Baker McKenzie's Budapest office names Fehérváry managing partner
Photo by Tamás Egry
Ákos Fehérváry took over as the managing partner of global law firm Baker McKenzie's Budapest office on July 1, replacing Zoltán Hegymegi-Barakonyi.
At the same time, the name of the firm will change to Hegymegi-Barakonyi and Fehérváry Baker & McKenzie Law Firm.
Fehérváry is a highly qualified lawyer specializing in corporate law and domestic and cross-border M&A matters, with significant experience in employment law. His practice focuses on the oil and gas, automotive, energy/renewables, technology, and pharmaceutical industries. Over the years, he has led a number of landmark transactions in Hungary and the CEE region.
The newly appointed managing partner started his legal career in 1997 as a junior lawyer at Baker McKenzie. During his career, he has played a key role in the firm's innovation and business development initiatives. As co-head of the corporate and M&A group in Budapest and head of the employment practice, he has earned high recognition in both business and professional circles and is listed as a leading expert in the recognized legal rankings. He is also the co-head of the firm's China client services practice.
"I am honored to lead the Budapest office. The bar is high, as I take over the leadership of a very successful firm, but I am committed to further strengthening our business and organization. We must continue to offer our clients innovative services with a solutions-based and business-focused approach, further deepening our industry knowledge and exploiting new technologies. In the meantime, we will create a diverse and motivating working environment in which all members of our team can develop," said Fehérváry on his appointment.
Hegymegi-Barakonyi, outgoing managing partner, commented on the change, "After nine years, I am delighted to hand over the leadership of the firm to a colleague who has earned the full trust of the partners based on his work and performance. I am confident that Ákos will successfully continue the work that began when Baker McKenzie opened its Budapest office 35 years ago, and in doing so will further strengthen our firm's position in the Hungarian legal services market. For my part, I intend to help him achieve these goals, particularly by strengthening our intellectual property and competition practices."
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