Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Established in 1991, Weil's Budapest office represents Hungarian and international clients in a wide range of transactions and regulatory matters. Leading law firm rating guide, European Legal 500, says the Budapest office is “the firm to turn to for M&A” and “highly recommended as an expert advisor on the defense and implementation of takeovers, hostile and friendly”. Chambers Global says “Private equity is the firm’s overwhelming strength, culminating in well-placed inroads on most of the key deals in the region.”

Budapest Bar of Attorneys Compliance

Our Practice

The Firm’s Budapest office opened in 1991. The office is staffed by a combination of Hungarian, UK- and US-qualified attorneys who are proficient in Hungarian, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Serbo-Croatian. The office’s traditional strengths in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and privatization transactions are complemented by a leading capital markets and finance capability. The Firm has been operating in Hungary as Siegler Law Office/Weil, Gotshal & Manges since 2004.

The Budapest legal team represents clients in a range of international and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, privatizations, regulatory matters, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, bank financings, public offerings and greenfield projects.

The office works in close coordination with our other Central European offices in the Czech Republic and Poland to deliver integrated services to our clients. This well-established and highly-regarded regional collaboration puts us at the forefront in providing legal advice and assistance to Hungarian and international investors participating in Central and Eastern European markets. Through Weil’s extensive corresponding counsel network, the Budapest office cooperates with firms throughout the Southeastern European region, in particular in Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia.

Achievements, Community Service and Pro Bono

The Budapest office is consistently ranked among the top firms in Hungary by such prestigious ratings guides as Chambers Global and The European Legal 500 . The Firm is a leader in the field of pro bono in the U.S., and the Budapest Office has taken on a pioneering role in pro bono in Hungary.

Quotes

The team “concentrates on domestic transactional work, inspiring ‘a very positive opinion’ from loyal clients who believe ‘it is capable of handling the largest deals.’”

Chambers Global on the Budapest Office

This is a firm “with a strong team approach,” according to clients, who said that “lawyers are available, well connected and well experience in the local deal market.”

Chambers Global on the Budapest Office

“It has a useful network, a strong team and a keen eye on the market.”

The IFLR on the Budapest Office

“It is praised for ‘constructive solutions’ in ‘tight timeframes’.”

European Legal 500 on the Budapest Office

“Unquestionably a leader.”

Chambers Global on the Budapest Office

“Highly recommended as an expert advisor on the defense and implementation of takeovers, hostile and friendly.”

European Legal 500 on the Budapest Office’s M&A Team

“Clients comment on the lawyers’ expertise in project financing and mortgage financing and their ability to ‘advise even in difficult situations,’ which enables clients to ‘trust the firm with regional and cross-border work.’”

Chambers Global on the Budapest Office’s Banking and Finance Team

“Specialist capital markets expertise is considered amongst the best in the field.”

Chambers Global on the Budapest Office’s Capital Markets Team

"Marvelously precise, with an excellent touch on bond issues and capital markets."

Chambers Global on the Budapest Office’s Capital Markets Team

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