Judit Budai is a senior partner and co-manager of the firm. Having joined the firm since its foundation, she has gained broad corporate, M&A, competition, corporate finance, capital markets transactional and regulatory experience from wide range of industry and service area segments.
During the first half of her practice, Judit played both a team member and team leader advisory role in a number of privatization and strategic M&A (both seller and buyer side) deals and IPOs. Recently Judit is more active in M&A and corporate restructuring or finance transactions for both strategic and financial investors (VC/PE investors and financial institutions), or giving complex corporate structuring advise to innovative start-ups. Judit also advises business owners and top executives in connection with expanding their businesses and restructuring operation for a more sustainable business model or to help generation exchange or solving shareholders disputes.
She is fluent in English.
"Excellent, proactive lawyer"
Chambers Global 2021, Corporate/M&A
"The team has a very high standard, is hand-on, knowledgeable and very good at time management, vey approachable and responsive."
Legal500 2021, Commercial, Corporate and M&A
"Judit Budai is a very commercially-minded practitioner."
Legal500 2020, Commercial, Corporate/M&A
“On time, flexible, responsive and adaptive to changes in course; good understanding of the core issues and problems; focused work. Excellent customer relations and very good attitude towards client. No weaknesses so far.”
IFLR1000, 2020, Financial and corporate
“Szecskay Attorneys at Law performance was both overall and specifically, in all relevant areas of the transaction, outstanding. The due diligence work, even though within very tight timeframes, was excellent both from a legal quality and a commercial sound understanding of the needs of the client.”
IFLR1000, 2020, M&A
Judit Budai is commended for her proactive approach and ability to give clear advice.
Chambers Europe 2019, Corporate/M&A Department
"Judit Budai 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 Europe 2016, Corporate/M&A Department
"A highly effective and focused deal maker who is extremely responsive and tireless in her efforts to resolve issues"
IFLR1000, 2016, Financial and corporate
Other professional memberships:
- Executive Committee Member,
- Deputy Director of National and Regional Activities (former Director of Seminars) and
- President of the Banking Law Commission
- Governance and Transparency Committee member
lecturing and participating in role plays simulating public and private board room case studies to businesses and universities in FCPA and integrity subjects
- Innovation Policy Task Force member
active in working out private sector program proposals for submission to policy makers to improve the ecosystem of cooperation of multinational innovative businesses, start-ups and universities in complex technology intensive and innovative R&D projects
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BudapestSzecskay Attorneys at Law Acting in AmCham Board Simulation
BudapestStart Your Business! goes to BME Federated Innovation and Knowledge Centre