Dr. Szabolcs Mestyán LL.M.
"Lakatos, Köves and Partners’ banking and finance team is praised as providing ‘prompt’ and ‘comprehensive’ responses. Szabolcs Mestyán is highly recommended. " The Legal 500

Dr. Szabolcs Mestyán LL.M.

Founding partner, head of the firm's Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Aviation law practices

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E-mail: Szabolcs.Mestyan@lakatoskoves.hu

Practice areas: Banking and Finance

Languages: Hungarian, English

Tel.: +3614291300

Dr. Szabolcs Mestyán LL.M.
"Lakatos, Köves and Partners’ banking and finance team is praised as providing ‘prompt’ and ‘comprehensive’ responses. Szabolcs Mestyán is highly recommended. " The Legal 500

Professional experience

Dr. Szabolcs Mestyán LL.M., founding partner has been working with the firm for over 15 years now and heads our market leading Banking & Finance, Capital Markets and Aviation practices.

His expertise covers practically all areas of these practices including cross-border financing, banking and capital markets regulation, foundation and licensing of financial institutions, M&A in the banking sector, banking and capital markets products, restructuring, banking and capital markets litigation, securitization issues, shares and bond issuances (including sovereign bonds), complex equity and debt securities offerings, dual-listings, IPO, derivatives, structured products, structured finance and asset management. He assisted EBRD in developing the new “Guidelines for the management of NPLs” and has recently been involved in most of the larger NPL transactions in Hungary and across the C&SEE region.

Szabolcs and his practice groups are highly ranked by the most notable independent legal directories and Szabolcs is regarded as a cutting-edge expert in banking and capital markets matters by them. He has a market leading practice in aviation leasing and financing in the C&SEE region. 

Szabolcs completed his law degree at the Faculty of Law at ELTE University in 2005, completed his LL.M. at the University of London in 2015 and received a Diploma in Aviation Leasing & Finance at the Law Society in Ireland in 2019.

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