Kinstellar appoints new partner

Appointments

Kinstellar announced the promotion of Budapest-based energy sector specialist Balázs Sepsey to partner.

Sepsey has more than 17 years of experience advising Hungarian and international companies on a wide range of energy-sector matters, including energy-related M&A deals, power plant development projects, long-term supply agreements, EPC contracts, and EU energy regulatory work.

Having worked for more than a decade in cooperation with with Kristóf Ferenczi, firm-wide head of Kinstellar's energy & natural resources practice and managing partner of Kinstellar Budapest, Sepsey has been responsible for the day-to-day work of the Budapest energy & natural resources team in Hungary.

He has also been instrumental in a suite of cross-border energy sector matters, assisting Kinstellar's regional energy sector team across the Kinstellar jurisdictions, the law firm told the Budapest Business Journal.

The recently promoted partner has been with Kinstellar since 2005. He was promoted to managing associate in 2016 and to Counsel in 2018. He is ranked in Band 3 by Chambers Europe and is recognized as a Rising Star by Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.

Patrik Bolf, managing partner of Kinstellar commented, "We are very pleased with the election of Balázs to our partnership. He set a great example for the generation of younger associates as to what a talented colleague can achieve through hard work, determination, persistence, and creativity. We have had the benefit of seeing Balázs rise through the ranks and very much count on his continued contribution to Kinstellar's success story as a partner."

Kristóf Ferenczi added, "Having elected Balázs to become Kinstellar's newest partner is a truly satisfying moment after almost 15 years of very close collaboration with Balázs. His talent, commitment to the highest quality of client service, dedication to the energy sector's challenging legal issues, his sense of responsibility when it comes to our clients' complex matters, and tireless readiness to walk the extra mile for our clients and colleagues alike, make him a role model in our profession. I am honored to have been his colleague and mentor during these years and am very happy to have him now join our partnership – a promotion he has very well deserved."

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