Private Equity
Corporate M&A

We believe that advising on M&A transactions is more than providing just legal advice. Understanding the logic and dynamics of the industry sector in which the client and other participants operate is a prerequisite for success....

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VJT & Partners' highly-rated employment lawyers have a wealth of experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. We are acknowledged for understanding our clients’ business needs and...

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Dispute Resolution

We are well aware that the effective management and resolution of disputes is of critical importance to companies from a corporate risk management point of view. The strategic objectives of our clients are always on our mind...

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Understanding our clients’ underlying technical and technological ideas and objectives, while providing clear, concise and practical advice lies at the heart of our work. The phenomenon of convergence and the rapid...

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VJT & Partners can now provide its great experience to clients in the international environment of aviation because its expertise covers many aspects of aviation law from civil and commercial matters to regulatory issues.

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Business Immigration

VJT & Partners’ immigration lawyers handle all aspects of business immigration cases, advising medium to high-net worth foreign individuals and multinational corporations.

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Commercial Contracts

We draft commercial contracts to ensure that they withstand even the most intense scrutiny from the courts in the event of a dispute. We place emphasis on both accurate and practical contractual language...

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VJT & Partners advises on a wide variety of competition investigations including cartels and abuse of dominance. We often analyse and provide legal advice on exclusivity, non-compete, tying and bundling matters...

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Data Protection

Due to the unique and rigorous requirements of the Hungarian Data Protection Act, global companies regularly face unexpected challenges in cases where technical data processors are involved, personal data is transferred outside...

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Our lawyers have solid experience in a broad range of financing transactions including project, film, acquisition and property finance. We have particular strength in structuring sophisticated transactions for private equity companies...

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is a key asset for businesses especially for clients operating in the information technology and communications sectors. Our lawyers have experience in handling IP related disputes, drafting IP related...

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Restructuring, rationalising or streamlining a business: considering the potential benefits that an outsourced function can bring is always on clients’ agendas. We assist our clients in realising these benefits and in minimising...

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Private Equity

We have been at the forefront of the Hungarian private equity industry for many years. Our experience in this field has proved to be crucial to providing clients with a bespoke service from initial investment through to exit...

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VJT & Partners has long-standing and successful client relationships with major market players in the most heavily regulated industries, particularly the financial services and communications sectors...

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Insolvency and corporate restructuring require a comprehensive understanding of the different areas of law and the associated commercial elements. We provide integrated legal advice covering all aspects of insolvency...

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Private Equity

VJT & Partners has been at the forefront of the Hungarian private equity industry for many years. Our experience in this field has proved to be crucial to providing clients with a bespoke service from initial investment through to exit.

We have gained an in-depth understanding of the needs of private equity investors and also gained significant experience in structuring, drafting and executing complex transactional documentation.

In cross border transactions we regularly act for our clients as lead counsel co-ordinating the work of lawyers in various relevant jurisdictions. Our partners have extensive experience with a variety of exit strategies, including spin-offs, recapitalisations, mergers and trade sales. We also have significant experience with transactions involving the representation of multiple private equity sponsors.

Our integrated experience covers a wide range of practice areas relevant to the successful completion of complex local and cross-border private equity transactions, including finance, corporate/commercial, corporate governance, executive compensation and benefits, ownership incentives, intellectual property, regulatory and restructuring.

Industries into which private equity investments have been made on which we have advised include communications, software development, manufacturing, consumer goods, fast food, real estate, financial services, laser technology, on-line media and biotechnology. Our team recently advised a private equity investor on the sale of its shares in an on-line media company in Hungary. We have also advised a number of private equity funds on fund formation and financial services regulatory matters.

Main Contact: János Tamás Varga

János Tamás VargaAs an M&A specialist, János Tamás advises international private equity, venture capital and strategic investors on their investments into Hungarian companies. Industries on which he regularly advises in relation to M&A activity include communications, software development, manufacturing, consumer goods, fast food, real estate, financial sector, laser technology, online and offline media, healthcare and biotechnology. He has been involved as lead counsel in over 60 investment and divestment transactions.

 Mail to János Tamás Varga

 +36 1 501 9900


Contact: András Lovretity

András LovretityAndrás 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 András has worked on included both domestic and cross-border acquisitions as well as privatizations.

 Mail to András Lovretity

 +36 1 501 9900


Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe, 2016

Provides expertise in exit and investment transactions, and assists clients with spin-offs and recapitalisation mandates. Experienced in cross-border matters, regularly working alongside foreign firms as part of a 'best friends' network. Strong knowledge of the consumer goods, fast food, real estate and software development industries.

Assisted [...] with its acquisition of 50% of [...]. Advised [...] on the closing of its Hungarian business.

János Tamás Varga regularly acts for private equity funds on investment and exit mandates, with experience of transactions in the biotechnology, media, healthcare, consumer goods and manufacturing industries, amongst others.

Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe, 2015

Domestic firm supporting a number of private equíty and venture capital houses in Hungary and across the region. Particularly strong in mid-size transactions, including investments and exits. Active in the finance, real estate, TMT and biotechnology arenas.

"Something that sets the firm apart is the understanding of the ecomonic dimension of a transaction, which can be really helpful, as it gives us a few options for solutions. The lawyers really strive to understand the functioning of a business to the core."

Assisted [...] with the auction and consequent MBO of its majority shareholding in one of its portfolio companies.

János Tamás Varga draws universal praise from clients for his extensive transactional experience, notably in the private equity sphere. "He has the intellectual curiosity and ability to understand the ambitions of the client and advise accordingly -he never gets lost in the enthusiasm of deal making, but steps back to reconsider the client's original aims. His credibility, integrity and loyalty are impressive."

Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe, 2014

Compact team experienced in advising private equity investors on mid-sized domestic transactions. A popular choice as local counsel for international law firms.

Sources say: "The lawyers give detailed advice that shows their attention to detail."

Managing partner János Tamás Varga is highlighted by clients for his "organisational skills and solid legal expertise." He regularly advises the [...] on corporate and private equity matters.  

Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe, 2013

This firm uses its strong corporate and M&A experience to complement its private equity practice. The team handles both national and multi-jurisdictional transactions, and has recently been instructed by [...].

"The firm is strong and has a great reputation in the market."

The team is led by managing partner János Tamás Varga, who "solves problems quickly," note interviewees.

Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe, 2012

Sources say: "The diligent and reliable team guarantees high-quality work."

KEY INDIVIDUAL Head of department and "experienced negotiator" János Tams Varga impresses clients and peers alike, who say: "He has international standard qualities: pragmatism, intelligence and reliability."

Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe, 2011

This team has maintained a strong client base […] acting for individual private investors, as well as corporate funds, and has a strong local presence. It recently represented […] in the sale of its portfolio company interests and advised major Hungarian investors on structuring their funds.

KEY INDIVIDUALS: János Tamás Varga runs the team and has experience of many transactional fields. Clients often instruct the group on the basis of his additional expertise in employment, media and technology. "He is innovative on business issues, brings valuable ideas and contributes well in negotiations," say interviewees.