Managing Partner Péter Lakatos, a tough lawyer and trouble-shooter in court cases and negotiations is a seasoned trial lawyer. A leading expert of the Hungarian telecommunication, media and technology sector, he is a sought-after advisor in regulated sectors.
Since its founding, he has been the managing partner of Lakatos, Köves and Partners. In 1996 he became a partner in Clifford Chance, one of the biggest international London-based law firms.
He was the managing partner of the Clifford Chance Budapest office in 2006-2009.
As the Hungarian telecom sector has developed since 1990, Péter has played a leading role in the development of the regulatory framework, through privatisation, and in the market consolidation. He has represented some of Europe's biggest telecommunication companies in Hungary.
As a legal expert, Péter advised on Hungary's EU accession process, he advised on the legal aspects of the Hungarian TV digitalisation process and helped to create the legal framework of the telecom sector in several south-east European countries.
From 2010 to 2013, he chaired the Transparency Committee of the American Chambers of Commerce in Hungary and played a leading role in developing a more transparent company culture in Hungary.
Péter has driven various legal IT related projects and he is known to many lawyers as a pianist, having performed at several lawyers' events.
As an acknowledgement of his thirty years in the legal profession, Péter received the “Excellent Lawyer” award from the Hungarian Bar in November 2021, reflecting his standing and reputation in and contribution to the legal community in Hungary.