December 2023 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce that Kristóf Ferenczi has been appointed as new Firm Managing Partner effective from 1 January 2024. He will succeed Patrik Bolf, who will take on a new position within the Firm focusing on certain firm-wide projects, after having spent a very successful six years in the role.
Kristóf Ferenczi has extensive executive management experience having served on Kinstellar’s Firm Management Committee since 2018 and as the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Budapest office. With over 20 years of experience, Kristóf has been with Kinstellar since the Firm’s foundation 15 years ago, and prior to that with Linklaters and DLA Piper.
Kristóf is a very well-regarded energy sector specialist and has served for many years as Head of Kinstellar’s energy sector team, building a successful and respected firm-wide energy sector practice. Kristóf has been consistently recognised as a Top Tier lawyer by the leading international legal directories Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and other benchmark publications. His leadership, strategic vision, and dedication to the Firm have earned him a reputation as a respected and accomplished professional among his colleagues, clients and peers.
In his new role, Kristóf will seek to drive innovation and growth, focus on keeping clients’ needs at the centre of everything Kinstellar does and thereby further enhancing the firm’s excellent standing across the dynamically changing business environments of Central and South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
I congratulate Kristóf on his appointment and I am hugely confident that under his leadership, Kinstellar will continue to thrive and to exceed the expectations of both our clients and our own people. Kristóf has been the driving force behind many of the most successful firm-wide projects and initiatives. His strategic thinking, savvy and strong leadership, his dedication and instincts will enable Kinstellar to continue its remarkable success story.
I would also like to thank Patrik Bolf for his excellent service and invaluable contribution to the firm over the past six years. Patrik has successfully steered Kinstellar through significant and positive change, as well as through a period of considerable external macro-economic challenges. We are immensely grateful for his contribution and look forward to his continued contributions and assistance in his new role going forward.
Jason Mogg, Senior Partner of Kinstellar
I am honoured and excited to take on the Firm Managing Partner role. Kinstellar is an amazing firm with a unique model that has earned us a strong reputation for delivering outstanding legal services to our clients across Central and South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
I am grateful for the strong foundation laid by my predecessor, Patrik Bolf, with whom I have worked closely over the years. Building upon the diversity and talent of our teams, our commitment to the values Kinstellar represents, and our culture of seamless collaboration, I will work with the Kinstellar community to drive forward our business, ensure that our clients achieve their goals, and that our teams realise their full potential.
Kristóf Ferenczi, new Firm Managing Partner
Balázs Sepsey will succeed Kristóf Ferenczi as Office Managing Partner of Kinstellar’s Budapest office as of 1 January 2024.