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    • István Csővári - Jalsovszky
    • Pál Jalsovszky - Jalsovszky
    • Levente Torma - Horváth & Partners DLA Piper

The standalone tax group at CMS stands out for the breadth of its expertise across contentious and non-contentious tax matters. It represents many top-end companies such as Johnson & Johnson, British American Tobacco and Samsung. Eszter Kálmán and Gabriella Ormai are the practice co-heads.

Levente Torma and Ákos Becher lead the sizeable team at Horváth & Partners DLA Piper, which has ‘a creative and proactive approach’. The practice had another busy year in 2016, advising on the tax aspects of complex corporate and commercial transactions. Tax litigation is another mainstay of the practice.

Jalsovszky is a strong name in the Hungarian tax market, thanks in part to the reputations of its key figures: Pál Jalsovszky, recently promoted partner István Csővári and Tamás Fehér, who has ‘accumulated a fantastic track record of reaching victories at high courts over the years’. The team is currently representing a multinational company in a complex VAT dispute.

Hegymegi-Barakonyi és Tarsa Baker & McKenzie has a good track record in tax litigation before the Hungarian tax authority and the Supreme Court, and also provides transactional tax advice. Gergely Riszter heads the practice, which includes key senior associate Tímea Bodrogi-Szabó. Géza Kajtár retired.

Tax litigation is a standout area for Nagy és Trócsányi Ügyvédi Iroda, which is recommended for ‘international, complicated and high-value lawsuits’. Orsolya Kovács is ‘client-oriented and proactive’, with Péter Nagy being noted for his ‘huge professional experience’. The two have been representing a Hungary-based company in an investigation concerning international VAT matters.

bpv Jádi Németh Attorneys at Law is highlighted for its ‘hands-on support, quick response time and sense of urgency when needed’. Andrea Jádi Németh and recommended senior associate Attila Kovács are representing Unibet in litigation challenging a decision by the Hungarian tax authority.

Experienced tax litigator Mihály Harcos heads Deloitte Legal Szarvas, Erdos and Partners Law Firm’s team and is highly recommended. Clients include large and mid-sized companies, both local and multinational.

Senior associate János Pásztor heads the practice at Faludi Wolf Theiss, which supports the firm’s corporate and M&A experts in complex transactions, and also provides tax advisory services to local and international clients.

The ‘very professional’ two-partner team at KCG Partners Law Firm has an expanding client portfolio which has added several international companies. Practice head Eszter Kamocsay-Berta is recommended along with Gabriella Gálik, who is ‘thorough, precise and hardworking’.

Lakatos, Köves and Partners has a strong international focus, and advises its clients on the tax issues arising from the context of investments, disposals and restructurings. Péter Lakatos and Balázs Kántor are the key names.

Tax litigation is the key focus of the team at Reti, Antall & Partners, in which clients recommend ‘innovative attorney’ Dániel Kelemen and Zoltán Várszegi, who ‘has significant experience in tax-related court cases’. The firm has a longstanding cooperation with PwC.

Róbert Dezső is the name to note at Szecskay Attorneys at Law; he handles a range of tax advisory matters, as well as disputes. Clients include Prévost and Royal Bank of Canada.

Vámosi-Nagy Ernst & Young Law Office is highly experienced in tax disputes, where it has a good track record representing Hungarian and multinational clients. Szabolcs Vamosi-Nagy has ‘outstanding professional and personal skills’.

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