Allen & Overy hires CEE/CIS/SEE specialist to its banking and finance practice

Allen & Overy has announced the hiring of Attila K Csongrady as counsel to join the firm’s CEE English law banking and finance practice headed by Warsaw-based partner Dan Cocker. 

Csongrady is qualified in England, Wales and New York and advises commercial and investment banks, private equity houses, sponsors and companies on a range of financing transactions with an emphasis on leveraged and non-leveraged acquisition finance, project finance, real-estate finance, trade and export finance, securitisation and other structured finance products, debt restructuring and debt capital markets transactions.

His practice focuses predominantly on the CEE, CIS and SEE regions.

He first joined Allen & Overy in 1999 and from 2000 he spent six years in the firm’s London leveraged finance practice as an associate. In 2006, Csongrady relocated to Vienna where he set up and led the Vienna-based CEE/CIS English law finance practice at Freshfields for six years.

Csongrady will be based in Allen & Overy’s Bratislava office and will work closely with Dan Cocker, James Graham and other members of the CEE English law banking and finance practice, as well as with the Slovak banking and finance practice led by partner Renatus Kollar.