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Phone: +36 (20) 926 4264

Kornelia Nagy-Koppany is the founder and managing partner of KNP LAW Nagy Koppany Varga and Partners, and the head of the firm’s life sciences and health law group. She has represented and advised large multinational and international companies in the acquisition of Hungarian enterprises, advised investors on significant international transactions in the pharmaceutical, food, insurance, and telecommunication sectors, and assisted clients in establishing and successfully operating Hungarian business ventures. Drawing on her U.S. education and work experience, she works on restructuring and bankruptcy matters, and advised the Hungarian government during the preparation of the first free market economy bankruptcy code. On the public law side, she negotiated trade and legal status agreements between foreign governments and Hungary.

Dr. Nagy-Koppany received her J.D. from Eotvos Lorand University Faculty of Law, her Masters of International Comparative Law from Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé in France (Strasbourg), and her LL.M. in Corporation Law from New York University School of Law in New York, NY. She recently obtained an International Business Management degree from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Nagy-Koppany served as a clerk of the Chief Justice for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in 1988 and 1989. She was associated with U.S. law firms from 1989 onward, became the managing partner of the Budapest office of the largest Washington, D.C.-based international law firm from 1996 until 2006, and established KNP LAW in 2007.
Dr. Nagy-Koppany is a member of the Budapest Bar, the District of Columbia Bar (U.S.), and the International Bar Association. She serves on the Board of Governors of the Washington Foreign Law Society and a member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, a non-profit organization bringing together senior executive women from all parts of the U.S. health care industry.
Under her leadership KNP LAW has been the recipient of the Corporate INTL Pharmaceutical Law Firm of the Year Award since 2015; Global Law Experts Practice Awards Life Sciences Law Firm of the Year Award since 2014; Global Law Expert Pharmaceutical Law Firm of the Year Award in Hungary since 2013, and listed in the Who’s Who Legal Directory Life Sciences (Regulatory and Transactional) Chapter since 2008.
She has authored and contributed to numerous international articles and legal publications that appeared in PMR Pharma Law, Getting the Deal Through, Corporate INTL, Mondaq, and the ABA Year-In-Review annual antitrust manual. In addition to her native Hungarian she works mostly in English.