Corporate Vision Issue 9

CORPORATE VISION / Issue 9 2018 37 need for a wider range of legal service. Therefore, the team considers it important to have colleagues that are specialised in other fields beside IP, as this enables the firm to provide more complete legal services, as Ádám informs us. “In order to stay competitive, SBGK is providing quality work at reasonable rates which is due the technical support and the restructuring of the internal work, but most importantly training of our attorneys. On the other hand, we are focusing to adapt to the technological development, therefore we offer legal assistance through a range of devices and channels. All in all, our firm stands out from the crowd not only with its history and prestige, but also with its values respected and represented by its team. I had no doubt in joining the firm.” Speaking of team, the attorneys at SBGK are recognised as professionals in their practice areas, invited speakers of international events and publish in different professional journals and bulletins. When discussing the internal culture at SBGK, Ádám highlights how the firm ensures 50 Years of Experience g that each member of the team is equipped to providing the best possible service to client. “Dr. Katalin Szamosi, managing partner and president of SBGK was awarded in “The Top 250 Women in IP” 2017 and 2018 award, and was recognised continuously as Leading Lawyer by Legal 500 and Chambers. SBGK’s patent department is led by Zsolt Szentpérei, who is recognised chemical engineer by IAM Patent 1000. Our team is recognised in Chambers Band 1, Legal 500 Top Tier and all other considerable directories for IP. Newly developed separate practice groups are public procurement led by Renáta Tószegi and data protection led by András György, where the team is happy to have Krisztián Osztopáni previous official from National Information and Data Protection Agency. Overall, we may say that SBGK has seen significant growth in the past 2-3 years.” With this is mind, Ádám touches on the firm’s approach to hiring new staff, touching on how SBGK attracts the very best talent in the industry to the company. “In order to achieve success in the future, our philosophy is to provide a positive, innovative and flexible work environment where our team can unfold, and their productivities can reach a high level. In this context, our firm keeps in mind primary providing professional development opportunities, like participating in conferences, trainings in a national and international level as well. We offer internship to students from Hungary and other European (Szász Pál Scholarship for Hungarians living in neighbouring countries) and Asian (through European Centre for Career Education) countries with interest in IP law, who usually join to us during the summer. Furthermore, our firm is open for lateral movements even for senior professionals. We are proud have Szabolcs Farkas, the previous vice-president of technical affairs of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office. With Mr. Farkas, the patent team has broadened its scope from traditional patent attorney work to Research and Development counselling, which is one his expertise.” Looking ahead to what the future holds, the firm are due to celebrate turning 50 years old in 2019. Ádám signs off by revealing how SBGK have plans to celebrate this special year with the clientele and member of the firm. “At SBGK, we are looking forward to maintaining our position in intellectual property, public procurement and data protection and to acquire talented people from other fields, like M&A and finance. Our goal is to keep the slow pace growth of the firm by widening our services, while achieving continuous client and team member satisfaction with keeping our personal care to details. “In one sentence, we are looking forward to seeing you for the next 50 years.” Company: SBGK Attorneys at Law and Patent Attorneys Address: Andrássy út 113. Budapest, 1062, Hungary Telephone: 0036 1 461 10 00 Web Address: E-mail: [email protected]