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Péter Szilas

Senior Associate

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

Péter Szilas is a senior associate in the Dispute Resolution Group at CMS Budapest.  Péter graduated summa cum laude from Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law (Budapest). Prior to joining the Budapest office, Péter spent 8 years in the public sector as a legal counsellor where he was heavily involved in the preparatory works and the drafting of the new Civil Code of Hungary and also acquired some relevant constitutional law practice.

Péter delivers day-to-day legal advice to commercial clients particularly in civil and general private law issues and has valuable experience in the field of litigation and arbitration and drafting and reviewing general commercial agreements.

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"A very sizeable and capable disputes team, which handles our files efficiently and quickly without compromising quality. For litigation and arbitration cases, this is my go-to firm."

Chambers, 2016

Relevant experience

  • Major air navigation company in lawsuits on the company’s personality rights.
  • Dutch company acting on behalf of the clients from all over Europe to claim back VAT in criminal investigation proceedings in Hungary related to presumably forged documents submitted in Hungary.
  • Healthcare and pharmacy sector company on general commercial and debt collection matters on a daily basis, legal representation in a product liability litigation case.
  • Major Hungarian bank in a copyright lawsuit related to software systems, advice on international legal remedies regarding certain legislative measures of the Hungarian State.
  • Hungarian energy company in a litigation procedure arising from a quota transfer agreement.
  • Major internet and satellite TV service provider in court proceedings related to consumer protection and electronic communication, including the preliminary ruling procedure of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
  • Multinational electronics company on general day-to-day legal advice and legal representation in various proceedings before courts and consumer protection authorities.
  • Major Hungarian telecom firm on potential remedies before the ICSID.
  • Prominent hotel chain in insolvency proceedings.
  • Major Austrian construction company in a FIDIC-based dispute related to the construction of metro stations and other facilities for Budapest’s newly built metro line.
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  • 2010 - Institute of Post-graduate Legal Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • 2003 - Doctor of Law, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
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  • Member, Budapest Bar Association
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