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Jozef Antal Returns to Private Practice as Head of Disputes at Kapolyi Law Firm

Jozef Antal Returns to Private Practice as Head of Disputes at Kapolyi Law Firm

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Jozsef Antal, the former Head of Legal and Compliance at Metro Cash & Carry Hungary, has returned to private practice by joining Kapolyi Law Firm as a Partner.

Antal joined Metro Cash & Cary Hungary in January 2020 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 21, 2020). Prior to that, he was the Chief Legal Counsel of Unix Auto since 2019 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on July 9, 2019). Before moving in-house, he was Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Baker McKenzie, a firm he first joined in 1999.

He currently also serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board at the Hungarian Food Bank and is the Vice President of the Hungarian Arbitration Association.

Antal told CEE Legal Matters: "While the head of legal and compliance department role at a multinational company was interesting and demanding, I decided to say 'yes' when friends from a reputable and strongly upcoming Hungarian law firm asked me to take over and build further their disputes practice. This seems to be quite an inspiring challenge."

Originally reported by CEE In-House Matters.

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Nagy és Trócsányi was founded in 1991, turned into limited professional partnership (in Hungarian: ügyvédi iroda) in 1992, with the aim of offering sophisticated legal services. The firm continues to seek excellence in a comprehensive and modern practice, which spans international commercial and business law. 

The firm’s lawyers provide clients with advice and representation in an active, thoughtful and ethical manner, with a real understanding of clients‘ business needs and the markets in which they operate.

The firm is one of the largest home-grown independent law firms in Hungary. Currently Nagy és Trócsányi has 26 lawyers out of which there are 8 active partners. All partners are equity partners.

Nagy és Trócsányi is a legal entity and registered with the Budapest Bar Association. All lawyers of the Budapest office are either members of, or registered as clerks with, the Budapest Bar Association. Several of the firm’s lawyers are admitted attorneys or registered as legal consultants in New York.

The firm advises a broad range of clients, including numerous multinational corporations. 

Our activity focuses on the following practice areas: M&A, company law, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate law, banking and finance, project financing, insolvency and restructuring, venture capital investment, taxation, competition, utilities, energy, media and telecommunication.

Nagy és Trócsányi is the exclusive member firm in Hungary for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+countries worldwide.

The firm advises a broad range of clients, including numerous multinational corporations. Among our key clients are: OTP Bank, Sberbank, Erste Bank, Scania, KS ORKA, Mannvit, DAF Trucks, Booking.com, Museum of Fine Arts of Budapest, Hungarian Post Pte Ltd, Hiventures, Strabag, CPI Hungary, Givaudan, Marks & Spencer, CBA.

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