White & Case
 
Márk Baja
Associate
Budapest

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Practice Experience
Márk Baja joined White & Case in 2008 as a member of the Dispute Resolution and Regulated Industries practice groups of the Budapest office. Prior to joining White & Case, Márk worked for two years as a trainee at a prestigious Hungarian law firm. He also spent six months in 2007 as a legislative intern at the US House of Representatives in Washington, DC.

Márk's practice mainly focuses on litigation and corporate law matters. At White & Case, he has been a member of the teams advising:
  • A Hungarian subsidiary of an Austria-based retail bank in connection with:
    • an approximately €3 million damage claim relating to currency swap deals/ trading; and
    • a US$100 million damage claim initiated against the client in connection with a Russian oil delivery contract, where the plaintiff is a Czech company;
  • The Hungarian airport operator company in (i) several precedent-setting cases initiated by individuals who live in districts near the airport due to claims of noise pollution, and (ii) an arbitration it initiated by against the airport's former exclusive taxi service provider before the Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Budapest;
  • A leading US-headquartered multinational food company in a series of court cases in Hungary and abroad with total claims in excess of $50 million arising out of the client's sale of a Hungarian manufacturing facility;
  • The national Hungarian electricity provider and its subsidiaries in connection with:
    • several arbitration proceedings launched by the company in relation to non-compliance with certain power purchase agreements by its contracting parties. These proceedings, €130 million in total, are the very first cases before the newly established Hungarian Energy Arbitration Court; and
    • an arbitral proceeding before the Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry that was initiated by two Serbian public electricity enterprises against two subsidiaries of the client for the payment of amounts allegedly outstanding under an agreement concluded between the alleged legal predecessors of the parties;
  • The Hungarian state-owned power transmission system operator in a lawsuit launched against it, arising out of a series of major disputes between various Hungarian and Ukrainian parties, in connection with the supply of power from Ukraine to Hungary. In this lawsuit, a Ukrainian state-owned company seeks compensation for damages allegedly caused by our client in an amount exceeding €5 million;
  • A wholly-owned subsidiary of an Italian automaker in a dispute against a Hungarian auto leasing company, which owes €4 million to our client's Polish operation;
  • A client before the Vienna Arbitration Court in an international proceeding launched by the client concerning an agreement related to an emissions reduction and trading project;
  • A leading US-headquartered multinational in a series of court cases in Hungary and abroad arising out of its sale of a Hungarian manufacturing facility;
  • A leading global oil and gas company on the post-merger structuring and integration of the Hungarian subsidiaries of the newly merged energy giant;
  • The world's largest tire and rubber company on the negotiation of the amendment of an incentive agreement in connection with its greenfield investment in Tatabánya, Hungary; and
  • A global leader in aviation and aerospace insurance in relation to a dispute between a Hungarian aircraft trader, a Ukrainian aviation industry leader, and a US company specializing in aerial advertising.

Bars and Courts
Budapest Bar, 2011

Education
JD, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2006

Languages
Hungarian
English
German

Citizenship
Hungary

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