Zoltán has been practising international business law for more than 16 years. His primary specialisation is corporate/M&A work, having acted as lead counsel on numerous M&A transactions and represented a number of international investors, private equity firms and Hungarian blue-chip companies. In such transactions he places great emphasis on adopting a commercial approach, seeking innovative solutions and ensuring precise documentation.
Zoltán’s advisory work on a number of high profile transactions affords him a deep understanding of the issues, client needs and regulatory background of the pharmaceutical, energy and TMT industries. He often advises clients on competition cases, concentrating primarily on merger control and unfair trade practice issues, and employment matters. He has successfully assisted clients in a number of arbitration and cross-border litigation matters, acting before forums in Budapest, Vienna and London. His track record includes representing foreign banks and international financial institutions in cross-border financing transactions.
Prior to the establishment of Forgó, Varga & Partners (the predecessor of Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners) in 2000 Zoltán was Partner and Head of the M&A practice at the Budapest office of an international law firm. His experience includes working in Vienna and in London at leading international law firms.
- Budapest Bar Association since 1995
- Registered Arbitrator of the Money and Capital Markets Arbitration Court in Budapest
- Hungarian Venture Capital Association: Member of the Ethics Committee
- Representative of the Firm in the Energy Law Group
- ELTE University, Budapest, 1992 Law Degree (summa cum laude)
- Postgraduate International Trade Law Course, Turin, 1992
- Postgraduate Degree in International Trade Law, 1998
Publications & Conference Presentations:
- speaking on nuclear developments in Hungary at the nuclear energy workshop of the Second Energy Event, France, 2011
- author of the article “Price War” on Hungarian pharmaceutical laws
(Life Sciences Law and Business, 2004)