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Chambers and Partners: Aviation Finance & Leasing 2021
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Chambers and Partners: Aviation Finance & Leasing 2021

We are happy to let you know that Chambers Aviation Finance & Leasing 2021 Global Practice Guide is now available to view online.

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Major leasing deal on the Hungarian logistics market
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Major leasing deal on the Hungarian logistics market

We are proud to advise GLP, a leading global investment manager and business builder in logistics real estate on the lease of 43,000 sqm high quality warehouse space and offices within the Sziget Logistics Center by the German based Fiege Group, one of the leading logistics providers in Europe.

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Transportation and Infrastructure in Hungary
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Transportation and Infrastructure in Hungary

CEE Legal Matters article about the topic is now available...

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LKT to advise on the purchase of BC 140 office building for Fidelidade
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LKT to advise on the purchase of BC 140 office building for Fidelidade

It is always an uplifting experience to provide support for foreign new entrants to the Hungarian property market...

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Doktor24 doubles its leased space in the CityZen office building, managed and operated by one of our...
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Doktor24 doubles its leased space in the CityZen office building, managed and operated by one of our key clients, ConvergenCE

We have been happy to advise one of our key clients, a leading asset, property and project management company, ConvergenCE on its tenant, Doktor24 more than doubling its leased space in the CityZen office building, managed and operated by ConvergenCE...

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LKT advised Norbit ASA on its acquisition of iData Kft.
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LKT advised Norbit ASA on its acquisition of iData Kft.

LKT has advised Norbit ASA on its acquisition of iData Kft. working together with leading Norwegian law firm Schjodt as lead counsel. iData is a technology company headquartered in Hungary, specializing in services related to vehicle tracking and fleet management…

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New high tech private hospital development, Duna Medical Center opens in Budapest
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New high tech private hospital development, Duna Medical Center opens in Budapest

We are happy to have advised Duna Medical Center full service private hospital with regard to its new high-tech technology hospital building development…

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Legal 500 2021– LKT at the top of the Hungarian rankings table
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Legal 500 2021– LKT at the top of the Hungarian rankings table

Lakatos, Köves and Partners is delighted that in the newly published Legal 500 2021 law firm rankings all of our practice areas were ranked in either Tier 1 or Tier 2.

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Chambers & Partners, Law and Practice, Real Estate 2021 with Attila Ungár and Júlia Várkonyi
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Chambers & Partners, Law and Practice, Real Estate 2021 with Attila Ungár and Júlia Várkonyi

We are happy to let you know that "Chambers & Partners, Law and Practice, Real Estate 2021" is now available online. Our Real Estate Partner, Attila Ungár and Senior Lawyer, Júlia Várkonyi provided an overview of Real Estate laws and regulations applicable in Hungary to the country-specific Q&A.

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The Co-Heads of LKT Competition team receive acknowledgement from Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2021
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The Co-Heads of LKT Competition team receive acknowledgement from Who’s Who Legal: Competition 2021

We are pleased to announce that Eszter Ritter, Co-head of our Competition team was ranked as acknowledged Competition Lawyer and Iván Sólyom as Competition Future Leader by Who’s Who Legal (WWL): Competition 2021, the Guide to the World’s leading Competition Lawyers and Economists selected by GCR’s independent research with clients and peers.

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CTP Invest was listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Exchange
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CTP Invest was listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Exchange

One of our major real estate clients, CTP Invest was listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Exchange. CTP Group is the largest full-service owner-developer of prime industrial and logistics property in the Central & Eastern Europe region...

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Recognition in Chambers Europe 2021
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Recognition in Chambers Europe 2021

Lakatos, Köves and Partners is delighted that in the newly published Chambers Europe 2021 law firm rankings all of our ranked practice areas achieved Band 1 or Band 2 rating...

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2021 - LKT on prestigious international award shortlists
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2021 - LKT on prestigious international award shortlists

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the IFLR Awards in the “Hungary Law Firm of the Year” 2020 category (the only Hungarian one-country law firm on the list) and for EuropaProperty.com annual Hungarian & Balkans Real Estate Awards in the "Law Firm of the Year" for 2020.

