Fenemore advises lenders and borrowers on trade finance and growth market transactions. He joins LKT as a partner in the Banking & Finance practice, working alongside partner and practice area head Szabolcs Mestyán.
Fenemore joins LKT from Clifford Chance’s London office. He began his legal career in Budapest with the predecessor of LKT, and then moved to London where he has been based since 2002, save for a 5 year period in Bucharest.
Managing partner Péter Lakatos said “we are very pleased to welcome John back to Budapest. With our predominantly international client-base it is important for us to have lawyers in our team with extensive experience in the London market. With John’s arrival we also maintain and develop our English law resource. In addition, John has the further advantage of fluent Hungarian and Romanian. We have always seen ourselves as innovators – with this step, raising our combined international and Hungarian Banking and Finance capability beyond anything currently available in Budapest, we are again leading the way. We are confident that banks, the finance community generally and the law firms who refer work to us will appreciate the benefits offered by this additional capability.”
Banking & Finance head Szabolcs Mestyán said “I have worked with John over many years and I am very pleased he has agreed to join our team here. With his London based emerging markets experience, and long track record of working with banks focussed on Central Europe, he will be a great addition to our Banking & Finance practice, which serves banks operating mainly out of London, Frankfurt and Vienna.”
John Fenemore said “it is great to be going back to Budapest. I began my legal career in Budapest, and have spent much of my time since then working in Central Europe, both on the ground in Budapest and Bucharest but also managing transactions across the CEE region from London. I know the LKT team well, having worked with them both while they were part of Clifford Chance and as an independent firm since 2009. They impressed me by their integrity, responsiveness and by the quality of their work. The LKT partners have built one of the leading independent firms in Hungary and I am excited by the challenge of helping the LKT team to offer first class advice to investors and institutions in Hungary and across the region.”