Budapest

Weil's Budapest office represents Hungarian and international clients in a wide range of transactions and regulatory matters.

About Weil's Washington DC Office

Our Practice

Weil’s Budapest office, opened in 1991, is staffed by a combination of Hungarian and U.S.-qualified attorneys. The office’s traditional strengths in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and privatization transactions are complemented by leading capital markets and finance, as well as litigation, regulatory and corporate capabilities. Our attorneys are proficient in Hungarian, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian and Serbo-Croatian. Pursuant to Hungarian Bar rules, Weil operates in Hungary as Siegler Law Office/Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

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
  • Greenfield projects
  • Dispute resolution
  • International arbitration
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.

Awards and Recognition

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. Recent examples of our recognitions include:

  • Budapest Office Named Among “The Best of the Best” – Budapest Business Journal, 2013 and 2014

  • 1st Tier ranking in Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M&A, Private Equity and Restructuring/Insolvency Chambers Europe, 2014

  • 1st Tier ranking in M&A IFLR1000, 2014

  • 1st Tier ranking in Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets and Project Finance The Legal 500, 2014

  • Shortlisted for “Chambers Europe Award for Excellence” Chambers Europe, 2012, 2013 and 2014

  • Weil Awarded for Excellence in Private Equity in Europe – Financial News Awards for Excellence in Private Equity Europe, 2013

Pro Bono Initiatives and Community Service

Weil is a leader in the field of pro bono in the United States, and the Budapest office has taken on a pioneering role in pro bono in Hungary. The importance we place on providing these services to the community is demonstrated by our goal of having all lawyers perform 50 hours of pro bono work each year. Weil’s Budapest office was named Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year in 2012 by PILnet and the Hungarian Bar Association.