Istvan VARGA

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Phone: +36 (1) 302 9050

Prof. Dr. István Varga is the Head of the Department of Civil Procedure at ELTE Faculty of Law, Budapest, partner of KNP LAW and head of its litigation and arbitration practice group. Between 2013-2016 he was a member and scientific secretary of the Civil Procedure Codification Committee, author and editor of the new Hungarian civil procedural code’s Expert Proposal, in 2011-2012 Director of Studies at the Hague Academy of International Law, author of a comparative civil procedure and arbitration dissertation awarded in 2006 with the first prize of the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, member of several case law analyst groups of the Supreme Court of Hungary, between 1998-2003 advisor of the second president of the Constitutional Court of Hungary. Besides his activity as an attorney-at-law and as a professor in Hungary, he is honorary professor of University of Leipzig, member of the ELI-UNIDROIT working group preparing European Rules of Civil Procedure, editor and co-author of leading civil procedure and arbitration related commentaries published in Hungarian, German and English speaking countries, regular speaker at civil procedure conferences abroad, arbitrator of numerous Hungarian and international arbitration courts, Hungary’s arbitrator at the Washington based International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Additionally he holds a degree in German literature and linguistics.

At KNP LAW he advises Clients mainly in civil litigation and arbitration before domestic and foreign courts. In addition to Hungarian his working languages are German, English and French.