Home / People / Szabina Soptei
Portrait ofSzabina Soptei

Szabina Soptei


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages Hungarian, English

Szabina is an associate of the finance team in CMS London. She graduated from Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary in 2007. 

Areas of expertise include finance transactions (general corporate, M&A, real estate, project and asset finance), restructuring & insolvency and regulatory advice regarding financial services.

more less

Relevant experience

Relevant Experience in financing matters:

  • Syndicated transactions (general corporate and M&A) in CEE.
  • banks and investors on commercial and residential property finance deals at UK.
  • Analysing LMA and LSTA template based syndicated credit agreements made in various jurisdictions.
  • Banks and borrowers on large-scale real estate investments.
  • Ppre-delivery debt finance and sale and leasebacks of aircrafts.
  • Producers and banks on film finance.

Relevant Experience in regulatory matters:

  • Hungarian banks regarding the implementation of CRD and PSD and in connection with CRR.

Relevant Experience in restructuring and insolvency matters:

  • EBRD and the Ministry of Justice of Hungary in a reform of the Bankruptcy Act and by-laws and the transposition of the EU Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks.
  • Corporate and financial restructuring of the BorsodChem Group.
  • A Hungarian creditor in a debt settlement procedure with regard to a Hungarian municipality.
  • Representation of the major European automobile manufacturers in liquidation proceedings of their Hungarian supplier, including asset transfer.
  • On restructuring real estate projects. 
more less

Memberships & Roles

From 2012 - AmCham Regulatory Committee

more less


2012 - Post-graduate programme for lawyers specialized in insolvency law, University of Pécs, Hungary2007 

2007 - Doctor of Law, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

more less



Pre-pack sales procedures in Hungary
The success of the recently introduced pre-pack-like rules in Hungary will help determined how the EU Directive on pre-pack sales will be implemented in this country.Existing pre-pack-like rulesPre-pack...
New emergency rules: debtors can keep trading during insolvency
Emergency legislation has introduced important changes to Hungarian insolvency laws that allow the debtor’s business to keep trading during in­solv­ency.   The new rules apply to those debtors who are...
Restructuring and insolvency law in Hungary
1. What is the primary legislation governing insolvency and restructuring proceedings in your jurisdiction? The Insolvency Code (Act XLIX of 1991) and the European Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings...
Hungary passes new law on preventative restructuring frameworks
Hungary has passed an Act that implements EU Directive 2019/1023 on preventive restructuring frameworks, the discharge of debt and dis­qual­i­fic­a­tions, and on measures to increase the efficiency of procedures...
Hungary introduces new reorganisation for companies in distress due to...
The Hungarian government has recently introduced a new restructuring tool with the aim of supporting companies suffering from financial difficulties due to COVID-19. Financially distressed companies will...
Law and regulation of Covid-19 loan moratoriums in Hungary
1. Description of the legislation 1.1 Is there a moratorium on loans legislation implemented in your jurisdiction? Yes. 1.2 If no: Are there any ongoing discussions regarding a potential introduction...
Changes made to Hungary's insolvency code
On 1 August 2020, amendments to Act XLIX of 1991 (the Insolvency Code) are scheduled to come into force, which have been designed to promote the cooperation between debtors and creditors in bankruptcies...
Hungary temporarily suspends onerous insolvency rules
In a bid to assist struggling companies amid the uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, Hungary issued Government Decree No. 249/2020, which amends the Bankruptcy Code and gives companies breathing space...
Proposed changes to the Hungarian Bankruptcy Code
A draft bill on amendment to the Bankruptcy Code (Act XLIX of 1991 on bankruptcy proceedings and liquidation proceedings) was introduced into the Parliament on 12 April 2017 and is currently under review...
Hungary: Unfair general terms of business in loan and financial leasing...
The Hungarian Supreme Court, Curia, issued a final and binding decision (Gfv.VII.30.122/2015) on July 7, 2015 in a class action initiated by the Consumer Protection Association for Financial Services...
Hungary has introduced a new regime for personal insolvency
The new Act CV of 2015 on debt settlement procedure for private individuals provides an opportunity for debt settlement both outside and within the scope of a court procedure. Major parties to the procedure:...
Hungary: end of the FSA
From 1 October 2013, the functions of the Financial Supervisory Authority will be integrated into the National Bank of Hungary. By extending the NBH’s supervisory role to incorporate the FSA’s prudential...