Dentons has appointed Gabor Kiraly as the new Country Managing Officer in Hungary effective January 1, 2022.
According to Dentons, Kiraly will be responsible for the day-to-day management and leadership of the Budapest office, in addition to serving clients as a partner in the Banking and Finance team.
Kiraly started his career at the Hungarian National Bank in the early 1990s and has also worked for five years at CIB Bank. He joined Dentons in 2015, and after briefly leaving the firm to work for a private equity house, he rejoined as a partner in 2021 (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on July 1, 2021).
Kiraly takes over the leadership role from Istvan Reczicza, who served as Managing Partner for more than 23 years, including seven at Dentons. According to the firm, “Istvan Reczicza will continue to work at Dentons as a Senior Partner, where he will focus on supporting his clients while strengthening the advisory business.”
“It is a great honor and privilege that the leadership has entrusted me to take our market leader position in Hungary to a new level,” Kiraly commented. “Working together with Istvan Reczicza, I will blend innovative ideas with our well-established strategy, in order to build on the incredible success that the firm has achieved in recent years.”