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Zoltán Fabók

Special Counsel
Litigation and Regulatory

Zoltán is a specialist in cross-border and domestic insolvency law, complex international and domestic litigation and arbitration. He focuses on advising companies in turnaround period as well as in insolvency related avoidance actions and in liability proceedings. He has been advising both creditors and debtors in insolvency and insolvency-related proceedings, guiding investors in relation to transactions in the shadow of insolvency. He has been involved in several high-profile cross-border insolvency, litigation and arbitration cases, and has been drafting in-depth memorandums on complex legal issues related all the above areas.

The scope and range of cases he has dealt with are domestic, European and international cases. Specifically, the advisory capacity offered is in such complex cases that lie beyond the scope of local jurisdictions, typically involving the detailed coordination, understanding and sensitivity to competing cross-border legal frameworks.

His track record includes advising the Hungarian Government both on the reform of the Hungarian Bankruptcy Code and the implementation of the Restructuring Directive. 

He is the Chief Editor of Fizetésképtelenségi Jog (Insolvency Law) at Wolters Kluwer magazine.

Professional QualificationsLawyer (Ügyvéd) admitted to the Budapest Bar Association (Budapesti Ügyvédi Kamara), 2006


  • Advising the Government on implementation of the Restructuring Directive.
  • Advising multinational corporate group in insolvency proceedings.
  • Advising international corporate group in relation to insolvency-related liability issues.
  • English
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • INSOL International, Global Insolvency Practice Course, London, United Kingdom, 2013
  • University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, course on German Law and Comparative Law, LLM, 2003
  • Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (ELTE), Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary, J.D., 2001


  • International Insolvency Law in the New Hungarian PIL Statute, 2022 (Link)
  • The Effects of Insolvency Proceedings on Individual Enforcement Actions in the Context of the Insolvency Regulation, 2021
  • New Developments regarding the Delineation between Commercial and Insolvency Proceedings, 2021 (Link)
  • Effects of Foreign Insolvency Proceedings on Enforcement Proceedings in the State of Recognition, 2020 (Link)
  • Jurisdiction concerning annex actions in the context of the insolvency and Brussels Ibis regulations, 2020 (Link)

Additional qualifications

He is the Chief Editor of Fizetésképtelenségi Jog (Insolvency Law) at Wolters Kluwer magazine.

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Fellow, INSOL International 
  • Bar Exam examiner, Ministry of Justice
  • Ordinary Conferee, Conference on European Restructuring and Insolvency Law (CERIL)
  • INSOL Europe’s Country Coordinator for Hungary
  • Member of INSOL Europe and INSOL International
  • AmCham Regulatory Committee
  • Ministry of Justice – Expert Commission for Recodification of the Insolvency Law