Lilla Szepsi Szűcs and Viktória Hiesz Join Schoenherr Hungary

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Viktória Hiesz and Lilla Szepsi Szűcs

Schoenherr strengthened its real estate and projects, and regulatory/energy practices in Hungary and Central Eastern Europe with the additions of new senior attorneys Lilla Szepsi Szűcs and Viktória Hiesz.

With these hires, Schoenherr aims to expand its growing pool of lawyers specializing in real estate, energy, renewables, and ESG, the company tells the Budapest Business Journal.

"We have a growing demand in Hungary for legal support in the areas of renewable energy projects, major M&A transactions related to the power & utilities sector and greenfield real estate developments, and we are keen on taking our real estate and projects, regulatory/energy practices to the next level," said László Krüpl, head of Schoenherr's real estate and construction practice in Hungary.

"We welcome Lilla and Viktória, two senior attorneys who will work together with the network of Schoenherr lawyers, advising on a wide range of international and domestic real estate and energy matters, including a growing number of green transition-related projects," he added.

Lilla Szepsi Szűcs is an attorney at law with extensive experience in advising on complex real estate transactions, having led numerous real estate transactions in the form of asset deals and financial restructurings. She has been involved in many significant real estate transactions and has represented clients in real estate, financing, insolvency and restructuring and debt management transactions.

Before joining Schoenherr, she was a senior lawyer in the work-out department of a leading international bank for more than seven years and a senior lawyer in the real estate team of an international law firm for more than four years. She also formerly worked for national law firms specializing in real estate law, construction law, corporate law, and banking law. She obtained her law degree from Eötvös Loránd University in 2003.

Viktória Hiesz specializes in energy and environmental law and regulatory affairs. She brings with her extensive knowledge and experience in electricity trading-related legal matters, as well as a track record of handling major M&A transactions within the energy industry. A member of the Budapest Bar, she graduated from the University of Szeged (Dr iur, 2016) and obtained a master's degree in Energy and Environmental Law at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church (2020).

Before joining Schoenherr Hungary, she held attorney at law and junior associate positions at prestigious international law firms and was legal counsel in an international energy trading company. She speaks Hungarian, English and French.

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