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Chambers Global Rankings 2021
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Chambers Global Rankings 2021

Lakatos, Köves and Partners is delighted that in the newly published Chambers Global law firm rankings, our lawyers were highly ranked.

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Top Legal Executives in Hungary 2021: Interview with Péter Lakatos, Managing Partner of LKT
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Top Legal Executives in Hungary 2021: Interview with Péter Lakatos, Managing Partner of LKT

Budapest Business Journal has launched a new publication in 2021, Top Legal Executives, the most influential legal executives in the Hungarian economy...

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LKT client VGP has kicked off the construction of the new VGP Park Győr Béta
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LKT client VGP has kicked off the construction of the new VGP Park Győr Béta

We are happy to share that our client, a leading Pan-European logistics and semi-industrial real estate developer VGP has kicked off the construction of the new VGP Park Győr Béta...

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Is the Trade Association Membership exposing your company to risk?
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Is the Trade Association Membership exposing your company to risk?

Speedread — 2021 brings greater exposure for trade association members for cartel fines imposed on the trade association. The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has been investigating trade associations on a regular basis – over 50 investigations were closed in the last 25 years - in virtually all areas of the economy (most recently banks, pesticides, IT, manpower). The large number of cases indicate that trade association activity remains a challenge for competition compliance efforts, and will retain the attention of the HCA in the future. This Newsletter explains the new fine enforcement regime, what companies can do to reduce their exposure, and shows recent examples of the HCA’s enforcement practice.

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The Budapest Stock Exchange invites market players to ESG consultation
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The Budapest Stock Exchange invites market players to ESG consultation

The Budapest Stock exchange issued a draft ESG (environmental, social and governance) reporting guide for Consultation. In connection with the draft Guide, the Budapest Stock Exchange invites its clients, partners and everyone having a stake in the market and interested to a public consultation.

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Lakatos, Köves & Partners announce arrival of prominent Corporate Counsel, Viktória Szilágyi
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Lakatos, Köves & Partners announce arrival of prominent Corporate Counsel, Viktória Szilágyi

We are pleased to announce that experienced Corporate/M&A lawyer Viktória Szilágyi has joined LKT’s Corporate team.

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After the Gold Rush: What Causes and Comes After an International Law Firm’s Departure from a CEE Ma...
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After the Gold Rush: What Causes and Comes After an International Law Firm’s Departure from a CEE Market?

CEE Legal Matters article about the topic is now alive.

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Season's greetings
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Season's greetings

Season's greetings from LKT

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Portfolio Property Investment Forum 2020: LKT represented Vodafone as lessee in the „Lease Deal of t...
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Portfolio Property Investment Forum 2020: LKT represented Vodafone as lessee in the „Lease Deal of the Year” in Hungary for a 14 140 m2 lease in Budapest ONE Office Park developed by Futureal

Lakatos, Köves & Partners (“LKT”) represented Vodafone-UPC in connection with the lease of its new headquarters, which deal won the „Lease Deal of the Year” at the Property Investment Forum, the most prominent real estate event of the year in Hungary organized by Portfolio (this year held for the 11th time and for the first time held online).

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Mandatory disclosure regime for international transactions
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Mandatory disclosure regime for international transactions

As of 1 July 2020, Hungary has implemented the latest amendment to 2011/16/EU Directive (“DAC6”). The purpose of DAC6 is to increase transparency in cross-border transactions to effectively combat tax evasion.

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LKT advises INNObyte on the sale of its majority stakes to listed IT company 4iG
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LKT advises INNObyte on the sale of its majority stakes to listed IT company 4iG

Lakatos, Köves & Partners (“LKT”) advises INNObyte on the sale of its majority stakes to listed IT company 4iG - one of the most significant M&A transactions in Hungary in Q 4 2020.

