Who we are...

International, innovative, independent
These concepts are the basis of OPL’s foundation as a 21st century law firm pioneering legal industry progression. While old-fashioned law firms the world over trumpet them as buzzwords, for us they are the guiding values that led to our firm’s conception, what distinguishes us from traditional law firms as visionaries of the next legal generation. 

OPL is a truly international law firm. Our lawyers are qualified in Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Romania, the UK, and the US. Our OPL network extends to lawyers in the entire CEE region, and we have global reach through our membership in Lexing, the international lawyers’ network for digital and emerging law.  Our language capabilities cover almost the entirety of Central and Eastern European, most Western European languages, as well as Chinese, Russian, and Arabic. Our clients are multinationals and cross-border investors doing business in Central and Eastern Europe. Our services are provided to the highest international legal service standards.

OPL is one of the few uniquely innovative firms in the Central and Eastern European legal business. We are committed to pioneering the legal industry’s current major transformation, using our knowledge of technology and legal market evolution to deliver creative, efficient, and effective quality solutions for our clients. Among the innovative solutions we are developing for our clients is software that will support corporate legal departments handling mass claims. We are shaping legal services efficiency by providing outsourced legal functions and consultancy to in-house legal teams to optimise operations.

OPL is an independent law firm. We enjoy strong relationships with a number of US, UK, and other international law firms but remain autonomous in order to protect the quality of our services and our ability to provide tailored and efficient solutions to our clients.  We provide our clients with seamless services by working closely with our wide network of local and regional companies, including match makers, tax advisors, private equity funds, NGOs, trade associations, lobby firms, and corporate intelligence and IT security advisors.

Our network...

 

Our team...

While vibrantly diverse in our range of industry expertise, practice areas, and languages, our team is united in enjoying our work and the services we provide to our clients and in our passion for being at the forefront of legal services transformation.

Miklós Orbán

Partner

Miklós co-founded OPL in 2011 in order to create a uniquely innovative platform for providing top quality CEE legal services to multinational companies operating in the region. After spending several years at leading international law firms in London and Budapest, Miklós went on to spend seven years as Director of Regulation at British Telecom, where he was responsible for regulatory, compliance and public policy in 25 countries of the CEE and Russia/CIS regions. Qualified in both Hungary and New York, Miklós’ innovative and ingenious approach to practicing law, as well as his robust expertise in the field, recently landed him a place in Hungary's Top 3 IT lawyers in the "Top 100 Hungarian Lawyers". Miklós is an arbitrator at the Arbitration Court of NAK (Hungarian National Chamber of Agricultural), and he mentors law students at Queen Mary University of London.

Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 1999
  • LLM, Georgetown University (U.S., Fulbright Scholar), 2001
  • PhD (absolutorium), ELTE (Hungary), 2007
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Lawyer, New York
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Ferenc Bánhidi

    Of Counsel for ICT

    Ferenc joined OPL in 2018 as a senior economic advisor supporting the team’s regulatory capabilities in the electronic communications sector. He has more than 20 years of professional experience, working in the private sector for seven years and holding senior management positions at the Hungarian telecom authority for 13 years. From 1999 to 2003 Ferenc played a major role in designing and elaborating a new Hungarian telecom regulatory framework, aimed at market liberalisation and implementing EU regulations. Ferenc has a profound knowledge of telecom regulatory practice in EU member countries; he represented Hungary from 2002 to 2009 in the European Regulators Group and from 2010 to 2013 in the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC). From 2013 to 2015, the European Commission appointed him as an expert in Macedonia, supporting the local government in developing an EU-compatible telecommunications regulatory framework.

    Education:

  • MA, Economics, Corvinus University (Hungary), 1975
  • MBA, Technical University of Delft (Netherlands), 1992
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Chinese, fluent
  • Soma Török

    Trainee

    Soma joined OPL in 2018 to complete his legal training period with a law firm pioneering the legal profession’s transformation. Since joining OPL, Soma has expanded his general corporate practice and provides outsourced legal department support to a major multinational bioeconomy company. Following his graduation from law school, where he won an intellectual property law award at the National Scientific Student Conference and a media law award and scholarship from the National Media and Infocommunications Authority, he spent a year with a large Hungarian law firm, where he focused on international M&A and venture capital transactions. Soma is a big enthusiast of the arts, especially of modern literature and blues music – he plays his good old Stratocaster as much as he is allowed.

