Bird & Bird Budapest moves to a new office, strengthening its presence in the Hungarian market

25 June 2018

International law firm Bird & Bird is moving its Budapest premises to a new office in the Hungarian capital’s Víziváros district on the Buda side, bringing the entire Hungarian operation under one roof for the first time since the appointment of a large and highly respected team from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, headed by partners David Dederick and Konrád Siegler.  The new combined Bird & Bird team in Hungary, co-headed by Peter Knight and David Dederick, will move into the third floor of the modern Víziváros Office Center on 25th June.

Víziváros Office Center is located at the corner of Csalogány utca and Kapás utca, just a short distance from Budapest’s Castle District, in the top-end office and retail area around Mammut Center – one of the largest shopping malls in the capital. The new Bird & Bird office space is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, reflecting its vision to be the number one law firm in the world for organisations impacted by technology and digitisation, and is in a building with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification, exemplifying the firm’s commitment to minimize the impact of its business on the environment.

David Dederick, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird Budapest office and Co-Head of Bird & Bird Hungary, says:

“Our new premises and its design reflects the wider firm, which has a huge footprint across Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. It is a truly Bird & Bird space that our clients in technology, M&A, corporate and other practice areas will feel comfortable in. It also reflects our deep relationships within the local and regional real estate community that have enabled us to source such a perfect venue.”

Peter Knight, Partner and Co-Head of Bird & Bird Hungary, says:

“The integration of our new combined Bird & Bird team under one roof establishes a powerful position in the Hungarian market and enhances our existing service in the Central European Region. This is a timely development as we celebrate ten years of presence in Central Europe.”

Konrád Siegler, Partner of Bird & Bird Budapest office, adds:

“This marks a new phase for Bird & Bird in Hungary, as we completely combine businesses which have been present in the market for more than 20 years. The complementary strengths of the teams and synergies between their areas of work will be further enhanced, enabling us to fully service our clients from a single common platform.”

Lorant Varga, MRICS, Managing Director at CBRE Hungary, Bird & Bird’s commercial real estate advisor in the move, added:

“We are proud to have been able to provide Bird & Bird with such an excellent office, which truly reflects their commitment to cutting-edge technology and high-quality service, as well as a pivotal location to address Hungary’s business community.”