Lakatos, Köves and Partners


The office of Lakatos Köves was founded by Dr. Péter Köves in 1991 and became the Budapest office of the international law firm, Clifford Chance, two years later. In 2009, the firm became independent again – maintaining and developing its international focus – and has been working as Lakatos, Köves & Partners Law Firm since then, under the leadership of Dr. Péter Lakatos.

Lakatos Köves’s work is characterised by the professionalism of global law firms and the practical and business-oriented approach to complex legal issues. With its open and creative thinking, the firm has played a central role in introducing sophisticated legal instruments, structures and solutions into the Hungarian legal environment.

Lakatos Köves’s clients include medium and large multinational enterprises, often introduced by leading law firms from all around the world with whom the firm has established a close work relationship.

The firm has extensive experience of working on cross-border transactions in a multinational team and working on specific Hungarian legal matters using its deep local knowledge.


Richard Lock, Partner

John Fenemore, Partner

Viktoria Szilágyi, Counsel