Zoltán Balázs Kovács



Zoltán Balázs Kovács heads Szecskay Attorneys at Law’s employment law practice. Most of the practice’s matters involve big international companies. Zoltán combines top-drawer employment advice with other transactional support areas (e.g. corporate, commercial, etc.). The firm’s market-leading practice attracts big local and international companies mainly from the TMT, Manufacturing and Automotive sectors.


Closely connected to his employment law expertise, Zoltán also heads the firm’s data protection practice. He supports various Hungarian and international employers regarding data protection measures based on the latest local and European legislation, including data processing at work, whistle-blowing schemes, compliance with the GDPR and various sector-specific laws. He is regularly involved in drawing up data privacy policies for employers and the assessment and management of data breaches in clients’ workplaces.


He is fluent in English.


  • Legal500, 2021 – 2024, Employment (Team): Tier 1
  • Legal500, 2024, TMT (Team): Tier 2


  • 1st prize by Hungarian Data Protection Society Association (MADAT) for thesis on data protection (2024)


Bar Memberships:

  • Budapest Bar Association (since 2005)


Other professional memberships:

  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • Master’s, McGill University, Institute of Comparative Law (2002)
  • J.D., ELTE, Faculty of Law (2000, summa cum laude)

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

+36 (1) 472 3000