Dóra Petrányi biography

Dóra is a partner at CMS Budapest and CEE Managing Director. She also co-heads the Commercial Practice and the Competition, Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT), Life Sciences & Healthcare and Intellectual property (IP) practices in the Budapest office. Dóra is also head of the CEE privacy initiative.

Her major clients are TMT and pharma companies, foreign-owned commercial banks, and major joint ventures. Her areas of specialisation include cybersecurity, competition law, IP law, public procurement matters, general commercial contracts, corporate restructuring and M&A. Before joining CMS, Dóra spent over a decade in-house at the largest TMT company in the region.

Dóra is the Co-Chairman of the Regulatory Committee of the Hungarian AI Coalition and a member of the Hungarian Council of Copyright Experts. She is also the first and only lawyer to be a member of the co-regulatory committee between the local telecommunications’ regulatory authority and the Association of Hungarian Content Providers (established on 1 July 2011). She is also a member of the supervisory committee of UNICEF.

She is a regular speaker at key international conferences, including the World Economic Forum (Davos), the Mobile World Congress and ECTA.

Dóra was awarded ‘Europe-Best in TMT 2012’ at the Euromoney–Legal Media Group’s European Women in Business Law Awards and has been shortlisted in all subsequent years to date.

Department head Dóra Petrányi is recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners in several areas including TMT and IP. Dóra has long-standing experience in TMT mandates. She is adept at advising on both transactional and regulatory cases.