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Jozsef Kohl

József Kohl

Associate

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

József is an Associate at the Dispute Resolution Group of CMS Budapest.

József graduated summa cum laude from Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law (Budapest) in 2013. Prior to joining the Budapest office, József had spent 5 years at the Department of Anti-Corruption and White Collar Crime Investigations of the Budapest City Police Headquarters as a detective, where he dealt with detecting and investigating serious high-profile crimes against property and the economy. In the course of his activities József gained comprehensive experience in respect of procedures under the competences of the police (particularly in border police, public administration and investigation), the customs office and the prosecutor’s office as well as in the efficient and cost-effective coordination of private detective works.

József also has broad experience in the field of litigation and cross-border arbitration, as well as in insolvency, enforcement and various other administrative proceedings.

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Relevant experience

  • A German multinational wholesale chain on the Hungarian law aspects of tax-based criminal proceedings initiated and investigated by the Criminal Department of the Hungarian Tax Authority.
  • A global company that produces agrochemicals and seeds, and its employee in a high-profile investigation case.
  • A widely known Dutch company specialising in VAT refunds in a criminal investigation initiated concerning unjustly reclaimed VAT, by using presumably forged documents submitted in Hungary.
  • An international firm trading metal goods on conducting a comprehensive internal investigation and providing legal representation related to embezzlement committed to the detriment of the firm’s own property.
  • A leading health care and pharmacy sector company on general commercial and debt collection matters on a daily basis, and legal representation in a product liability litigation case.
  • An international health care and pharmacy sector company on conducting a comprehensive internal investigation and providing legal representation related to theft committed to the detriment of the firm’s own property.
  • A multinational electronics company on general day-to-day matters and legal representation in various proceedings before the courts and consumer protection authorities.
  • A major air navigation company in lawsuits regarding the company’s personality rights.
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Education

  • 2013 – Doctor of law, Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences, Faculty of Law, Budapest
  • 2008 – Law enforcement officer, National University of Public Service, Faculty of Law Enforcement, Budapest
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