Former Head of Legal and Compliance at Metro Cash & Carry Hungary Peter Sukosd has joined the Hungarian office of DLA Piper as Head of Competition Law.
According to DLA Piper, "as a competition law and compliance expert, Peter Sukosd has 17 years of experience, during which time he served at several enterprises as head of legal and compliance departments and has obtained international work experience as well. He began his career in 2002 at the Hungarian Competition Authority, spending over a decade in various management positions. During this period, he also served as a National Expert at the European Commission, and between September 2007 and April 2009 he worked as a Policy Analyst at OECD. As a senior legal manager of British American Tobacco between 2012 and 2015, he was responsible for the antitrust and compliance matters of the Hungarian and Croatian subsidiaries of the company."
In 2017, Sukosd co-founded the Hungarian Corporate Compliance Society where he currently serves as Vice President. He is also acting Co-President of the Hungarian Trade Association.
"The Hungarian team at DLA Piper is glad to welcome an excellent and experienced professional," said DLA Piper Hungary Country Managing Partner Andras Posztl. "We hope that by combining the values and qualities of our office and his skills and expertise, Peter will manage a successful practice."
"DLA Piper possesses an esteemed competition team with an exemplary know-how at hand. I am certain that our work with both colleagues and clients will be highly successful,” added Sukosd.
Sukosd was a speaker at the 2017 Hungary GC Summit as part of the Core Competencies of the General Counsel as Business Enabler panel . Those interested in attending this year's event, scheduled for October 1, 2019, can register here.