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Ákos Kovach

Counsel
Budapest

Ákos Kovach

As a counsel in the Budapest office, Ákos Kovách is renowned for competition law in Hungary. He concentrates on merger control cases, cartel proceedings and antitrust matters. His practice includes advising and representing clients throughout various proceedings initiated by the Hungarian Competition Authority and advising on the implementation of competition compliance programmes. He also advises on M&A matters and EU regulatory issues.

Ákos is regularly ranked as a leading individual by legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners: the Chambers Guide describes him as ‘prepared and very thorough’, and he ‘understands the ethos and approach of his clients’, while Legal 500 rates him by having ‘comprehensive legal knowledge’, ‘good communication skills’ and ‘clear advice’. Ákos is a qualified lawyer in both Hungary and France. He was appointed as a foreign trade advisor for France in 2013.

“Ákos Kovách is commended for his ‘comprehensive legal knowledge’, ‘good communication skills’ and ‘clear advice’”

Legal 500 EMEA 2014

Representative Experience

Representing Hungarian household paper manufacturer in antitrust investigation by the Hungarian Competition Authority and assisting with internal risk management and issues that arise during proceeding.

Advising a leading French financial company's Hungarian subsidiary of Hungarian Competition Authority proceeding related to the client's involvement in an alleged information sharing cartel.

Assisting a multinational industrial group on a mock dawn raid exercise performed in various countries, drafting report on the competition law-related risks investigated and identified.

Advising a multinational energy group on merger control in the sale of its LPG business in Hungary; representation in Phase II before Hungarian Competition Authority.

Advising international media company on merger control aspects of a regional cross-border television channel acquisition, including analyzing regulations in Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, and Slovakia.

Advising and representing the members of a Hungarian professional association to challenge a newly introduced law before the European Commission.

Advising a major bank's Hungarian subsidiary on its operations related to Hungarian regulation. Client decided to challenge the regulation before the European Commission.

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