I offer criminal law services for clients speaking English or French. My office is situated in the center of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. I am proud that I often help and solve problems for citizens and companies in Europe or overseas.

My legal practice covers the main areas of criminal law and international criminal law. I have expertise in drug abuse violations, money laundering, white collar crimes, forgery and counterfeiting, fraud, financial crimes and tax fraud offenses, driving and traffic crimes.

My earlier practice in the Ministry of Justice and Law Enforcement allows me to handle international and especially international criminal law issues at a high professional level. I often cooperate with foreign colleagues in Extradition or European Arrest Warrant cases from or to Hungary.

I am listed on the US Embassy Budapest homepage as a defense counsel, lawyer proividing services for US citizens.

You can read many of my articles, posts in English here

You can contact me and get an appointment at batki@batki.info or you can call + (36)-30-22-11-579.

It is easy to find your way to my office: it is overlooking the river Danube next to Margaret bridge on the Pest side:

I am proud that my office has become a member of the PenalNet cooperation of EU member state lawyers.

PenalNet is a European initiative toprovide a directory of registered European criminal lawyerswhich allows faster interaction and efficiency. Besides this PenalNet increases confidence between the professionals and amongst clients/citizens whilst protecting their right to privacy as well as professional secrecy.

I teach Inetrnational Law at International Business School (Budapest partner of Oxford Brookes University)

Read my artilcles in English

Extradition denied in a drug trafficking case in Hungary

In 2014 I had the opportunity to work as defense counsel in an exciting extradition case in Hungary. This case was a 100 % success, so it is pleasant for me to recall my memories about its details.
A foreign citizen was caught at the Hungarian airport. More…

Legal possibilities to fight against the execution of European Arrest Warrants in Hungary

It is a well known fact that legal possibilities to fight against the execution of European Arrest Warrants are limited in comparison with traditional extraditions. This applies of course to the Hungarian legal system too.

Hungarian Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

Hungary’s legal system has been heavily influenced by Romano-Germanic law (continental law) therefore an important characteristic of criminal law is the comprehensive codification and the dominance of statutes as the sources of law. More…

Victims’ representation of Internet Fraud in Hungary

Hungary and Eastern Europe has unfortunately become a centre for internet fraud (or online scams). Many foreign companies and private persons turned to me recently with different cases. These cases were different, but also similar in some ways. The common point is usually a Hungarian bank account used by criminals of different nationalities for internet fraud.


Read my artilcles in English