Kinstellar Strengthens Hungarian Corporate M&A Team With New Partner


Annamária Csenterics

Annamária Csenterics has joined Kinstellar's Budapest office as a partner and co-head of the local corporate M&A service line, the company tells the Budapest Business Journal.

Csenterics is an experienced corporate M&A practitioner with a career spanning 20 years at international law firms and as an in-house lawyer. She has served as lead counsel on scores of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and strategic transactions, including spin-offs, split-offs, and exits. Her clients have included corporations as well as private clients domiciled in the United States, Europe, and Hungary.

She will co-head the local corporate M&A service line, including real estate and private equity, with partner and leading M&A lawyer Gábor Gelencsér, who joined Kinstellar in 2019 and who leads local and cross-border deals for major market players, especially in the banking and energy sector. They will be supported by English law qualified partner Anthony O’Connor, who is taking a broader firm-wide role with a leading role in Kinstellar's newly formed South East Asia desk. 

Prior to joining Kinstellar, Csenterics was a partner in the corporate M&A team of Dentons in Hungary for five years and previously worked at Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Budapest. 

Over the course of her career, she has been recognized by the main international legal directories Chambers and Legal 500 as one of the leading lawyers in Hungary for corporate/M&A matters.

Csenterics earned an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., United States. She is a Hungarian and New York Bar-qualified lawyer and speaks Hungarian and English.

Kristóf Ferenczi, managing partner of the Kinstellar's Budapest office, comments, "We are delighted to welcome a senior lawyer of Annamária’s caliber to our office and to the wider regional corporate M&A team. Annamária’s outstanding track record, excellent reputation, and finely-honed market knowledge are an excellent fit to our robust corporate and M&A team in Budapest and will further enhance the leadership of this important service line." 

"Our goal is to continue to grow ambitiously with a dynamic, highly skilled, and diverse team to best serve our clients and I am confident that Annamária’s joining will solidify our ability to achieve that," he adds.

Csenterics adds, “I am thrilled to join Kinstellar’s impressive corporate M&A practice, with its strong footprint and commitment to top-level client service. I believe that the unique platform Kinstellar represents and the breadth of its network will allow me to grow and, together with Kinstellar’s outstanding corporate M&A team in Hungary and throughout the firm, we will further expand our practice in Hungary and the wider CEE/SEE region. I very much look forward to working with the team and to further consolidating the practice together."

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