József joined Kapolyi Law Firm as partner, head of disputes in August 2020.Before that, József was working for METRO Cash & Carry Hungary as Head of Legal and Compliance.Before that, József spent 7 months at Unix Autó Kft., the market leader Hungarian auto spare parts trading company from June 2019 as chief legal counsel.Before starting his inhouse career, József worked as a partner at the Budapest office of Baker&McKenzie between 2007 and 2019. (József joined Baker&McKenzie in 1999.) He led the dispute resolution team of the Budapest office, which advises clients in a range of industries primarily on litigation, alternative dispute resolution and public procurement matters.He represented numerous multinational and local clients in civil lawsuits before ordinary courts – including the Supreme Court (Curia) of Hungary – as well as in arbitration cases before the Permanent Court of Arbitration Affiliated with the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Permanent Court of Arbitration of the Financial and Capital Markets.József also represented numerous clients in administrative proceedings before the Hungarian competition and public procurement authorities. He advised clients on preparing tenders for submission and negotiating complex construction public procurement projects, as well as representing clients in public procurement remedy proceedings.József regularly advised clients on the law of civil and administrative proceedings, arbitration law, contract law, the law of damages, competition law, copyright law and conflicts of laws issues.As of 1 February 2018, József has been listed on the new Roll of Arbitrators of the Commercial Arbitration Court (new name of the Permanent Court of Arbitration Affiliated with the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), and started to actually serve as an arbitrator in several matters.József is the only Hungarian member of the ICC Central and Eastern European Arbitration Group.As a member of the working group, József was a contributor to the new "Rules on Conduct of the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration" (the so-called "Prague Rules").
József has experience in the following areas:
Administrative and public law, Administrative law (general), Anti-bribery and corruption, Arbitration, Banking and finance, Civil law, Commercial, Commercial (general), Competition / anti-trust (contentious), Compliance and risk management, Construction (contentious), Copyright, Corporate and commercial (contentious), Criminal law, Debt recovery, Disputes / litigation, Disputes / litigation (general), Foreign Investment Protection, Fraud and corporate crime, Intellectual property and technology, International Trade Affairs, Laws, Private international law, Procedural law, Procurement, Product liability, Restructuring and insolvency, Risk and compliance (general)
József has previously helped clients in the following industries:
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