    Education:

  • JD, Pázmány Péter University (Hungary), 2016
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary (expected 2020)
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Péter Tóth

    Trainee

    Péter joined OPL in 2017 to continue to build his corporate legal expertise in a cutting-edge business-oriented law firm. A quick learner with a keen interest in understanding clients’ interests and business models, Péter focuses primarily on data protection and real estate matters. Prior to joining OPL, he spent nearly two years with a mid-size Budapest corporate law firm, where he gained experience advising on investment projects involving European Union state aid law and was seconded to a mid-sized Hungarian credit institution. During his studies, Péter spent a semester at the University of Leuven mastering European Union law and was admitted as a research fellow in the Department of International Law in his home university, ELTE. Péter acquired his first dan in aikido in 2014, and he is a true aficionado of Chinese tea brewing.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2017
  • Erasmus+ Programme, University of Leuven (Belgium), 2016
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary (expected 2022)
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Spanish, conversational
  • Nóra Szűcs

    Associate

    Nóra joined OPL in 2014 seeking an innovative platform from which she could expand her commercial real estate and finance practice. Nóra started her career at Clifford Chance Budapest and its successor practice Lakatos, Köves and Partners, where she completed her training and practiced in the real estate and finance departments. Nóra’s practice primarily serves German and Austrian real estate funds investing in CEE as well as property/facility management service providersand international tenants. Nóra also leads OPL’s finance practice, recently managinga major European biofuel supplier’s refinancing of its plant. She also supports the firm’s M&A team, often leading on due diligence projects. Nóra is a passionate learner and is working towards qualifying as an English solicitor.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2008
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • German, conversational
  • Dániel Szetei

    Trainee

    Dániel joined OPL in 2018 to provide legal research support to the firm’s ICT team. Following his law school graduation in 2019, Dániel plans to continue studying for an LLM in EU employment law. Dániel has a particular interest in legal innovation and employment law, which he explored in depth through a year-long traineeship at a Budapest employment law boutique and an HR internship at an IT company. During his studies, he spent a semester at Charles III University of Madrid, where he focused on private international law, labour law and social security. Dániel was also a member of the civil law working group of the ELTE István Bibó College for Advanced Studies. He finds passion in backpacking and likes getting acquainted with different cultures.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), expected 2019
  • Erasmus Scholar, Campus Mundi Scholar, Charles III University of Madrid, 2017
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Spanish, proficient
  • Russian, conversational
  • Józsa Fekete

    Trainee

    Józsa joined OPL in 2018 in order to take part at the front line of the transformation of the legal industry. Prior to joining OPL, Józsa gained legal intern experience in the real estate group at Dentons (Budapest) and later expanded her labour law knowledge at Wolf Theiss. On graduating law school, Józsa will join OPL full time with a particular focus on ICT regulation. Józsa is big enthusiast of outdoor sports, especially skiing and hiking.

    Education:

  • JD, Pázmány Péter University (Hungary), expected 2018
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • French, conversational
  • Szabolcs Perlaki

    Partner

    Szabolcs co-founded OPL in 2011 as a platform for his practice in providing top quality legal services to his globally ranked clients, mainly in Real Estate and ICT. He has an innate talent for designing complex real estate deals and executing asset management for institutional investors. After training at Austrian law firm CHSH in Vienna in the real estate department, Szabolcs joined PricewaterhouseCoopers Budapest, adding tax and accounting angles to his growing real estate practice. He then co-founded a law firm that became CHSH’s Budapest office. He was an adjunct lecturer at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, where he delivered courses on property management and real estate law. Szabolcs is also co-founder of the Hungarian Facility Management Association and is a licensed lift operator.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 1999
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • German, fluent
  • Kara Irwin

    Director of Professionalism

    Kara joined OPL in 2018 to optimise our team’s work product. An example of our firm’s dedication to providing top-quality legal services, Kara works as a foreign-qualified lawyer alongside our team, helping to ensure that our legal service standards are aligned with our clients’ and partner firms’ expectations. Kara started her career working in the New York and London offices of a leading international law firm. She later spent seven years as the founder and national director of BPP Law School’s Pro Bono Centre, supervising the law students’ and volunteer lawyers’ legal services provision and lecturing on legal skills training courses. Budapest-based since 2010, Kara also provides advocacy skills training courses at ELTE University and at Central European University. She is passionate about legal services management, legal skills teaching, and Hungarian pastries.

