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Practice areas:

Tamás Kárpáthegyi primarily advises on financial, commercial and corporate law matters in connection with the Hungarian business activities of the local subsidiaries of international companies. He is the permanent legal representative of various international and domestic firms in Hungary. He has represented both vendors and purchasers in the transfer of assets, real estate and corporate stakes and in the related financing issues. Tamás has been with the law firm since 2001 and has been a partner since 2004. He obtained an LL.M. degree from the Law School of Columbia University in New York in 2003.

Recent Experience:

  • Permanent legal representation of the Hungarian company group of a multinational company issuing payment cards
  • Setting up the Hungarian branch of a payment service provider registered in the United Kingdom, and ‘passporting’ the licence obtained in the United Kingdom to the branch
  • Complete implementation of the transfer of the contracts of a financial service provider (drafting contracts, representation before the authorities to obtain licences, etc.)
  • Advising a consortium of Italian lenders on a syndicated refinancing of a hotel operation in Hungary
  • Providing advice in the interests of realizing a greenfield film studio investment in connection with project financing granted by the Hungarian Development Bank
  • Representing the owners of a leading online insurance broker during the sale of 80% of the quotas in the company to financial investors
  • Advising a Spanish investment group in the sale of two Hungarian hotel development projects to an Austrian investor
  • Advising a Luxembourg-based property fund on the acquisition of a logistics centre in Hungary
  • Advising a real estate company on the recapitalization and preferential tax treatment restructuring of its holding structure in Hungary
  • Permanent legal representation of the owner and the operator of a shopping centre in relation to tenants, authorities and the financing bank
  • Advising various issues on notifying employee stock incentive schemes to the Hungarian Financial Supervisory Authority
  • Advising companies data protection matters including outsourcing, IT services data transfers, EU model contracts, and other data protection matters
  • Implementing a data privacy audit of the Hungarian subsidiary of a global pharmaceutical company for the purpose of complying with US Safe Harbor requirements
  • Performing a data privacy audit of an IT system connecting 41 health care institutions and their medical records, a project financed by the Human Resource Development Operational Programme


  • Attorney, Szabó Kelemen & Partners Attorneys, 2004 to date
  • Legal trainee, Szabó Kelemen & Partners Attorneys, 2001 – 2003
  • Legal trainee, Bárd, Cseri & Partners, 2000
  • Legal trainee, Eörsi & Partners, 1999
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