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Katalin Szecskay heads our banking and finance practice. She specializes in international banking and finance matters and primarily handles various types of lending activities, including project finance, real estate finance, acquisition finance and corporate finance.

 

Katalin has significant experience in cross-border financing and refinancing transactions. She works for a number of leading companies as borrowers, as well as banks and other financial institutions as lenders and is proud of having built up very good, long-term relationships with her clients. Having been seconded to one of the Hungarian banks for a short period, she has an in-depth knowledge of the lending activities and procedures of banks and can, therefore, in addition to legal advice, provide valuable practical tips to her clients too.

 

She is fluent in English, conversant in German and French.

Katalin Szecskay receives acclaim from a client for being a "very responsive, knowledgeable and helpful" practitioner, while another client highlights that "it's easy to explain things to her and she grasps things quickly." 

Chambers Global, 2020, Banking and Finance

 

Katalin Szecskay is reported by sources to have "great knowledge of what we need as a client", with another source describing her as "a very well-prepared lawyer who clearly understands what she is talking about and has experience."

Chambers Europe, 2019, Banking & Finance Department

 

The Banking and Finance lawyers "are very good and they give advice on a very practical basis."

Chambers Europe, 2019, Banking & Finance Department

 

Katalin Szecskay receives high praise for her "good service and legal knowledge," and "her exactness and professional skill." She is experienced in transactional work, financial restructurings and workout matters.  

Chambers Europe, 2017, Banking & Finance Department

 

"Katalin was detailed, thorough and very helpful in assisting us with a whole range of issues in a relatively unfamiliar jurisdiction."

"Katalin Szecskay was particularly impressive. She was able to explain Hungarian legal concepts in a way that bank clients could understand. She made herself available on public holidays and completed the transaction on time. She shows excellent attention to detail and was friendly and easy to deal with."

IFLR1000, 2016, Financial and Corporate

Rankings:

 

  • Legal500, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets: Tier 2

 

  • IFLR1000, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, Banking and Finance (Individual Ranking): Rising Star

 

Bar Memberships:

 

  • Budapest Bar Association (since 2008)
  • International Committee of the Budapest Bar Association: Elected Member (since 2010)

 

Other professional memberships:

 

  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA)
  • J.D., Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law (2004, Summa cum laude)