Judit Budai

Senior Partner


Judit Budai is a senior partner and co-manager of the firm. Having joined the firm since its foundation, she has gained broad corporate, M&A, competition, corporate finance, capital markets transactional and regulatory experience from wide range of industry and service area segments.


During the first half of her practice, Judit played both a team member and team leader advisory role in a number of privatization and strategic M&A (both seller and buyer side) deals and IPOs. Recently Judit is more active in M&A and corporate restructuring or finance transactions for both strategic and financial investors (VC/PE investors and financial institutions), or giving complex corporate structuring advise to innovative start-ups. Judit also advises business owners and top executives in connection with expanding their businesses and restructuring operation for a more sustainable business model or to help generation exchange or solving shareholders disputes.


She is fluent in English.


  • IFLR1000, 2023, Capital Markets, Banking (Individual Ranking): Expert Consultant
  • IFLR1000, 2019 – 2023, Corporate/M&A (Team): Tier 2
  • Legal500, 2018 – 2024, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets (Team): Tier 2
  • Legal500, 2018 – 2024, Commercial, Corporate/M&A (Team): Tier 2



  • Eötvös Károly Award by the Budapest Bar Association (2020)
  • Terralex Trailblazer Recognition (2024)

Bar Memberships:

  • Budapest Bar Association (since 1994)


Other professional memberships:

  • International Bar Association (IBA), Securities Law Committee
  • Union International des Avocats (UIA)
    – Executive Committee Member
    – Deputy Director of National and Regional Activities (former Director of Seminars) and
    – President of the Banking Law Commission
  • Hungarian Venture Capital Association (HVCA), Advocacy Coordinator of the Legal Committee
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (AmCham)
    – Governance and Transparency Committee member lecturing and participating in role plays simulating public and private board room case studies to businesses and universities in FCPA and integrity subjects
    – Innovation Policy Task Force member active in working out private sector program proposals for submission to policy makers to improve the ecosystem of cooperation of multinational innovative businesses, start-ups and universities in complex technology intensive and innovative R&D projects
  • EU Law Post Graduate Program, Center of European Law, School of Law, King’s College London (2004)
  • MBA, Budapest Economic University – joint program with London Business School (1996)
  • J.D., Eötvös Loránd Faculty of State and Legal Science in Budapest (1991)

H-1055 Budapest, Kossuth Lajos tér 16-17.

+36 (1) 472 3000