Former Allen & Overy Counsel Tibor Szanto, who headed that firm's EU, Competition and Telecommunications practice in Budapest, has left to become a solo practitioner, operating a Competition boutique and closely cooperating with Pontes Budapest.
Pontes Budapest describes Szanto as "a leading practitioner on the Hungarian Competition market, with in-depth knowledge of regulated industries, in particular telecommunications." According to the firm, "he gained more than 20 years of experience in Competition law -- half of this time he was wearing the hat of a regulator (including ... with the European Commission, and [as] a member of the Competition Council at the Hungarian Competition Authority)." He spent the last nine years at Allen & Overy, and also spent two years with White & Case, both in Budapest.
Szanto said he is “looking forward to this new challenge, which brings greater focus on ever closer client relationships,” and claimed that his closeness to Pontes Budapest “will allow for the exploration of a new method of cooperation opportunities, providing flexible responses to client demand.”