“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, focusing on employment law and dispute resolution issues across various sectors, including finance, manufacturing, and ICT. His practice specializes in redundancy matters and high-profile management fraud cases, and also covers damage claims, civil law actions, financial and real estate litigation.


Professional Experience

Levente spent his early career at the Budapest office of Salans, where he specialized in employment law and dispute resolution. In 2008, he moved to the local office of Clifford Chance as a senior associate. In 2011, Levente joined the Budapest office of Gide Loyrette Nouel, heading up its dispute resolution and labor law team, which he built up to one of the largest and most respected practices in the country. As of June 2014, he is a founding partner at KCG Partners.


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.


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

EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Employment Practice in Hungary” (2017)
“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.”
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)
“We like him for his behaviour and dynamism. He is a real labour litigation lawyer, who not only prepares the file, but is able to fight a case.”
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Two Employment Practice” (2015)
EMEA Legal 500: “Tier Four Dispute Resolution Practice” (2015)
“KCG Partners Law Firm is a new entrant to the market, having been formed in June 2014 by several former members of Gide Loyrette Nouel’s office in Hungary. Levente Csengery is the key employment law specialist.”
Recognized as a “Highly qualified and experienced senior associate” in employment issues: EMEA Legal 500’s 2013 edition

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