Dr. Zoltán Lékó

partner attorney, member of Kálmán & Partners Law Firm

Zoltán worked in various positions in the Ministry of Justice between 2000 and 2009, he contributed to the codification of several legal provisions. He was involved in the legal harmonization work for the accession to the European Union, and as head of department he managed the transposition of the legislation required for Hungary’s accession to the Schengen Area. He drafted the law on lobbying and wrote two books on the subject.

As part of his foreign affairs career between 2010 and 2020 Zoltán worked at Hungary’s Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels, as a temporary Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy in The Hague, and as an EU advisor to the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina in ambassadorial rank to the European Union in Sarajevo. During Hungary’s EU presidency in 2011, he was an attaché dealing with external relations concerning migration, data processing, fundamental rights, and he was involved in the drafting of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. In between foreign service periods, he was acting head of department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dealing with EU cooperation in justice and home affairs.

He joined Kálmán & Partners Law Firm in September 2020, where, in addition to corporate law, he also handles matters where the direct application of EU law or other international aspects are crucial, such as EU trademarks, foreign company formations, franchise agreements, EU tenders. Zoltán has professional working proficiency language skills in in English, German and French.

Field of specialty:
EU law, data protection, migration law, codification, lobbying, administrative law

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