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Dora Czegledi

Dora Czegledi

Senior Associate

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

Dóra is a senior associate in the corporate/M&A team in our Budapest office. 

Dóra joined CMS in 2009 and has gained substantial experience in advising on cross-border and domestic transactions, including various share and asset deals, private equity acquisitions and other investments in start-up companies, mergers, spin-offs and similar transformations, as well as in coordinating multi-jurisdictional due diligence exercises. Dóra has also acted on several capital market deals and is specialised in investments, corporate finance and the stock exchange. Dóra is experienced in a wide range of corporate law matters, including restructurings an reorganisations in multinational corporations and company groups as well as general corporate governance.

Dóra has outstanding project management experience and has gained sector specific knowledge with a special focus on the banking and the real estate sectors. Dora is also active in the firm’s CR activity.

Dóra spent six months at the CMS Paris office on secondment, focusing on international M&A and cross-border matters.

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Relevant experience

  • Liberty Global, the world’s largest international cable business on the Hungarian (and Czech and Romanian) aspects of Vodafone’s EUR 18.4bn acquisition of Liberty Global’s European assets, which was the largest transaction in CEE in 2018, as well as on its internal restructuring and the disposal of its direct-to-home (DTH) television business in CEE.
  • OTP Bank on its strategic expansion in CEE by acquiring the local banking, financial leasing and insurance subsidiaries of Société Générale S.A. of France across six jurisdictions, led by CMS Budapest, with an aggregate transaction value of over EUR 1bn. 
  • E.ON on two mandatory public takeovers involving the shares of ELMŰ and ÉMÁSZ (an electricity supply company).
  • Cinven on its acquisition of Partner in Pet Food, a leading European pet food manufacturer, from Pamplona Capital Management. This acquisition marks Cinven’s first investment in the European pet food market. 
  • A&N Media (a fully owned subsidiary of Daily Mail and General Trust) on its reorganisation and subsequent strategic exit from the region by selling its leading online job and car portals as well as its printing business to three separate buyers. The transaction covered seven jurisdictions across the CEE and was led by CMS Budapest.
  • Sun Capital on the acquisition of Pannunion Plc., a listed company on the Budapest Stock Exchange, including legal due diligence tasks in six jurisdictions, led by CMS Budapest, the preparation and submission, and subsequent organisation of a public purchase offer, and a squeeze-out and post-acquisition merger within the group. 
  • ABB on its acquisition of GE’s global electrification business.
  • Waterlogic on the acquisition of the Hungarian and Czech entities of Lux-Aqua.
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Education

  • 2014 - Postgraduate Studies in Investments, Corporate Finance and the Stock Exchange, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2008 - Doctor of Law , Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
  • 2007 - Faculty of Law - Erasmus studies, Universitat de Girona, Spain
  • 2002 - BA in Political Science and International Relations, McDaniel College, Maryland, USA
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Memberships

  • 2012 - Budapest Bar Admission
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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...
10 November 2020
Hun­gary: an ex­ten­sion to for­eign in­vest­ment con­trol
The Hun­gari­an par­lia­ment has in­tro­duced an ex­ten­sion to the tem­por­ary re­gime on for­eign in­vest­ment con­trol, and as a res­ult the screen­ing for for­eign in­vest­ments un­der Act LVIII of 2020 on the tem­por­ary...
27 May 2020
Hun­gary is­sues de­cree re­quir­ing min­is­teri­al ap­prov­al for cer­tain for­eign...
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24 April 2020
Hun­gary ex­tends the dead­line for an­nu­al ac­counts un­til 30 Septem­ber 2020
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15 April 2020
Hun­gary passes amend­ments for the hold­ing of gen­er­al and board meet­ings...
The amend­ments con­tained in the Hun­gari­an Gov­ern­ment De­cree on hold­ing GMs, which went in­to force on 11 April, in­clude the fol­low­ing: Elec­tron­ic­ally held GMs and passing res­ol­u­tions in writ­ing Un­der...
24 March 2020
Video­con­fer­en­cing used by Hun­gari­an law­yers to wit­ness sign­ing of doc­u­ments
In re­sponse to re­com­men­ded so­cial dis­tan­cing, Hun­gari­an law­yers are em­ploy­ing video­con­fer­en­cing when called upon to wit­ness and coun­ter­sign leg­al doc­u­ments – a leg­al tech in­nov­a­tion that is aid­ing the...
23 March 2020
AGMs of Hun­gari­an com­pan­ies in the time of coronavir­us
AGMs of Hun­gari­an com­pan­ies in the time of coronavir­us The coronavir­us out­break in Hun­gary and re­stric­tions on pub­lic gath­er­ings have im­posed chal­lenges on every Hun­gari­an com­pany plan­ning to hold a...
19 October 2018
Non-EEA in­vestors need pri­or min­is­teri­al per­mis­sion in some sec­tors - UP­DATE
Act LVII of 2018 on the Su­per­vi­sion of for­eign in­vest­ments vi­ol­at­ing the na­tion­al se­cur­ity in­terests of Hun­gary has been ad­op­ted by par­lia­ment, and will enter in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2019. The Act stip­u­lates...
26 July 2018
Non-EEA in­vestors need pri­or min­is­teri­al per­mis­sion in some sec­tors
The pro­pos­al “Su­per­vi­sion of for­eign in­vest­ments vi­ol­at­ing the na­tion­al se­cur­ity in­terests of Hun­gary” (“Pro­pos­al”) has been sub­mit­ted to the Hun­gari­an Par­lia­ment, which would re­quire people...
12 October 2017
Hun­gary: first MTF opened by Bud­apest Stock Ex­change
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