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Orsolya is a transactional lawyer with international clients, with vast global connections and two decades of experience in the legal sector. Her motto: “I help clients to cross borders - both state borders and business ones.” She works with clients from around the world in all stages of establishing, acquiring and operating businesses in Hungary, and in assisting Hungarian clients in expanding their business activities abroad.

 

She specializes in international transactions, private and public M&A and corporate law, focusing on joint ventures, venture capital and private equity investments, as well as privatizations and related tax law. She is involved in tax and employment matters and is active in business mediation and roundtable negotiations utilizing supervision techniques.

 

She joined Szecskay Attorneys at Law in 1998 as a junior lawyer, and became a partner in 2007. She is a member or holds a position in several Hungarian and international professional organizations. She served as president of AIJA, the International Association of Young Lawyers in 2015-2016. She is a regular speaker and - being an active member of Toastmasters International - enjoys delivering “TED-style” talks at various conferences in the legal sector.

 

She is native in Hungarian, fluent in English and German and conversant in French and Spanish.

  • Orsolya receives "praise from clients, who describe her as being ‘very proactive and responsive.’ She is best known for her work on privatisations and inbound investments. Another client adds: ‘She is very efficient, I was very impressed.’ "
     Chambers Global, 2018, Corporate M&A

 

  • "The team is recognised for offering a practical service: ‘We are very happy with the service. They are to the point, pragmatic and highly efficient.’ One client says: ‘The team provided a perfect and seamless service.’ "
    Chambers Europe, 2017, Corporate M&A team

 

  • "The team is highly qualified and experienced, and provides high-class and high-quality legal assistance. We experienced no turbulence during the transaction and we were very confident with the advice delivered by the team."
    Chambers Europe, 2016, Corporate M&A team

Rankings:

 

  • Chambers Europe, 2017, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Band 4
  • Chambers Europe, 2016, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Band 3
  • Chambers Europe, 2015, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Band 3

 

  • Chambers Global, 2018, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Individual Ranking): Band 5
  • Chambers Global, 2018, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Band 4
  • Chambers Global, 2017, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Band 4
  • Chambers Global, 2016, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Band 3
  • Chambers Global, 2015, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Band 3

 

  • TheLegal500, 2018, Commercial, Corporate & M&A, Hungary (Team): Tier 2
  • TheLegal500, 2017, Commercial, Corporate & M&A, Hungary (Team): Tier 2
  • TheLegal500, 2016, Commercial, Corporate & M&A, Hungary (Team): Tier 2
  • TheLegal500, 2015, Corporate & M&A, Hungary (Team): Tier 3

 

  • IFLR1000, 2017, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Tier 2
  • IFLR1000, 2016, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Tier 2
  • IFLR1000, 2015, Corporate M&A, Hungary (Team): Tier 2

 

Awards:

 

  • She was elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2017.
  •  “Honorary President” of AIJA (appointed by the general assembly held in Tokyo in 2017 in recognition of her valuable contribution as former president of the association)
  •  “Exemplary Lawyer” award (from the Hungarian Bar Association in 2016 in recognition of exemplary dedication to highest principles of the legal profession)
  • IVLP (International Visitor Leadership Program) ”Women and Justice”, (2012, Orsolya had the honor to participate in a multi-regional professional exchange program organized and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Office of International Visitors)

Employment brochure

19. 01. 2018. Hédi Bozsonyik, Adrienn Tar, Zoltán Balázs Kovács, Anikó Keller, David Kerpel, Katalin Grósz, Orsolya Görgényi
Employment brochure

Employment brochure

19. 01. 2018. Hédi Bozsonyik, Adrienn Tar, Zoltán Balázs Kovács, Anikó Keller, David Kerpel, Katalin Grósz, Orsolya Görgényi

The employment team of Szecskay Attorneys at Law is top ranked by all independent legal directories, praised by peers and trusted by clients.

We have extensive experience in all fields of employment law through the representation of both local and foreign clients.

Because we realise both the importance and the sensitivity of labour force management, our employment law team is committed to providing pro-active, effective and up-to-date assistance to our clients on all labour related matters.


Bar Memberships:

 

  • Budapest Bar Association (since 2002)

 

Other professional memberships:

 

  • AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers): President 2015-2016 after holding many other positions in the association. She is currently AIJA vice-president Skills, Career, Innovation, Leadership & Learning (SCILL). She has been active in the M&A commission of AIJA for over a decade and has organized and spoken at a number of M&A seminars held across the globe.
  • ABA (American Bar Association): Section of International Law, Business Law Section, Law Practice Management Division Member, Non-US Lawyer Representative of the ABA SIL Council.
  • IBA (International Bar Association): Member, IBA's Presidential Task Force on the Future of Legal Services member
  • ELTA (European Legal Technologies Association): Ambassador
  • DAV (German Bar Association): Extraordinary member
  • MSZCT (Association of the Hungarian Supervisors and Supervisor-Coaches): Member
  • OME (Hungarian Mediation Association): Member
  • Toastmasters International: Member
  • She holds an LL.M. degree in Transnational Commercial Practice from Lazarski University / CILS and completed 6 courses of Boston University School of Law’s Executive LLM in International Business Law Program between 2013-2015.
  • She is a registered mediator and qualified as a tax advisor in 2014.
  • In 2012, she participated in a multiregional professional exchange program (International Visitor Leadership Program - IVLP) organized and funded by the U.S. Department of State Office.
  • She completed a two-year postgraduate business consulting and supervision studies program at the International Business School in 2005.
  • J.D., Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law (1998, summa cum laude).