Business Lawyers

Dr. Richard Schmidt LL.M

Dr. Richard Schmidt LL.M
Managing Partner

Dr. Richard Schmidt LL.M

Core competencies
Languages
  • Hungarian
  • English
  • French
  • German

Track records

ARBITRATION IN TRANSPORTATION MATTER

International transportation dispute

Richard represented with success a market leader logistics service provider in an international transportation dispute, in front of the Hungarian Court of Arbitration. By winning such a complex case Richard clearly exceeded the client’s expectations.

REPRESENTING UK CLIENT IN LITIGATION

Lease contract dispute

Richard represented a UK client in a commercial dispute involving the unlawful termination of a long-term lease agreement, and finally won the case in front a Supreme Court. The case was critical for the Client’s business in Hungary.

ARBITRATION OF EXCLUSIVE TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT

Breach of exclusive forwarding contract

Richard started arbitration on behalf of our client, whose exclusive forwarding contract was breached by the partner. The arbitration was successfully closed with a judgment in favaour of our client.

REPRESENTING SWISS CLIENT IN LITIGATION

Breach of loan agreement, collateral alienation

Richard won the case in court for our Swiss Client, offering lending and asset management services against a Hungarian debtor who failed to pay back the loan and alienated the real estate being the security of the loan. Richard reached a final judgement in favour of the client within 1 year.

REPRESENTING GREEK LANDLORD AGAINST HUNGARIAN TENANT

Legal dispute from a lease agreement

Richard represented our Greek Client against its Hungarian tenant. The tenant accumulated a significant debt during the recent years which he paid back within 6 months after Richard started legal procedures.

REPRESENTING ROMANIAN CLIENT IN CROSS-BORDER DISPUTE

Unlawful contract termination

Richard represented a Romanian Client in an unlawful long-term contract termination case. Instead starting a never-ending court battle, he managed to settle the dispute with success through out-of-court negotiations.

COMMERCIAL LAW

International machine supply contract

Richard recently advised a domestic paper manufacturer on an international machine supply contract, involving negotiations with manufacturers and suppliers from various European countries. Due to this supply the client could consolidate its market-leader position.

ARBITRATION IN CONSTRUCTION MATTER

FIDIC contract dispute, bank guarantee drawdown

Successful legal representation of a real estate investor in front of the Hungarian Court of Arbitration against the contractor building a warehouse, after drawing down bank guarantee due to lack of conformity.

About Richard

Richard is recognised as a skilled and solution-driven attorney who provides clients with a prompt and efficient legal advice.

Besides seeing all the pieces of a legal puzzle, he has the ability to focus only on those things that really count, without wasting time on the unimportant. Familiar with both the courtroom and the boardroom, his advice represents added value to any discussion.

Richard is graduated from the Faculty of Law of Budapest, Hungary, and acquired his LL.M degree in International and European Business Law in Belgium.

His hobbies include, playing the piano, he is also fond of classic and contemporary jazz.

Dr. Anita Vereb

Dr. Anita Vereb
Attorney-at-law

Dr. Anita Vereb

Core competencies
Languages
  • Hungarian
  • English
  • German

Track records

GDPR COMPLIANCE OF MOBILE DEVICE REPAIRER

GDPR Compliance of mobile device repairer company

Anita led the GDPR compliance project of our client, an IT devices repairer company. The project included the due diligence, the delivery of the full data protection related documents and the training of the employees.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employee Handbook

Anita drafted and reviewed employee Handbooks and labour law related internal policies for our foreign clients. Besides harmonising the parent companies’ respective policies, Anita focused on the case law of Hungarian labour courts, so that the client has an internal regulation which really works in practice.

GDPR COMPLIANCE OF SUBSIDIARY OF US COMPANY

GDPR Compliance of Hungarian subsidiary of US company

Anita led the GDPR compliance project of our client, a trading company whose parent company is based in the US. A particular challenge of the project was the GDPR proof personal data transfer to the US which was solved by the registration of the parent company under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

DATA PROTECTION

GDPR Compliance of an education service provider

Anita advised in the GDPR compliance project of our client an education service provider. The key theme of the project was how to provide the sufficient data protection related information to the students in a user-friendly and easily accessible form.

INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY

Interconnection Agreement with a telecommunication company

Anita recently advised a domestic telecommunication company and its foreign mother company on an interconnection agreement with a Hungarian operator who has significant market power.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Collective redundancy

Because of the change of the Client’s business model, Anita successfully coordinated and managed a collective redundancy by the Hungarian subsidiary of a foreign company without arising any further legal dispute.

REPRESENTING ITALIAN CLIENT IN LITIGATION

Vienna Convention based purchase contract

Legal representation of a foreign producer company in connection with a complex, purchase price- and quality-related legal dispute arising from a Vienna Convention based purchase contract.

About Anita

Anita is reliable and precise attorney who is ideally placed to tackle complex cases which require a multi-faceted approach and diverse knowledge.

Besides her lawyer qualification, she is a certified Data Protection Officer.

She has a wide-range experience in handling bigger projects with several stakeholders, especially in the field of data protection and GDPR compliance.

Her aim is to help clients find the most suitable way through the legal jungle. She is known as an attorney who successfully assists foreign clients to overcome the difficulties that the fast-moving and often hardly transparent legal environment may cause.

When not solving legal problems, she writes great articles in the SMARTLEGAL Newsletter on various topics from data protection, through employment law, to commercial law.

In her free time, she plays puzzle games, engages in sporting activities and reads legal thrillers.

