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
  • Edit Csaba

    Finance Manager

    Having joined in 2019, Edit is responsible for OPL’s financial and operational management. In addition to preparing reports, budgets, invoices and accounts, she supports the office’s general management and contributes to event organisation. Edit has a degree in economics (majoring in EU studies) from the John von Neumann University of Szolnok. Edit has lived and worked in South Korea, Australia, the USA and Finland as a career foreign service officer and a spouse for over 25 years. A true globetrotter, she loves foreign cultures and relishes exploring the world. She regularly volunteers for charity organisations helping seriously ill or disabled children (Planting Love Korea, Children’s Medical Research Institution in Canberra). In her spare time, when not busy managing her two teenage daughters and her husband, Edit likes to learn more about international cuisine and gourmet cooking and she also enjoys hiking and camping.

    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
  • Avni Hafuzi

    Project manager

    Avni joined OPL in 2019 and is responsible for implementing office projects. He is a creative and funny person who finds a solution for everything. He likes cars and driving as well as watching sports and movies and learning new things in every part of his life. Avni is also studying international relations and would eventually like to work in diplomacy. He is fluent in English, German, and Hungarian and conversational in Albanian and Italian.

    Márk Rátkai

    Trainee

    Márk joined OPL in 2018 in order to deepen his knowledge in ICT and labour law and support OPL’s ICT team with telecommunications compliance research in multiple global jurisdictions. He is also a member of the firm’s employment law practice, providing extensive legal research on both employer and employee matters. Márk remains active in his university, sitting on the student council and the Bocskai István college international law working group as well as representing Hungary in an international labour law moot court competition. He regularly contributes to Arsboni event management and writes articles for Hungary’s law student and newly qualified lawyer markets. Márk’s biggest hobby is travelling around the world.

    Education:

  • JD, Károli Gáspár University (Hungary), expected 2020
  • Erasmus Scholar, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), 2019
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary (expected 2023)
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • 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 (expected 2022)
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Spanish, proficient
  • Russian, 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
  • Ádám Selymes

    Trainee

    Ádám joined OPL in 2019 to complete his training and build his legal practice advising multinational companies on employment law, data protection, and a range of commercial law matters. Ádám previously trained at each of Deloitte Legal and Oppenheim Law Firm for two years, working on projects in each of these areas as well as on regulatory and compliance matters in multiple industries. Ádám loves to explore nature and he is a passionate biker.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2016
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary (expected 2020)
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • German, conversational
  • Dorottya Kelemen

    Office Manager

    Dorottya joined OPL in 2018. She effortlessly leads, plans and coordinates projects related to operational improvements, best practices and overall office maintenance. She excels at all tasks both within and outside her job description, which makes her the first port of call for any office issue. Dorottya is also studying sociology at Pázmány Péter Catholic University and volunteers with children with special needs in connection with her studies. She also likes watching movies (as a critic), trying out new vegan recipes, and traveling to Italy.

    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
  • Zsigmond Horváth

    Trainee

    Zsigmond joined OPL in 2019 during his final year of law school to broaden his previous legal experience in comprehensive legal research and general legal business support. Zsigmond focuses primarily on real estate and ICT matters; he also works on telco and ecommerce public policy issues. Prior to joining OPL, he spent two years with a Budapest law boutique providing commercial litigation and international arbitration services. Zsigmond loves playing football, enjoys hiking and camping, and is also interested in literature.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2019
  • Languages:

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

    Associate

    Dániel joined OPL in 2019 from leading international law firms in order to join an innovative platform to expand his corporate, M&A and financial regulatory practice. He started his career at Allen&Overy and went on to work at Weil, Gotshal & Manges as an associate. Dániel advises clients on complex domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, company reorganisation and restructuring procedures as well as financial regulatory and fintech issues. Based on his analytical approach, he has developed a deep understanding of business and policy aspects in complex legal and regulatory matters. He is a lecturer at ELTE Law School teaching fiscal and financial law. Dániel is passionate about modern history, traveling and rock music.

    Education:

  • PhD (candidate), ELTE (Hungary), expected 2020
  • Master1, Panthéon-Assas University, Paris 2 (France), 2012
  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2012
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • French, advanced
  • German, advanced
  • Gréta Baksa

    Associate

    Gréta joined OPL in 2019 to strengthen the firm’s employment law practice. She trained at PWC Legal and the Austrian-German law firm, SCWP Schindhelm, subsequently furthering her career as a client portfolio managing attorney at PWC Legal and through in-house experience at an environmental certification company. Gréta specialises in supporting multinational corporate clients in their operations by advising on employment, company law, and compliance matters. In addition to providing routine support, she has experience in assisting clients through compliance investigations regarding fraudulent behaviour and in HR due diligence. Pursuing her passion for the HR field and the wish to develop a deeper understanding of clients’ needs, she recently attained the postgraduate degree HR Business Partner from Budapest Corvinus University. She continues to conduct her extensive postgraduate research on employers’ attitudes towards career changers. In her free time, Gréta is passionate about diving, traveling and environmental protection.

    Education:

  • PhD (candidate), ELTE (Hungary) topic: mediation, expected 2021
  • HR Business Partner, Corvinus (Hungary), 2019
  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), 2009
  • Admissions:

  • Lawyer, Hungary
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • German, fluent
  • Zsófia Oláh

    Senior Associate

    OPL brought Zsófia into the firm from its start in 2011 in order to lead the firm’s employment law practice and cement OPL’s ability to provide comprehensive and top-quality commercial law advice. 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 also contributes a weekly blog on employment law matters to HRBlog.hu, a website for Hungarian human resources and employment professionals.

    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
  • Kutaiba Al Hussein

    Associate

    Kutaiba started working with OPL in 2018 to boost OPL’s ICT sector expertise in Arabic countries. A native of Syria, he was a general manager in a medium size business before moving to Hungary to pursue his LL.M at CEU. An intensive ICT law course there sparked his interest in the field, leading him to join OPL’s ICT team, focusing in particular on telco regulation in the MENA region. Kutaiba enjoys hiking, nature and animals.

    Education:

  • BA in law, University of Aleppo (Syria), 2012
  • LL.M in International Business Law, Central European University (Hungary), 2018
  • Languages:

  • Arabic, native
  • English, fluent
  • Hungarian, basic
  • Jessica Vause

    Legal Researcher

    Jess joined the OPL team in 2017, completing a year-long internship with the firm in Budapest as part of her undergraduate UK law degree. She has continued her role while completing her studies, working closely with OPL’s CEE lawyers and supporting their English-language drafting. While working at OPL, Jess has developed a keen interest in M&A and telecommunications law. She is also deepening her industry knowledge in renewable energy and CAVs and intends to go on to complete an LLM in the US. In her free time, Jess enjoys travelling and sampling global cuisines.

    Education:

  • Law with International Relations, LLB, University of Surrey (England), 2019
  • Languages:

  • English, native
  • Kinga Kálmán

    Research Assistant

    Kinga joined OPL in 2019 to provide legal research support in the fields of legal innovation and the transformation of the global legal market. She regularly contributes to Arsboni event management and writes articles for Hungary's law student and newly qualified lawyer markets. At university, Kinga is a member of the prestigious Matthias Corvinus Collegium and the Constitutional Law Student Association; she recently won first place for a role in the National Scientific Student Conference constitutional law moot court competition. She loves Spanish and Latin American music, culture, food and traditions and enjoys Spanish concerts and dance nights.

    Education:

  • JD, ELTE (Hungary), expected 2022
  • Languages:

  • Hungarian, native
  • English, fluent
  • Spanish, 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 (additional languages highly valued)
    • 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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