Dr. Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi serves as managing partner of the Firm’s Budapest office, where he heads the Antitrust & Competition practice. Benchmark publications consider him as one of the most recognized competition law practitioners in Hungary. Dr. Hegymegi-Barakonyi is the vice-president of the Hungarian Competition Association and a member of the the Scientific Board of the Competition Law Research Institute at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, where he lectures in the postgraduate competition law course. He regularly speaks on competition law related matters at Firm and third-party conferences.
Dr. Hegymegi-Barakonyi is highly experienced in competition law, IP law and pharmaceutical regulations, including litigation work in these areas. He represents companies in unfair competition, cartel dominant position and merger control cases, and advises on antitrust compliance programs. Dr. Hegymegi-Barakonyi also represents clients in trademark registration, as well as IP infringement matters. He works for major international and Hungarian companies in a number of sectors, including the banking, energy, telecommunications, automotive and pharmaceutical industries. He practices law in Hungary as well as at EU level, including the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Hungarian Trademark Association
- Budapest Bar Association
- Hungarian Competition Law Association - Vice President
- International League of Competition
- Budapest~Hungary (1996)
- College of William and Mary (1994)
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1993)
- Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, Hungary (1992)
Various competition law related matters at Firm and third-party conferences including AMCHAM, the Hungarian Joint Venture Association, the Branded Goods Association and the Hungarian Investment and Trade Development Agency (ITDH).
Competition Law Forum (Conference organized by Jogi Fórum Budapest, November 2009).
Private Enforcement of Competition Laws (Conference organized by HVG-ORAC, Budapest, September 2009).
European Union - Opportunities and Challenges (Conference of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Croatian Bar Association, Dubrovnik, June 2009).
Consent Orders and Consent Decrees in the United States, published in the Official Gazette of the Hungarian Competition Office (1994).
Global Merger Notification Handbook - Hungarian chapter, published by Cameron May (1999).
International Association for European Law (FIDE): The Modernisation of EU Competition Law Enforcement in the EU - Hungarian chapter, published by Cambridge University Press (2004).
Cartel Regulation 2007 - Hungarian Chapter, published by Global Competition Review (2007).
Private Law Claims for Competition Law Infringements - published by HVG ORAC (2008).
New Trends of European and Hungarian Competition Laws - published by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2008).