János Tamás Varga, managing partner

VJT & Partners was founded by János Tamás in 2010. It’s been 8 years since then, but during this time something has not changed: everybody that comes around the office can feel that specific atmosphere his personality creates. Our firm is not an ordinary place to work at, all the more a living space.

As a leader, he lays emphasis on his colleagues to be recognized experts in their area of law, and that they carry those human values which make our team a helpful and converging community.

János Tamás has more than 20 years of experience, All leading international specialized publications classify him as a leading hungarian lawyer in the areas of acquisition, private equity, employment law, and information technology.

He is known for his stern yet pragmatic negotiating style. In his solutions, creativity and business are simultaneously present.
He is comfortably fluent in English.

Professional fields: Corporate M&A, Data Protection, Employment, Technology, Outsourcing, Private equity

András Lovretity, partner

András Lovretity joined VJT & Partners in 2015. He is the head of the M&A team. It would be difficult to imagine the vitality of the firm, without his dominant character and continuous humor.

András has more than 15 years of experience in international M&A, restructuring and private equity transactions, as well as participation in a wide variety of project-related proceedings in all stages of such projects from due diligence to drafting and negotiating the terms of the transaction and legal assistance in closing the deal. The M&A projects on which András has worked, include both domestic and cross-border acquisitions, as well as privatizations.

In addition to András’ M&A transactional and projects experience, gained during his years with an international law firm and subsequent affiliations, he has become an expert in the legal aspects of the aviation industry through eight plus years of advising Budapest Airport on various projects and business matters.

András graduated from the Law School of Eötvös Loránd University, Győr in 2001 and has been a member of the Budapest Bar since 2005.
He speaks fluent English.

Professional fields: Corporate M&A, Employment, Private Equity, Aviation, Commercial Contracts

Endre Várady, counsel

Endre has been with the firm for 8 years, and so, as a lawyer, since 2016. He carries the firm’s values, with enthusiastiasm and dedication - a truly fresh power. Over the years, Endre has become the leading data protection specialist at the firm.

He gained international experience in data protection, outsourcing and other information technology matters. His experience includes drafting contracts for Fortune 1000 IT companies, as well as advising on the regulatory aspects of global cloud computing.

Besides his many projects, he is also the editor of the firm’s “Hungarian Watch” brochure tracking down cross-border Hungarian investment opportunities.

Endre earned his Serbian law diploma from the University of Novi Sad, and his Hungarian law diploma from the Law School of Pázmány Péter University. Moreover, he received an LLM from Central European University.
He is fluent in English, Serbian and Croatian.

Professional fields: Data Protection, Technology, Outsourcing

Zoltán Csernus, attorney-at-law

Zoltán has been at VJT & Partners since the beginning, he is one of the pillars of the firm. He is a real lawyer, stern and committed, who protects the interests of clients as a bodyguard.

His enthusiasm for employment law and his extensive experience in this area have made him an internationally acknowledged expert in this area of law.

His extensive employment law experience includes everything that may be related to employment law. His list of skills could cover several pages, and we do not want to test anyone’s patience. Suffice it to say, that Zoltán is an accomplished expert in employment law.

Besides employment law, he has over 15 years of experience in the field of corporate law and dispute resolution.

Zoltán graduated from the Law School of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest in 2000 and received an LLM from Central European University, Budapest in 2001.
He is fluent in English, Serbian and Croatian.

Professional fields: Employment, Corporate M&A, Dispute Resolution, Private Equity

Andrea Belényi, counsel

Andrea joined VJT & Partners in 2018 heading the firm’s competition law practice. Her cheer is all around at the office, she is inspiring and everyone loves working with her. How could we live without her?

Andrea’s entire professional life has been seen through competition law, she is therefore aware of everything connected to it. Having had worked as one of the heads of the Hungarian Competition Authority for nearly ten years, she knows the field inside out. The following decade she gained expertise in the same legal field as a legal adviser and attorney, this time experiencing the market players’ side of the battle.
Besides competition law, she has extensive experience in data protection and other regulatory issues. She is an excellent project manager, and she has a clear overview and control over procedures.

Andrea graduated from the Law School of József Attila University, Szeged in 1999. She also received a Master's degree (LL.M) in the field of international and European business law from Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest in 2014.
She is fluent in English.

Professional fields: Competition, Data Protection, Regulatory, JDispute Resolution, Commercial Contracts

Tamás Virág, counsel

Tamás is an old-new acquaintance in our midst. He joined VJT & Partners in 2018 - but before that, during his university years, he worked with our lawyers. His cheefulness and joy in explaining issues and concepts has made him an easy fit into the everyday life of the firm, bringing new color to our team.

As a lawyer, Tamás has gained valuable experience in the field of M&A and data protection, which he now benefits in our office. In his years of practice besides the acquisition of professional knowledge, he came to the conclusion of how remarkably important it is to thoroughly understand the client's needs, and a business-oriented look at legal challenges.

Tamás graduated from the Eötvös Lóránd University, Budapest in 2009, and he also was a member of the Bibó István College for Advance Studies from 2003.
He is fluent in English.

Professional fields: Corporate M&A, Data Protection, Commercial Contracts