    Education:

  • BA, University of Virginia, 1996
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, 2000
  • Admissions:

  • Solicitor, England & Wales
  • Attorney, New York
  • Languages:

  • English, native
  • Hungarian, conversational
  • German, conversational
  • Erzsébet Szalay

    Associate

    Erzsébet joined OPL in 2017, recognising it as a dynamic platform from which she can provide highly tailored and individually structured advice to her clients. She specialises in advising multinational companies operating in CEE, guiding them through both complex cross-border transactions as well as post-M&A integrations. Before joining OPL, Erzsébet spent 10 years completing her training and building her practice in Baker McKenzie Budapest’s M&A department, where she also advised on general corporate and employment law matters. Her practice has expanded to include also providing real estate advice to international real estate management companies. Erzsébet is a certified kettlebell instructor.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2006
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • French, conversational
  • Nikolett Pogány

    Office Manager

    Nikolett’s aura of positivity has brightened OPL since she joined us in 2016. Nikolett effortlessly leads, plans and coordinates projects related to operational improvements, best practices and overall office maintenance. Using her experience in administration gained in England, she excels at any task whether fitting into her job description or not, which makes her the first port of call for any office issue. Nikolett has a diploma in English studies from the University of Nyíregyháza (Hungary) and previously worked as a translator. She also has a diploma in alternative therapy studies and is just finishing ear acupuncture studies. In her free time, Nikolett is engaged in all kinds of sport activities and she is also a big fan of sauna.

    Ildikó Móricz

    Associate

    Ildikó joined OPL in 2018 in order to broaden her ICT expertise by returning to private practice from a senior in-house position with major telecommunications provider Invitel Group. Ildikó trained with a small law firm, gaining a broad range of client experience, before joining the in-house team of a telecommunications firm later bought by Invitel. Her decade at Invitel and its predecessor saw Ildikó rise to become senior legal advisor, having overseen all aspects of Invitel’s operations with respect to ICT law, regulatory issues, and advertising and marketing law as well as acting as the company’s data protection officer and consumer protection officer. In particular, Ildikó was the lead project manager executing Invitel Zrt’s 2016 demerger, an unprecedented transaction in the regional market, and managing all legal aspects of Invitel’s network infrastructure construction and maintenance. Leading the firm’s ICT practice group, Ildikó significantly adds to OPL’s capacity to provide comprehensive legal services tailored to ICT clients. In her spare time, Ildikó watches American football and rescues stray cats.

    Education:

  • JD, Károli University (Hungary), 2006
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Ildikó Rácz

    Employment Law Expert

    Ildikó joined OPL in 2017 in order to bring her expertise to support the firm’s employment law practice while finalising her PhD dissertation on the impact of digitalisation on labour law’s legal institutions. Prior to joining OPL, Ildikó worked at the Customs and Financial Workers’ Union and at a Budapest labour law boutique, providing comprehensive employment law services to both employers and employees including employment contract drafting as well as advising on dismissal and HR policies. Ildikó has won numerous awards, obtaining first place for claimants at the national competition on labour law advocacy, third place at the Scientific Student Conference, and she recently attended the international Hugo Sinzheimer Moot Court Competition. Ildikó is an adjunct lecturer in labour law at Károli Gáspár University Faculty of Law, an editor at Arsboni, a Hungarian legal professional community, and has practised traditional Hungarian folkdance for fifteen years

    Education:

  • Phd (Candidate), Károli Gáspár University (Hungary) (expected 2020)
  • JD, Károli Gáspár University (Hungary), 2016
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, proficient
  • Italian, conversational
  • Maciej Chrzanowski

    Associate

    Maciej joined OPL in 2016 in order to contribute his Polish commercial law and IT technical expertise to broadening OPL’s legal service capabilities across CEE. As general counsel at the Polish Institute of International Affairs since 2015, Maciej manages and conducts all aspects of the Institute’s external and internal legal matters, including copyright law and employment of the Institute’s 80-90 contracted experts. After qualifying as a lawyer, Maciej went on to qualify as a legal counsel, then providing all aspects of commercial law advice with a Kraków legal counsel firm. Having also worked at a technical support company servicing Hewlett Packard, Maciej has a good technical understanding of virtual private networks, internet applications, and internal IT systems. An arthouse film buff, Maciej has attended the annual Wrocław film festival every year since 2005.

