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 intentions, while designing structures and procedures that are watertight and defensible in any court proceedings.
We regularly advise employers - from global market leaders to local start-ups - on general employment law matters including drafting employment agreements, internal policies, termination agreements, termination notices and complex mass dismissal structures as well as employee incentive schemes. We have particular expertise in managing work permit applications and handling various employment and labour related issues arising during commercial transactions such as outsourcing.
Our team has successfully represented employers and executive employees in numerous court proceedings in Hungary. We are experienced in disputes concerning a wide range of issues including unlawful termination, overtime payment and bonus claims.
The employment practice group recently advised a global financial services provider on employee transfer issues as well as a complex redundancy project. We also advised a multinational company in relation to the offering of its mother company’s listed shares to employees as part of an employee incentive scheme. Our recent contentious employment work includes advising a client on non-compete payment claims and representing a major outsourcing company in connection with unlawful termination as well as overtime payment claims.
Main Contact: János Tamás Varga
János Tamás regularly acts for clients in high-value civil and employment litigation and arbitration, and he also advises on both financing and regulatory matters especially in the telecommunications and financial services sectors.
+36 1 501 9900
Contact Person: Dóra Bocskov-Szabó
Dóra’s main focus is employment law; she has extensive experience in this field and has advised a number of multinational clients on a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Her experience as an employment and labour lawyer covers due diligence, employee transfers in outsourcing and M&A transactions, employment litigation, implementation of foreign employment agreement templates in the Hungarian legal environment, preparing internal HR policies and guidelines, advising on termination matters including mass dismissals and on immigration matters. Dóra has also been involved in a number of highly complex employment litigation matters concerning unlawful termination and damages claims.
+36 1 501 9900
Legal500 EMEA (2011)
Within Employment, VJT & Partners Law Firm is a first tier firm. The team at VJT & Partners Law Firm won work from new client […], the IT outsourcing giant. It has also handled due diligence work for […].
Legal500 EMEA (2012)
VJT & Partners has witnessed an increase in contentious matters including litigation relating to termination of employment. Dóra Bocskov-Szabó advises […] on general employment matters.”
Legal500 EMEA (2013)
VJT & Partners is well regarded for advice on employee terminations, labour disputes and the regulatory aspects of outsourcing. It experienced an uptick in employment instructions with an international element, and boosted team numbers at associate level. Practice head János Tamás Varga is ‘an excellent lawyer’, who provides ‘very competent’ advice to client. Dóra Bocskov-Szabó has ‘in-depth knowledge’ and is ‘eager to find the best solution’.
Leading Individual: János Tamás Varga
Chambers Europe (2011)
Employment is a core practice area for this firm. It has forged robust relationships with clients such as […] and […], attracted to the team for its focus and experience. In addition to day-to-day matters, the firm advises on litigation, termination and customising international executive employment agreements. It has also represented high-level employees in unlawful termination proceedings.
Sources say: "The team is well educated, understands foreign and cross-border business and is able to compete with the larger firms..."
KEY INDIVIDUALS: Lead partner János Tamás Varga (Band 1) built up this standalone practice. Clients say: "His knowledge and the detail he provided to us on incredibly complex issues were excellent; his level of competence is extremely high."
Chambers Europe (2012)
Sources say: “The team pays attention to detail, gives reliable advice and does diligent work.”
KEY INDIVIDUAL: János Tamás Varga enhances his employment knowledge with notable strength in transactional work.