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Kornelia Nagy-Koppany KNP Law (Budapest)


Kornelia Nagy-Koppany is the co-managing partner of the Budapest office of KNP LAW. She has represented international companies in the acquisition of Hungarian enterprises, advised investors on significant international transactions in the banking, pharmaceutical, insurance, and telecommunication sectors and assisted clients in establishing and successfully operating Hungarian business ventures. Among others, she regularly advises the largest independent Hungarian pharmaceutical company and the Hungarian subsidiaries of some of the largest international pharmaceutical companies on M&A, regulatory and business matters. Kornelia represents educational institutions and drawing on her extensive previous U.S. experience she enjoys working on restructuring and bankruptcy matters. She negotiated a bi-lateral agreement between the government of the United States of America and the Republic of Hungary on legal status recognition, tax, customs, and social security matters and advised the Hungarian government on the amendments to the first free market economy, post 1990 Hungarian bankruptcy code. Dr. Nagy-Koppány served as a clerk for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in 1988 and 1989. She has been associated with U.S. law firms since 1989, joined Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. in 1996, and established KNP LAW in 2007. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from ELTE Faculty of Law in Budapest, her Master of International Comparative Law from Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé in France, and her LL.M. from New York University School of Law. Dr. Nagy-Koppány is a member of the Budapest Bar, the District of Columbia (Foreign Legal Counsel), and the International Bar associations. She regularly participates in the work of the European committee of the United States Council for International Business Committee, and contributes yearly updates to the Hungary chapter of the American Bar Association annual competition publication. In addition to her native Hungarian her second working language is English.

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