CORPORATE MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
We believe that advising on M&A transactions is more than providing just legal advice. Understanding the logic and dynamics of the industry sector in which the client and other participants operate is a prerequisite for success....
VJT & Partners' highly-rated employment lawyers have a wealth of experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. We are acknowledged for understanding our clients’ business needs and...
We are well aware that the effective management and resolution of disputes is of critical importance to companies from a corporate risk management point of view. The strategic objectives of our clients are always on our mind...
Understanding our clients’ underlying technical and technological ideas and objectives, while providing clear, concise and practical advice lies at the heart of our work. The phenomenon of convergence and the rapid...
VJT & Partners can now provide its great experience to clients in the international environment of aviation because its expertise covers many aspects of aviation law from civil and commercial matters to regulatory issues.
VJT & Partners’ immigration lawyers handle all aspects of business immigration cases, advising medium to high-net worth foreign individuals and multinational corporations.
We draft commercial contracts to ensure that they withstand even the most intense scrutiny from the courts in the event of a dispute. We place emphasis on both accurate and practical contractual language...
VJT & Partners advises on a wide variety of competition investigations including cartels and abuse of dominance. We often analyse and provide legal advice on exclusivity, non-compete, tying and bundling matters...
Due to the unique and rigorous requirements of the Hungarian Data Protection Act, global companies regularly face unexpected challenges in cases where technical data processors are involved, personal data is transferred outside...
Our lawyers have solid experience in a broad range of financing transactions including project, film, acquisition and property finance. We have particular strength in structuring sophisticated transactions for private equity companies...
Intellectual property is a key asset for businesses especially for clients operating in the information technology and communications sectors. Our lawyers have experience in handling IP related disputes, drafting IP related...
Restructuring, rationalising or streamlining a business: considering the potential benefits that an outsourced function can bring is always on clients’ agendas. We assist our clients in realising these benefits and in minimising...
We have been at the forefront of the Hungarian private equity industry for many years. Our experience in this field has proved to be crucial to providing clients with a bespoke service from initial investment through to exit...
VJT & Partners has long-standing and successful client relationships with major market players in the most heavily regulated industries, particularly the financial services and communications sectors...
VJT & Partners believes that advising on M&A transactions is more than providing just legal advice. Understanding the logic and dynamics of the industry sector in which the client and other participants operate is a prerequisite for success. We always dedicate our resources to understanding both the intentions and concerns of our clients, so we can provide bespoke advice tailored to our client's needs.
We advise clients on various international and Hungarian M&A transactions including acquisitions, disposals, mergers and demergers, from deal inception through due diligence and negotiations to post completion, with an absolute commitment to excellence in our work. The expertise of our multi-disciplinary team in all relevant areas, including corporate, commercial, competition, real estate, employment and regulatory, gives us the ability to provide a truly excellent service.
We have recently advised clients on numerous successful M&A transactions in the information technology, communications, food and transport industries.
Main Contact: János Tamás Varga
As an M&A specialist lawyer, János Tamás advises international private equity, venture capital and strategic investors on their investments into Hungarian companies. Industries on which he regularly advises in relation to M&A activity include communications, software development, manufacturing, consumer goods, fast food, real estate, financial sector, laser technology, online and offline media, healthcare and biotechnology. He has been involved as lead counsel in over 60 investment and divestment transactions.
+36 21 2526 900
Contact: András Lovretity
András has more than 15 years of experience in international M&A, restructuring and private equity transactions, as well as participation in a wide variety of project-related proceedings in all stages of such projects from due diligence to drafting and negotiating the terms of the transaction and legal assistance in closing the deal. The M&A projects András has worked on included both domestic and cross-border acquisitions as well as privatizations.
+36 21 2526 900
Contact: Zoltán Csernus
Zoltán has more than 14 years of expertise in strategic M&A and private equity transactions. He has a diverse corporate and commercial practice, covering M&A transactions, commercial arrangements, and distribution, supply, agency, purchase and franchising agreements.
+36 21 2526 900
Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
Clients of VJT & Partners are full of praise for the ‘very reliable team’ of ‘true professionals’, who are ‘organised, expedient, accurate and flexible’. Corporate and M&A work form a cornerstone of the firm, which has a clear focus and specialism in cross-border work. András Lovretity has ‘an intricate understanding of the client’s business’. János Tamás Varga, Zoltán Csernus and Gábor Hacsi are also highly recommended.
