About us

The firm

Szecskay Attorneys at Law is a leading independent Hungarian fully fledged law firm. Our mission is to be your long-term trusted advisor in legal matters so you can focus on growing your business.

We cover a full spectrum of industry, trade and services, and all areas of business law. Our clients are mostly multinational companies, as well as major and mid-sized Hungarian companies and start-ups.

Painting by Tamas Hencze

Our Story

For almost 35 years, closely connected to the development of the Hungarian market economy, our firm has grown with the market and business demands of our clients. We not only stand by their side but support them in paving the way to legally feasible business solutions in untested new legal environments.

We were among the first independent local firms helping foreigners in privatizations, in corporate finance like bond issues and IPOs. We represented major players in landmark international litigation and arbitration cases that nobody else dared to touch and we were sought after in high profile IP and competition matters.

We see our latest task in assisting our clients in navigating compliance with the legally relevant growing sustainability requirements. We also embrace and advocate the use AI, with due care and human control.

Our approach

Participating in respected international networking channels, and building peer-to-peer strategic relations with reputable partner firms at their respective markets we are able to draw on these strong connections at any time. Based on our deep knowledge of legal precedent, recent changes to the law and the peculiarities of the Hungarian market, we come up with new legal solutions to drive your case to the optimal outcome.

This places us in an unrivalled position to provide comprehensive legal services in any cross-border matter and serve the ongoing legal advisory needs of clients engaged in inbound business and expanding from Hungary.

Building on our project approach we are able to set up multi-jurisdictional groups and work as a single united team to provide our clients with consistent and fully aligned advice across various jurisdictions. We are praised for adding a human touch to delivering focused and user-friendly legal advice.

Public advocacy & Pro Bono

We make our voice heard in the interest of the rule of law. We are very conscious about the social responsibilities that fall upon us as privately practising lawyers. We are heavily engaged and well-represented in international networks like IBA and UIA that serve to promote the rule of law, human rights and the fundamental principles of democracy.

We also professionally help the public advocacy of various industry groups and foreign investors via international chambers where we are members. This includes commenting on draft bills and formulating industry position papers to improve the legislative framework for the growth of businesses in Hungary and the overall economic competitiveness of Hungary.

Moreover, we support a number of NGO’s, charities and cultural societies, including the SOS Children’s village, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Bozsó Foundation, SOS Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Autistic Art.