Dr. Viktória Holló

Dr. Viktória Holló
Lawyer, Associate

Dr. Viktória Holló

Core competencies
Languages
  • Hungarian
  • English
  • Japanese
  • German

Track records

DATA PROTECTION

GDPR compliance projects

Viktória took part in several GDPR projects, advising our clients in data protection law, from mobile device repairers, through equipment distributors to educational service providers.

CORPORATE LAW

Setting-up Hungarian Subsidiaries

Viktória participated in the Hungarian market entry of several foreign clients by advising them on company formation and related matters, like employment law and commercial contract samples.

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employee Handbook

Viktória has recently drafted and reviewed Employee Handbook and labour law related internal policies of our foreign client, focusing on case-law of Hungarian labour courts.

DATA PROTECTION

GDPR training for staff

As additional service to our clients’ GDPR compliance projects, Viktória provided GDPR trainings on the spot to 300+ employees of our clients.

CORPORATE LAW

International company formation in CEE region

Viktória recently advised our client in its Central Eastern European expansion, by assisting in company formation procedures in more European countries in association with the legal network partners of our law firm.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Advising Mobile App Start-Up

Viktória recently advised a mobile app developer startup with foreign background in launching its new android-based application and related website. Besides advising in data protection and IP issues, Viktória represented the client in trademark registration in front of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office.

About Viktória

She is an energetic person, who is always open to new challenges whether it comes to addressing a difficult legal question or to a more technology-based matter.

In addition to her lawyer degree, she is a certified Data Protection Officer.

Due to her hard-working attitude, she is a reliable and precise young lawyer who always meets client expectations.

Her hobby is learning about Japanese culture, that had an influence on her hard working and client focused attitude

Dr. Péter Gritta

Dr. Péter Gritta
Lawyer, Junior Associate

Dr. Péter Gritta

Core competencies
Languages
  • English
  • Hungarian

Track records

Corporate & Commercial

Peter provides legal advice on a daily business to our client, who leases his business units of its real property portfolio to foreign and Hungarian lessees.

Debt Collection

Peter manages successfully the whole debtor portfolio of our international client, having several debt collection cases in Hungary.

Corporate & Commercial

Peter supports from legal side the day-to-day business of our client, operating in the international transportation business, where timely legal advice is highly needed.

About Peter

Joined the firm in 2018, Peter is the youngest member of the team. As a trainee lawyer, he participates in the preparation of more complex cases and interacts with foreign and Hungarian clients on daily basis. He frequently contributes to the SMARTLEGAL Newsletter with his great writings.

Being an original thinker, his opinion gives always added value to the solution of our clients’ legal issues.

In his free-time, he is interested mostly in culture and in music. He plays the piano and composes music from his childhood.

Gábor Székely

Gábor Székely
Legal assistant

Gábor Székely

Languages
  • English
  • Hungarian

About Gabor

Gabor is a certified legal assistant, who joined the firm in 2016. He conducts ongoing legal studies at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the Catholic University Péter Pázmány.

Besides helping our business lawyers’ work, he is responsible for the effective operation of the office and he is the primary contact point to the clients.

Dr. Richard Schmidt LL.M

Core competencies
Languages
  • Hungarian
  • English
  • French
  • German

Track records

ARBITRATION IN TRANSPORTATION MATTER

International transportation dispute

Richard represented with success a market leader logistics service provider in an international transportation dispute, in front of the Hungarian Court of Arbitration. By winning such a complex case Richard clearly exceeded the client’s expectations.

REPRESENTING UK CLIENT IN LITIGATION

Lease contract dispute

Richard represented a UK client in a commercial dispute involving the unlawful termination of a long-term lease agreement, and finally won the case in front a Supreme Court. The case was critical for the Client’s business in Hungary.

ARBITRATION OF EXCLUSIVE TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT

Breach of exclusive forwarding contract

Richard started arbitration on behalf of our client, whose exclusive forwarding contract was breached by the partner. The arbitration was successfully closed with a judgment in favaour of our client.

REPRESENTING SWISS CLIENT IN LITIGATION

Breach of loan agreement, collateral alienation

Richard won the case in court for our Swiss Client, offering lending and asset management services against a Hungarian debtor who failed to pay back the loan and alienated the real estate being the security of the loan. Richard reached a final judgement in favour of the client within 1 year.

REPRESENTING GREEK LANDLORD AGAINST HUNGARIAN TENANT

Legal dispute from a lease agreement

Richard represented our Greek Client against its Hungarian tenant. The tenant accumulated a significant debt during the recent years which he paid back within 6 months after Richard started legal procedures.

REPRESENTING ROMANIAN CLIENT IN CROSS-BORDER DISPUTE

Unlawful contract termination

Richard represented a Romanian Client in an unlawful long-term contract termination case. Instead starting a never-ending court battle, he managed to settle the dispute with success through out-of-court negotiations.

COMMERCIAL LAW

International machine supply contract

Richard recently advised a domestic paper manufacturer on an international machine supply contract, involving negotiations with manufacturers and suppliers from various European countries. Due to this supply the client could consolidate its market-leader position.

ARBITRATION IN CONSTRUCTION MATTER

FIDIC contract dispute, bank guarantee drawdown

Successful legal representation of a real estate investor in front of the Hungarian Court of Arbitration against the contractor building a warehouse, after drawing down bank guarantee due to lack of conformity.

About Richard

Richard is recognised as a skilled and solution-driven attorney who provides clients with a prompt and efficient legal advice.

Besides seeing all the pieces of a legal puzzle, he has the ability to focus only on those things that really count, without wasting time on the unimportant. Familiar with both the courtroom and the boardroom, his advice represents added value to any discussion.

Richard is graduated from the Faculty of Law of Budapest, Hungary, and acquired his LL.M degree in International and European Business Law in Belgium.

His hobbies include, playing the piano, he is also fond of classic and contemporary jazz.