    Education:

  • Masters of Law, Jagiellonian University (Poland), 2007
  • Postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property law, Jagiellonian University (Poland), 2011
  • Admissions:

  • Legal Counsel, Poland
  • Languages:

  • Polish, native
  • English, fluent
  • Russian, conversational
  • Szilvia Horváth

    Office Manager

    Szilvia has been the heart of OPL since its establishment in 2012. She not only performs all of the office’s vital management tasks but supports each and every member of the OPL team too. Before joining OPL, Szilvia worked in Germany and other Budapest-based law firms. Szilvia holds a Master’s degree in Hungarian literature and enjoys practising yoga.

    Dániel Szabó

    Associate

    Dániel joined OPL in 2016 in order to bring his legal skills and experience to bear on a more international platform. After completing his training at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Budapest and then at a local boutique firm, Dániel set up his own firm, steadily growing his client portfolio and advising on general corporate and real estate transactions as well as on employment and commercial litigation matters. Dániel is currently on part-time secondment to the legal department of a major multinational bioeconomy company and advises international financial institutions and telcos on fintech and data protection issues. Dániel has also lectured at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, teaching Property/Facility Management and Real Estate law. Dániel is an avid board game player and is a Green Bay Packers fan.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2005
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Kristína Cellengová

    Associate

    Kristína joined OPL in 2016, expanding OPL’s in-house CEE capabilities to advise OPL’s clients on their Slovakian and Czech business interests. Her comprehensive commercial law experience and specialisation in telecommunications regulation are invaluable to our clients seeking CEE-wide legal and regulatory services. After completing her training at regional Slovakian boutique firm, where she regularly managed small-scale commercial transactions and represented clients in court, Kristína built her own practice advising a wide array of small- to medium-sized enterprises. Since joining OPL, her advice has become essential to our multinational corporate clients focused on attaining growth in CEE. Kristina volunteers for Slovakia's legal assistance program and fills the remainder of her spare time dancing and working in her family's vineyard.

    Education:

  • Mgr. (Masters in Law), Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia), 2011
  • JD in Commercial Law, University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice (Slovakia), 2014
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Slovakia
  • Languages:

  • Slovakian, native
  • Hungarian, native
  • Czech, fluent
  • English, fluent
  • Zsolt Major

    Trainee

    Zsolt joined OPL in 2013 to deepen his knowledge of the ICT sector. Zsolt provides regular update services to OPL’s clients on evolving issues in telco and ecommerce regulation across 30+ countries. Zsolt also regularly assists in advising clients on data protection issues and is interested in drone regulation and electronic identification. Zsolt is an ardent fan of Swedish melodic death metal music.

    Education:

  • JD, Pázmány Péter University (Hungary), expected 2019
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Tamás Ujj-Mészáros

    Senior Associate

    Tamás brought his real estate practice to OPL in 2011, where it has grown to include borrower-side banking finance. Tamás’ clients rely on him for his in-depth knowledge of the Hungarian commercial real estate market and practices. Tamás completed his training and built his practice in the real estate department at Austrian law firm CHSH in Budapest, advising Austrian, German and French real estate funds, property/facility management service providers, production companies, and international tenants. He recently closed a complex transaction in which a major biofuel producer acquired Danube waterfront land and facilities and another in which a German investor sold Budapest Castle District property to private buyers, overcoming the Hungarian state’s recent assertion of the right to first refusal on such properties. Tamás also teaches at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (in property/facility management and real estate law). A cycling enthusiast, Tamás once finished a 200km race with an average speed of 44km/h.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2005
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • German, fluent
  • Márk Bene

    Associate

    Márk joined OPL in 2015 to find a more international platform for developing his career advising on cross-border M&A. Márk provides M&A and general corporate advice to multinational clients and, in particular, supports OPL’s provision of full-scale outsourced legal department services to a major European biofuel supplier. Márk is also developing his regulatory practice, advising a global tobacco company as well as clients in the renewable energy and pharma sectors. Prior to OPL, Márk spent 3 years at a mid-sized Budapest corporate and real estate law firm. Were it not for the sports injuries that diverted him to law, Mark would have continued his international hockey career.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2016
  • LLM in International Business Law, Queen Mary University of London (UK), expected 2018
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary (expected 2020)
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • German, conversational
  • Zsolt Tolnai

