About Us

  Association of Attorneys at Law provides legal counselling to multinational as well as domestic clients, business associations and international organizations on the whole spectrum of business and economic life. We serve our clients with efficient and straightforward legal counselling, providing clearly comprehensible and practically executable advice while guaranteeing the professional standard of international law offices. We strain after long-term cooperation, the cornerstone of which is to get acquainted with the business concepts and business objectives of our clients, and, in the knowledge of these, to develop innovative solutions for their businesses.

In order to help our clients more efficiently and to provide complex services both in Hungary and the Central and Eastern European region and in the German, Swiss and Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions – including the support of the planned Austrian and German market expansion of Hungarian companies – we cooperate with foreign law firms and other experts (tax consultant, auditor, patent attorney). We serve our existing and future clients with personalized professional services, while guaranteeing the professional standard of international law offices, in English, German and Hungarian languages on the fields of transactional and operational legal support, as well as legal counselling in several sectoral areas.


All members of our association have professional qualifications from Hungarian and foreign universities, as well as professional experience from international law firms in several years in Hungarian, German and English languages. Thanks to this work experience, we represent our clients’ interests in local and international affairs highly professional and with a business-minded approach, in several languages and provide legal advice in all important fields of business law.

Attorneys at law

Dr. Tapolczai Nóra LL.M. (München), CITuP (Kufstein)

 attorney-at-law (H), managing partner
admitted to the Budapest Chamber of Bar Association (Hungary) since 2004

Member of the Hungarian-German Law Association, the Wirtschaftsjunioren.
Ungarn (WJU) and Member of the board of the Deutsch-
Südostosteuropäischen Juristenvereinigung e.V., Berlin

Practice Areas

Corporate Law, M&A (Real Estate Law) / Business Law,

Restructuring / Insolvency

Competition Law, Antritust Law (Compliance Law) / Government subsidies Law

Pharmaceutical Law

Employment Law

With her many years of professional experience gained while working with different international law offices, Dr. Nóra Tapolczai provides legal advice in German, English and Hungarian language as well primarily in relation to the complex implementation of business and corporate law, in particular cross-border M&A transactions (including real estate based projects) and the related fusion control and competition law issues. In relation to the impacts of the economic crisis, she has participated in successfully restructuring the Hungarian subsidiaries of German, Austrian and also international companies in the fields of bankruptcy and winding-up laws and has since been representing those companies as their legal consultant.

Dr. Nóra Tapolczai has special legal knowledge and professional experience also in the field of pharmaceutical industry including the complete development of the sales network of international pharmaceutical companies in Hungary, and the introduction and licensing of human and veterinary medical products in Hungary. She provides full legal representation for pharmaceutical companies before Hungarian authorities and courts in competition law and product liability issues related to specific products.


Hungarian, German, English, (Latin)


2000 DUIHK / Legal department - professional practice

2000 – 2003 Squarra & Partos Law Office Lovells Budapest, Lovells Munich, legal trainee

2003 – 2008 Rödl & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Budapest, attorney-at-law

2008 – 2010 Radnóczy & Mészáros Nörr Stiefenhofer Lutz Iroda, later Noerr & Társai Iroda

Budapest, senior associate senior associate, later local partner

2010 – 2011 Radnóczy & Partners CEE-Lawyers LLP, partner

2012 onwards colegal Attorneys Partnership, managing partner

2012 – 2014 management board member at a Hungarian-Austrian innovative engineering group of companies

2017 onwards Deutsch-Südosteuropäische Juristenvereinigung e.V., Berlin / Member of the board


1994 – 2000 Legal studies Eötvös Loránd University of Science (ELTE), Budapest

1996 Scholarship Karl-Franzes Universität, (Summer University „Europarecht”), Graz, Austria

1998 „Staat und Wirtschaft, Privatisierung in Ungarn und in Deutschland, Sonderseminar”, Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany - ELTE Department of Civil Law, Budapest

1998 – 1999 Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Germany (Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht - ELTE Department of Civil Law); Erasmus-scholarship

2000 – 2003 PhD studies, ELTE Department of Civil Law (Topic Competition Law, PhD supervisor Dr. Lénárd Darázs LL.M.)

