Weil’s Budapest office, opened in 1991, is staffed with Hungarian and U.S.-qualified attorneys. The office’s traditional strengths in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and privatization transactions are complemented by leading capital markets and finance, as well as litigation, regulatory and corporate capabilities. Weil operates in Hungary as Siegler Law Office/Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Weil’s Budapest office has exceptional expertise in a broad range of competition-related matters and regularly represents clients before the Hungarian Competition Office (GVH) and the European Commission in merger control and antitrust proceedings, and collaborates with Weil’s offices in Europe and the United States on international competition matters. Our lawyers have extensive experience in: legal advice relating to mergers and merger control procedures before the HCA and the European Commission, the co-ordination of foreign merger control procedures, cartel cases, proceedings concerning the abuse of a dominant position, proceeding concerning unfair trading practices, prohibited State aid, anti-trust litigation, vertical, distribution and agency agreements, as well as co-operation agreements between competitors, competition law compliance audit and training and competition law aspects of procurement procedures.
The Budapest office is consistently recognised as a leading law firm in Hungary and is ranked in the top tier for many of its practice areas by the most prestigious ratings guides. According to Chambers Global, Weil’s “…market-leading M&A practice is the driving force behind the firm’s competition work”. The European Legal 500 highly recommends the Budapest office as their “lawyers are commonly praised for their practical approach and acute perception of business issues.”