Dr. István János Molnár, PhD. – Curriculum Vitae

  Dr. István János Molnár, PhD.
AttorneyPractice Areas:
–        Company Law
–        M&A
–        Domestic and International Concentrations
–        International Trade Law
–        Intellectual Property Law
–        Administrative Law
–        Domestic and International Dispute Resolution

Dr. István János Molnár has been practicing as a general practitioner since his admission to the Budapest Bar Association. Earlier he gained significant expertise in international trade law as in-house counsel of a foreign trade company. He is actually professor of international trade law at the Faculty of Law of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church. From 1993 to 2008 he practiced in the Budapest office of Gide Loyrette Nouel and in addition to leading the competition practice group of the firm, mainly dealt with acquisitions (M&A) and general corporate law. He also obtained great experience in dispute resolution.

Languages: Hungarian (mother language), English and French


  • Lawyer, Molnár és Erdei Law Firm (2008-)
  • Associated lawyer and local partner of Gide Loyrette Nouel Budapest (1993-2008); senior partner of Gaál, Katona & Molnár (later Molnár & Ferenczy)
  • Lawyer, Fazekas & Társai Law Firm (1991-1993)
  • In-house counsel of Skála World Trade (1988-1991)


  • PhD. in constitutional law at the University of Miskolc (2003)
  • Postgraduate degree in economics at the Budapest University of Economics (1998)
  • Central and Eastern European Lawyers’ Internship Program organized by the Canadian Bar Association (1993)
  • Postgraduate degrees in international trade law (1992) and company law (2002) – ELTE University
  • United Kingdom Central and Eastern European Lawyers’ Scholarship Program organized by the Queen Mary & Westfield College University of London (1990)
  • Law degree University of Miskolc (1988)