Dentons strengthens Regulatory practice with hire of Balázs Csuday, former Ambassador of Hungary

4 September 2017 – Dentons has strengthened its platform in Hungary with the recruitment of Balázs Csuday, former Ambassador of Hungary, as Senior Counsel. He has joined Dentons’ Regulatory practice in Budapest, and will substantially enhance Dentons’ capabilities in public affairs, statutory compliance, and regulation.

Csuday has considerable experience in representing and advising the most senior levels of the Hungarian Government, Hungarian and multinational corporations, and the European Union, in various international contexts. He was previously Director, Public Sector and Government Relations, at PwC in Budapest. Prior to that, he served in the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary with the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN and Other International Organizations in Vienna. Also, as ambassador, he was responsible for opening the Hungarian Embassy in Quito, Ecuador.

Csuday was educated at the Faculty of Law at Eötvös Loránd University, the Diplomatic Academy of Complutense University in Madrid, and the School of Law at Fordham University, New York.

István Réczicza, Hungary Managing Partner at Dentons, said, “It is a pleasure and an honor to welcome Balázs Csuday to our team. His experience at the highest level of international regulatory development and public affairs adds considerable weight and experience to our capabilities in these areas. His appointment also underlines the contribution of our Budapest office to the legal environment in Hungary and across the entire region.”

Dentons’ Budapest office recently received the IFLR National Law Firm of the Year Award for Hungary – for the second year running – at the IFLR European Awards, shortly after the firm was named ‘Europe Law Firm of the Year’ at the Chambers Europe Awards.





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About Dentons


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Dentons to combine with leading Scottish law firm Maclay Murray & Spens

Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, announced today that it is to combine with leading Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens. The combination, which is expected to complete later in 2017 following approval by the partnerships of both firms, will offer clients the services of around 800 fee earners in the UK, including 200 partners, operating from offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London, Milton Keynes and Watford. Dentons will have around 8,700 lawyers and professionals.

“This combination will significantly enhance our scale and capabilities in the UK,” said Dentons’ Global Chief Executive Officer Elliott Portnoy. “Combining with strong, independent and well-established firms is central to Dentons’ ‘in and of the community’ ethos, and with its rich history in the Scottish market Maclay Murray & Spens fits very much into this category. Following soon after our recent combinations with equally high-quality firms in Latin America and the Netherlands, this development accelerates Dentons’ momentum as we continue our journey ‘from largest to leading.'”

“Maclay Murray & Spens is a Scottish leader in some of our strongest practices and sectors including Financial Services, Energy, Transport & Infrastructure, and Real Estate,” said Jeremy Cohen, Chief Executive Officer for Dentons’ UK and Middle East region. “By combining we will also significantly increase our out-of-London capability. Working seamlessly with colleagues in London, our Milton Keynes and Watford offices already enable us to deliver enhanced value to many of our largest clients. This combination will upscale that ability by a very considerable margin.”

“Joining forces with the world’s largest law firm is tremendously exciting for us,” said Kenneth Shand, Chief Executive Officer of Maclay Murray & Spens. “With offices across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific, Dentons will unquestionably be the only significant player in Scotland which is a genuinely global firm. We will have a unique ability to offer Scottish businesses with international ambitions access to the largest array of legal talent in the world, and international firms with an interest in Scotland, the resources of one of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking law firms.”

“Our vision is to offer clients the ‘law firm of the future’ now,” said Dentons’ Global Chairman Joe Andrew. “By enhancing our ability to serve national and multi-national clients in the UK, the world’s second largest legal market, and continuing to innovate in client service delivery, Dentons continues to set the pace in the global legal market.”


The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) will create jobs, strengthen economic relations and boost Canada’s trade with the world’s second-largest market. CETA is a progressive free trade agreement which covers virtually all sectors and aspects of Canada-EU trade in order to eliminate or reduce barriers. For example, prior to CETA’s entry into force, only 25 percent of EU tariff lines on Canadian goods were duty-free. Upon CETA’s entry into force, the EU will remove tariffs on 98 percent of its tariff lines. Once CETA is fully implemented, the EU will have eliminated tariffs on 99 percent of its tariff lines.


23rd Lobster Dinner

Dear Friends and Sponsors, We would like to express our appreciation for your participation at our 23rd Lobster Dinner. Our Chamber and Partners all hope that you had a pleasant evening. We kindly inform you that photos of the event can be found here. Should you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

BBQ Dinner

Dear Friends and Sponsors, We would like to express our appreciation for your participation at our 6th BBQ Dinner held on June 2. Our Chamber and Partners all hope that you had a pleasant evening. We kindly inform you that photos of the event can be found here. Should you need further information please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dutch–Canadian Business Lunch

Business LunchThe Netherlands-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce
and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hungaryare pleased to invite you to their joint  Business Lunch
This event gives you a great opportunity for informal networking while enjoying  a nice lunch and the wonderful panoramic view from the InterContinental Hotel. 
Date: Thursday, 7 April 2016
12:00 pm – 14:00 pmLocation: InterContinental Budapest, Executive Lounge
(1052 Budapest, Apáczai Csere J. u.  12-14.)

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Arrival, registration
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Welcome speeches
12:45 pm – 14:00 pm Buffet lunch and networking

Participation fee

Members of Dutcham/CCCH:     7,500 HUF + VAT
Non-members:                             9,500 HUF + VAT

Parking is possible in the surrounding streets (parking fee applies).

Registrations and cancellations are accepted till 18.00 on 1 April 2016 by sending an e-mail

Any cancellations arriving after that date and no-shows will not be taken into account; the participation fee will be invoiced. Late cancellations and no-shows will not be refunded! We can only accept a limited number of registrations on a first come first served basis.

Please note that photos are taken at our events and by participating you consent to those taken of you to be published on the Dutcham/ CCCH website and/or  publications.

Trade Program

The CCCH Trade Program was created to help companies step up to the challenge of export development. Forged in cooperation with some of the largest and most prominent companies in Hungary and the CEE region, the CCCH Trade Program is intent on delivering assistance to companies in the planning, preparation, and execution of a venture outside of the domestic market.

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Events 2016

The Chamber hosts three prominent events annually:

6th Canadian Steak BBQ Party
(June, 200 guests) This year we also celebrate 150 years of Canada.

Thanksgiving Dinner

23rd Traditional Lobster Dinner
(November, Hotel Intercontinental, 460 guests)

Other 2016 events:

Concert dinner with Mr Adam Gyorgy
(March, 200 guests)

3 seminars during the year (topics related to the Trade Program)

More information here.