Tihamér Tóth appointed European Court judge

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Tihamér Tóth

Tihamér Tóth, co-head of Dentons’ competition and antitrust and regulated industries practice in Budapest, has been appointed a European Court judge following his nomination by the Hungarian government. His six-year term in the EU General Court, part of the European Court of Justice, begins on July 6.

“With the appointment of Dr. Tihamér Tóth, the judicial system of the European Union gains a prominent expert with outstanding business and practical experience. Not only has he provided world-class advice to clients, but he has also built and nurtured a highly regarded competition and antitrust practice here in Hungary,” said Gábor Király, managing officer of Dentons Budapest.

With Tóth’s departure to Luxembourg, Tünde Gönczöl will assume leadership of Dentons’ competition and antitrust practice in Hungary.

“We look forward to his return to our office following the completion of his mandate. Until then, we will continue to provide top-quality competition law advice under Tünde Gönczöl’s capable leadership,” Király added.

Besides his academic career at Péter Pázmány Catholic University and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Tóth has been a practicing lawyer since 2010. He has been of-counsel at Dentons’ Budapest office for the last seven years and was previously a lawyer at White & Case. One of the most renowned competition lawyers in Hungary, he served as vice president of the Hungarian Competition Authority and chairman of the Competition Council between 2003 and 2009.

He is the author of 110 scientific publications and, in 2017, was awarded the civil division of the Knight of Cross from the Hungarian Order of Merit for his work in strengthening competition law culture and research.

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