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Dóra Szebeni
Associate
Budapest

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Practice Experience
Dóra Szebeni is a member of our Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate and Real Estate practice groups, having joined the Budapest office of White & Case in early 2007.

Previously, Dóra worked in the Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement's Department of Impact Analysis, Deregulation and Law-registration/Department of Constitutional Law, where she assisted in the preparation of legislation, the legal harmonization of the content of Hungarian and foreign legislation, and participated in various deregulation and feasibility studies.

Dóra has been a member of the White & Case teams advising:
  • A food retail company based in Belgium in connection with the sale of its seven Hungarian hypermarkets to a French-based retail company;
  • A leading German real estate company in connection with its acquisition of a 50% stake in a 140 business shopping center in Budapest for €100 million, in the first major real estate investment in Hungary and the CEE region in more than a year;
  • One of the most successful shopping center developers in the CEE region in connection with:
    • Its acquisition and development of a shopping center, hotel and office complex, located at the Kerepesi racetrack site in Budapest; and
    • The subsequent construction and €400 million sale of Hungary's largest shopping center;
  • A Canadian developer specializing in developing landmark architecture worldwide in:
    • The acquisition and project financing of Budapest's former Stock Exchange Palace for re-development into Class A offices and retail spaces;
    • The acquisition of an underground parking facility located in Szabadság tér, Budapest; and
    • The acquisition of several plots located at Tbilisi International Airport in Georgia to develop an Airport City Center and customs-free zone;
  • One of the largest publicly traded real estate companies in France, on:
    • Its €285 million acquisition of a portfolio of 12 shopping malls located in Hungary, including one of the largest shopping malls in Budapest, as well as the implementation of a complex condominium and corporate de-merger process;
    • Its subsequent acquisition of the Management Company for the shopping malls; and
    • In implementing a complex condominium and corporate de-merger process whereby the shopping center assets were separated from the associated office building and re-transferred to the seller;
  • A Spanish construction group on the 2006 acquisition of a UK airport operator, and the 2007 sale by the construction group of the UK airport operator's majority stake in Budapest Airport to a German construction concern for €1.9 billion;
  • A subsidiary of a leading property-development group in Central Europe in various corporate and tax issues; and
  • A Dutch property investment and development company, together with the London office of White & Case, in its proposed listing on the LSE.

Bars and Courts
Budapest Bar, 2010

Education
JD, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, 2005

Languages
Hungarian
English
French

Citizenship
Hungary

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