bpv | JÁDI NÉMETH is the founding member of bpv | LEGAL alliance operating as an association of independent law firms with local offices in Central and Eastern Europe’s key locations such as Baden, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Mödling, Prague and Vienna.
“The abbreviation ‘bpv’ stands for the initials of those cities where the firm had branches when first launched. We used to joke that new offices should only open in cities with these initial letters,” Managing Partner Dr Andrea Jádi Németh says with a jovial smile.
Looking over Vörösmarty tér in District 5, the stylish Budapest office employs a young, dynamic, well-educated international team of 18 lawyers who consistently serve clients with the expected professional care and diligence from premier international firms while never losing the approachable and personal atmosphere found at the local level.
bpv | JÁDI NÉMETH has native speakers of English and German along with the Hungarian team members fluent in either English, German or both with proficiency in Italian, Spanish and Russian.
Because of the firm’s large scale German clients, bpv | JÁDI NÉMETH operates a German Desk, directed by Dr Ágnes Tigelmann, Partner.
“We offer a unique combination of international experience and in-depth knowledge of local law,” the Managing Partner tells Diplomacy and Trade, adding that she is also proud of the flexibility with which they are able to follow the rather hectic changes of Hungarian law.
“With a series of seminars such as ‘Employers’ Latitude in Working Time Regulations’ at DUIHK, or the ‘Company Law Seminar,’ jointly hosted with the Joint Venture Association, we provide practical advice and recommendations in connection with possible schemes, options and new legal methods. It is important to keep abreast of the changing economic and political landscape in Hungary and the region in order to proactively plan for our client’s future.”
Jádi Németh adds that in addition to the new labor law, it is also challenging to observe the new Hungarian Public Procurement Act (PPA) and the ever changing rules on bankruptcy and liquidation, especially for a law firm whose clients are almost exclusively economic actors.
“During and after crisis, there’s an increasing need for law firms who have extensive experiences relating state regulatory matters.” According to Jádi Németh, a business-minded approach and transactional orientation gives her company a significant comparative advantage.
In addition, the firm boasts a highly acclaimed litigation and dispute resolution practice. Honoring the team’s achievements in the field of local and cross-border M&A transactions, some of which are considered as the most complex transactions in Hungary – during the challenging economic downturn, Corporate INTL magazine chose us the ‘Best Hungarian M&A Law Firm’ for the third consecutive year.
An alliance of law firms
bpv | LEGAL was founded in June 2006 as an alliance of four laws firms working in seven locations focusing on Central and Eastern Europe. The combined strength of the alliance is some 70 lawyers practicing in many diverse fields. In addition, bpv | LEGAL can draw on the close relationships that its partners have built up through many years of operating in the region.
"bpv / JÁDI NÉMETH´s German Desk led by Dr Ágnes Tigelmann has been serving as a bridge for German-speaking clients doing business in Hungary. The law firm advises German, Austrian and Swiss companies, mostly in the energy, automotive and the machinery industries.
The team consists of experienced Hungarian attorneys (Rechtsanwälte) and a native German lawyer. Further, in strong cooperation with the other bpv LEGAL offices, bpv JÁDI NÉMETH's German Desk proudly counsels the firm's German speaking clientele in multijurisdictional projects in the CEE region."
Dr Andrea Jádi Németh received her JD “summa cum laude” from the ELTE School of Law in Budapest and her LL.M., with a concentration in International Finance, Corporate Finance and Corporate Law, from Harvard University at the Faculty of Law in Cambridge (MA), USA. Elected President at the Hungarian Harvard Club, a forum for alumni and friends of Harvard University who reside in Hungary, she is involved in organizing recruitment events at high schools to push students towards the “unique Harvard experience.”
A mother of two, Jádi Németh was elected Second Vice-President of AmCham last year, and is the returning Hungarian Woman of Excellence Award jury chair.