Former Clients, Transactions

Marai has provided critical legal services to the following clients: The first US joint venture in Hungary involving an investment over USD 100 million; A US – German consortium acquiring controlling interest in one of Hungary’s largest corporation; US advertising and marketing ventures in Hungary; The Hungarian subsidiary of a corporate global leader in the inspection, verification, testing and certification; US and German automakers’ Hungarian subsidiaries; An Austrian - Japanese auto dealer; The first foreign owned bank to operate in Hungary; A Fortune 500 photographic corporation that established in Hungary; An internationally recognized entertainment and media group with regard to Hungarian intellectual property issues, privatization and investments in Hungary (over USD 700 million invested); An Italian manufacturer in a consortium with four banks with regard to collection of debt.


Foreign Lawyers Program at New York Law School (01/2009 – 01/2010); Europass Certificate: Tax advisor, Tax Law Course at Hungarian Chamber of Auditors (2003-2007); MBA at Oxford Brookes University (2002-2005); European Law Course at The British Council (2001-2003); Foreign Trade Law Certificate, Eotvos Lorand University School of Law, Budapest, (1987); J.D., University of Szeged School of Law (1978, cum laude).


Maria Marai speaks Hungarian (native), German and English (superior level), studied French and Russian.


Hungarian Bar (1991); the New York State Bar, the New York City Bar (2012); the Center for Real Estate Studies and Center for International Law at New York Law School; C. G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology, New York City. Marai is authorized to use the title of "Doctor Juris" in Hungary.


Hungarian Law of Distributorship (publisher: Baker&McKenzie, 1989); papers presented at the International Bar Association Conferences between 1996-2000 (New Delhi, Berlin, Paris, Cannes, such as Protection of Parties in Sale and Purchase of Real Estates in Hungary (2001); Title Insurance in Hungary (2002); Judgment Practice in a Franchise Compensation Case (Journal of Economy and Law, November 5, 2003), Analysis of an Environmental Reclamation Company (MBA dissertation, 2005).