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András Szecskay

Managing Partner

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András Szecskay is the founder and named partner of Szecskay Attorneys at Law. András, a "remarkable litigator who commands a great reputation" 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.

 

He is a listed arbitrator on the Roll of Arbitrators of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and 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.

  • very, very experienced," 
  • "first-rate lawyer"
  • "masterful"

Chambers Global, 2018, Dispue Resolution

 

  • "very professional and well-prepared." 

Chambers Europe, 2017, IP

 

  • a "remarkable litigator who commands a great reputation"
  • "a wealth of experience and authority in the field."

Chambers Global, 2017, Dispute Resolution

 

  • "a really bright and talented individual." 

Chambers Europe, 2016, IP

 

  • "extremely well respected, and rightly so. He is incredibly polished and his knowledge is encyclopaedic,"
  • "hands-on, extremely responsive, precise and very quick."
  • ”He has an excellent understanding of the economic and financial background of a transaction, and what is important, or less important, for a business to make decisions about."

Chambers Global, 2016, Dispute Resolution

 

  • "great tactician, a highly experienced and confident player." 

Chambers Europe, 2015, Dispute Resolution

Rankings:

 

  • Chambers Europe, 2017, 2016, 2015, Dispute Resolution, Hungary (Individual Ranking): Band 1
  • Chambers Europe, 2017, 2016, 2015, Dispute Resolution, Hungary (Team): Band 1

 

  • Chambers Global, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Dispute Resolution, Hungary (Individual Ranking): Band 1
  • Chambers Global, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Dispute Resolution, Hungary (Team): Band 1

 

  • Chambers Europe, 2017, 2016, 2015, Intellectual Property, Hungary (Team): Band 1

 

  • TheLegal500, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Dispute Resolution, Hungary  (Individual Ranking): Leading Individual
  • TheLegal500, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Dispute Resolution, Hungary (Team): Tier 1

 

  • TheLegal500,  2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Intellectual Property, Hungary (Individual Ranking): Leading Individual
  • TheLegal500, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Intellectual Property, Hungary (Team): Tier 1

 

  • IFLR1000, 2017, 2016, 2015, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Individual Ranking): Higly Regarded, Leading Lawyer
  • IFLR1000, 2017, 2016, 2015, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Tier 2

 

Awards:

 

  • "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)

Bar Memberships: 

 

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

 

Other professional memberships:

 

  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA): Member of the Executive Committee
  • Union des Avocats Européens (UAE): Member
  • International Bar Association (IBA): Member
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) the International League of Competition Law (LIDC): Member
  • Hungarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (HVCA): Member (since 2010)
  • Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (MIE): President
  •  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)