2001 – 2003 Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany; Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst scholarship, Post-graduate training (LL.M. in German Law) Research work (PhD) at Max-Planck Institut für Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht, Munich, Germany

2018 „International Turnaround Professional CITuP 2018“ course, Institut für Grenzüberschreitende Restrukturierung, Kufstein, Tirol, Austria


Magyar Jog (Hungarian Law) 1998/6, 1998/2, 1997/10, Világgazdaság 2009/10,

WiRO-Handbuch 2018, Wettbewerbs- und Kartellrecht and numerous articles and presentations on corporate law, insolvency law

 Comparative law analysis of Austro-Hungarian Civil Code 2023 (in progress)



Dr. Filó Mihály

Dr. Mihály Filó, Ph.D., LL.M.

attorney-at-law (H), assistant professor, partner admitted to the Budapest Bar Association (Hungary) since 2004

Practice Areas

White Collar/Compliance

Litigation and Arbitration

Real Estate Law

After beginning his career as an assistant professor of criminal law, Dr. Filó Mihály spent several years at leading academic institutions in Europe. In addition to his teaching position he possesses over 10 years solid experience as a practicing lawyer. He has special expertise in the field of White Collar/Compliance, Litigation and Real Estate. Dr.
Filó Mihály has advised a leading Hungarian commercial bank and represents clients in
domestic general corporate litigation.


Hungarian, German, English


1999 - 2001 Hungarian Law Firm in Budapest, legal trainee

2009 present attorney in Budapest

2009 present attorney Co-operation with various Swiss Law Firm

2005 - 2009 Assistant professor ELTE, Department of Criminal Law

2009 - 2014 Associate professor ELTE, Department of Criminal Law

2007 Research Fellow at Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht

2008 Research Fellow at the University of Göttingen

2009 Research Fellow at the University of Basel

2011 Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich

2012 onwards colegal Attorneys Partnership, partner


1999 Eötvös-Loránd-University, Faculty of Law, graduation as lawyer

2001 - 2002 University of Regensburg

2004 University of Passau LLM

2008 Eötvös-Loránd-University (PhD in Law, 2008)



Német Publikációk Letöltése / Download German Publications / Deutsche Publikationen Herunterladen (PDF)

Further publications in the Library of Hungarian Scientific Works

Mag.iur. Dr. Levente Kovács-Andor

Attorney at Law (A + H), partner

Qualified to practice as Attorney at law (A) in Austria since 2009
Admitted to the Budapest Bar Association since 2012, Attorney at law (H) since 2018

Expert especially in

Corporate Law (especially incorporation of companies)

Real estate law in Austria


Public commercial law

Distribution law & intellectual property

Labour Law

Through his studies in Austria and Hungary (Vienna Uni 2003, ELTE Budapest 2005), Dr. Levente Kovács-Andor boasts extensive specialist knowledge of country-specific case law, specialises in general contract and commercial law including the incorporation of legal entities in Austria, distribution law (agency law and franchising and real estate law and litigation.

Language skills

Hungarian, German, English


2003 University of Vienna, Mag. iur.

2005 University of Budapest (ELTE), dr. jur. (state exams, recognition studies)




Dr. Gergely Balázs Szabó, LL.M.

attorney-at-law (H), partner

admitted to the Pest County Bar Association (Hungary) since 2013

Practice Areas

Sports Law

Data Protection Law

Real Estate Law

Company Law / Commercial Law / Debt collection

Dr. Gergely Balázs Szabó has valuable experience in a wide range of corporate law transactions including restructuring, winding-up, collection and settlement of debts under corporate law, as well as a various real estate transactions, and real estate development projects. Providing everyday legal service to companies, he contributes to their successful and effective operation. For this he uses his qualification in economy and his economy-oriented mind-set.

At the same time, he specializes in sports law. He represents clients before court and in out-of-court procedures.


Hungarian, English


2008 -                Lawyer, Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Faculty of Law,   Budapest

2008-2009        English language preparatory course, University of Chichester (UK);

2012                    Lawyer-economist, Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Business Administration, Budapest;

2013 -                 bar exams;

2016                   Sports lawyer, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences,Budapest

Professional experience

2004 - 2005        Institute of Legal Theory, Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church,  Faculty of Law, Budapest

2005 – 2007       Radnay & Virág Attorneys at Law, Budapest, legal trainee

2007 – 2008       KOVÁCS Attorneys at Law, Budapest, legal trainee

2009 – 2012        Radnóczy & Partners CEE-Lawyers LLP, legal trainee

2013 onwards -  colegal Attorneys Partnership, attorney-at-law, partner

International professional activities, conferences, presentations, publications


University of Debrecen, mandated lecturer (2013);

University of Physical University, IOC International Coaching Course, Budapest, mandated lecturer (2016);

Member of Pest County Bar



Dr. Gyurácz Andrea LL. M. (Illinois, USA)

ügyvéd (H), of counsel,

admitted to the Budapest Chamber of Bar Association (Hungary) since 1992

Practice Areas

Corporate Law / Commercial Law
Employment Law
Real Estate Law

Dr. Andrea Gyurácz graduated from ELTE in Budapest in 1989 and received the LL.M. degree at the University of Illinois in 1992. After working for the international law firm Sherman & Sterling, she was appointed as the legal director of GTS Central European Holding, where she coordinated the legal work in 9 countries. Based on her many years of professional experience, she provides legal advice in English and Hungarian, primarily in the fields of economic, company law, real estate and labor law.


