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Dr. Zsolt Füsthy

Senior Managing Partner Füsthy & Mányai Law Office

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  • Hungary

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  • Employment Law (Corporate)
H-1036 Budapest, Lajos u. 74-76
Budapest Hungary

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Dr. Zsolt FÜSTHY is a senior managing partner at Füsthy and Mányai Law Office, specialized in labour law, M&A transactions and banking law.

Zsolt has a wide range of experience in M&A transactions, banking and labour law matters. He started his career as an assistant judge. After that Zsolt worked at the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Finance where he gained lots of experience in administration law. Then Zsolt held a position as thehead of financial and civil law department at theHungarian Commercial and Credit Bank Co. Ltd and Daiwa-MKB (Hungary) Investment and Securities Co. Ltd.  In these positions Zsolt was engaged in financial and banking law, securities transactions and privatization processes, too. Zsolt was admitted to the bar in 1994 and has got over 20 years' expertise in the field of labour law.

Zsolt earned a doctor degree from Eötvös Loránd University and awarded two postgraduate degrees of EC Law and Environmental Law. Zsolt won scholarships in Florence, European University Institute, Academy of European Law (1990) and London (1995), working for Mishcon de Reya Solicitor’s Firm and 3/4 South Square Barristers’ Chamber.Zsolt is a member of the Budapest Bar Association and the International Bar Association, as well as FIDE (la Federation Internationale pour le Droit European) Hungarian Association.

He is co-author of many legal publications, such as Transnational Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide, Oceana Publications and the Handbook of Labour Law, Wolters Kluwer. He has contributed plenty of labour law articles in professional journals. Zsolt is fluent in English, Italian and Russian.

Interests: Zsolt's interests outside work include playing chess, bridge and wine tasting.

Generally, the following responsibilities belong to Zsolt:

Individual labour and employment law

In our labour law practice, we always keep in mind the economic and financial ramifications of decisions. From warning notices/reminder letters to dismissals we provide our clients with professional legal advice.

Collective labour and employment law

We can support our clients being employers in drafting collective agreements, negotiating social compensation plans and negotiating with the labour union and the works council.

Human resources for businesses

We offer more than assistance with individual cases. We also support our clients’ HR staff in their day-to-day activities.

Firm Description

Füsthy & Mányai Law Office was established in 1999, as de-merger of several law offices. Our firm offers a full range of quality legal services, dedicated to clients with utmost possible rapidity and efficiency. The firm has got corresponding contacts with leading law offices worldwide.

We are dealing with business law in broad terms, covering all practice areas of law system that a company may be faced in the course of its day-to-day operations. Therefore our lawyers are engaged in corporate law, commercial law, antitrust and competition law, contract law, labour law, public procurement law, intellectual property law, environmental law, banking law and securities matters. We offer assistance in mergers and acquisitions, real property and foreign investment transactions. We also do civil law, business law and administrative law litigation, as well as arbitration and represent our clients in debt collection cases and in the course of bankruptcy and liquidation proceedings.

Particular emphasis is put on EU regulations, so many of our lawyers has obtained special qualifications in EC and Environmental Law.

Some of our lawyers used to work for the state administration (e.g. Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Transport) therefore we dare say that we have experience on the work of the governmental agencies and not only with those mentioned before.In the course of our activities we frequently get in touch with authorities and try to establish and maintain fruitful connections.

We usually charge our fees on hourly basis but sometimes we make different types of arrangements, as well, particularly, if a given project is outlined. If it is required our fee structure may consist of a combination of a retainer fee and an hourly rate. In any and all cases we intend to shape our fee policy in accordance with the interests and possibilities of the client. Court cases are subject to special arrangements, depending on the nature and value of the matter concerned.

We have been assigned by various clients in the abovementioned fields from almost all of the European countries and also overseas countries, including the territory of Asia, North and South America.

We can involve auditors, tax specialists, book-keepers or other experts, if the case so requires.

We offer our services mainly in Hungarian, English and German languages but some of our lawyers speaks French, Italian and Russian languages, too.