Lakatos Koves & Partners (LKT) has announced the arrival of Partners Adam Mattyus and Eszter Ritter and Associate Lawyer Tamas Olah from the Budapest office of Kinstellar. LKT also announced the promotion to Partner of Counsel Ivan Solyom.
Mattyus has a longstanding practice in Corporate/M&A and Competition law at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters. His practice focuses on providing general commercial law advice and transactional work. At LKT he will join Partner Richard Lock in heading the Corporate/M&A group.
Ritter also worked previously for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters. According to LKT, “over the last twelve years she has advised multinational clients in all areas of competition law with a strong focus on antitrust, merger control and related litigation work."
New Partner Ivan Solyom, who has been with LKT for 16 years, focuses on M&A, Telecom, and Competition law work. Solyom and Ritter will co-head LKT’s Competition Practice.
LKT Managing Partner Peter Lakatos said: “We are very pleased to welcome Adam, Eszter, and Tamas to our firm. In addition to welcoming these newcomers I am also pleased to be able to announce Ivan Solyom’s promotion to be a partner in the firm. Adam Mattyus’ practice is a perfect bolt-on to our existing and growing Corporate/Commercial and M&A practice and Eszter Ritter’s arrival significantly enhances our Competition law offering and capability. It is now nearly 7 years since our firm spun off from Clifford Chance. We have focused on developing our international client base and establishing our position as one of the leading independent firms in Hungary serving inward investors and have established the firm as the ‘go to’ independent firm for referrals from international firms. The firm has been expanding over the last two years and the hiring of Mattyus and Ritter marks a significant step up. With their experience at Kinstellar and before that at Freshfields and Linklaters they share our view of the world, and understanding of the needs of our predominantly international clients. Mattyus’ and Ritter’s arrival also significantly enhance our team’s German language offering. This development follows closely upon the arrival from Clifford Chance in London of English qualified Banking & Finance Partner John Fenemore.” (Fenemore’s arrival was reported by CEE Legal Matters on June 14, 2016).
LKT Corporate head Richard Lock said: “The arrival of this team marks a step change for the M&A/Corporate practice and for the firm as a whole. Adam’s and Eszter’s practice is complementary to ours – a great fit. Adam brings to the picture a long standing practice of relationship based corporate and competition advice that is a welcome addition to our offering. I am also pleased that Ivan Solyom, one of the counsel and longest starting members of the LKT Corporate team, is being promoted, in recognition of his key role and contribution, both in relation to transactional M&A and also in Competition law work.”
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