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  • Lakatos, Köves and Partners earns new awards and accolades – April 2017

    Leading Hungarian independent law firm Lakatos, Köves and Partners (LKT) was “Highly Commended” at The Lawyer European Awards 2017 in the “Central European Law Firm of the Year” category, and was shortlisted for The Chambers Europe Awards 2017 in the “Law Firm of the Year: Hungary” category. LKT has also achieved top rankings in the recently published The Legal 500 2017 and Chambers Global and Chambers Europe 2017 annual rankings.

    LKT was shortlisted and won the “Highly Commended” award in the “Central European Law Firm of the Year” category in the 2017 The Lawyer European Awards announced on 16 March in London. For this year’s awards, LKT was shortlisted in its category along with other leading firms from the region: Domański Zakrzewski Palinka, Drzewiecki Tomaszek & Partners, Kinstellar, Kochanski Zieba & Partners, Maruta Wachta, and Wolf Theiss. The Lawyer European Awards celebrate the brightest and the best in the European legal industry, rewarding premier European firms for their work during the past year.

    LKT was also shortlisted for The Chambers Europe Awards 2017, in the “Law Firm of the Year: Hungary” category, along with its peers Andrékó Kinstellar Ügyvédi Iroda, Kajtár, Takács, Hegymegi-Barakonyi Baker & McKenzie Ügyvédi Iroda, Horváth & Partners DLA Piper, and Oppenheim. These awards recognise law firms’ pre-eminence in key countries in the region, and reflect notable achievements over the past 12 months including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.

    In the recently released 2017 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa, LKT has been recommended as a Top-Tier Firm in 6 practice areas, namely, Banking and finance; Commercial, corporate and M&A; Competition; Dispute resolution; Projects and energy; and Real estate and construction. LKT has also been recommended in Capital markets; Intellectual property; Tax; and TMT. In addition, 5 of our partners are listed in the elite ”Leading lawyers” list of the guide: Péter Lakatos, Péter Köves, Richard Lock, Attila Ungár and Ádám Máttyus.

    In the recently launched new edition of Chambers Global, LKT boasts high rankings in all three areas that the guide covers with respect to Hungary: Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A and Dispute Resolution. Ranked Lawyers from our firm specifically highlighted in the edition are Szabolcs Mestyán and Péter Köves (Banking & Finance), Richard Lock, Pál Rahóty and Ádám Máttyus (Corporate/M&A), and Péter Köves and Péter Lakatos (Dispute Resolution). Chambers Global covers over 190 countries across the world.

    In the newly published Chambers Europe 2017, LKT maintains its high rankings across the practice area spectrum. Notable highlights are its continued Band 1 rank in Real Estate, and its upgrade to Band 2 in Capital Markets and Competition/Antitrust.

    LKT Managing Partner Péter Lakatos commented: “Our award recognitions and elite rankings remain very important to us in communicating our premier status in the legal market to our peers throughout the world. Our partnership has expanded significantly with Ádám Máttyus (Corporate/M&A) and Eszter Ritter (Competition) joining us from Kinstellar and John Fenemore (Finance & Banking) joining us from Clifford Chance in London and Iván Sólyom (Competition/M&A) being promoted to partner.”

    LKT Corporate/M&A Head Richard Lock commented: “The last year has been an exciting one for us with a number of additions to the team at all levels. We believe these rankings and awards reflect the growing recognition that, as an independent firm with an international and regional focus, we offer clients and law firms without a presence in Hungary an ideal combination of local knowledge and international skills.”


    Péter Lakatos, Managing Partner
    T: +36 1 429 1300

    Richard Lock, Partner
    T: +36 1 429 1300