dr. József ANTAL

Partner

dr. József ANTAL



EXPERIENCE

József ANTAL is a Partner at Kapolyi Law Firm, leading the Dispute Resolution Team.

He has advised clients coming from a wide range of industries on arbitration, litigation, compliance, white collar crime, public procurement and related commercial matters.

József has gained wide experience before all important Hungarian dispute resolution forums, including the Curia as well as the major permanent arbitration institutions.

He started his career in 1999 in the Competition, Trade and EU Law Practice Group of the Budapest office of the Baker&McKenzie Law Firm.  József was leading the Dispute Resolution Team of the Budapest office of Baker&McKenzie from 2003 as a senior associate and, from 2007 to the end of May 2019, as a partner.

In June 2019, he became the chief legal counsel of UNIX Autó Kft.  From January 2020 to the end of July 2020, József served as the head of the legal and compliance department of METRO Kereskedelmi Kft.  Subsequently, in August 2020, he joined the team of Kapolyi Law Firm.

József also acts as an arbitrator at the Permanent Arbitration Court Attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

His main professional memberships:  Budapest Bar Association, Hungarian Arbitration Association (vice president), ICC Central and Eastern European Arbitration Group, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow member).

József is also a member of the supervisory board of the Hungarian Food Bank Association.


BACKGROUND

He obtained his summa cum laude legal degree from the Faculty of Law of the József Attila University of Sciences, Szeged in 1999. He passed his bar exam in 2003.

József also completed a six-semester expert course in EU Law and a two-year long ICC „Advanced Arbitration Academy for Central and Eastern Europe”.

He also took part in the first Hungarian fraud investigator course.

József speaks English fluently and German on a basic level.


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dr. Gábor HORVÁTH

Senior Attorney at Law

dr. Gábor HORVÁTH



EXPERIENCE

He is a senior lawyer at Kapolyi Law Firm who is heading the Corporate M&A practice group and also takes part in the energy practice of the Firm. Joining Kapolyi Law Firm will allow the Firm to continue to serve its clients efficiently and with high quality, representing practical aspects in complex and high-value transactions. His expertise in the energy sector is unique.

He started his professional career at Magyar Távközlési Rt. (currently, Telekom) in 1994. Following the bar exam, he worked as an in-house counsel for Dél-dunántúli Gázszolgáltató Zrt. (now, E.ON Dél-dunántúli Földgázhálózati Zrt.) from 1997 to 2000. Then, he worked as a senior associate at Oppenheim and Partners, respectively, Bán, S. Szabó and Partners from 2000.

He was a senior in-house counsel at E.ON Hungária Zrt. from 2005 to 2009, and then worked in the energy practice group of a global international law firm from 2011 to 2013.

From 2012, he worked 7 years as a senior in-house counsel and then head of legal at the ENGIE (GDF SUEZ) group.

Looking for new challenges, he joined Kapolyi Law Firm in October 2019.


BACKGROUND

Having graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Pécs in 1996, he passed his bar exam in September 1996.

He has been a member of the Budapest Bar Association since September 2000.

He speaks English fluently.


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dr. Balázs József FERENCZY

Senior Attorney at Law

dr. Balázs József FERENCZY



EXPERIENCE

Started his professional career as junior legal counsel at the Hungarian Credit Bank in 1992. Worked as single in-house counsel of Crédit Lyonnais Bank Magyarország Rt. from 1996. In 1998 Gide Loyrette Nouel, a Paris based international law firm invited him to lead the Firm’s Banking and Finance practice in Hungary, which task he fulfilled until 2010. Afterwards he worked in his proper law office until November 2013, by which time he became Legal Director of Cellum Group, Hungary’s leading secured mobile payment technical service provider until January 2019.


BACKGROUND

Obtained his university degree of Law and State Sciences in 1992 at the Faculty of Law of the Miskolc University. Passed his bar exam in 1994. Obtained MBA degree on the Budapest Technical University in 2006 on Finance and Management.

Fluent in English, intermediary in the French language.


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dr. Adrienn MILD

Senior Attorney at Law

dr. Adrienn MILD

EXPERIENCE

She started her professional career in 1996 as associate at an international law firm, where she dealed with civil, labour and corporate law related issues as well as provided legal representation in litigation matters.

