János Tamás Varga, managing partner

VJT & Partners was founded by János Tamás in 2010. It’s been 10 years since then, but during this time something has not changed: everybody that comes around the office can feel that specific atmosphere his personality creates. Our firm is not an ordinary place to work at, all the more a living space.

As a leader, he lays emphasis on his colleagues to be recognized experts in their area of law, and that they carry those human values which make our team a helpful and converging community.

János Tamás has more than 20 years of experience, All leading international specialized publications classify him as a leading hungarian lawyer in the areas of acquisition, private equity, employment law, and information technology.

He is known for his stern yet pragmatic negotiating style. In his solutions, creativity and business are simultaneously present.
He is comfortably fluent in English.

Professional fields: Corporate M&A, Data Protection, Employment, Technology, Outsourcing, Private equity

András Lovretity, partner

András Lovretity joined VJT & Partners in 2015. He is the head of the M&A team. It would be difficult to imagine the vitality of the firm, without his dominant character and continuous humor.

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 on which András has worked, include both domestic and cross-border acquisitions, as well as privatizations.

In addition to András’ M&A transactional and projects experience, gained during his years with an international law firm and subsequent affiliations, he has become an expert in the legal aspects of the aviation industry through eight plus years of advising Budapest Airport on various projects and business matters.

András graduated from the Law School of Eötvös Loránd University, Győr in 2001 and has been a member of the Budapest Bar since 2005.
He speaks fluent English.

Professional fields: Corporate M&A, Employment, Private Equity, Aviation, Commercial Contracts

Endre Várady, partner

Endre has been with the firm since 2010, and, as a lawyer, since 2016, and a partner since 2020. He carries the firm’s values, with enthusiasm and dedication - a truly fresh power. Over the years, Endre has become a leading data protection expert at the firm, and twice with him being the driving force behind our firm insuring the title of “Data protection team of the year”.

He gained international experience in data protection, outsourcing and other information technology matters. His experience includes drafting contracts for Fortune 1000 IT companies, as well as advising on the regulatory aspects of global cloud computing.

Besides his many projects, he is also the editor of the firm’s “Hungarian Watch” brochure tracking down cross-border Hungarian investment opportunities.

Endre earned his Serbian law diploma from the University of Novi Sad, and his Hungarian law diploma from the Law School of Pázmány Péter University. Moreover, he received an LLM from Central European University.
He is fluent in English, Serbian and Croatian.

Professional fields: Data Protection, Technology, Outsourcing

Andrea Belényi, partner

Andrea joined us in 2018 as head of the competition team, and from 2020 she strengthens the firm as a partner. Her cheer is all around at the office, she is inspiring and everyone loves working with her. How could we live without her?

Andrea’s entire professional life has been seen through competition law, she is therefore aware of everything connected to it. Having had worked as one of the heads of the Hungarian Competition Authority for nearly ten years, she knows the field inside out. The following decade she gained expertise in the same legal field as a legal adviser and attorney, this time experiencing the market players’ side of the battle.
In addition to competition law, she specialises in data protection and has twice received the "Data protection team of the year" award as a member of the winning team. Further more, Andrea is an expert in other regulatory areas, an excellent project manager, and has a great understanding and control over the processes.

Andrea graduated from the Law School of József Attila University, Szeged in 1999. She also received a Master's degree (LL.M) in the field of international and European business law from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2014.
She is fluent in English.

Professional fields: Competition, Data Protection, Regulatory, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Contracts

Zoltán Csernus, attorney-at-law

Zoltán has been at VJT & Partners since the beginning, he is one of the pillars of the firm. He is a real lawyer, stern and committed, who protects the interests of clients as a bodyguard.

His enthusiasm for employment law and his extensive experience in this area have made him an internationally acknowledged expert in this area of law. Zoltán is a member of the governing body of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA), which unites the European Union labour law authorities.

