Kinstellar’s Budapest office welcomes new partner

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Anthony O’Connor joined the Budapest office of Kinstellar as a partner, becoming head of the Hungarian corporate and M&A practice and co-head of the firm-wide private equity sector, according to a press release issued yesterday.

Prior to joining Kinstellar, O’Connor, who has domestic and cross-border M&A and private equity experience, was a partner at White & Case and later Dentons in Budapest and has over ten years of experience in the region, having worked on scores of transactions in Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey.  

O’Connor has experience advising private equity and venture capital investors in all aspects of high-profile investments in Central and Eastern Europe, including identifying and managing key business risks, principal areas of sensitivity and motivating factors, the press statement said. His expertise includes advising on and negotiating share purchase agreements, investment and shareholder agreements, management warranty deeds and warranty and indemnity insurance, as well as management incentive plans, equity roll-overs and earn-outs, the press release added.

O’Connor graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002. He is a member of the Budapest Bar Association and a solicitor at the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

“We are pleased to welcome Anthony to the firm, and we are delighted that such an internationally experienced practitioner is joining our Budapest office. His experience and business acumen will expand our private equity capabilities and are complementary to our strategic goals. Anthony is a well-respected professional with a standout reputation on the CEE market, and we are confident that he will make a significant contribution to the firm,” Csilla Andrékó, managing partner of the Budapest office, said.

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