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VJT & Partners Highly Recommended by Chambers Europe 2017

VJT & Partners is recognised for its prominent Corporate/M&A, Employment and TMT legal advice.

Leading Hungarian commercial law firm VJT & Partners has again been recommended in Chambers Europe 2017’s Hungarian chapter for its Corporate/M&A, Employment and TMT practices.

In addition, Managing Partner János Tamás Varga is recommended as a Ranked Lawyer in all three practices, with partner Zoltán Csernus recognised as a Ranked Lawyer for both Corporate /M&A and Employment law.

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Chambers Europe 2017 recommends VJT & Partners for its Corporate/M&A advice in Tier 4 with János Tamás Varga ranked in Band 2 for individual lawyers and Zoltán Csernus in Band 5.

The commentary notes that the team is again noted for its "growing presence in the Hungarian commercial market" and for being "experienced in multi-jurisdictional mandates, frequently acting alongside major international firms on the Hungarian aspects of cross-border investments and corporate restructuring cases".
Clients comment that the team has "an exceptional understanding of business, a pragmatic and precise approach, and they give valuable input to the pure commercial points." Another comments that the "junior lawyers support the seniors’ work very efficiently and can manage even the shortest deadlines".
In addition, János Tamás Varga is singled out as continuing "to grow in stature in the Hungarian corporate market, following exceptional praise for his wide-ranging expertise". He is also recognised as "pragmatic, thinks rationally, and sees the bigger picture," as "very professional, open-minded and understands business needs" and "extremely commercial".
Zoltán Csernus is noted for his "clear guidance and instructions," and that he takes "care of things swiftly and without error, regardless of how complicated the issues were".

Within the Employment section, the team is ranked in Tier 2 with both János Tamás Varga and Zoltán Csernus ranked in Band 3.

The team "receives enthusiastic praise from clients for its high level of employment-specific knowledge". Clients comment that the team has "a superb level of employment law expertise, combined with a very client-centred and professional approach". Other clients agree, saying: "They have a deep knowledge of labour law, provide prompt and detailed answers, and have flexibility and availability," as well as offering "excellent value for money".
Zoltán Csernus is described by clients "extremely knowledgeable, and very responsive and approachable," with a "deep understanding of clients’ legal and commercial needs," with János Tamás Varga described by a client as "very client-centred with brilliant organising skills," and by the guide as "highly skilled in handling employment-related litigation".

Within TMT the firm is ranked in Tier 2, with János Tamás Varga ranked in Band 2.

The practice is noted for its "high-profile transactions in the telecoms and technology sectors," its "impressive client roster" and its advice "on both the supplier and consumer sides…on data protection and advertising issues". Its work with "major international law firms on cross-border cases" is also highlighted. Clients say the team has "truly experienced specialists for all types of IT, internet and data protection matters. They are the best technology team in the market with wide international reach," and "they are always ready to work out truly tailor-made solutions for every single matter. They are especially strong at data protection, privacy issues and all types of internet-related matters".
János Tamás Varga is singled out by clients for combining "unparalleled technology industry expertise with superb organisational and communication skills".

VJT & Partners Managing Partner János Tamás Varga comments: "These results position the team as firmly embedded in the top tier of law firms in Hungary, alongside the leading international firms. We continue to work hard to ensure we provide exactly what our clients need and to ensure that our advice is accessible and always commercial."

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VJT & Partners recognised among the leading law firms in Hungary by EMEA Legal 500

Prestigious independent legal directory EMEA Legal 500, 2017 again includes VJT & Partners among the leading commercial law firms in Hungary.

Legal 500 2017

The EMEA Legal 500, published in April 2017 has recognised VJT & Partners as a top-tier firm for Employment for the sixth year running and as very highly recommended in a further four practice areas.

The guide comments that the ‘leading’ employment group at the firm has ‘deep knowledge’, provides ‘prompt and detailed answers’ and offers ‘flexibility and availability’. It is recognised as "having a standalone labour department which is active across the whole spectrum of employment matters, with complementary expertise in immigration law."

Practice head Zoltán Csernus is acknowledged as a ‘go-to lawyer’, with both Managing Partner János Tamás Varga and Zoltán Csernus included in the list of elite ‘Leading Individuals’ for employment.

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Three of VJT & Partners’ other practices continue to be recommended in the second tier: Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution and TMT, while the firm’s Real Estate and Construction practice is in the fourth tier.
All of VJT & Partners’ partners are recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017 editorial.

The guide also makes the following comments:

Commercial, corporate and M&A: "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."

Dispute Resolution: "VJT & Partners’ ‘dedicated, efficient and hardworking’ team excels at employment litigation, with insurance cases being another key focus area. Practice head Zoltán Csernus is ‘very confident and active at court hearings’."

TMT: "The ‘approachable, fast and efficient’ team at VJT & Partners is noted for its ‘tailor-made solutions’. It is ‘especially strong in data protection, privacy issues and internet-related matters’, and has been advising Google on right-to-be-forgotten matters. Gábor Hacsi and János Tamás Varga are well regarded."

Real estate and construction: "‘Very skilled real estate lawyer’ Gábor Hacsi heads the practice at VJT & Partners alongside János Tamás Varga, who ‘always sees the big picture’. András Lovretity, who joined the firm from an in-house counsel position in the aviation sector, is ‘very experienced in real estate matters’."

The Legal 500 series of legal directories provides an in-depth assessment of law firms based on intensive independent research of firms and their clients.

János Tamás Varga, Managing Partner of VJT & Partners, commented: "Being ranked alongside our international and domestic peers at such a high level is testament to the hard work and dedication the whole team puts into offering the highest level of legal advice. I am delighted with this recognition, both personally and for the firm as a whole, but recognise that there is always more we can do."

Further information can be accessed here.

VJT & Partners Highly Recommended in Chambers Global 2017 for Corporate/M&A

Leading Hungarian commercial law firm VJT & Partners has been highly ranked in Chambers Global 2017 for its work in Corporate/M&A. In addition, both Managing Partner János Tamás Varga and corporate partner Zoltán Csernus have been individually recommended as Ranked Lawyers for their expertise in corporate M&A work.

Within the Hungarian section, Chambers Global 2017 ranks VJT & Partners for corporate/M&A in Band 4, positioning the firm as an elite corporate law firm in Hungary. In addition, János Tamás Varga has been ranked in Band 2, and Zoltán Csernus in Band 5, for individual lawyers in Corporate/M&A in Hungary.

Chambers Global commented that János Tamás Varga "continues to grow in stature in the Hungarian corporate market, following exceptional praise for his wide-ranging expertise". Chambers cites clients who comment that Dr. Varga is "pragmatic, thinks rationally and sees the bigger picture", while also noting that "he is very professional, open-minded and understands business needs".

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Zoltán Csernus has been ranked for the first time as a recommended individual in corporate/M&A in Chambers Global 2017. He is recommended for his "clear guidance and instructions", with clients recommending 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.

VJT & Partners provides market-leading corporate M&A advice to a wide range of companies operating across multiple industries. Its work in this area is widely recognised as commensurate with that of major international law firms’ Hungarian offerings.

Further information can be accessed here.

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