VJT & Partners again highly ranked in the Legal 500 law firm directory

Legal500 2024

– detailed report 2024 –


This year, the Legal 500 European law firm directory has once again highly ranked our firm in several practice areas. We did not fall short in the competition: we have been ranked among the top firms in employment law for 13 years, we were in the silver league in M&A, data protection and technology, and we were in the bronze league in competition and dispute resolution. We were ranked among the “Firms to watch” for our IP work.


Among the best in employment law for 13 years!

These 13 years did not come down to luck. The team led by András Lovretity is rightly among the best, and their competence is demonstrated by their in-depth expertise, their absolute commitment to clients and the high level of communication, which is reflected in their fast, comprehensive, clear, and concise responses. And all this expertise is spiced up with a touch of humour.

The most experienced member of the team, Zoltán Csernus, received the “Leading individuals” title, while János Tamás Varga received the highest possible, “Hall of fame” title for the umpteenth time.

Our clients’ feedback confirms that the team is truly one of the best:

‘Clear and concise.’

‘Outstandingly responsive and delivered exactly what the client needed.’

‘Top-notch responsiveness and work together as a team.’

‘Excellent knowledge and clear communication. Quick and accurate answers. Attention to every detail and aspect.’

‘Excellent knowledge, experience, capability to find solutions and to hear the needs of clients.’


M&A in superlatives

Our M&A team also ranked highly among its competitors. The team led by András Lovretity is well above average. Our clients speak superlatively about the quality of their work, topped off by excellent communication skills.

András Lovretity is listed as “Leading individual” and Eszter Vezse as “key lawyer”.

What our customers say about the team:

‘András Lovretity, János Tamás Varga and Eszter Vezse are the well prepared, motivated and experienced legal experts we can always count on. The fast and efficient response, the flexibility and dynamism, the useable, practical output, the thorough and complete investigation of cases, and the straightforward communication makes their service really outstanding and unique.’

‘The team at VJT & Partners can best be described as a boutique expert team. They strive for maximum precision in their work, thoroughly examine and analyse questions and tasks from all angles to find the most perfect legal solution possible. They are readily available, and each team member has a high capacity to handle heavy workloads, delivering on their commitments even under tight deadlines.’

‘They are more than a legal advisor and I fully trust them – this makes them stand out. They have an exceptional understanding of our business. They have dedicated experts for all issues that may come up in M&A matters.’

‘András Lovretity is business-minded, quick, efficient, pragmatic with a friendly attitude, which can also become useful in negotiations.’

‘János Tamás Varga is an excellent project manager, is exceptional in supporting business strategic decisions and also preserved his legal knowledge.’


Data protection – fast and pinpoint-accurate advice

We have also maintained our leading position in data protection. The perfect team comprises János Tamás Varga, praised for his strategic thinking, Endre Várady commended for his proactive practical approach and Andrea Belényi applauded for her outstanding client management skills. Endre Várady is listed as a “Leading individual” in the publication, while Andrea Belényi is a “Next Generation Partner”.

Our customers’ opinions are a fair reflection of this:

‘János Tamás Varga is very commercial, pragmatic and easy to work with. He always sees the bigger picture and masters strategic thinking.’

‘The team is quick, responsive, and on point with their legal advice.’

‘Endre Várady is very proactive.’

‘Superb team. They are in-depth specialists with client care and commercial mindedness. The team can make operational even the most difficult GDPR issues. Their automatised GDPR compliance solutions can make the legal work smoother and faster.’

‘Andrea Belényi is very responsive, with client focus and a problem-solving approach.’


Technology – more than a super team

The team has a unique expertise in the online legal space. They know the market, they know the clients and their presence is a real asset in TMT projects. Their practical thinking, perspective and communication skills have earned them the respect of our clients. János Tamás Varga was named “Leading Individual”, Endre Várady “Next Generation Partner” and Andrea Belényi and Eszter Vezse “key lawyer”.

‘Unique expertise with all the legal issues related to online services, excellent understanding of how online platforms and services work, together with the related legal risks and issues to be resolved.’

‘Andrea Belényi is super responsive to client inquiries and has a deep understanding of the operational and economic perspective of the clients. ’

‘Endre Várady has an excellent understanding of data protection and other TMT legal issues and has an outstanding capability to provide legal analysis of complex and novel legal issues.’

‘Superb team, it delivers value to our tech business projects.’

János Tamás Varga has decades of experience in technology transactions. He is a tough, but flexible negotiator. He is very good in seeing the “big picture”. János fully understands the operation of tech products, which is not typical in the Hungarian legal market.’

‘Endre Várady is very practical and knowledgeable. He has a very good mindset for tech regulatory matters.’

‘Andrea Belényi is very friendly, practical and full of common sense.’

‘János Tamás Varga is a very experienced, pragmatic technology lawyer, with a unique ability to see the bigger picture of digitalisation.’


Competition law – excellent overall work

Based on the Legal 500 results, our competition law team also did very well in the contest. Other “key lawyers” in the team led by Andrea Belényi are Eszter Vezse and Fanni Fehér. The team’s friendly and dedicated attitude is complemented by professional knowledge. This is also reflected in our clients’ reviews:

‘Great teamwork and varied knowledge within the team.’

‘Andrea Belényi is kind and very straightforward.’

‘The team is a highly responsive and motivated group of people with great expertise.’

‘Always open to cooperation and have good ideas regarding legal problems arising from the client’s activity.’

‘Knowledge of consumer and financial institution law.’


Dispute resolution – helpfulness and proactivity

We have also maintained our leading position among law firms in dispute resolution. The team hallmarked by the strong litigation skills of András Lovretity and Zoltán Csernus has recently expanded with another two “key lawyers”, Andrea Belényi and Eszter Vezse.

Our customers have praised the team’s work:

‘A well-prepared team with practical and theoretical knowledge in various areas of law. In addition to high professional standards, they are also characterised by a good atmosphere.’

‘In addition to high professionalism, team members are characterised by helpfulness and proactivity. They are result-oriented, looking for solutions.’

‘Zoltán Csernus is the best lawyer. Calm under pressure and gives good advice.’