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Tamas Simon

Consultant Hungary

About Me

I am Special Counsel in our Banking & Finance Group in Budapest, where I advise Hungarian and international financial institutions, developers, borrowers and sponsors on complex financing transactions, including acquisition and project financing, refinancing and debt restructuring.

With over 20 years' experience specialising in banking and finance, project finance, restructuring, and corporate and bankruptcy and insolvency law, I advise on financing matters, including power plant and other infrastructure projects. I have specialist experience in insolvency law matters and with construction contracts related to real estate and infrastructure.

Before joining Bird & Bird, I worked at another leading international firm in Budapest for over 14 years. I also spent four years working in London, initially at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and later in the project finance department of a major international law firm. During this time, I worked on the legal aspects of financing diverse public and private projects in Central and Eastern Europe and in the former Soviet Union, including motorways and port developments.

In addition to my native Hungarian, I speak fluent English and Serbo-Croatian.


  • Central European University, LLM, Law
  • University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, JD, Law
  • Eötvös Loránd University, JD, Law


  • Budapest Bar
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Tamás Simon is experienced in project finance, bankruptcy, restructurings and corporate law issues. He receives praise from clients as 'an excellent lawyer, a good personality and very good to work with.'

Chambers Europe 2017

Tamás Simon has a "solid knowledge of financial transactions, acquisition financing and debt restructuring." His "international experience" is "a key strength" and is highly recommended by clients for his "problem-solving capabilities and responsiveness."

Chambers Global 2014

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