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.
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