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Ágnes Benkő

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP Magyarországi Fióktelepe
YBL Palace
Károlyi utca 12
1053 Budapest
Hungary
Languages Hungarian, English, French

Ágnes is a qualified lawyer and member of the employment team at the CMS Budapest office. 

Ágnes is experienced in dealing with a wide range of employment issues, including drafting and terminating employment-related contracts and advising on different employment matters, including restructurings, the employment aspects of different transactions, policies, and labour inspections.

Ágnes has considerable experience in advising companies in the pharmaceutical industry. She has been on secondment at some of the firm’s major pharmaceutical clients for several months, where she advised on various aspects of law.

Ágnes also has significant knowledge and experience in commercial law. 

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Relevant experience

Labour Law
  • A major solutions provider on various employment law matters, including employment contracts and collective agreements.
  • An international hotel chain on employment policy advice, contractual advice and assistance in handling terminations of employment as well as on various general commercial issues.
  • An American medical technology company on the establishment and termination of employment relationships, disciplinary matters as well as supporting working-time scheduling arrangements.
  • A global American management consulting firm on a full range of legal services concerning an envisaged transaction, which had significant labour law implications, including a TUPE.
  • A major IT company on the restructuring of the current practice to eliminate identified risks associated with the reclassification of service contracts. Reviewing the service contracts client used with external service providers.
Life Sciences and Commercial Law
  • A US-based healthcare company on all aspects of its operations, including ethical issues, pharma regulatory and general commercial matters; representing the client before the national pharma regulatory authorities.
  • A US-based multinational biopharmaceutical company on giving advice on the wholesale of medicines and the company’s operation; drafting and reviewing general commercial contracts.
  • One of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies on the sale of its consumer healthcare business.
  • A US-based medical technology company before the relevant authorities on the establishment of a plant in Hungary; providing advice on various pharma regulatory and commercial matters.
  • Samsung Electronics on general commercial matters, which primarily cover drafting and reviewing various commercial contracts; assisting in day-to-day operations.
  • Marriott Hotels on various general commercial issues and drafting commercial agreements.
  • A consumer products company on labelling and product compliance issues, as well as on general commercial regulatory matters.
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Education

  • 2001 – Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary
  • 1999 - Master of Arts at Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • 1997 - Comparative European Social Studies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Memberships

  • Budapest Bar Association
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14 November 2018
CMS ad­vises Cin­ven on the ac­quis­i­tion of lead­ing European pet food man­u­fac­turer
CMS has ad­vised ma­jor private equity house Cin­ven on its ac­quis­i­tion of Part­ner in Pet Food (PPF), a lead­ing European pet food man­u­fac­turer, from Pamplona Cap­it­al Man­age­ment. The deal fol­lows Pamplona’s...