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Hungarian PARLIAMENT ADOPTS act ON ‘the division of undivided common property on land and on the set...
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Hungarian PARLIAMENT ADOPTS act ON ‘the division of undivided common property on land and on the settlement of land registry data of owners of real estate qualifying as land’

In order to address the difficulties arising from undivided common property of lands preventing landowners from making proper use of their land, the Hungarian Parliament adopted Act LXXII of 2020 (“Law”) to simplify the rules on the division of common property on lands, which shall be effective from 1st January 2021.

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Chambers & Partners, Law and Practice, Corporate Governance 2020 with Richard Lock and Pál Rahóty
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Chambers & Partners, Law and Practice, Corporate Governance 2020 with Richard Lock and Pál Rahóty

Chambers & Partners, Law and Practice, Corporate Governance 2020 with Richard Lock and Pál Rahóty answered corporate governance questions to Chambers and Partners…

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LKT advises on the sale of Rumbach Center, the biggest office transaction in Hungary in 2020
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LKT advises on the sale of Rumbach Center, the biggest office transaction in Hungary in 2020

LKT advised the Dubai based Al Habtoor Group, one of the MENA region’s most respected conglomerates as seller in connection with the sale of Rumbach Center to GalCap Europe, a real estate asset and investment manager specializing in Austria and Central Europe.

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Legal 500 success 2020
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Legal 500 success 2020

Lakatos, Köves and Partners is delighted that in the newly published Legal 500 law firm rankings for 2020 all of our practice areas were ranked in either Tier 1 or Tier 2.

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2020 - LKT on prestigious international award shortlists
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2020 - LKT on prestigious international award shortlists

We are extremely pleased to announce that for the IFLR (International Financial Law Review) Awards we have been shortlisted in the Hungary Law Firm of the Year 2019 category (the only Hungarian one-country law firm on the list) and for the Deal of the Year Hungary 2019 category for the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year, LKT was involved in two deals out of the three shortlisted...

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Dr. Péter Köves receives “For the Lawyers - Pro Collegio Advocatorum” award
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Dr. Péter Köves receives “For the Lawyers - Pro Collegio Advocatorum” award

We are happy to announce that our founding senior partner, Dr. Péter Köves received the “For the Lawyers - Pro Collegio Advocatorum” award by the Presidency of the Hungarian Bar Association. The Bar Association makes this award to lawyers, who show their commitment to the legal community by their exemplary public activities.

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LKT advises Indotek Group on the acquisition of significant shopping malls across Hungary
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LKT advises Indotek Group on the acquisition of significant shopping malls across Hungary

LKT’s M&A and Competition Law team, headed by partner Iván Sólyom in cooperation with LKT’s Banking & Finance Team, headed by Szabolcs Mestyán advised Indotek Group, a leading owner and manager of shopping centers in the CEE region, on its acquisition of Miskolc Plaza, Duna Plaza, Győr Plaza and Corvin Plaza Shopping Centers from leading French real estate investor Klépierre, the European leader of shopping mall management company in Europe.

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IFLR1000 2020 success – 11 Individual rankings for our lawyers
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IFLR1000 2020 success – 11 Individual rankings for our lawyers

We are delighted that 11 talented lawyers from Lakatos, Köves & Partners have been recognised in the at the newly published IFLR1000 2020 individual rankings.

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LKT advises GLL Real Estate Partners (GLL) on the sale of Roosevelt Office Center
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LKT advises GLL Real Estate Partners (GLL) on the sale of Roosevelt Office Center

LKT advised the Munich based GLL (part of the Macquarie Group) as seller in connection with the sale of Roosevelt Office Center located on Széchenyi square / Chain Bridge, to OTP Real Estate Fund.

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LKT advised Indotek Group
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LKT advised Indotek Group

LKT advised Hungarian Real Estate Financing Zrt. (Indotek Group) on the first ever sale of a non-performing loan portfolio by the National Deposit Insurance Fund (NDIF). With this complex and pioneering transaction, Indotek Group acquired a portfolio of NDIF’s claims against 11 credit institutions in a public state tender.

