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With 30 years’ experience in Central and Eastern Europe, we are the preferred M&A adviser to corporates and financial institutions, and have topped the deal tables by volume for a number of consecutive years. With domestic experts and English law practitioners on the ground in our across the region, we can mobilise international specialist teams quickly to manage your cross-border transactions.

We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences & healthcare, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

The Hungarian Corporate and M&A Team is one of the largest dedicated practices in the country. With UK, US and locally qualified lawyers, the team manages numerous cross-border and international transactions in Hungary, CEE/SEE and beyond. CMS Hungary connects you to the know-how of more than 700 corporate lawyers in 42 countries worldwide.

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Sources applaud the lawyers' efficient approach: "They are very accurate, precise and helpful."

Chambers 2019

"Received an unparalleled and excellent service," with the firm particularly impressing in terms of "diligence and efficiency."

Chambers, 2018
April 2018
High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in Cor­por­ate/M&A in Hun­gary


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Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2019/2020
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CMS in Hun­gary 2019
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