Ryan launches office in Hungary led by Dr. Balázs Békés
Ryan today announced the Firm’s international expansion into Hungary. Ryan’s Budapest office will serve as a base of operations providing a comprehensive suite of tax services to central and eastern European clients. The office will also support the growing European demand currently served by the Firm’s London and Amsterdam offices.
Ryan’s Hungarian operations is supported by a seasoned team of tax and law professionals with years of expertise in international tax, transfer pricing, tax technology, and value-added tax (VAT) recovery, advisory, and compliance solutions. The Budapest office will be led by Dr. Balázs Békés, who will serve as Ryan Principal and Practice Leader of Hungarian Operations. Dr. Békés has more than 20 years of experience providing specialized advisory services in international tax planning, European tax law, and cross-border transactions for domestic and multinational corporations. He has worked in several countries and was also a Member of the Cabinet of the Commissionaire responsible for Taxation for the European Commission in Brussels. Dr. Békés holds a Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Law from Pázmány Péter University in Hungary and an LL.M. degree in International Tax Law from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He is an active academic and lecturer, a registered tax expert, and a member of the Hungarian Bar and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Most recently he was a partner at Faludi Wolf Theiss where he ran tax for the CEE region.
“Our Budapest, Hungary office will extend our European footprint, while delivering specialized service and results to an emerging group of multinational clients operating in central and eastern Europe,” said Todd E. Behrend, Ryan Principal and International Tax Practice Leader.
“Ryan continues to successfully execute an accelerated strategic growth plan for capturing worldwide market share through international expansion,” said Brendan F. Moore, Ryan President of Europe, Asia, and Latin America Operations. “The opening of our Budapest office continues our commitment to build new operations in those countries where our global clients operate.”