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Zoltan Lengyel

Partner

Budapest

Lengyel Zoltan
Zoltan Lengyel

Partner

Budapest

Zoltán is the managing partner at Allen & Overy Budapest with 25 years of experience in business law. Zoltán specialises on capital markets and M&A transactions. He has extensive experience advising clients in various sectors, particularly financial institutions.

Zoltán is a member of the Advisory Board of the Capital Markets Law Journal of Oxford University Press and he is on the panel of PRIME Finance, which is a panel of experts on structured finance matters.

Zoltán is the go to person in Hungary on capital markets related matters. In particular, he advised on the first structured bond issue by a Hungarian issuer, the first Euro mortgage bond issued by a Hungarian mortgage bank, the first IPO following implementation of the prospectus directive in Hungary and advises on the first listing of a bond on the Budapest Stock Exchange by a third country issuer.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  •  Raiffeisen Bank Hungary in relation to the first and second inaugural Growth Bond (NKP) issue of the Cordia Group.
  • Masterplast on its inaugural Growth Bond (NKP) issue. The arranger was Raiffeisen Bank Hungary.
  • The International Investment Bank in connection with the private placement and listing of its notes on the Budapest Stock Exchange.
  • The Bank of China Ltd. in connection with listing of its structured notes on the Budapest Stock Exchange.
  • AEGON Credit in relation to the sale of its performing and non-performing mortgage loan portfolio.
  • AEGON Lakástakarékpénztár in relation to the sale of its home savings product portfolio.
  • Home Credit International on its first European venture capital investment into Hungarian fintech startup Barion.
  • General Electric Company on the sale of its lighting business to the former chairman of GE Hungary.
  • Central Fund in relation to the contemplated purchase of Lombard Leasing, a leasing company by conducting a due diligence and providing legal advice on structuring matters.
  • OTP Bank on the sale of the OTP Garancia insurance companies across the CEE to Groupama, the French insurance group, along with bancassurance and other agreements.

News & insights

Authorising your holding company

Publications: 16 APRIL 2021

Authorising your holding company

Certain UK incorporated holding companies of banks and investments firms will, for the first time, be required to obtain PRA authorisation in 2021. 

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A&O performs well in Q1 2021 M&A league tables

News: 16 APRIL 2021

A&O performs well in Q1 2021 M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q1 2021 with a good performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets,…

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Abstract

Publications: 15 OCTOBER 2020

The MiFID Review - a ‘stocktake’ on recent publications impacting wholesale financial markets participants

Over the last two months, the industry have seen a number of proposals from both the European Commission and ESMA in relation to the MiFID Review.

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Abstract

Publications: 17 APRIL 2020

MiFID 2.5 (or 3) – What you need to know during 2020

As required by the existing framework, the MiFID II review has begun but what is not clear at this stage is whether it will be a complete re-write or simply MiFID 2.5. 

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Office

Budapest

Lengyel Allen & Overy Ügyvédi Iroda
Madách Trade Center, Madách Imre út 13-14
Budapest
H-1075

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as lawyer, Hungary, 1994

Academic

Law Degree, Eötvös Loránd University, 1994

LLM, Oxford University, 1996

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