Balazs Sahin-Toth

Balazs Sahin-Toth


Balázs leads the Hungarian corporate group. 

He has experience in a wide range of M&A and real estate transactions and employment law. He regularly acts for banks and corporate entities.

Balázs has been with A&O since 2000. He is a member of the A&O pro bono team and has received some prestigious recognition for his work. He has been awarded as "the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 2015" by the Budapest Bar and won the International Bar Association’s (IBA) prestigious Pro Bono Award in 2017. In 2019 Balázs was ranked as highly commended by Financial Times Innovative Lawyers - Rule of Law and Access to Justice for the pro bono work on a landmark school segregation damages claim.


Representative matters

CMC on the sale of its 100 MWe solar power plants located in Kaposvár, Hungary to the MVM group.

eMAG on the termination of a joint venture with the founders of Extreme Digital Zrt. and the sale of the Vatera online marketplace.

Amadys Group BV on the acquisition of the Hungarian telecom infrastructure provider RayNet Kft.

Erste Bank on the acquisition of the 15% stake held by the Hungarian state in Erste Bank Zrt.

Pro bono

The Chance for Children Foundation and 62 Roma children on their moral damages claim against the municipality and school in Gyöngyöspata, Hungary, on account of school segregation.

Mentoring students through the special mentorship program with Romaversitas, a leading educational and advocacy organization to help young people from the Hungarian Roma community.

An exceptionally talented lawyer who is very pro-deal oriented and tactical
Chambers Europe 2020, Corporate/M&A



Member of the Budapest Bar Association, 1998


Law Degree, Eötvös Loránd University, 1998

International Commercial Law, T.M.C. Asser instituut, 2000

LLM, International Business Law, Central European University, Budapest, 2001


English, Hungarian
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.