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Eszter Török

Senior Counsel

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

Eszter Török is a senior counsel at CMS Budapest, supporting the work of our corporate/M&A and finance departments.

She started her career at CMS, working for the Budapest and London offices between 1995 and 2004. She then joined Teva Pharmaceuticals where she worked as General Counsel of the Hungarian Teva Group. She re-joined CMS in 2015. 

Eszter has participated in numerous financing and portfolio transfer transactions and has gained significant experience in the fields of corporate finance, property/company acquisitions, project financing, re-financings/restructurings, portfolio sales as well as in regulatory matters. 

In addition, Eszter has in-depth experience in negotiating commercial contracts, advising on corporate law and corporate governance issues, and counselling on various property and M&A transactions, particularly in the financial services sector. She is also experienced in providing employment law, competition and compliance law advice. She is specialist in pharmaceuticals, having advised clients on key regulatory issues, projects, transactions and other matters. 

Eszter holds dual qualification as a lawyer in Hungary and as a solicitor of England and Wales.

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"Eszter Török is very diligent and gets to the point quickly and the fact that she is qualified both in the UK and Hungary is helpful when working on cross-border financings."

Legal 500, 2020

Relevant experience

  • Balbec Asset Management 
    • on the purchase of MKB Bank Plc’s non-performing retail mortgage loan portfolio, secured mostly by residential mortgages;
    • on the acquisition of retail real estate non-performing loan portfolio owned by CIB Bank.
  • A US fund and CEE servicing entity on the acquisition of a non-performing loan portfolio owned by a retail bank.
  • A major Austrian commercial bank on a bilateral loan facility to be provided to a Hungarian commercial bank under English law.
  • Futureal Prime Properties on Budapest One Business Park and Etele Plaza financings. The plaza is Hungary’s third largest (55,000 m2) shopping and entertainment centre.
  • Sberbank Hungary on a high-value property financing matter and on Project Atrium financing located in Budapest and Szombathely.
  • HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG on the acquisition of Infopark “D” building.
  • Two major Austrian commercial banks on the refinancing of an office building development project in Serbia.
  • A major Hungarian bank on the restructuring of a company group holding several shopping malls and other commercial real estate in Hungary, Poland and Cyprus.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Budapest Bar Admission 
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Education

  • 1995 - Legal Practice Course Diploma, College of Law, London, UK
  • 1993 - BA Honours, Jurisprudence, The Queen's College, Oxford University
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20 October 2020
Trans­ac­tion­al know­ledge series - Share Pur­chase Agree­ment 1, Dis­clos­ure...
Dur­ing our we­bin­ar we will dis­cuss Share Pur­chase Agree­ment 1, Dis­clos­ure let­ter, Es­crow struc­tures.
25 March 2020
New Hun­gari­an law de­tails stat­utory pay­ment morator­i­um
In a fur­ther aid meas­ure is­sued in re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 crisis, Hun­gary just passed a new law de­tail­ing the stat­utory pay­ment morator­i­um for ex­ist­ing loan agree­ments that has been in place in Hun­gary...
16 October 2019
Changes in the M&A mar­ket - cur­rent facts and ex­pect­a­tions for the fu­ture...
CMS Bud­apest proudly in­vites you and your col­leagues to a round table dis­cus­sion. Our ex­perts will provide a com­pre­hens­ive over­view on the cur­rent status of the European M&A mar­ket based on data from...
17 September 2019
CMS Hun­gary ad­vises on a sig­ni­fic­ant NPL port­fo­lio trans­fer
CMS Hun­gary ad­vised Bal­bec In­vest­ments and MO­MENTUM CRED­IT Zrt, a Hun­gari­an joint ven­ture owned by Bal­bec In­vest­ments and the APS Group, on the pur­chase of MKB Bank Nyrt’s non-per­form­ing re­tail mort­gage...
16 May 2019
New trends and chal­lenges on the Hun­gari­an M&A mar­ket (Part 1)
CMS Bud­apest is de­lighted to in­vite you and your col­leagues to the first part of our busi­ness break­fast series on the re­cent trends and chal­lenges on the Hun­gari­an M&A mar­ket. We will dis­cuss top­ics such...
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...
22 March 2017
CMS Bud­apest ad­vised Bal­bec on the ap­prox. EUR 139 mil­lion ac­quis­i­tion...
CMS Bud­apest ad­vised Bal­bec Cap­it­al LP and APS Hold­ing on the fin­an­cing and ac­quis­i­tion from Uni­Cred­it of a non-per­form­ing loan port­fo­lio of res­id­en­tial mort­gages. The total claim value of the port­fo­lio...
09 February 2017
CMS NPL trans­ac­tions in CEE we­bin­ar
The past couple of years have seen a sharp in­crease in NPL trans­ac­tions, both on the cor­por­ate and re­tail side. The change has been brought about both by a de­sire on the seller bank­s' side to clean up...
05/07/2016
CMS ad­vises MOL on EUR 615m re­volving cred­it fa­cil­ity
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised MOL Plc. (“MOL”), an in­teg­rated in­ter­na­tion­al oil and gas com­pany, headquartered in Bud­apest, on a EUR 615m re­volving cred­it fa­cil­ity provided by a group of...
10 February 2016
Break­fast Sem­in­ar Series: Eng­lish law fin­an­cing ques­tions (Bud­apest)
CMS Bud­apest proudly in­vites you and your col­leagues to the next event of the “CMS Break­fast Sem­in­ar Series". Dur­ing the in­ter­act­ive busi­ness break­fast and round table we will provide an over­view on...