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 14 years. His practice mainly focuses on large IT and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) transactions as well as strategic and financial M&A transactions, primarily in the technology sectors (information technology, software development, online media, broadcasting, telecommunications, laser technology and biotechnology).

His experience 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 service providers.

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 investment and divestment transactions.

In addition, János Tamás regularly acts for clients in high-value civil and 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 senior partner at VJT & Partners. He is a committed lawyer who strives for perfection in all aspects of his professional life. Zoltán is known as an all-rounder; however, his major areas of practice are employment, corporate M&A and dispute resolution.

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 and on immigration matters.

Zoltán has more than a decade of expertise in strategic M&A and private equity transactions. A multi-skilled lawyer, he provides comprehensive advice on corporate law and across a wide range of commercial arrangements relating to M&A transactions including distribution, supply, agency, purchase and franchising agreements.

He regularly represents clients in commercial, corporate and insurance litigation, disputes involving distressed companies and distressed assets as well as in court enforcement procedures. 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 Faculty of Law 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 following his graduation and was made a partner in 2011. Well-known for his commitment and courage in both his private and professional life, Gábor specialises in competition and immigration law; and has extensive expertise in these areas.

During his years of legal practise, Gabor has advised a number of foreign clients in various legal matters. He was involved in immigration matters aiming at acquiring residence permits, Schengen visa, Hungarian ID documents etc. and he also provided legal assistance in dealing with the Hungarian national health insurance organization on behalf of our foreign clients wishing to reside in Hungary.

He also has a wide-range of experience in general commercial issues and corporate law. Gábor advises major insurance companies in regulatory as well as civil law matters.

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