After passing the bar exam she worked as Senior Consultant at the Regulation Department of the National Bank of Hungary from 1999 assisting the harmonization of the relevant Hungarian legal regulations for banking and capital market on the basis of relevant EU directives.

In 2006 she started to work as senior attorney at an international law firm dealing with banking and finance, tax, civil, real estate and corporate law.

From 2010 till 2015 she worked in a public notary office in Spain drafting notarial deeds in Spanish and provided official interpretation thereof in German and English.

She joined Kapolyi Law Firm as senior attorney in May 2016 where she deal with corporate and commercial matters, M&A and real estate transactions, labour law, banking and finance issues.


BACKGROUND

She obtained her law degree at the Faculty of Law of Janus Pannonius University in 1996 and passed her bar exam in 1999.

She obtained her postgraduate diploma for economy at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences in 2000, and her degree in real estate law in 2005 at the Institute of Postgraduate Legal Studies of ELTE.
Between 1999 and 2001 she participated in several courses of the International Training Centre for Bankers where she gained special and comprehensive knowledge in banking business.
She speaks English, German and Spanish fluently.


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dr. Viktor KREZINGER

Partner

dr. Viktor KREZINGER


EXPERIENCE

Senior attorney at law, heading the Capital Markets Department at Kapolyi Law Firm.

He started his career in 2007. Has a 10+ year experience in capital market, which was acknowledged by the rankings from Chambers and Legal500 in 2018.

Provides legal assistance for wide range of investment fund managers and investment service providers. He has a comprehensive knowledge related to both licensing procedures and the support of the daily operations. Supported licensing procedures on transfer of accounts, acquisition of a qualifying Interest in a capital market firm, and other procedure subject to licensing.


BACKGROUND

He obtained his law degree at the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University in 2006.

As legal advisor, assisted issuers and service providers in numerous private placements, IPOs and public offerings for sale.

Provided full scope services for bidders and target companies in several pubic takeover bid procedure.

A member of the Budapest Bar Association.

He is fluent in English.


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dr. József KAPOLYI

Managing Partner

dr. József KAPOLYI


EXPERIENCE

Founder and managing partner of Kapolyi Law Firm.

He started his professional career as a junior legal counsel at the Hungarian securities and exchange commission and after spending a year as a chief legal counsel at a portfolio company he became a legal counsel at the Budapest Stock Exchange. In February 1999 he established his own law firm which operates to this day under the name of Kapolyi Law Firm.

He is an arbitrator at the Money and Capital Market and Energy sections of the Permanent Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry since 2002 and the member of the board for 5 years. He had been the member and co-president of the Corporate Governance Committee for a decade. He is a Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Supervisory Board of Interactive Brokers Central Europa Zrt..


BACKGROUND

He obtained his law degree at the Faculty of Law of József Attila University in 1996. He took part in the course organized by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on regulations related to securities in Washington DC. In October 1996 he passed his stock exchange securities exam and stock exchange exam organized by the State Financial and Capital Markets Supervision. He passed his bar exam in October 1998.

He speaks English fluently and German on a basic level.


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dr. Sándor HABÓCZKY

Partner

dr. Sándor HABÓCZKY


EXPERIENCE

Partner of Kapolyi Law Firm, heading the Real Estate and Construction Law practice group as well as advising on high profile transactions.

He regularly represents and supports significant domestic and foreign investors and commercial real estate developers, especially in the office and hotel sectors, as well as assists individual property transactions and portfolio deals.

Sándor and his colleagues have unique experience with FIDIC contractual schemes and other construction contracts and also in relation with design works’ documentation for major developments.


BACKGROUND

Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the József Attila University of Szeged in 1996 and started his professional career the same year.

He passed his bar exam in February 1999 and he has been a member of the Budapest Bar Association since August 2001.

In 2001 he joined the M&A dept. of one of the leading international law firms in Budapest, where he spent more than five years. From 2010 to 2017 he was acting as partner in charge of real estate and dispute resolution mandates with a Vienna based leading international law firm. During this period, he participated in major transaction matters and also high profile dispute resolution mandates (including a significant case won at the Court of Justice of the European Union).

Looking for new challenges, he has joined Kapolyi Law Firm in the summer of 2017.

He speaks English fluently and German on an intermediate level.


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