KCG Partners Law Firm handles a raft of contentious and non-contentious mandates and is particularly experienced in advising on employee stock ownership plans. The group acts for a number of clients in the financial services sector. Levente Csengery and Rita Párkányi jointly head the department.
Employment, Legal500, 2019

KCG Partners Law Firm is particularly noted for its experience in employment litigation, and it is also active across contract, banking, real estate, trade mark and insolvency disputes. Rita Párkányi and Levente Csengery head the team.
Dispute Resolution, Legal500, 2019

Sources praise Levente Csengery for his “very useful advice.” He often represents clients in litigation, and is lauded for being “absolutely on the dot with his knowledge of employment law,” as well as being “experienced, very skillful and helpful in supporting us.
Employment, Chambers Europe, 2019

At KCG Partners Law Firm, the team is singled out for its ‘business-minded approach and in-depth knowledge of employment law’. It is particularly experienced in advising on employee-stock ownership plans and handling contentious employment matters. Levente Csengery and Rita Párkányi jointly head the team.
Employment, Legal500, 2018

KCG Partners Law Firm handles domestic and cross-border litigation. Recent highlights include representing a multinational company in a contractual dispute against a local company. Rita Párkányi and Levente Csengery are recommended.
Dispute Resolution, Legal500, 2018

Levente Csengery is described by sources as an “open and solution-oriented lawyer.” He regularly handles a variety of employment matters, including labour litigation, company restructuring and executive contracts. Clients consider him to be a “very good negotiator and great communicator.”
Employment, Chambers Europe, 2018

KCG Partners Law Firm’s ‘practical and pragmatic approach’ earns plaudits from clients, and is regularly entrusted with sensitive contentious and non-contentious employment matters. The two partners –Levente Csengery and Rita Párkányi – are recommended.
Employment, Legal500, 2017

“Redundancy and restructuring specialist Levente Csengery leads (Gide’s) employment group, which recently advised a Northern European client in Labour Court litigation. It also advised a large international bank on Hungarian aspects of a proposed reorganization and dismissal of senior employees.”
Employment, Legal500, 2013

“Smart and easy to work with.” Client said
Employment, Chambers & Partners, 2013

“Levente Csengery has broad experience in representing and advising clients from various fields in staff restructuring, collective lay-off procedures, redundancy matters, ordinary and extraordinary dismissals, and in setting up optimal employment structure for executives. His experience also covers labour law litigations involving a wide range of employment law-related issues (e.g. unlawful termination, discrimination, collective employment disputes, work-related injury cases etc.).”
Chambers & Partners, 2012


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Levente Csengery

Founding partner

Levente is a seasoned corporate lawyer who has represented many large and medium sized international corporations and financial institutions in connection with their investments in Hungary and with other specific assignments. He is focusing on employment law, compliance-regulatory matters and dispute resolution issues across various sectors. His practice specializes in employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), redundancy matters and high-profile management fraud cases, as well as he also possesses substantial experience in damage claims, civil law actions and financial litigation.


Professional Experience

Prior to founding KCG Partners, Levente worked at the global law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel as the head of the employment and litigation groups, at Clifford Chance as a senior associate managing the labour law team and supporting the litigation team and at Salans, focusing on employment law and dispute resolution.


Education

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. (LL.M.), New York, NY, USA (2004)
New York University (NYU), School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Certificate in US Law and Methodologies. New York, NY, USA (2003)
University of Szeged, School of Law (J.D.). Szeged, Hungary (2002)


Languages

Hungarian and English.


Professional Associations

Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
Member of the Budapest Bar Association


Recent Professional Publications/Lectures/Interviews

Lecturer at the employment conference in Visegrád on the termination of executies of employments
Lecturer at the “Can I be fired for liking” conference series on employment law and social media tools (held at the American Chamber of Commerce and the French Chamber of Commerce in Budapest);
Speaker on social media legal issues, Hungarian National Radio 1 (Kossuth Rádió);
Author of ’Social media policy: Minimizing the risks’. Budapest Business Journal (2013);
Co-author of ’Mutual agreements in focus’. Budapest Business Journal (2011);


Rankings

Chambers Europe: “Tier Four Employment Practice in Hungary” (2019)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Four Dispute Resolution Practice in Hungary” (2019)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Employment Practice in Hungary” (2019)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Employment Practice in Hungary” (2018)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Four Dispute Resolution Practice in Hungary” (2018)
Chambers Europe: “Tier Four Employment Practice in Hungary” (2018)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Employment Practice in Hungary” (2017)
Chambers Europe: “Tier Four Employment Lawyer in Hungary” (2017)
Chambers Europe: “Tier Four Employment Lawyer in Hungary” (2016)
Chambers Europe: “Recommended Dispute Resolution Lawyer in Hungary” (2016)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Employment Practice in Hungary” (2016)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Four Employment Practice in Hungary” (2016)
Chambers Europe: “Tier Four Employment practice in Hungary” (2015)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Employment Practice” (2015)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Four Dispute Resolution Practice” (2015)
Recognized as a “Highly qualified and experienced senior associate” in employment issues: EMEA Legal 500’s 2013 edition

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