Hungarian, English


1989-1991 Interjurist East-West Investment Ltd. – lawyer
1992-1996 Sherman & Sterling American Law Office, Budapest and Paris: legal associate
1996-2003 Global TeleSystems Group, Inc. / KPNQWest N.V./Antel Central European Division,
Central European Legal Director
2004-2010 Gyurácz & Medve Law Office: partner
2011- dr. Gyurácz Andrea Law Office: attorney at law


1984- 1989 Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Faculty of Law
1990 Summer seminar of Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law and Cardozo School of Law on
international business transactions
1991- 1992 Postgraduate building (L.L.M.); University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
2007-2008 Legal Continuing Education Institute, 4-semester as a tax lawyer specialist


Candidate lawyers

Dr. Pócz Réka

 junior associate

Areas of expertise

Economic criminal law / Compliance
Real Estate Law
Corporate Law

Dr. Réka Pócz has already gained several years of professional experience in the fields of economic criminal law, real estate law and corporate law during her traineeship and as a junior associate. As a junior associate, she mainly assists Dr. Mihály Filó and Dr. Nóra Tapolczai in litigation and non-litigation in both English and Hungarian.

Language skills

Hungarian, English


2021- colegal Lawyers' Association, junior associate
2019-2021 colegal Lawyers’ Association, legal trainee


2022 - University of Miskolc, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Compliance master of laws, specialised lawyer

2016 - 2021 Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law, Lawyer, (Qualification cum Laude) 



Further colleagues

Rudasné Szűcs Bernadett

Financial- and office assistant

She has nearly 10 years of experience in office administration and office management in an international law firm.

Currently, as an assistant and administrative office manager, she mainly supports the work of lawyer Dr. Nóra Tapolczai.

Language skills

Hungarian, German, English

Dr. Finta Zsanett

 Legal trainee (H), of counsel,

Practice Areas

Labour law

Dr. Zsanett Finta gained experience at multinational companies in HR und – regarding terminations and managerial instruments – in labour law in Hungarian and German. She works as a trainee mostly for Dr. Nóra Tapolczai attorney-at-law.

Languages Hungarian, German, English (Latin)

Professional experience

2010 – 2012 Northgate Arinso Hungary Kft., HR Associate

2012 – 2012 IBM Hungary ISSC Kft., HR Associate

2012 – 2017 Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary Kft., HR Associate (Personalmanager)

2017 onwards colegal, legal trainee


2014 – 2016 Specialisation for labour law – University Pécs (PTE), Pécs/Budapest

2005 – 2011 Lawyer - Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE), Budapest

2009 DAAD Fellowship - University Bayreuth, (summer university: language course, Basis of the German law), Germany, Bayreuth

2008 Erasmus Fellowship - Georg August University Göttingen, Germany


2009 Belvárosi forgalomcsillapítás jogi, műszaki és gazdasági eszközeinek összevetése (Comparison of legal, technical and economic instruments of downtown traffic alleviation), (co-author), EMLA Alapítvány a Környezeti Oktatás Támogatására, Budapest, 2009

2009 Merchandising in Budapest, In: OBLICZE MIASTA, Prawne i pozaprawne aspekty „wizerunku” miast (CITY FACE, legal and extralegal aspects of the city „image”), presentations of the CITY FACE international students conference (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland), Wydawnictwo Naukowe Universitetu Mikolaja Kopernika, Torun, 2009

WiRO-Handbuch 2018, Wettbewerbs- und Kartellrecht



Key practice

Comprehensive advising in the business-related law areas (corporate law, M&A transactions, restructuring, real estate law, commercial law and labour law) is in the centre of our practice. Further on, our colleagues have obtained in-depth understanding of the legal aspect of criminal law, sports law, various fields of competition law and consumer protection law. In any and all of our practice areas, we efficiently provide clearly comprehensible and practically executable, unambiguous counselling.

