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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. 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.

"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

 

Highly acclaimed market leaders

You can place your full trust and confidence in them – they are proactive, dependable and have a deep knowledge of the law.

IAM Patent 1000, 2020

 

“An eminent commercial firm with a focus on intellectual property, Szecskay is an excellent one-stop shop. On the IP side, patent litigation is the set’s forte, although they will also dispatch trademark and copyright mandates with assuredness. Leading the way are two pillars of the Hungarian legal community András Szecskay and Gusztáv Bacher. Managing partner Szecskay is an eminent all-around litigator….

World Trademark Review (WTR 1000), 2020

 

"András Szecskay is very business oriented and extremely creative in solving different problems."

Legal500, 2020, Dispute Resolution

 

"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, 2019

 

"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

 

"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

 

Rankings:

 

  • Chambers Europe, 2021, 2020, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Eminent Practitioner

  • Chambers Europe, 2019 - 2015, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Band 1
  • Chambers Europe, 2021 - 2015, Dispute Resolution: Band 1

 

  • Chambers Global, 2021, 2020, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Eminent Practitioner
  • Chambers Global, 2019 - 2015, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Band 1
  • Chambers Global, 2021 - 2015, Dispute Resolution: Band 1

 

  • Chambers Europe, 2021, 2020, Intellectual Property (Individual Ranking): Eminent Practitioner

  • Chambers Europe, 2021 - 2015, Intellectual Property Department: Band 1

 

  • Legal500, 2021, 2020, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Hall of Fame

  • Legal500, 2019 - 2015, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Leading Individual
  • Legal500, 2021 - 2015, Dispute Resolution: Tier 1

 

  • Legal500, 2021 - 2015, Intellectual Property (Individual Ranking): Leading Individual
  • Legal500, 2021 - 2015, Intellectual Property: Tier 1

 

  • IFLR1000, 2021 - 2019, Project Finance and M&A (Individual Ranking): Highly Regarded

 

 

Awards:

 

  • "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. György Wellmann, András Szecskay

Landmark ICSID award against Hungary

icon 08. 02. 2019. icon György Wellmann , András Szecskay 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)