András Szecskay

Managing Partner


András Szecskay is the founder and named partner of Szecskay Attorneys at Law. He has a wealth of reputation in the Hungarian and International markets. He has developed an extensive international and domestic litigation and arbitration practice, which includes involvement in ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, etc. procedures. His practice focuses on high-value and complex commercial, corporate, IP and foreign investment related litigation and arbitration matters, as well as judicial review proceedings. His experience spans a number of industries and sectors, including life sciences, banking, energy, environment, oil & gas, power and telecommunications.


Besides being a leading arbitrator in Hungary, he is a listed arbitrator on the list of practitioners of the Vienna International Arbitration Center. He has handled over a hundred arbitration cases. He is also the name to go to in the field of IP. Besides his high reputation for his professional experience, András is well known for his admiration and support of music, literature and contemporary arts.


He is fluent in English.


  • Legal500, 2020 – 2024, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Hall of Fame
  • Legal500, 2015 – 2024, Dispute Resolution (Team): Tier 1


  • Legal500, 2015 – 2024, Intellectual Property (Individual Ranking): Leading Individual
  • Legal500, 2015 – 2024, Intellectual Property (Team): Tier 1


  • Chambers Global & Europe, 2020 – 2024, Dispute Resolution (Individual Ranking): Eminent Practitioner
  • Chambers Global & Europe, 2015 – 2024, Dispute Resolution (Team): Band 1


  • Chambers Europe, 2020 – 2024, Intellectual Property (Individual Ranking): Eminent Practitioner
  • Chambers Europe, 2015 – 2024, Intellectual Property (Team): Band 1


  • IFLR1000, 2019 – 2023, Project Finance and M&A (Individual Ranking): Highly Regarded



  • In the Service of Justice” Award by Hungarian Bar Association (2019)
  • “Market Maker”, CEE Legal Matters, 2017
  • “Deák Ferenc Award” (“Pro Meritis De Iuris Peritia”), the highest joint award of all legal professions in Hungary (2014)
  • Pro Collegium Advocatorum (“Az Ügyvédségért” – “For the Legal Profession”) Award by the Hungarian Bar Association (2011)
  • Knight’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, awarded by the President of Hungary (2008)
  • Recognized as an Exemplary Lawyer (“Kiváló Ügyvéd”) by the Hungarian Bar Association (2003)
  • Eötvös Award from the Budapest Bar Association (2000)

Bar Memberships:

  • Budapest Bar Association: Vice-President responsible for International Relations (2002-2018)
  • Hungarian Bar Association: Vice-President (since 2010)
  • Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE): Head of the Hungarian Delegation


Other professional memberships:

  • Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (MIE): President (since 2010)
  • Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA): Former member of the Executive Committee, currently Director of UIA IROL responsible for the independence of the profession
  • International Bar Association (IBA): Member
  • Union des Avocats Européens (UAE): Member
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI): Member
  • International League of Competition Law (LIDC): Member
  • Hungarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (HVCA): Member
  • Canada-Eastern European Lawyers Internship program (Ottawa, Canada, 1990)
  • J.D., József Attila University (Szeged), Faculty of State and Legal Science (1973, summa cum laude)

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