Lakatos Köves & Partners names new partner

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John Fenemore, a senior banking and finance lawyer, is joining Hungarian law firm Lakatos Köves & Partners (LKT) as partner from a Clifford Chance’s London office, according to a press release issued today.

Fenemore is responsible for advising lenders and borrowers on trade finance and growth market transactions. He joins LKT as a partner in the Banking & Finance practice, working alongside Szabolcs Mestyán, partner and practice area head.  

He began his legal career in Budapest with the predecessor of LKT, and then moved to London where he has been based since 2002, save for a five year period in Bucharest.

“We are very pleased to welcome John back to Budapest. With our predominantly international client-base it is important for us to have lawyers in our team with extensive experience in the London market. With Johnʼs arrival we also maintain and develop our English law resource. In addition, John has the further advantage of fluent Hungarian and Romanian,” managing partner Péter Lakatos said.

“I have worked with John over many years and I am very pleased he has agreed to join our team here. With his London-based emerging markets experience, and long track record of working with banks focused on Central Europe, he will be a great addition to our banking & Finance practice, which serves banks operating mainly out of London, Frankfurt and Vienna,” banking & finance head Szabolcs Mestyán said.

“It is great to be going back to Budapest. I began my legal career in Budapest, and have spent much of my time since then working in Central Europe, both on the ground in Budapest and Bucharest but also managing transactions across the CEE region from London … I am excited by the challenge of helping the LKT team to offer first class advice to investors and institutions in Hungary and across the region,” Fenemore said.

LKT is a six partner, 29 lawyer full service commercial law firm based in Budapest, with a predominantly international client base.

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