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Péter Tóth

Senior Counsel

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

Péter is Senior Counsel in the Corporate/M&A team at CMS Budapest. 

He has more than 15 years’ experience in both domestic and international corporate transactions and projects, including due diligence exercises, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and venture capital deals. He has participated in the implementation of several complex M&A transactions. 

Péter has significant experience in banking and finance transactions as well as real estate transactions. He has also been involved in a wide range of competition law issues, including merger clearance procedures. He has considerable knowledge in advising on the employment related aspects of transactions.

He is skilled in tax-driven corporate and commercial restructurings as well as advising clients with their day-to-day affairs. He gained experience as an in-house lawyer when he worked as a secondee for Citibank and MOL.

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Relevant experience

  • Advent International and its portfolio company Zentiva on the acquisition of the CEE business of global generic and over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals manufacturer Alvogen. 
  • Cinven, a major private equity house, on its acquisition of Partner in Pet Food (PPF), a leading European pet food manufacturer, from Pamplona Capital Management.
  • Unisun Energy Group, one of the largest distributed energy strategic investors in China, on the acquisition of solar power plants and projects in Hungary.
  • Wizz Air, the Hungarian low-cost airline with its head office in Budapest, on the transformation of the holding company.
  • OTP Bank Group on its strategic expansion in CEE by acquiring the local banking, financial leasing and insurance subsidiaries of Société Générale S.A. of France across five jurisdictions.
  • A Chinese state-owned energy conglomerate on a contemplated solar power plant project in Hungary, on the indirect acquisition of nine single solar projects with separate interconnection points to the distribution network system. 
  • One of the leading manufacturers of fluorochemicals, especially chemicals, technical textiles and packaging films, on its greenfield investment in Hungary.
  • A thermal management company on a global reorganisation project and on the demerger of a business line of the client group.
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Education

  • 2001 - Doctor of Law, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • 1999 - Master of Arts, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest 
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Memberships

  • Member, Budapest Bar Association
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Expertise

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Trans­ac­tion­al know­ledge series - Struc­tur­ing, main con­tract terms, in­dic­at­ive...
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12 September 2019
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CMS Bud­apest is de­lighted to in­vite you and your col­leagues to the second part of our M&A busi­ness break­fast on the cor­por­ate law and re­lated tax law ac­tu­al­it­ies. We will dis­cuss top­ics such as dis­pos­it­ive...
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...
16 November 2018
CMS ad­vises Ad­vent on EUR 1.9bn ac­quis­i­tion of Zentiva
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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...
03 October 2016
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On 13 June 2016, the Hun­gari­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted modi­fic­a­tions to the Hun­gari­an Civil Code which ad­dresses, among oth­er mat­ters, the li­ab­il­ity of ex­ec­ut­ive of­ficers of a com­pany. The modi­fic­a­tion was...
28/04/2016
Li­ab­il­ity of Hold­ing Com­pan­ies
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