    Of Counsel for Data Protection

    Zsolt joined OPL in 2013 in order to find a more dynamic platform for expanding his practice serving new IT market innovators. After starting his training at Allen & Overy Budapest, Zsolt joined PricewaterhouseCoopers Budapest, where he completed his training and started his practice in IT/IP, e-commerce, and data protection law as well as general commercial litigation. Since joining OPL, Zsolt has coordinated financial institutions’ mass litigation projects relating to the FX loan crisis, defended several clients in Data Protection Authority investigations, and aided an international car fleet management company to launch operations in Hungary, providing full-scale legal department services for almost two years. Zsolt has also become a market-leading expert in managing CEE regional GDPR audits for major multinational clients. Zsolt is an avid board game and computer games player, with particular expertise in EVE Online, where he is a master spaceship terminator.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2009
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Gábor Kovács

    Partner

    Gábor joined OPL in 2012 in order to grow his client base of international investors seeking holistic commercial legal and regulatory advice in CEE and the EU. Not only a keen technical lawyer, Gábor’s talent lies in his deep understanding of client’s business motives and how to achieve his clients’ goals in a multi-tiered and fast-changing regulatory landscape. Gábor started his career training at PricewaterhouseCoopers Budapest practicing corporate law, M&A, real estate and financing law. He then joined a major CEE regional IT outsourced services provider, advising the board and shareholders on the company’s relationships with financial institutions and public utility companies and managing the company through several large-scale M&A transactions. Gábor’s current clients include Europe’s biggest bioethanol producer company, as well as a number of regional companies in the agricultural and the financial sectors. He is also strategic advisor to a dog rescue foundation.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2007
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Zsófia Oláh

    Senior Associate

    OPL brought Zsófia into the firm from its start in 2011 in order to cement OPL’s ability to provide comprehensive and top-quality commercial law advice and to build the firm’s employment law capabilities. Zsófia’s analytical prowess and risk management skills have made her an indispensable adviser to our clients. After training at each of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Squire Sanders in Budapest, Zsófia spent about 4 years at Austrian law firm CHSH’s Budapest office, where she provided high-level commercial law advice to prominent clients, including Budapest Airport in relation to its acquisition of a new software system. In the last several years, Zsófia has become the de facto head of legal at a major European biofuel supplier and advises several multinationals on Hungarian employment matters. Zsófia is passionate about helping seriously ill children, having volunteered at Hole-in-the-Wall Camp and advising the N.A.P. Foundation for Pre-term Birth.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2003, including an Erasmus Scholarship at University of Bocconi, Milan
  • LLM, International Business Law, Central European University, 2007
  • Diploma/Certification in Employment Law, University of Pécs (Hungary), 2015
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • German, fluent
  • Spanish, conversational
  • Italian, conversational
  • Ádám Dunai

    Associate

    Ádám joined OPL in 2014, bringing his passion for telco, media and ICT law to the firm’s international clients operating in the CEE region. Ádám specialises in advising major international wholesale telco and social media providers on the transformation of the digital sector as well as on IP and EU law and public policy issues. Prior to OPL, Ádám spent nearly a year focusing on media regulatory issues at the largest Hungarian commercial television company RTL Klub. When not working on multinational ICT projects, in his spare time Ádám continues to improve his Chinese language skills and is also interested in literature and theatre.

    Education:

  • BA, Hungarian Language and Literature, Pázmány Péter University (Hungary), 2009
  • Chinese Studies, Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2013
  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2016
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Budapest (expected 2019)
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Chinese, advanced
  • French, conversational
  • Kata Molnár

    Associate

    Kata joined OPL in 2014 to complete her training and build her practice providing ongoing operational advice to in-house legal teams. Kata’s clients rely on her as an essential member of their in-house legal teams and as a resource supporting everything from major corporate transactions to daily HR/management matters. Starting her career training at Nagy és Trócsányi law firm, Kata gained experience advising clients on a range of commercial litigation and transactional matters. Since joining OPL, Kata completed a 10-month secondment with the in-house legal team at a major tobacco company, and she provides outsourced legal department services to a major multinational bioeconomy company. Kata is a gourmand fashionista who regularly advises on promoting the evolving Hungarian fashion scene.