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LKT wins "Deal of the Year" award for Hungary for the second year
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LKT wins "Deal of the Year" award for Hungary for the second year

Lakatos, Köves & Partners (LKT) won the "Deal of the Year" award for Hungary for 2018 for its work alongside Slaughter & May on the Hungarian aspects of Vodafone’s acquisition of Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania. LKT won the “Deal of the Year” award for Hungary for 2017 for its work on Waberer’s IPO.

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March 2019 - LKT on prestigous International Award Shortlists
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March 2019 - LKT on prestigous International Award Shortlists

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Central Europe Law Firm of the Year 2018 category for the Lawyer European Awards (the only Hungarian one-country law firm on the list) and for the Deal of the Year Hungary 2018 category for the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year for the Vodafone acquisition of UPC’s cable business on which LKT, alongside Slaughter & May, represented Vodafone.

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LKT again wins "Law Firm of the Year" award at the EuropaProperty Real Estate Awards
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LKT again wins "Law Firm of the Year" award at the EuropaProperty Real Estate Awards

Lakatos, Köves & Partners (LKT) won the "Law Firm of the Year" award for 2018, having won the same award for 2017, in the 2nd EuropaProperty.com annual Hungarian & Balkans Real Estate Awards. EuropaProperty.com is a leading Commercial Real Estate publisher and Events organiser in Central Eastern and Southern Eastern Europe.

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LKT advises on Karlovarské mineralní vodi a.s.’s acquisition  of distribution rights for Pepsi Co pr...
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LKT advises on Karlovarské mineralní vodi a.s.’s acquisition of distribution rights for Pepsi Co products in Hungary and all distribution related assets

LKT advised Karlovarské mineralní vodi a.s. (“KMV”) on the acquisition of distribution rights for Pepsi Co products in Hungary and all distribution related assets. The transaction formed a part of the regional (Czech, Slovakia, Hungary) acquisition by KMV of Pepsi Co’s distribution activities.

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IBA in Rome, Expo Real in Munich
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IBA in Rome, Expo Real in Munich

As in every year, October has been busy, as summer recedes into the past and year end deadlines approach, and it also sees two important events in our “business development” calendar, the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Meeting and Expo Real, the annual gathering of real estate professionals in Munich.

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LKT being awarded for the Waberer’s IPO matter in the „Deal of the year (Hungary)” category by CEE L...
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LKT being awarded for the Waberer’s IPO matter in the „Deal of the year (Hungary)” category by CEE Legal Matters

June 6 - a night of celebration for Lakatos, Köves & Partners (“LKT”) being awarded for the „Deal of the year (Hungary)” at the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Awards Banquet in Prague with the Waberer’s IPO matter.

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LKT advises on Vodafone’s acquisition of Liberty Global’s operations in Hungary
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LKT advises on Vodafone’s acquisition of Liberty Global’s operations in Hungary

On 9 May, Vodafone announced its agreement to acquire Liberty Global’s operations in Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania for an enterprise value of €18.4 billion...

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The buy-out of the minority shareholder of Waberer’s-Szemerey Logisztika Kft. („WSZL”) has been clos...
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The buy-out of the minority shareholder of Waberer’s-Szemerey Logisztika Kft. („WSZL”) has been closed on 3 April 2018 with the legal support of LKT

Lakatos, Köves & Partners („LKT”) advised Europe’s leading transportation mogul, WABERER’s INTERNATIONAL Nyrt. („Waberer’s”) again throughout the buyout of its minority partner in WSZL...

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LKT advises Atrium Properties on the sale of EuroCenter
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LKT advises Atrium Properties on the sale of EuroCenter

LKT’s Real Estate team, headed by partner Attila Ungár, advised Atrium Properties, a leading owner and manager of shopping centres in the CEE region, on its sale of EuroCenter Óbuda Shopping Center in Budapest to leading Hungarian real estate developer Wing Zrt.

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HVG HR Plusz – Interview with Éva Bognár on recent court cases and hints regarding the new Labour Co...
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HVG HR Plusz – Interview with Éva Bognár on recent court cases and hints regarding the new Labour Code – 2018

Leading Hungarian business journal HVG HR Plusz published a 4-page interview with Éva Bognár on recent court cases and hints regarding the new Labour Code.

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