|dr. László Szlávnits, LL.M.
WHEN HE IS AT WORK:
Most part of dr. Szlávnits’ time is spent on back-office advisory work: law researches, consulting with clients, drafting contracts, private deeds and court documents. Practicing litigation in Budapest or in Brussels courts. He enjoys most the time he can spend with his clients when they investigate together the key of the matter. He‘s a good listener paying his full attention to the client’s problem and approach.
dr. Szlávnits likes to work in foreign languages: you’ll receive the same high standard services in English or Italian beside his native Hungarian.
WHAT DID HE DO EARLIER?
Practically the same – though not exactly. Dr. Szlávnits prepared himself from the early years of his career to be a civil, commercial and business lawyer. He was indeed lucky enough to have two outstanding principals whom he could have learnt a lot about the real and practical advocacy. Then, in 1991, just a few years after his first call to the bar, arrived a great challenge, the Pratt & Whitney v. MALÉV Hungarian Airlines case. Then came the big company-boom with the hundreds of company formations, privatizations in the energy sector, employment and doctors’ malpractice cases…and learning, learning, practically up to-day, in Budapest, than in Dallas (Tx, USA) and at the King’s College in London.
WHAT DOES HE DO OUTSIDE OFFICE?
Dr. Szlávnits is a good lecturer, often speaking at seminars about topics falling to his expertise. He teaches European companies law at his Alma Mater, the ELTE Law School (Budapest) since 2001. Besides he often sits as panel member (so called censor) at the bar exams organized by the Ministry of Justice.
BUT HOW COMES MUSIC HERE, FOR GOD’S SAKE?
There’re lawyers who cannot speak about anything but law even in the bedroom. Dr. Szlávnits isn’t like that he has at least two lives. The other one is music and Italy. He adores Puccini and Verdi. You’ll be surprised: when it comes for a few minutes break he sits by his piano at the office to play for his clients. After all, lawyers are not banned from being music-lovers, are they?