    Education:

  • BA in European Business Law, University of Abertay Dundee (Scotland), 2010
  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2011
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Fanni Miavecz

    Finance Manager

    Fanni joined OPL in 2016 and is responsible for OPL’s financial management and assists our team with legal administration. She prepares reports, budgets, accounts, commentaries and financial statements and researches pricing, competitors and factors affecting performance. She obtained her degree in Japanese studies at ELTE (Budapest). Her professional background includes Allen & Overy where she was involved in marketing, event management and other promotional activities. She acquired her financial skills during her time managing fine-dining restaurants’ finance and HR in Marbella, Spain. When she is not behind her desk being extremely efficient, Fanni is training her dog Lali, who occasionally joins us in the office, to stop trying to eat anything and everything.

    Jeenath Chowdhury

    Trainee

    Jeenath joined OPL in 2018 on a one-year legal internship to support the firm’s provision of legal services to its UK partners and clients. Jeenath recently completed her legal studies, earning an LLM for her dissertation proposing mechanisms to facilitate the use of electronic bills of lading in international trade. Alongside her legal studies, Jeenath worked as a Production Editor at Cambridge University Press, developing a keen eye for written detail. Jeena works closely with OPL’s CEE lawyers, helping them refine their advice on Hungarian law for English-speaking clients. In her free time, Jeenath enjoys a good gym session and loves Thai pineapple rice and sampling other global cuisines.

    Education:

  • LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors), BPP Law School (England), 2018
  • Law LLB, University of Hertfordshire (England), 2015
  • Languages:

  • English, Native
  • Bangla, Native
  • Hindi, Basic
  • Márk Kakas

    Trainee

    Márk joined OPL in 2016 after building a relationship with OPL in his role as Student Government President. Márk supports OPL’s provision of full-scale outsourced legal department services to a major European biofuel supplier, and he provides M&A and general corporate advice to multinational clients, including a Hungary-based investment group involved in the CEE agriculture business. Building on his interest in public policy and his success in winning a national award for his thesis on Brexit, Márk is also developing his regulatory knowledge, currently advising clients on ICT and renewable energy regulation. Márk is an avid runner, regularly covering 25km a week.

    Education:

  • Communication and Media Studies, University of Pécs (Hungary), 2015
  • JD, University of Pécs, 2017
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary (expected 2020)
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • What we do...

    OPL is an international, innovative, and independent legal consultancy boutique providing full-range CEE legal and regulatory services primarily to multinational companies. We excel at helping our clients manage risk – our expertise in identifying, analysing, and mitigating risk ensures that our clients’ businesses can focus on profit and growth. We also provide flexible legal resourcing and legal process outsourcing services to our partner law firms and in-house counsel.

    We pride ourselves on our approach to providing commercial, strategic, and sector-specific legal services through a range of creative, purpose-built solutions that may include any (or all) of:

    • Legal advisory services
    • Flexible legal resourcing
    • Legal process outsourcing
    • Mass claim management
    • General counsel coaching and training
    • Legal team management
    • In-house counsel audits and transformation
    • IT-based compliance monitoring, case monitoring, and business reporting

    We have particular expertise in the following industry sectors:

    • Technology, media, telecom
    • Commercial property
    • Biofuels

    Our practice areas cover:

    • Corporate (M&A, finance, investment management, securities)
    • Real estate
    • Employment
    • Privacy and data protection
    • Intellectual property
    • Dispute resolution
    • Regulatory and public policy

    Career...

    If you are a motivated legal professional looking for a state-of-the-art law office, then OPL is the right place for you. We are an international, young, energetic, and vibrant team of diverse professionals who love our work. We tend to describe ourselves as the most creative and avant-garde legal team in Central and Eastern Europe, wishing to serve as hub for those with a similar outlook.

    We are always open to new team members with the following features:

    • entrepreneurial mind-set
    • out-of-the (legal) box thinking
    • achievement of the extraordinary (academic or otherwise)
    • outstanding educational background or outstanding results/experience
    • excellent command of English (other languages are highly recommended)
    • excellent integrity
    • ready to work hard
    • open to new challenges

    The standard OPL package includes a modern working environment (loft office), a vibrant and dynamic team of co-workers, the opportunity to engage with a wide range of international clients, a great variety of work, coaching and training support for professional development, and a competitive salary. If you are interested in joining us, please send your CV and a cover letter to office@opl.hu

    Contact...

    H-1036 Budapest, Perc u. 6.
    Phone: +36 (1) 244 8377
    Fax: +36 (1) 244 8378
    office@opl.hu

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