His extensive employment law experience includes everything that may be related to employment law. His list of skills could cover several pages, and we do not want to test anyone’s patience. Suffice it to say, that Zoltán is an accomplished expert in employment law.

Besides employment law, he has over 15 years of experience in the field of corporate law and dispute resolution.

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

Professional fields: Employment, Corporate M&A, Dispute Resolution, Private Equity

Tamás Virág, counsel

Tamás is an old-new acquaintance in our midst. He joined VJT & Partners in 2018 - but before that, during his university years, he worked with our lawyers. His cheefulness and joy in explaining issues and concepts has made him an easy fit into the everyday life of the firm, bringing new color to our team.

As a lawyer, Tamás has gained valuable experience in the field of M&A and data protection, which he now benefits in our office. In his years of practice besides the acquisition of professional knowledge, he came to the conclusion of how remarkably important it is to thoroughly understand the client's needs, and a business-oriented look at legal challenges.

Tamás graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2009, and he also was a member of the Bibó István College for Advance Studies from 2003.
He is fluent in English.

Professional fields: Corporate M&A, Data Protection, Commercial Contracts

Eszter Vezse, counsel

Eszter joined our office before her graduation at the end of 2015, her enthusiasm has been unbroken ever since. With us, she has mastered the professional and human values that have made her a really good, dedicated and conscientious lawyer.

One of Eszter's most important skills is cooperation, which is also a cornerstone of our office. Everyone in the office is happy to work with her because she does the work entrusted to her responsibly, persistently seeking solutions, and always striving for perfection. Her work is praised not only by lawyers but also by clients because with her natural kindness and commitment she has already helped many of our clients settle difficult situations.

Eszter graduated from the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest in 2016. She is fluent in English.

Professional fields: Insurance, Commercial Contracts, Real Estate

Emőke Buzogány, counsel

Emőke has been working with us since 2017. Her calm, serene temperament brought a cheerful breeze to our office. If you meet her in the morning while having coffee, your day will certainly start with a smile. She is confident, courageous and natural. These three qualities make her an excellent presenter.

She is enthusiastic and determined in her work. Her attention is always on her clients. She has a good overview and management of complex transactions with diverse documentation and over the years has become an expert in corporate law issues.

She is open and sociable, present with heart and hand at the cultural events of our firm.

Emőke graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Babeş-Bolyai University in Romania. She earned her Hungarian law diploma from the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University.

She is fluent in Romanian and English

Professional fields: Corporate M&A, Commercial Contracts, Private Equity

Krisztina Lakner, counsel

We have been searching for a long time for the appropriate colleague to add to our employment law team, and we finally found her! Krisztina has been working as a lawyer for more than 20 years, and the last 10 years have been spent in the field of employment law.

In addition to being an experienced lawyer, Krisztina fits in perfectly with our team. With her open and kind personality, she quickly integrated into us, we soon fell in love with her determination, her concise sayings , and her reliability.

As a true lawyer, the most important thing is for her to protect the interests of clients to the maximum and, to this end, to find all existing legal solutions. In addition to employment law, she has extensive experience in litigation and commercial contracts.

Krisztina graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Miskolc and then she obtained a degree in European law from Eötvös Loránd University.

She is fluent in English, French and German.

Professional fields: Employment, Dispute Resolution, Commercial Contracts, Real Estate

Hoa Tünde Nguyen, counsel

Hoa spent part of her years as an associate at our firm, and after a short detour, she joined us again as a counsel and brought along the delicate and kind atmosphere that has always surrounded her.

In her work, she is responsible and purposeful. She likes to delve into matters and explore them to the smallest detail. She is a collaborative, open and helpful colleague.

In addition to M&A, Hoa has also dealt with general commercial contracts and provided advice in the pharmaceutical sector. She worked as a volunteer in the field of children’s rights.

Hoa graduated from the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University.

She is fluent in English.

Professional fields: Corporate M&A, Employment, Private Equity, Commercial Contracts