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



  • Legal500, 2021 - 2018, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets: Tier 2


  • Legal500, 2021 - 2018, Commercial, Corporate/M&A: Tier 2


  • IFLR1000, 2021 - 2017, Capital Markets, Banking (Individual Ranking): Highly Regarded


  • IFLR1000, 2021 - 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)