News 2013

János Tamás Varga Listed Again in 2014 as a Leading Hungarian M&A Lawyer in Who's Who Legal

Who's Who LegalVJT & Partners is pleased to announce that VJT has been selected by Who's Who Legal's research with clients and peers as being among the world's leading Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers.

Managing Partner János Tamás Varga has been recognised as a leading Hungarian M&A lawyer in Who's Who Legal, a guide to the world's leading private practice lawyers published by Law Business Research Ltd.

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Dr. Varga is one of just three Hungarian lawyers listed in the 2014 edition of this guide to M&A lawyers, out of a total of more than 900 worldwide.

Overall, Who's Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in 34 areas of business law and features private practice lawyers from over 100 jurisdictions. Further details can be found at www.whoswholegal.com

János Tamás Varga, commented, “It is a great honour to have been recognised again in 2014. Who's Who Legal listing reinforces our efforts to enhance our position as a leading corporate law firm.”

János Tamás Varga Speaks at Citizenship by Investment & International Residence Summit 2013 in London

ibcJános Tamás Varga, Managing Partner of VJT & Partners, was invited to speak at Citizenship by Investment & International Residence Summit 2013 in London.

The summit was designed to provide answers to these questions for private client advisors, tax advisors, immigration lawyers, other professionals and for people who wished to obtain an up-to-date overview of the most attractive citizenship by Investment and international residence planning options.

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As the desire has grown for freedom of travel and the protection of wealth, so too has the practice of economic immigration. In response, citizenship by investment, residence and visas programmes have proliferated all around the world. With the multitude of offerings and options, comes a multitude of questions e.g.:

  • what to consider when choosing a residency/citizenship solution?
  • what investment is required? how reputable is the jurisdiction?
  • how long does it take to obtain residency/citizenship?
  • what are the tax implications/benefits? which countries are proving popular amongst clients?

With over 40 leading experts speaking and an audience of 200+, Citizenship by investment and International Residence was the premier independent summit.

"I was excited to have spoken about the Hungarian Residency Bond Program," said Dr. Varga. "As pioneers, we have been working with the new Program from the very first moment of its inception."

VJT & Partners Launches Hungarian Watch, a Quarterly Brochure about Hungary

HW Autumn 2013Leading Hungarian law firm VJT & Partners is pleased to announce that the first issue of Hungarian Watch, Autumn 2013, has been published. Hungarian Watch is a quarterly issued brochure. It contains comprehensive, up-to-date information about Hungary, focusing on breaking news in the fields of law, economics, business and other circumstances, which could have a major impact on the course of Hungarian events.

Hungarian Watch is primarily prepared for those who are thinking about investing in Hungary. The investment perspective runs through this newsletter by leading the reader through the actual Hungarian business climate including current business and investment opportunities.

János Tamás Varga, Managing Partner of VJT & Partners, commented “We collaborate with law firms and investors all over the world. The new quarterly will help them to feel the Hungarian business climate and to draw attention to new business opportunities in Hungary.” Download the publication here.

VJT & Partners has been Recommended Again as Top Tier Firm in EMEA Legal 500, 2013

Managing Partner János Tamás Varga Also Ranked as a Leading Individual


Legal500VJT & Partners has been recommended across all its core practices in the 2013 edition of independent legal directory the Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

Ranked within the Hungarian section, the firm is listed in the top tier for employment, the second tier for TMT, the third tier for Mergers & Acquisitions and dispute resolution and in the fourth tier for real estate and construction.

While Managing Partner János Tamás Varga is recommended for his work in Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment and TMT, in particular as a leading individual for Employment, partner Dóra Bocskov-Szabó is also recommended for her employment expertise.

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The team at VJT & Partners is acknowledged as providing “an outstanding service in all respects” for corporate and M&A, it is also known for its “commercial perspective” with regards to dispute resolution. János Tamás Varga is recognised as an “excellent lawyer” and Dóra Bocskov-Szabó as having ‘in-depth knowledge’ and being ‘eager to find the best solution’.

