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Levente Torma *

Counsel
Co-Head of Tax Practice
He is a leading practitioner in the Hungarian market.
Chambers Europe, 2024
Budapest*Independent tax expert in cooperation with DLA Piper Posztl, Nemescsói, Györfi-Tóth and Partners.
About

Levente Torma has extensive experience in national and international taxation and tax planning especially in tax-driven corporate restructuring, M&A, resolution of disputes with Hungarian tax authorities, tax efficient intra-group schemes, EC tax laws, taxation of financial instruments, tax driven asset finance, employee remuneration schemes, transfer pricing, VAT and EPPC.

He regularly advises domestic and international clients in several industrial areas on various tax issues.

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

EXPERIENCE

Advising Hungary’s biggest automotive supplier company in connection with a cross-border merger by which the group could adopt to the changing business and international tax environment in a tax efficient manner.
Languages
  • Hungarian
  • English
Education
  • Budapest Business School, Tax Advisor (2004)
  • Jannus Pannonius University, Faculty of Law, Degree in Law, LLB (2000), cum laude

Awards

  • "He is a leading practitioner in the Hungarian market." – Chambers Europe, 2024
  • "His knowledge of international taxation is exceptional." – Chambers Europe
  • "Levente Torma has very strong analytical skills and he can solve problems." – Chambers Europe, 2023
  • Levente Torma is a top-ranked practitioner advising on an array of both contentious and non-contentious work. He has notable experience in VAT, double taxation treaties, withholding tax, corporate income tax and transfer pricing matters. Levente Torma assists clients with the tax aspects of cross-border M&A transactions and represents them in tax investigations. - Chambers Europe, 2022
  • Top ranked Levente Torma is recognised for his leading role in both contentious and non-contentious tax work, including cross-border M&A transactions. He also assists with VAT issues and withholding tax matters. - Chambers Europe, 2021
  • “DLA Piper's 'client-friendly and practical' team includes the highly regarded Levente Torma and Ákos Becher; both are experienced in advising clients from a wide range of sectors on the tax aspects of corporate restructurings, tax consulting issues and tax planning matters. It also has a strong track record in successfully representing clients in tax-related disputes.” - Legal500, 2020
  • "He really knows his stuff, being right in the centre of things. He is a very co-operative and technical person." - Chambers Europe, 2019

Rankings and Awards

  • ITR, 2022, Indirect tax, Tax controversy, (Individual Rankings): WT – Highly Regarded
  • Chambers Europe, 2013 - 2024, Tax, (Individual Rankings): Band 1
  • Legal 500, 2020 - 2024, Tax, (Individual Rankings): Hall of Fame
  • Legal 500, 2016 - 2019, Tax, (Individual Rankings): Tier 1
 

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