Dr. M. Tóth Balázs

born: Budapest, information pills 1975.

Academic studies:    

2004. Bar Exam 2003.

Master of Laws degree at University of London

2001-2005 PhD course at ELTE, Budapest

Thesis currently under prep.: Causes and Nature of Acquisitions of Management and Control of Real Estate Funds, International Comparison and Analysis de lege lata and de lege ferenda

2000. Juris Doctor degree with merit (cum laude) at University ELTE in Budapest

Professional profile:

• Acquired special expertise in investment and investment-financing areas, drafting documents, providing legal and management advice. In the field of constructions, residential and commercial developments, major construction contracts including the use of the technical supervisors required by financing banks, legal supervision of the development process, financing facility agreements and securities thereof

• tender procedures, privatisation share purchase agreements • control of company holdings, shareholders’ agreements, management advice

• local subsidiaries of international commercial and industrial enterprises, legal advice at set-up and follow up of its operations

• cross border taxation strategies

Major cases, clients:

• defending pharmaceutical companies such as Ratiopharm in consumer protection cases

• professional management and execution of real estate agreements with the Hungarian Treasury, transaction value: €12m

• a Hotel Azúr Rt – hotel operations, hotel refurbishment and development, representation at negotiations, transaction value: €20m

• residential real estate developments (Diversified European Rt), transaction value: €6m

• lead negotiator in providing liquidity for Malév Hungarian Airlines in 2006/2007, transaction value €60m

• privatisation transaction of Malév Hungarian Airlines, transaction value €102m

• taking part in the codification of the new commercial air traffic act

• legal reviewing of introduction of new technologies in telecommunications; Antenna Hungária Rt. and subsidiaries – legal representation, reviewing telecommunications law

In September 2003, organised seminar on Intra-community Taxation after Eastern Enlargement of the European Union.

Contributing to a feature publication in May 2004 edition of European Lawyer on transparency of the legal profession.