Zsolt Okányi is a partner and serving as Global Head of Dispute Resolution within CMS while also acting as Head of Dispute Resolution in the Budapest office.
Zsolt graduated summa cum laude from the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) School of Law in Budapest and earned his Master of Law from Yale Law School. Zsolt has more than 15 years of experience as a litigator during which he represented numerous multinational clients in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings as well as conducted sensitive compliance and white-collar defense & investigation matters in several countries. Zsolt has specific experience in FIDIC-based construction projects, aviation and automotive disputes, and regulatory cases in the energy and media sectors.
Recently, Zsolt has worked extensively on various banking/FIS sector disputes, where complex legal structures, imperative statutory privileges and high value disputes pose significant challenges. Zsolt often represents clients in high value bankruptcy and liquidation proceedings, where he has an immaculate track record over the last decade. Legal 500 described Zsolt as having ’great analytical skills’, ‘excellent contacts’ and ‘an outstanding sense of strategy’.
Zsolt is also the author of the only English/Hungarian bi-lingual arbitration handbook titled “Arbitration in Hungary in Domestic and International Matters”.