 2009).

Legal Entities in the Shadow of Criminal Law (series of articles, NAPI Gazdaság, 2004).

"New Dispute Resolution Method" (English language article) (European Legal Developments Bulletin, 2004).

"Hungary's New Mediation Law" (English language article) (BNA's Eastern Europe Reporter, 2004).

Rules of Mediation (series of articles, NAPI Gazdaság, 2003).

"Recent Developments in Hungarian Merger Control Law" (English language article) (Central European and CIS Legal Update, European Counsel and European Legal Developments Bulletin, 2000). 

"Acquisition of Part of an Undertaking" (English language article) (European Legal Developments Bulletin, 1999).