Dr. András Szecskay (Managing Partner) is a Hungarian attorney admitted to the Budapest Bar Association and founder and managing partner of Szecskay Attorneys at Law.
Dr. Szecskay currently specializes in litigation and arbitration, M&A transactions, corporate and project finance and IP law
Dr. Szecskay received his JD, summa cum laude, at the József Attila University (Szeged), Faculty of State and Legal Science in 1973. In 1990 he participated in the Canada-Eastern European Lawyers Internship program (Ottawa, Canada).
He was a partner at the SBG&K Patent and Law Office between 1975 and 1992 and at the international law office of the French firm of Moquet Borde & Associés between 1992 and 2004.
He has been an active member of the Budapest Bar Association, first as its secretary, then as a member of the Executive Board during several cycles and, since March 2002, he has served as Vice-President responsible for International Relations. In 2010 Dr. Szecskay was also made Vice President of the Hungarian Bar Association. Besides his activities with the Bar Associations, he is also an active member of various professional organizations (the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) - Head of the Hungarian Delegation; the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) - Member of the Executive Committee; the Union des Avocats Européens (UAE); the International Bar Association (IBA); the Licensing Executives Society (LES); the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI); the International League of Competition Law (LIDC); and the Hungarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (HVCA)). Since 2010, Dr. Szecskay has also been the President of the Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright (MIE).
In 2000 he was presented with the "Eötvös Award" by the Budapest Bar Association, in 2003 he was recognized as an "Exemplary Lawyer" by the Hungarian Bar Association and in 2011 he received the award "Pro Collegium Advocatorum" from the Hungarian Bar Association. In 2014 he received the highest joint award of all legal professions, the "Deák Ferenc Award" ("Pro Meritis De Iuris Peritia"). In 2008, the President of Hungary awarded Dr. Szecskay with the "Knight’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary".
He is a listed arbitrator on the Roll of Arbitrators of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Energy Arbitration Court and the Roll of Arbitrators of the Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture.
Dr. Szecskay regularly lectures at domestic and international conferences and is the author / co-author of several articles and publications appearing in both Hungarian and foreign legal books and papers.
He is fluent in English.
Szecskay Attorneys at Law
Kossuth Sqr. 16-17 Budapest - 1055
Tel: + 36 1 472 3000
Fax: +36 1 472-3001