András Szecskay

Managing Partner


András Szecskay is the founder and named partner of Szecskay Attorneys at Law. He has a wealth of reputation in the Hungarian and International markets. He has developed an extensive international and domestic litigation and arbitration practice, which includes involvement in ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, etc. procedures. His practice focuses on high-value and complex commercial, corporate, IP and foreign investment related litigation and arbitration matters, as well as judicial review proceedings. His experience spans a number of industries and sectors, including life sciences, banking, energy, environment, oil & gas, power and telecommunications.


Besides being a leading arbitrator in Hungary, he is a listed arbitrator on the list of practitioners of the Vienna International Arbitration Center. He has handled over a hundred arbitration cases. He is also the name to go to in the field of IP. Besides his high reputation for his professional experience, András is well known for his admiration and support of music, literature and contemporary arts.


He is fluent in English.

"I can definitely say that András Szecskay and his team are of the highest calibre and an absolute joy to work with. A practice staffed by exceptionally talented specialists, who collaborate extremely well!"

Legal500 2023, Corporate/ M&A


"András Szecskay is one of the most valued attorneys in the country."

Legal500 2023, IP


"Namesake András Szecskay and fellow partner Gusztáv Bacher earn rave reviews from patrons and peers alike for their rare intellect. Everything from life sciences to banking falls within the bailiwick of renaissance man Szeckskay, who consistently hammers out the right results in high-stakes IP and business disputes, and is also a leading Hungarian arbitrator." 

WTR1000 2022, IP


"One of the doyens of Hungarian arbitration"

"One of the best litigators in Hungary"

Chambers Global, 2021, Dispute Resolution


"The work with the team at Szecskay is one of the highlights in our professional life. Their strengths are creativity, proactivity and readiness for flexible solutions. They do not understand the word ‘impossible’, they are always eager to find something new, something not tried."

Legal500 2021, Dispute Resolution


"The Szecskay team consists of top litigators. They are very creative, alway come up with new ideas and think out-of-the box. I would clearly recommend them for the most complex litigation in Hungarian courts."

Legal500 2021, Dispute Resolution





  • Legal500, 2020 - 2023, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Hall of Fame

  • Legal500, 2015 - 2023, Dispute Resolution (Team): Tier 1


  • Legal500, 2015 - 2023, Intellectual Property (Individual Ranking): Leading Individual
  • Legal500, 2015 - 2023, Intellectual Property (Team): Tier 1


  • Chambers Global & Europe, 2020 - 2023, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Eminent Practitioner

  • Chambers Global & Europe, 2015 - 2023, Dispute Resolution (Team): Band 1


  • Chambers Europe, 2020 - 2023, Intellectual Property (Individual Ranking): Eminent Practitioner

  • Chambers Europe, 2015 - 2023, Intellectual Property (Team): Band 1


  • IFLR1000, 2019 - 2022, Project Finance and M&A (Individual Ranking): Highly Regarded




  • "In the Service of Justice" Award by Hungarian Bar Association (2019)

  • "Market Maker", CEE Legal Matters (2017)
  • "Deák Ferenc Award" ("Pro Meritis De Iuris Peritia"), the highest joint award of all legal professions in Hungary (2014)
  • Pro Collegium Advocatorum ("Az Ügyvédségért" - "For the Legal Profession") Award by the Hungarian Bar Association (2011)
  • Knight’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, awarded by the President of Hungary (2008)
  • Recognized as an Exemplary Lawyer ("Kiváló Ügyvéd") by the Hungarian Bar Association (2003)
  • Eötvös Award from the Budapest Bar Association (2000)

Landmark ICSID award against Hungary

08. 02. 2019. András Szecskay, György Wellmann

Landmark ICSID award against Hungary

icon 08. 02. 2019. icon András Szecskay , György Wellmann icon Dispute Resolution

Bar Memberships: 


  • Budapest Bar Association: Vice-President responsible for International Relations (2002-2018)
  • Hungarian Bar Association: Vice-President (since 2010)
  • Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE): Head of the Hungarian Delegation


Other professional memberships:


  • Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (MIE): President (since 2010)
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA): Former member of the Executive Committee, currently Director of UIA IROL responsible for the independence of the profession
  • International Bar Association (IBA): Member
  • Union des Avocats Européens (UAE): Member
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI): Member
  • International League of Competition Law (LIDC): Member
  • Hungarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (HVCA): Member
  •  Canada-Eastern European Lawyers Internship program (Ottawa, Canada, 1990)
  • J.D., József Attila University (Szeged), Faculty of State and Legal Science (1973, summa cum laude)