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."
"Very, very experienced"
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
Chambers Europe, 2021, 2020, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Eminent Practitioner
Chambers Global, 2021 - 2015, Dispute Resolution: Band 1
Chambers Europe, 2021, 2020, Intellectual Property (Individual Ranking): Eminent Practitioner
Legal500, 2021, 2020, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Hall of Fame
"In the Service of Justice" Award by Hungarian Bar Association (2019)