RITA PÁRKÁNYI

Attorney at law


Best known for its work on employment litigation, acting for an impressive multinational clientele spanning the pharmaceutical, healthcare and financial sectors. Regularly handles an array of contentious employment mandates, including dismissals and TUPE issues.
Employment, Chambers Europe, 2018

Clients appreciate the level of attention given to them, describing the team as “reactive,” adding: “They seem to really value us.”
Employment, Chambers Europe, 2018

Interviewees also note the increasing presence the firm is establishing in the market: “They are wielding their presence quite visibly and are becoming a very good boutique firm.”
Employment, Chambers Europe, 2018

Assisted Szimbiózis Foundation with a pro bono project promoting employment rights for people with disabilities.
Employment, Chambers Europe, 2018

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

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

Rita Párkányi has established a presence in the market, most notably for her work for French clients. She advises on a broad range of employment mandates, including litigation, collective agreements and redundancy procedures. Clients describe her as “quick and efficient, even when there is a complex problem.”
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

“Highly qualified and experienced” (senior associate) Levente Csengery heads the employment team (at Gide), which has been active in contentious termination matters.
Employment, Legal500, 2014

“Levente Csengery is the key employment law specialist.”
Employment, Legal500, 2015

“Sources applaud Levente Csengery for his dedication and hard work.”
Employment, Chambers & Partners, 2012

Practice head Levente Csengery of KCG Partners Law Firm advises clients from a variety of sectors on redundancies and management fraud issues, and is an experienced employment litigator.
Employment, Chambers & Partners, 2015


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EMPLOYMENT LAW PRACTICE

Our expertise

KCG Partners is extremely strong in Employment Law, an area of legislation that is both strictly regulated and in constant flux. Our attorneys offer their clients clear, real-world legal advice on new legislation and judicial practice as well as practical insight from multiple perspectives across the full spectrum of labour law:

  • Establishing and terminating employment relationships
  • Restructuring and large-scale lay-offs
  • Collective disputes and trade union matters
  • Transfer of undertakings
  • Safeguarding trade secrets, disputes over non-competition agreements, and executive compensation
  • HR compliance issues

Preventive approach

Modern Human Relations leaders understand the importance of pre-emptive measures: where business risk is concerned, forewarned is most definitely forearmed. With this guiding principle in mind, with our legal services we assist businesses with the development and implementation of preventive strategies via HR compliance reviews and audits, and the drafting of regulatory compliant employment policies.


Crisis management

KCG Partners’ lawyers have a proven track record of dealing swiftly and effectively with employee fraud and other misconduct. In crisis situations we provide clients with first-response case and risk assessment studies, draw up alternatives, and then analyze their possible legal consequences. We also advise on avoiding reputational damage and how to manage media coverage.


Employment litigation

The practice has successfully defended clients in unlawful termination and dismissal actions brought by high-level and highly compensated executives. In such sensitive, complex labor law litigation situations, we work closely with labour law professors and other Human Relations professionals, going far beyond standard counselling and court representation work.


Day-to-day assistance

Our skilled team of specialist practitioners assists clients in the day-to-day management of labour law-related issues:

  • Drafting employment agreements, especially for senior executives and managers; executive compensation agreements
  • Advising on employee benefits and compensation packages
  • Formulating and updating HR and employment policies
  • Advising on workplace disputes and restructuring matters (e.g. transfer of employees in mergers and/or spin-offs; transfer of assets or transfer of portfolios)

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