Transactional Support

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • transactional counselling in the shaping of transactional schemes, advising on post- implementation form of companies, company groups
    • Legal Due Diligence scrutinies
    • preparation of the entire transactional documentation
    • continuous support during negotiations
    • thorough implementation and post-implementation support (corporate, real estate, labour related matters)
    • support in the design, development and registration at the registry court of the Company's corporate structure as a result of the transaction
  • Real Estate Law
    • advising on the tax and financing aspects of real estate acquisitions
    • Legal Due Diligence scrutinies prior to real estate acquisitions
    • preparation of real estate sale and purchase contracts
    • counselling in connection with various valuable rights attached to real estates
  • Financing
    • preparation of and counselling on project financing arrangements
    • planning of security structures, preparation of security contracts
  • Competition Law Aspects of M&A
    • managing national applications for the authorization of concentrations
  • Tax Law (through co-operating domestic or foreign tax consultants)

Operational Support

  • Corporate Law
    • legal and tax law-planning of the form and implementation of corporate governance structures
    • preparation and representation in the registration procedure of new companies as well as any corporate related changes in registered companies
    • delivery agent service
    • preparation of shareholder agreements, syndicate agreements
    • counselling in management liability matters
  • Commercial Law
    • preparation, interpretation of supply, brokerage, logistics and distribution contracts
    • preparation, interpretation of contractof work, contract of assignment
    • preparation of specific contractual constructions
    • contract performance and warranty guarantees
    • preparation, interpretation of General Terms and Conditions
    • legal support during negotiations with business partners
    • enforcement of contractual damage claims
    • counselling on the fields of commercial advertising and consumer protection
  • Financing
    • preparation of and counselling on project financing arrangements
    • planning of security structures, preparation of security contracts
  • Debt Enforcement
    • planning of loss minimalizing, optimal systems of contractual securities
    • preparation of legal letters, payment notices, last notices prior to the initiation of lawsuit
    • filing of applications requesting the issuance of notarial payment warrants
    • support during negotiations with debtors aimed at re-scheduling payments
    • preparation of settlement proposals and agreements
  • Bankruptcy and Company Reorganization
    • filing of bankruptcy petitions
    • preparation of paymentnotices prior to the initiation of liquidation procedures
    • filing of liquidation petitions
    • filing of creditors claim notices with the liquidator
    • general legal representation during bankruptcy and liquidation procedures
  • Corporate Criminal Law
  • Competition Law
    • antitrust law (cartel law, abuse of dominant power, control of concentrations)
    • fair trading and consumer protection aspects
  • IP Law
    • preparation of national, community and international trademark applications
    • representation before courts and authorities
  • Construction Law
    • preparation of real estate planning, development and operation contracts
    • counselling on public utility contracts
    • formation and division of plots
    • preparation of planning contacts, as well as various arrangements with the general contractor and the subcontractors
    • administrative procedures, licensing
  • Property Management
    • preparation of and counselling on leasecontracts for office, retail and warehouse premises
    • preparation of and counselling on operationcontracts for office, retail and warehouse premises
  • Employment Law
    • planning and implementation of employment and related organizational structures
    • preparation of employment and management contracts, musters for general use
    • labour law related counselling during acquisitions and other forms of employer successions, as well as during voluntary dissolutions
    • coordination of the legal aspects of reorganizations and mass redundancy plans
    • preparation of employment termination notices, mutual termination agreement
    • addressing cross-border employment issues, representation during the acquisition of work permits
    • legal representation during negotiations with employees, workers’ councils and representatives, Trade Unions
    • intermediary employment, part-time employment
  • Legal Support in Tenders
    • co-operation in the implementation of domestic and community tenders, especially with respect to legal obligations during the maintenance period
    • legal support in procedures
    • representation in legal remedies
  • Compliance

Counselling in EU law

  • EU-Law
    • cross-border mergers (notification, authorization procedure)
    • foundation of European Companies (SE) in Hungary, relocation to Hungary
    • cross-border insolvency proceedings, enforcement of commercial law judgments
    • counselling in EUdimensions of competition law
    • proceedings in connection with community trademark protection
    • advising on the field of employment law with regard to EU anti-discrimination rul

