December 2023 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce that Balázs Sepsey has been appointed as new Office Managing Partner of Kinstellar’s Budapest office effective from 1 January 2024. Balázs takes over from Kristóf Ferenczi, who has been appointed Kinstellar’s Firm Managing Partner.
Rising over the years from Junior Associate to Partner in 2021, Balázs has become one of the finest acknowledged professionals in his field. A recognised energy market expert, Balázs has been a key driver of the growth and success of the Budapest energy practice over the years. As a member of the Budapest office’s management team and a mentor in the local mentoring scheme, Balázs has gained a strong understanding of our culture and values.
Balázs has over 18 years of experience advising domestic, regional and international clients on a broad range of energy sector matters, having advised clients on some of their most complex energy sector M&A deals, renewables investments, power plant and energy infrastructure development projects, as well as EU and local energy regulatory work. He has also been instrumental in a suite of cross-border energy sector matters, assisting the firmwide energy sector team across jurisdictions.
During his career Balázs has been singled out by colleagues, peers and clients alike for his exceptional expertise, professionalism and attitude. Clients describe him as “thorough and fast,” and praise his “very down-to-earth and pragmatic approach to complex projects.” (Chambers Europe)
As Office Managing Partner in Budapest, Balázs will lead the firm's Hungarian operations, overseeing all aspects of client service, business development, and team management.
Balázs will be an excellent Office Managing Partner and I am confident that he will provide outstanding leadership to the Budapest office, taking the team from strength to strength. His proven leadership skills, profound personal qualities, strong work ethic and core values make him the perfect choice to lead the local practice. I am delighted to be handing over the reins to such an outstanding and talented individual and look forward to continuing to work with Balázs in his new role.
Kristóf Ferenczi, Kinstellar’s new Firm Managing Partner
It is a great honour to be appointed as the Office Managing Partner of one of the most respected law firms in Hungary. I am grateful for the support of the team as I step into this new role. It is a privilege to lead such an outstanding team and build on the success achieved during Kristóf’s excellent leadership, as well as previously under the leadership of Csilla Andrékó.
My pledge to our team is in our values, and I am committed that we will continue to be recognised for our service quality and unwavering commitment to our clients’ success.
Balázs Sepsey, new Budapest Office Managing Partner