The ‘proactive’ team at KCG Partners Law Firm is instructed on the tax aspects of infrastructure projects and restructurings. It also advises on the tax implications of employee transfers and share schemes. Managing partner Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik, who is ‘enthusiastic’ and ‘comes up with solutions that are beneficial to the client’, lead the team.
Tax, Legal500, 2019

The ‘practical’ team at KCG Partners Law Firm places ‘a strong emphasis on understanding the business needs of its clients’ and is experienced in industrial developments and construction mandates. Managing partner Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik, who is ‘very strong in construction law and industrial real estate developments’, lead the team.
Real Estate & Construction, Legal500, 2019

The ‘professional, quick, thorough and well-structured’ team at KCG Partners Law Firm advises on industrial developments such as greenfield investments and infrastructure projects. Managing partner Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik lead the team.
Projects&Energy, Legal500, 2019

KCG Partners Law Firm’s recent highlights include advising a bank on a project finance transaction and representing a major construction company in a commercial dispute. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik are recommended.
Projects&Energy, Legal500, 2018

KCG Partners Law Firm handles real estate transactions, construction projects, and leasehold and construction disputes. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta is ‘a very skilled negotiator’ who also stands out for her ‘project management skills’. Gabriella Gálik is also noted.
Real Estate & Construction, Legal500, 2018

KCG Partners Law Firm advises on the tax aspects of cross-border M&A transactions and the tax implications of employee share plans. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik are ‘very commercial and solution-driven’.
Tax, Legal500, 2018

“The ‘effective and proactive’ team at KCG Partners Law Firm provides a ‘fast but absolutely precise’ service. Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik are advising a client on regulatory and licensing issues in the renewable energy sector.”
Projects&Energy, Legal500, 2017

“The ‘very professional’ two-partner team at KCG Partners Law Firm has an expanding client portfolio which has added several international companies. Practice head Eszter Kamocsay-Berta is recommended along with Gabriella Gálik, who is ‘thorough, precise and hardworking’.”
Tax, Legal500, 2017

“Innovative thinker’ Eszter Kamocsay-Berta at KCG Partners Law Firm has ‘an impressive track record in energy-related matters”
Projects&Energy, Legal500, 2016

“Practice head Eszter Kamocsay-Berta and Gabriella Gálik cover the full spectrum of tax matters”,
Tax, Legal500, 2016

“Eszter Kamocsay-Berta heads the projects and energy practice at KCG Partners Law Firm and is highly experienced in the energy and infrastructure sector. Sources highlight her knowledge of the whole spectrum of the construction and infrastructure market. She is an innovative thinker and focuses on solutions.”
Energy & Infrastructure, Chambers & Partners, 2016

Founder and the Managing Partner at KCG Partners, where she leads a professional, cohesive team of high-performance lawyers.
Legal500, 2015

“She is practical rather than just theoretical, and very trustworthy – you don’t feel like you have to check her work.” Client said.
Projects & Energy, Chambers & Partners, 2015


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Eszter Kamocsay-Berta

Founding and Managing Partner

Eszter has over 18 years of top tier experience in M&A, projects, transactions and tax law with special recognition as an expert in restructuring, construction and energy matters. She regularly advises multinationals and their local subsidiaries, representing clients from the oil and gas, renewable energy, construction, financial, chemical, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.


Professional Experience

A qualified attorney-at-law licensed to practice in Hungary, Eszter previously worked at prestigious law offices like Gide Loyrette Nouel as partner of the Budapest office, and at Clifford Chance and Salans as senior associate. Now, as Founder and Managing Partner at KCG Partners, she leads a professional, cohesive team of high-performance lawyers.


Education

SEED School for Executive Education and Development, Budapest, Hungary (2018)
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Engineering consultancy and FIDIC contracts. Budapest, Hungary (2015)
Vienna University of Economics & Business, International Tax LL.M. Vienna, Austria (2009-2011)
Pázmány Péter University, Faculty of Law & Political Sciences (JD). Budapest, Hungary (1995-2000)
Eötvös Loránd University, Sociology and Media Studies (M.A.). Budapest, Hungary (1993-1998)
University of Stirling, Sociology and Media Studies, Scotland, UK (1997)
Carl-Bosch-Gymnasium, Abitur, Ludwigshafen, Germany(1993)


Languages

Hungarian, English and German.


Professional Associations

Member of the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA)
Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
Member of the Budapest Bar Association


Rankings

EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Five Commercial, Corporate and M&A Practice in Hungary” (2019)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Three Projects and Energy Practice in Hungary” (2019)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Three Real Estate and Construction Practice in Hungary” (2019)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Tax Practice in Hungary” (2019)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Three Projects and Energy Practice in Hungary” (2018)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Three Real Estate and Construction Practice in Hungary” (2018)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Tax Practice in Hungary” (2018)
Chambers Europe: “Tier Three Projects and Energy Lawyer in Hungary” (2017)
EMEA Legal 500: “Third Tier Projects and Energy Practice” (2017)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Tax Practice in Hungary” (2017)
Chambers Europe: “Tier Three Projects and Energy Lawyer in Hungary” (2016)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Three Projects and Energy Lawyer in Hungary” (2016)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Four Real Estate and Construction Practice in Hungary” (2016)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Tax Practice in Hungary” (2016)
Chambers Europe: “Tier Three Projects and Energy practice in Hungary” (2015)
Chambers Europe: “Tier Three Tax Practice in Hungary” (2015)
EMEA Legal 500: “Third Tier Projects and Energy Practice” (2015)
EMEA Legal 500: “Four Tier Real Estate and Construction Practice” (2015)
Chambers Europe: “Third Tier Projects & Energy Practice in Hungary” (2014)
Chambers Europe: “Third Tier Tax Practice in Hungary” (2014)
EMEA Legal 500: “Third Tier Energy Practice in Hungary” (2013)
EMEA Legal 500: “Second Tier Tax Practice in Hungary” (2013)
EMEA Legal 500: “First Tier Tax Practice in Hungary” (2012)
EMEA Legal 500: “Second Tier Project Finance Practice in Hungary” (2012)
EMEA Legal 500: “Third Tier Energy Practice in Hungary” (2012)
Chambers Europe: “Third Tier Projects & Energy Practice in Hungary” (2012)

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