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Matthew Francis

European Community Counsel

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Matthew is the firm’s general English law expert. Thanks to a varied legal background both as a barrister and solicitor, which has taken in everything from local government law, commercial and residential property, construction litigation and arbitration, international finance, pure dispute resolution and commercial work, Matthew can draw on a broad base of experience to provide English legal expertise for a variety of our Hungarian clients with business interests in the UK or where English law is the law governing their business dealings anywhere.

 

Conversely, he is also able to provide British clients with his distinct take on the Hungarian market and business world. He also uses his English legal language expertise to review and draft English language legal documents and to generate much of the firm’s international marketing materials, including both legal articles and more traditional business development tools.

 

He is native in English, speaks Hungarian.

  • Co-author of a chapter about hedge fund activism which appears in "Hedge Funds: A Practical Global Handbook to the Law and Regulation", published by Globe Law and Business in 2012 and 2018.

Bar Memberships:

 

  • Law Society of England & Wales (since 2011)
  • Registered European Lawyer at the Budapest Bar (since 2011)
  • QLTT ('A' Grade, 2011)
  • LL.M in International Commercial and Finance Law - Kings College, London (Merit, 2009)
  • Bar Vocational Course - Inns of Court School of Law (Very Competent, 2005)