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.

"We had good and efficient conversations and they demonstrated a good understanding of business implications of any relevant legal issues. This has made project management much easier and more efficient."

Chambers Global 2023, Corporate/M&A


"Szecskay Attorneys at Law has a very experienced commercial, corporate and M&A team, able to cover all legal aspects. They are very well coordinated, their advice is proactive and solution oriented and the quality across the team is consistent and high."

Legal500 2022, Commercial, Corporate and M&A


Judit Budai is an "excellent, proactive lawyer".

Chambers Global 2021, Corporate/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 




  • Legal500, 2023 - 2018, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets: Tier 2


  • Legal500, 2023 - 2018, Commercial, Corporate/M&A: Tier 2


  • IFLR1000, 2022, Capital Markets, Banking (Individual Ranking): Expert Consultant


  • IFLR1000, 2022 - 2019, Corporate/M&A: Tier 2




  • Eötvös Károly Award by the Budapest Bar Association (2020)

Survey on Form Requirements by IBA Securities Law Committee

08. 03. 2021. Judit Budai, Bence Molnár Sz.,

Survey on Form Requirements by IBA Securities Law Committee

icon 08. 03. 2021. icon Judit Budai , Bence Molnár Sz. , icon Capital Markets

Public Issuers COVID-19 Relief Measures – IBA Securities Law Committee (SLC) Five Continents Overview

28. 05. 2020. Judit Budai, Attila Jásdi

Public Issuers COVID-19 Relief Measures – IBA Securities Law Committee (SLC) Five Continents Overview

icon 28. 05. 2020. icon Judit Budai , Attila Jásdi icon Capital Markets

Competition Law Compliance Program

23. 01. 2018. Anikó Keller, Miklós Boronkay, János Vajda, Gábor Faludi Jr., Bence Molnár Sz., Gusztáv Bacher, Judit Budai

Bar Memberships:


  • Budapest Bar Association (since 1994)


Other professional memberships:


  • International Bar Association (IBA), Securities Law Committee
  • Union International des Avocats (UIA),

- Executive Committee Member,

- Deputy Director of National and Regional Activities (former Director of Seminars) and

- President of the Banking Law Commission

  • Hungarian Venture Capital Association (HVCA), Advocacy Coordinator of the Legal Committee
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (AmCham)

- 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

24 April 2019
Wednesday 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM


Start Your Business! goes to Budapest Business School
8 April 2019
6 March 2019
  • EU Law Post Graduate Program, Center of European Law, School of Law, King's College London (2004)
  • MBA, Budapest Economic University - joint program with London Business School (1996)
  • J.D., Eötvös Loránd Faculty of State and Legal Science in Budapest (1991)