János Tamás Varga, Managing Partner of VJT & Partners, commented, “high quality independent recognition of our practice from the EMEA Legal 500 supports our efforts to provide a premium service for clients and to grow our practice domestically and internationally.”

VJT & Partners’ János Tamás Varga Listed as a Leading Hungarian M&A Lawyer in Who's Who Legal

Who's Who LegalLeading Hungarian law firm VJT & Partners is pleased to announce that Managing Partner János Tamás Varga has been recognised as a leading Hungarian M&A lawyer in Who's Who Legal, a guide to the world's leading private practice lawyers published by Law Business Research Ltd.

Dr. Varga is one of just two Hungarian lawyers listed in the 2013 edition of this guide to M&A lawyers, out of a total of more than 890 worldwide.

Overall, Who's Who Legal identifies the foremost legal practitioners in 31 areas of business law and features private practice lawyers from over 100 jurisdictions. Further details can be found at www.whoswholegal.com

János Tamás Varga, commented, “This very respectable listing further supports VJT & Partners’ position as a leading corporate law firm in Hungary and I am delighted to have been recognised.”

How to Do Business in Hungary: a New Handbook Published by VJT & Partners

DOB2013Leading Hungarian law firm VJT & Partners is pleased to announce the publication of its guide to ‘Doing Business in Hungary 2013’.

‘Doing Business in Hungary 2013’ is a practical handbook for companies and individuals thinking about Hungary from a business point of view, and an essential resource for those considering establishing – and those already operating – a business in Hungary.

This three-part guide highlights the most important laws to be aware of during the establishment and operation of a business in Hungary. It also suggests numerous other solutions to issues which may arise during the “life” of a business, such as intellectual property, and competition law issues.

The guide can be requested here: http://www.vjt-partners.com/doing-business-in-hungary.html

The Moscow Times includes comments from János Tamás Varga in an article about the new Hungarian Residency Bonds

The Moscow TimesThe Moscow Times recently quoted János Tamás Varga, Managing Partner of VJT & Partners, in a piece about the new Hungarian residency Bond Programme. The scheme, launched in December 2012, allows Hungarian permanent residence to be issued to private individuals who have invested in government residency bonds worth €250,000 with a 5-year maturity.

The piece, published on 4 February 2013, looks at some of the detail of the new law as well as the geographic interest from Russia, the Middle East and China since news of the programme broke in October.

The full article can be accessed here: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/hungary-selling-residency/475237.html

VJT & Partners’ Managing Partner Quoted in The Times Regarding the Hungarian Residency Bond Programme

The TimesJános Tamás Varga, Managing Partner of VJT & Partners, was recently quoted in The Times in an article about the new Hungarian residency Bond Programme. The scheme, launched in December 2012, allows Hungarian permanent residence to be issued to private individuals who have invested in government residency bonds worth €250,000 with a 5-year maturity.

Published at the end of January 2013, the Times piece looks at the different schemes across Europe which allow business-related immigration and the level of interest this has generated in China and elsewhere. János Tamás Varga makes the point that for those business investors who are resident in Hungary it is far easier for them to do business across the EU.

The full article can be read here http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/economics/article3669835.ece, although you will need a Times log in to access the piece.

János Tamás Varga Quoted in Latest Focus Europe on Hungarian Economic Recovery

Focus EuropeVJT & Partners’ Managing Partner János Tamás Varga is quoted in the latest issue of Focus Europe, a quarterly supplement published by the American Lawyer.

The piece looks at optimism across Central & Eastern Europe, including Poland, The Czech Republic, Ukraine and Hungary.

János Tamás Varga discusses initiatives by the Hungarian government to capitalise on signs of recovery, from legislation to encouraging investment from Asia and other countries.

The article was first printed in the January 2013 edition of Focus Europe, published as a supplement to the American Lawyer. The full article can be read here.

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