Sectoral (Industry Specific) Support

  • Banking and Finance
    • legal representation of a foreign parent bank or its Hungarian subsidiary
    • project financing
    • financing of real estate projects
    • filing of applications to obtain the non-binding opinion of the regulatory authority in specific matters
    • coordination of licensing procedures of entityfoundation and financial services at the supervisory authority
    • counselling on financial services
  • Financial Restructuring
    • preparation of domestic or cross-border reorganization of domestic or international group of companies (including legal and tax consulting) and complex implementation
    • debtors' complex legal representation before lender banks and other third lenders
    • legal representation during winding-up proceedings
    • counselling andrepresentation in the conduct of bankruptcy proceedings; by the regulatory authority
    • financing
  • Construction, Real Estate Law
    • complete legal representation of construction investments, real estate projects (officeand industrial real estates)
    • representing domestic and foreign clients,general and sub-contractors
    • preparation of syndication agreements and conducting negotiations
    • representation of real estate funds
    • office building management
  • Automotive / Supply Industry
    • complete legal representation of foreign suppliers in Hungary
  • Logistics, Greenfield Investments
  • IT-law and E-commerce
    • preparation of and counselling on software licensing (license) contracts
    • preparation of software distribution contracts
    • software created in employment
    • in case of software infringement, litigation,out-of-court representation
    • counsellingin the fields of information society services as well as electronic communication services
    • data protection issues
    • advising in relation to distance contracts
    • representation in domain name disputes
  • Pharmaceutical Law
    • representation of international pharmaceutical companies in Hungary
    • administrative procedures, licensing, price regulation
    • legal representation in competent authorities and courts in the field of competition issues relating to sales
    • advising in licensing proceedings, import procedures, p
    • regulatory aspects of medication advertisements
    • licensing and price regulation of medical appliances and equipments
    • representation in proceedings at the Health Insurance Authority as well as other authorities related to the pharmaceutical sector
  • Sports Law
    - Athletes
    • counselling at contracting
    • legal representation in disciplinary and doping matters
    • counsellingin domestic and international doping matters
    • liaising with foreign and domestic clubs
    • litigation
    - Sports organizations
    • advising on founding and operation
    • preparation ofinternal policies
    • creating Anti-Doping Rules
    • preparation of sport-related contracts
    • litigation

Litigious and Administrative Support

  • Litigation and Arbitration
    • conducting proceedings prior to the initiation of lawsuits
    • professional legal representation in litigious matters in Hungarian and foreign courts, appeal courts and arbitration panels
    • procedures for the enforcement of judgments
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • preparation of settlement agreements,
    • representation in settlement negotiations
    • support in mediation and conciliation proceedings
  • Administrative and Non-litigious In-court Procedures
    • representation in proceedings of notarial payment warrants, voluntary dissolutions, bankruptcy, liquidation and other non-litigious in-court procedures
    • acquisition and prolongation of administrative licenses
    • legal support during official on-spot inspections of authorities, negotiation with authorities
    • legal remedy proceduresagainst decisions of authorities

Incorporation of companies in Austria, special legal and complex counselling

The expertise of our Office and the Partner in Austria ranges from day-to-day corporate law consulting  to  traditional  M&A  transactions. Particularly  in  complex  undertakings  or  in  the incorporation  of  Austrian  companies  you  can  benefit  considerably  from  our  wealth  of experience.

Above all, we deal with the following on your behalf

    • Austrian corporate law
    • issues regarding the choice of legal structure
    • advice and support for start-up companies in Austria
    • company foundations in Austria and restructuring taking into account tax law related aspects
    • contribution, conversion, merger, demerger and division
    • articles of association, syndicate and cooperation agreements participation agreements
    • advising executive boards, managing directors and supervisory boards
    • preparing shareholder meetings
    • advice and representation in connection with shareholder disputes
    • commercial register transactions in Austria

In addition to the above, our office is kindly available for further specific legal issues in point of complex consulting through our other Austrian cooperating partners.

Incorporating of companies in Germany, special legal and complex counselling

Our office is kindly available through our long-cooperating colleagues and partner offices in Germany in general as well as special legal issues and complex consulting.


May 18, 2023

Dr. Tapolczai Nóra

Dr. Tapolczai Nóra LL.M.(Budapest) Presentations in German and English
May 18, 2023

Dr. Filó Mihály PhD.

Dr. Filó Mihály PhD. (Budapest), LL.M. (Passau) Presentations in German and English
May 18, 2023

Dr. Szabó Gergely Balázs

Dr. Szabó Gergely Balázs, LL.M. (Budapest) Presentations in German and English


Our adress

1126 Budapest,
Beethoven u. 6. fsz. 3.

Phone / Fax

+36 1 793 1787



The members of the Attorneys at Law

  • Tapolczai Law Firm (Associate member)
  • Dr. Filó Mihály private lawyer
  • Dr. Kovács-Andor Levente
  • Dr. Szabó Gergely Balázs Law Firm

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