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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. A "remarkable litigator who commands a great reputation", András 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 go-to name 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 believe there is a very good reason why Szecskay Attorneys at Law is the largest independent law firm in Hungary. Simply put, they provide a very professional and thorough service in all major areas of business law... they can be relied on to give us the right answers, even when it may not be the ones we wanted. In those cases then, they often come up with creative approaches and solutions that get us to where we need to be. I believe all this is testament to the hard work and diligence of the firm's founder and managing partner, András Szecskay. He runs a tight ship with professionalism and class. His style is evident throughout the firm."

IFLR1000

 

Szecskay Attorneys at Law is praised for its 'client-oriented approach'.

Legal500, Dispute Resolution

 

Sources consider András Szecskay to be "business-minded and commercial". Commentators also note: "His knowledge is well gounded and he is a very good litigator".

Chambers Europe, 2019, Intellectual Property Department

 

"very, very experienced"

"first-rate lawyer"

"masterful"

Chambers Global, 2018, Dispute Resolution

 

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,"

”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, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Band 1
  • Chambers Europe, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Dispute Resolution: Band 1

 

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

 

  • Chambers Europe, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Intellectual Property Department: Band 1

 

  • Legal500, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Leading Individual
  • Legal500, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Dispute Resolution: Tier 1

 

  • Legal500, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Intellectual Property (Individual Ranking): Leading Individual
  • Legal500, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Intellectual Property: Tier 1

 

  • IFLR1000, 2017, 2016, 2015, Corporate/M&A (Individual Ranking): Highly Regarded, Leading Lawyer
  • IFLR1000, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, Corporate/M&A: Tier 2

 

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

 

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)

Landmark ICSID award against Hungary

08. 02. 2019. György Wellmann, András Szecskay
Landmark ICSID award against Hungary

Landmark ICSID award against Hungary

08. 02. 2019. György Wellmann, András Szecskay

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)