CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati, one of the largest and most renowned law firms in Austria, is continuing its expansion in the CEE region by joining forces with the leading Hungarian law firm Dezső & Partners, thereby acquiring first-class expertise in Hungary. As of 1 October, the CHSH office in Budapest will operate under the name CHSH Dezső & Partners. Attila Dezső will be the firm’s Managing Partner in Hungary.
Dezső & Partners, with 25 lawyers, is one of the leading corporate law firms in Hungary. CHSH has a clear strategy of expanding its market position in Hungary and offering clients integrated cross-border advisory services in all areas of commercial law in the CEE region. The Hungarian merger of CHSH and Dezső & Partners is another important step in this strategy. The current CHSH office will be fully integrated into CHSH Dezső & Partners.
"Dr. Dezső's law firm is an outstanding addition for us. Our two law firms have been working together successfully for many years. For CHSH and our clients, our joint operations represent a significant strengthening of our presence in Hungary and it further develops our recognised leadership in the CEE region", says CHSH CEE Managing Partner Peter F. Hoffmann.
"We are pleased that we can now offer our clients even greater expertise in Hungary. The law firm of Dezső & Partners is an excellent fit for the CHSH CEE network, and places Budapest on the list of locations where CHSH is one of the leading law firms", added CHSH Senior Partner Dr. Benedikt Spiegelfeld.
Dr. Attila Dezső will head the new team. "Entry into CHSH's international network will benefit our clients by providing access to the considerable expertise and experience offered by CHSH in a broad range of areas", Dezső stressed.
CHSH Dezsö & Partners
Dezső & Partners have been active for almost two decades in the Hungarian market and with 25 lawyers it is one of the leading corporate law firms in Hungary. More than 300 Austrian businesses and investors have been advised by Dezső & Partners in their activities in Hungary. The main practice areas of Dr. Dezső are mergers & acquisitions, corporate, banking and finance, real estate and public procurement.
CHSH's CEE network continues to grow
CHSH has an extensive network and many years of experience in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. CHSH currently operates CEE offices in Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Minsk, Sofia and Timisoara. The local branches primarily specialise in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate, banking and finance, privatisations, real estate and project development. After the merger with Dezső & Partners, CHSH will have around 170 lawyers in eight countries.