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Gábor Molnár LL.M.

Partner
Head of Corporate M&A, Co-Head of Capital Markets at DLA Piper Hungary
He is very knowledgeable and understands our business needs.
Chambers Europe 2022
About

Gábor Molnár advises investors, owners and targets on all types of M&A transactions from complex, multi-jurisdictional "megadeals" to smaller, purely domestic transactions. Under Gábor’s leadership the Corporate and M&A team has become a leader in the league tables (both in value and volume) and is consistently recognized as a preeminent Corporate and M&A team in Hungary.

Gábor has been a key advisor on several "Deal of the Year" transactions as well as complex corporate restructurings, privatizations and distressed transactions. Gábor is ranked in all major legal directories as a leading (Tier 1, Band 1) Hungarian M&A lawyer. On the basis of the aggregate value of the transactions on which Gábor advised his clients between 2005 – 2022, Gábor is one of the top three lawyers in the relevant Mergermarket league table.

Gábor Molnár is also the Co-Head of the Capital Markets practice at DLA Piper Hungary. He primarily advises on ECM transactions (IPOs, takeovers). He also regularly works with the Budapest Stock Exchange and the Hungarian regulator on reform proposals aimed at streamlining the Hungarian capital markets transactional legal framework and he also participates in the investor educational activity of the Budapest Stock Exchange.

Professional QualificationsLawyer (Ügyvéd) admitted to the Budapest Bar Association (Budapesti Ügyvédi Kamara)
Languages
  • Hungarian
  • English
Education
  • Eötvös Loránd University, J.D., Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary, summa cum laude, 1992-97
  • University of Bristol, LLM, Faculty of Law, Commercial and Company Law, Bristol, UK, 1997-98
  • University of Oxford (St. Edmund Hall), M.Jur., Law Faculty, EU Law, Oxford, UK, 2002-03

Awards

According to a client, Gábor Molnár is "one of the best lawyers in Hungary." The same client particularly highlights that "he is very knowledgeable and understands our business needs." Gábor Molnár has notable recent experience advising clients on complex mergers, divestments and venture capital investments. - Chambers Europe, 2022 Clients praise Gábor Molnár for "being very friendly and understanding the clients' needs." Another client highlights that "he is extremely calm in tough situations, very relaxed and his knowledge is so persuasive." - Chambers Europe, 2021 He is a very nice, calm, reliable and respected practitioner. - Chambers Europe, 2020 Gábor Molnár is an extremely experienced and calm negotiator. – Legal500, 2022

Seminars

  • BÉT50, 2018, Legal Section, Panel Moderator

Rankings and Awards

  • Chambers Global, 2021 - 2022, Corporate M&A, Individual Rankings: Band 1
  • Chambers Europe, 2021 - 2022, Corporate M&A, Individual Rankings: Band 1
  • Legal500, 2019 - 2022, Commercial, Corporate M&A, (Individual Rankings): Hall of Fame
  • Legal500, 2016 - 2018, Commercial, Corporate M&A, (Individual Rankings): Leading Individual
  • IFLR1000, 2018 - 2021, M&A, Individual Rankings: Highly Regarded
  • Mergermarket, based on the total value of M&A transactions in 2021, Individual Ranking: # 1

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