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Eva Talmacsi

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, Hungarian, German, Swedish
Corporate

Eva Talmacsi is a UK, US and Hungarian qualified partner based in London.

Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and corporate finance matters in Central & Eastern Europe and the UK and advises clients including private equity and venture capital funds, corporates, financial institutions, investment banks and energy companies.

She has over 20 years of experience in leading, managing and supervising large teams of lawyers and advisers on complex cross-border private and public company mergers & acquisitions, privatisations, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, restructurings, general corporate and commercial matters, as well as equity capital markets transactions in the UK, US and Europe.

Eva is ranked as UK-based CEE expert by Chambers & Partners in the Corporate and M&A category.

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"She is one who doesn't let go, and fights till the end to represent her clients' requests."

Chambers, 2018

"Fight tooth and nail for the client's stance in negotiations."

Chambers, 2016

Relevant experience

  • Macquarie Equipment Finance DAC in relation to its asset lease and financial arrangement with its counterparties in CEE.
  • The Consortium of Aeroporto di Venezia Marco Polo S.p.A (SAVE) and Deutsche Bank (and following the exit of Deutsche from the bidding consortium, a UK clearing bank) in relation to the consortium’s bid for a majority shareholding interest in Exeter and Devon Airport Limited.
  • OTP Bank on the acquisition of Banca Millennium S.A. from BCP, Portugal.
  • OTP Bank on its continuing strategic expansion in Southeast Europe by acquiring Societe Generale's subsidiary banks and other financial services entities in Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Albania with a collective transaction value of over €1.2bn.
  • MKB Bank and Bayerishe Landesbank
    • on the sale of 100% shareholding in MKB Unionbank EAD to First Investment Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Bulgaria.
    • on the sale of 96.3% stake in the Romania-based Nextebank SA to a Dutch SPV of Emerging Europe Accession Fund, a private equity fund managed by Axxess Capital, whose main investors include EBRD, EIF, DEG and BSTDB as part of the client's strategic exit from the Romanian market.
  • Various European companies and special purpose vehicles of funds in relation to their Regulation S and Rule 144A offerings and the listing of their securities on the London Stock Exchange or other European stock exchanges.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Member, Budapest Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
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Education

  • 2002 - LLM, Columbia University School of Law, New York
  • 1995 - LLM, King’s College & Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, London
  • University of Szeged School of Law, Szeged
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Private Equity

Eva Talmacsi is a UK, US and Hungarian qualified partner based in London.

Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and private equity matters in Europe including Central & Eastern Europe and the UK and advises clients including private equity and venture capital funds, corporates, financial institutions, investment banks and energy companies.

She has over 20 years of experience in leading, managing and supervising large teams of lawyers and advisers on complex cross-border private and public company mergers & acquisitions, privatisations, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, restructurings, general corporate and commercial matters, as well as equity capital markets transactions in the UK, US and Europe.

Eva is ranked as UK-based CEE expert by Chambers & Partners in the Corporate and M&A category. She is Co-head of CEE TMT Group and a member of the CMS TMC Sector Global leadership group focussing on M&A and private equity.

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"She is one who doesn't let go, and fights till the end to represent her clients' requests."

Chambers, 2018

Relevant experience

  • Axel Johnson International AB in relation to the acquisition of a majority stake in the IOW Group.
  • Advent International, the leading private equity firm
    • on its agreement to acquire Provimi Pet Food (PPF) from the Provimi Group.
    • on its investment in and subsequent exit through an IPO from a CEE IT company.
  • Argus Capital, the leading emerging market private equity fund on its acquisition of and subsequent exit from Calucem Group.
  • Nordic Capital on the divestment of its shareholding in certain part of the SafeRoad Group in a number of European countries via a listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
  • Dubai International Financial Centre Investments LLC on its GBP 200m acquisition of SmartStream Group (IT) from TA Associates and the re-financing of the investment. The transaction involved more than 13 jurisdictions due to the target’s international group structure.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Member, Budapest Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
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Education

  • 2002 - LLM, Columbia University School of Law, New York
  • 1995 - LLM, King’s College & Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, London
  • University of Szeged School of Law, Szeged
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TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Eva Talmacsi is a UK, US and Hungarian qualified partner based in London.

Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and private equity matters in Europe including Central & Eastern Europe and the UK and advises clients including private equity and venture capital funds, corporates, financial institutions, investment banks and energy companies.

She has over 20 years of experience in leading, managing and supervising large teams of lawyers and advisers on complex cross-border private and public company mergers & acquisitions, privatisations, private equity and venture capital investments, joint ventures, restructurings, general corporate and commercial matters, as well as equity capital markets transactions in the UK, US and Europe.

Eva is ranked as UK-based CEE expert by Chambers & Partners in the Corporate and M&A category. She is Co-head of CEE TMT Group and a member of the CMS TMC Sector Global leadership group focussing on M&A and private equity.

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"She is one who doesn't let go, and fights till the end to represent her clients' requests."

