Partners

Our lawyers are experts in a variety of legal fields. We understand the commercial realities of business and, at the same time, we are masters of collaboration. If you ask any lawyer at VJT & Partners what best characterises the firm, they are likely to answer, 'collaboration comes first'. None of us is afraid to roll up our sleeves to shed light on even the most complex legal problem. We have been developing a fresh and living culture thriving on shared values.

János Tamás Varga

Managing Partner

János Tamás embodies the values of inspiring leadership, striving for perfection, commitment, courage and harmony. He has managed to create a successful team of lawyers, who are all experts in different legal fields, who understand the commercial realities of business, and who are, at the same time, all masters of collaboration.

János Tamás has developed real expertise and experience across a wide range of practices, transactions and legal matters with cross-border elements over the last 17 years.

As an M&A specialist, he 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 50 international investment and divestment transactions.

His transactional experience also includes acting for both service providers and customers on a wide range of outsourcing transactions. He has advised market leading Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) services providers on their biggest Hungarian projects in the financial services, telecommunications, energy and utility industries, and he also advises leading financial services providers as customers of BPO services.

In addition, János Tamás regularly acts for clients in high-value employment litigation and in arbitrations and he also advises on both financing and regulatory matters especially in the telecommunications and financial services sectors.

Zoltán Csernus

Zoltán is a partner at VJT & Partners. He is a committed lawyer who strives for perfection in all aspects of his professional life. Zoltán is recognized as an internationally-ranked, enthusiastic employment expert. He is the head of VJT & Partners' Employment Law Team.

He has extensive experience in labour and employment matters and has advised a number of multinational clients on a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. His 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 but also termination of leading employee and CEO employments.

He is also frequently involved in disputes in other jurisdictions with Hungarian legal aspects in which the firm acts in conjunction with local counsel.

Zoltán graduated from the Law School of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2000 and received an LLM from the Central European University, Budapest in 2001. Besides English and Hungarian he is also fluent in both Serbian and Croatian.

Gábor Hacsi

Gábor joined VJT & Partners upon graduation and was made a partner in 2011. He is well-known for his commitment and courage in both his private and professional life. Gábor has specialised in immigration law. As head of VJT & Partners' Immigration Team, he is one of the most respected Hungarian immigration lawyers. He has gained a firm expertise in various immigration matters, from gaining Hungarian residency status, through naturalization procedures to obtaining different types of visas. He is also the legal expert dedicated to the Hungarian Residency Bond Program and the Business Entrepreneur Residency Program. He is appreciated by our foreign clients for guiding them through the whole process of each kind of immigration procedure.

But apart from leading the Immigration Team, he has also gained extensive expertise in the field of competition law and in regulatory matters. Lastly, Gábor also has a wide-range of experience in general commercial issues and corporate law.

Gábor graduated from the Law School of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2006. He also received a post-graduate degree in the field of competition law from the Law School of Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest in 2010. He was a member of Bibó István College of Law, Budapest between 2003 and 2009.