Chambers Global, 2017
János Tamás Varga continues to grow in stature in the Hungarian corporate market, following exceptional praise for his wide-ranging expertise. Sources consider him someone who is "pragmatic, thinks rationally and sees the bigger picture," while also noting: "He is very professional, open-minded and understands business needs."
Zoltán Csernus enters this year's rankings thanks to extensive commentary on his "clear guidance and instructions," with clients admiring him for "taking care of things swiftly and without error, regardless of how complicated the issues were." His knowledge base spans distribution, supply, agency, purchase and franchising agreements.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2016
VJT & Partners wins plaudits for its ‘excellent quality, focus and outstanding understanding of clients’ needs’. János Tamás Varga, who is ‘business-minded and has the ability to see the big picture’, and the ‘precise and knowledgeable’ Zoltán Csernus advised on the Hungarian aspects of [...]’s acquisition of [...]. The group expanded in August 2015 with the arrival of ‘very good’ transactional lawyer András Lovretity, who was previously a freelance legal counsel.
Chambers Global, 2016
János Tamás Varga is an increasingly prominent transactional lawyer in Hungary, calling on over two decades of experience to provide "co-ordinated, thorough and extremely commercial" advice on a wide range of mandates.
Sources add: "I really like working with him, as he thinks with the client's head, giving advice not only as a legal adviser but trying to understand what the client wants." His recent wide-ranging caseload included assisting private equity investor Euroventures III LP on the sale of its majority shareholding in a Hungarian portfolio company.
Chambers Europe, 2016
Growing presence in the Hungarian commercial market, with expertise across the due diligence, documentation and regulatory aspects of M&A. Experienced in multi-jurisdictional mandates, frequently acting alongside major international firms on the Hungarian aspects of cross-border issues. Knowledgeable of private equity investments and corporate restructuring cases.
"Proactive in seeking the best solution for the client. A well-prepared team, which provides a high level of legal service."
Represented investment company [...] in the complete sale of [...], a leading CEE HR provider.
János Tamás Varga is an increasingly prominent transactional lawyer in Hungary, calling on over two decades of experience to provide "coordinated, thorough and extremely commercial" advice on a wide range of mandates. Sources add: "I really like working with him, as he thinks with the client's head, giving advice not only as a legal adviser but trying to understand what the client wants." His recent wide-ranging caseload included assisting private equity investor [...] on the sale of its majority shareholding in a Hungarian portfolio company.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2015
At VJT & Partners the ‘impressive, hardworking and client-oriented’ János Tamás Varga is leading advice to Prófolió on the sale of its stake in a leading human resources provider. Other clients include Euroventures, Transdigm and Prohuman. Zoltán Csernus is also recommended.
Chambers Europe, 2015
Managing partner János Tamás Varga is a revered M&A specialist and is described as a "transactional lawyer with deep and long expertise and a pragmatic approach. He is very client-centred and flexible, responsible and approachable."
A practical and hard-working team which, apart from being excellent on legal issues, has a pragmatic approach.
The lawyers were speedy, responsive, cost efficient, to the point and easy to work with.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2014
VJT & Partners’ three-partner corporate and M&A team, which includes the ‘proactive’ and ‘reliable’ János Tamás Varga, provides a service which is ‘excellent in all respects’. Varga and the ‘exceptionally detailed’ Zoltán Csernus worked alongside a leading US law firm to advise ARC Group Worldwide on a cross-border acquisition.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2013
VJT & Partners’ ‘very reliable’ and ‘punctual’ team provides ‘an outstanding service in all respects’. It regularly represents private equity clients, and is very active in technology sector M&A. János Tamás Varga has ‘a really good oversight’ of the key issues.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2012
János Tamás Varga heads the ‘very professional’ group, which ‘focuses on the key issues’.
Chambers Europe, 2012
This well-connected local firm has an excellent corporate and M&A department, with clients particularly applauding its due diligence work.
Sources say: "A diligent, reliable, high-quality practice."
KEY INDIVIDUAL: János Tamás Varga ,"is extremely thorough and responsive," and "an experienced, bright negotiator with great attention to detail" say clients.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2011
János Tamás Varga leads the team at VJT & Partners, which is noted for its ‘fast and professional’ service.