Hungary: DLA Piper gets new head of competition law 

Péter Sükösd, winner of Wolters Kluwer’s 2018 Compliance Lawyer of the Year Award, has joined the Hungarian team of DLA Piper as head of competition law, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

Sükösd previously worked as head of legal and compliance at Metro Cash & Carry Hungary, where he was responsible for managing litigation related to the business activities of the company.

As a competition law and compliance expert, Sükösd has 17 years of experience. He began his career in 2002 at the Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH), spending more than a decade in various management positions. During this period, he also served as a national expert at the European Commission, and as a policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) between September 2007 and April 2009. 

As a senior legal manager of British American Tobacco between 2012 and 2015, Sükösd was responsible for the antitrust and compliance matters of the Hungarian and Croatian subsidiaries of the company.

Full Content: Budapest Business Journal, DLA Piper

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