Budapest Business Specialist

Julia Szarvas is a qualified lawyer practicing in Hungary, partner of Szarvas Law Firm since 2016. Before setting up its current firm, she had spent 16 years of her professional career at law firms working in association with different BIG4 firms and one of the largest accounting firms in Hungary. She has broad experience in transactions when legal, tax and accounting aspects need to be considered parallel. She understands the tax and accounting requirements and knows the legal answer.

She has advised clients in different M&A transactions and setup of joint venture structures. She provides intensive support already during the negotiations, so that the deal can be closed smoothly and quickly. If necessary, her M&A services include restructuring steps needed either for taxation reasons or for completing conditions precedent of closing the transaction.

Julia advises several international clients holding investment in Hungary and provides day-to day advice for their legal compliance in corporate, commercial and HR matters.

She is specialized in certain special regulated areas, including data privacy law and legal aspects of electronic signatures.

Szarvas Law Firm is a small boutique firm with international clientele. The firm focuses on legal support of foreign investments in Hungary and on legal compliance of clients doing business in Hungary. The firm specializes on complex advisory and transactional services, when legal support needs to be provided in consideration of tax and accounting aspects and in cooperation with professionals of such areas. It is an independent law firm, having smooth cooperation with several independent tax advisors and accounting firms, as well as with law firms in numerous European countries.

Szarvas Law Firm helps clients from the first moment of entering Hungary for setting up their business there. Corporate documents are prepared in English-Hungarian bilingual format. Lawyers at Szarvas Law Firm provide continuous support in completion of the documentation, opening of a bank account and getting contact to relevant local service providers such as accountants or registered seat providers too.

Szarvas Law Firm also provides day-to-day support for foreign investments in Hungary. That includes commercial legal advisory, where they help clients at different levels of the supply chain, so that on one hand contracts properly reflect the business agreements of parties, and on the other hand include information needed for accounting or taxation reasons. The support of their lawyers covers all legal aspects of the HR lifecycle from hiring personnel through different compliance matters to employment restructuring transactions and dismissals. The firm has gained extensive experience in planning and implementing corporate finance and corporate restructuring transactions.

Practice of Szarvas Law Firm covers also such niche areas as  data protection (GDPR advisory) and competition compliance.