Chambers, 2018

Relevant experience

  • Liberty Global on the sale of its direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia to M7 Group for an approximate total enterprise value of EUR 180 million.
  • CEE Equity Partners on the acquisition of Invitel Group and subsequently advising Invitel Group on the sale of one of the group’s telecommunications company, Invitel Távközlési Zrt. to the Hungarian subsidiary of DIGI communications.
  • AfricInvest, the Tunisia-based investment and financial services company on its investment in a UK-based AI solutions provider growth-stage company.
  • MET International on its defamation dispute with Newsweek.
  • The Daily Mail Group in relation to the divestment of its online and printing business in six countries across CEE.
  • RTL Group (Bertelsmann Group subsidiary) on the cross-border acquisition of seven (7) broadcasting channels across Hungary, Romania and Slovakia.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Bar of England and Wales
  • Member, Budapest Bar Association
  • Member, New York Bar Association
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Education

  • 2002 - LLM, Columbia University School of Law, New York
  • 1995 - LLM, King’s College & Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, London
  • University of Szeged School of Law, Szeged
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25/01/2023
TMT World Con­gress 2023
CMS law­yers are pleased to be at­tend­ing the TMT World Con­gress 2023 held in Lon­don on 25-26 Janu­ary.Be­low you can find an over­view of our at­tend­ing part­ners, rep­res­ent­ing a large range of jur­is­dic­tions and prac­tice areas. To ar­range a meet­ing, please con­tact the in­di­vidu­al law­yers dir­ectly.Ad­di­tion­ally, the fol­low­ing CMS part­ners will be par­ti­cip­at­ing in these dis­cus­sions:Glob­al Co-Head of the TMC Group Dora Pet­rányi is par­ti­cip­at­ing in the CEO Fireside Chat - Strategies for the next wave of con­sol­id­a­tion, con­ver­gence and com­pet­i­tion, Thursday 26 Janu­ary (10:25 – 10:40)Glob­al Co-Head of Com­mu­nic­a­tions Anne Chitan will mod­er­ate the M&A Pan­el - Is there enough band­width for con­tin­ued con­nectiv­ity trans­ac­tions?, Wed­nes­day 25 Janu­ary (11:30 – 12:10)Chair of Tech­no­logy, Me­dia and Com­mu­nic­a­tions sec­tor group Chris Wat­son will mod­er­ate the break-out ses­sion - The Road to Re­spons­ible Data Pro­cessing - Im­prov­ing Data­centre ESG out­comes, Wed­nes­day 25 Janu­ary (14:00 – 14:50)At CMS, we have some of Europe’s lead­ing leg­al spe­cial­ists in the tech­no­logy, me­dia and com­mu­nic­a­tions sec­tor. Our Di­git­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions In­fra­struc­ture Team com­bines ex­cep­tion­al ex­pert­ise in pro­ject and struc­tured fin­ance, com­pet­i­tion reg­u­la­tion and large-scale in­vest­ment, while our mar­ket-lead­ing tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions team has dec­ades of ex­per­i­ence in the tech­no­logy and com­mu­nic­a­tions space, in­clud­ing strong ex­pert­ise in the areas of fibre, towers, sub­sea cables, net­work shar­ing, data centres and satel­lite.To find out more about CMS Di­git­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions In­fra­struc­ture cap­ab­il­it­ies, vis­it our Di­git­al Com­mu­nic­a­tions In­fra­struc­ture sec­tion.For fur­ther in­form­a­tion, please see our part­ners at­tend­ing the con­gress in the gal­lery be­low and an over­view of all our ex­pert­ise areas.
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12/2021
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We are pleased to share with you our latest CMS thought lead­er­ship – Di­git­al Ho­ri­zons, a series of brief re­ports ex­plor­ing CEE’s di­git­al fu­ture.Based on a re­cent sur­vey can­vassing the views of our...
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29/03/2019
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CMS has been re­cog­nised as a win­ner in sev­en cat­egor­ies, in­clud­ing CEE Deal of the Year, at the 2018 CEE Leg­al Mat­ters Deal of the Year Awards, held in Bud­apest.In re­cog­ni­tion of our work across mul­tiple...
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In­ter­na­tion­al Cap­it­al Mar­kets Group
De­liv­er­ing true depth of ex­pert­ise and re­sources across the globe We are de­lighted to in­tro­duce you to the latest edi­tion of the CMS In­ter­na­tion­al Cap­it­al Mar­kets Con­tacts Book. Our 2017 three-way mer­ger...
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CMS was named CEE M&A Leg­al Ad­viser of the Year at the Mer­ger­mar­ket European M&A Awards Gala yes­ter­day.The awards are highly-re­garded in the in­dustry for the im­par­tial pro­cess in find­ing a win­ner and...
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In­ter­na­tion­al private equity
CMS Camer­on McK­enna has a long-stand­ing and close re­la­tion­ship with the private equity in­dustry across the globe. Our spe­cial­ists have built a strong repu­ta­tion in ad­vising private equity funds and man­age­ment...