Péter Köves is the senior partner of the firm. He has extensive experience in advising financial institutions, leading Hungarian and international companies, banks, advisory firms and government institutions on all aspects of their operation. He has developed a well-recognised reputation as a professional in asset finance deals, and in dispute resolution and litigation. He is an arbitrator in the Arbitration Court linked to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Köves is one of the pioneers of the introduction of complex and structured financial techniques to Hungary, such as PPP and project finance. In 2004, the Minister of Economy and Transport granted him a ministerial award for his outstanding professional activity in the introduction of PPP in Hungary.
He obtained a diploma in law from the Faculty of Law and Politics at the Eötvös Loránd University in 1983. In 1991, he established Köves & Partners, and later joined Clifford Chance in 1993 where, between 1995 and 2009, Mr Köves was a partner. In 2009 he became a founding partner of Lakatos, Köves and Partners Ügyvédi Iroda.