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Dr. Péter Máté Sipka, PhD, LLM

Lawyer

In addition to his work as an attorney-at-law, the office manager teaches labour and social law (including labour law, social law and other labour law related subjects) as senior lecturer at the Department of Environmental Law and Labour Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Debrecen.

He obtained his PhD in 2014 with the title “The collision of the changed employer’s liability with the regulation of the occupational health and safety and social security in Hungary”. In 2020, he obtained his LLM degree at the postgraduate course in Company Law and Corporate Law at the Eötvös Lóránt University. He has a language examination certificate of advanced level of professional English and has been publishing continuously in English and Hungarian, primarily in the topic of labour law, and gives presentations in domestic and international conferences. He is member of the Hungarian Labour Law Society and Secretary of the Education Committee of the Debrecen Bar Association.

Dr. István Simon-Andrasitz

Lawyer

He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Debrecen in 2014. During his university years, he studied philosophy and political science for several semesters alongside his law studies. As a student, he won an International Public Law Case Solving Competition, and in 2010 he participated as an opponent in this section of the National Scientific Student Conference, where he was awarded a prize. He wrote his thesis on company law, his main area of interest is contract law within the field of civil law, but he also pays particular attention to the enforcement of claims related to overtime claims in the field of labour law and to the settlement of disputes related to the unlawful termination of employment relationships.

Dr. László Mercs

Trainee lawyer

He started his legal studies in September, 2014 and graduated from the Faculty of Law of University of Debrecen in July, 2019. He successfully passed the state accredited language examination of English at advanced level and of Spanish at advanced level on the written part and intermediate level on the oral part. He was admitted into the Talent Management Program (DETEP) in 2017. During his academic years he participated in various legal competitions and gave oral presentations. In addition, he was teaching assistant at the Criminal Law and Criminology Department. He has always been interested in civil law, labour law and criminal law. The title of his thesis was “The criminal regulation of drugs and new psychoactive substances with special emphasis to its contraproductivity.”

Dr. István Herdon

Trainee lawyer

Dr. István Herdon graduated summa cum laude in 2021 from the Faculty of Law of the University of Debrecen. In addition to being a trainee lawyer, he is a state scholarship PhD student at the Géza Marton Doctoral School of Legal Studies.

During his studies he spent one semester in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on an Erasmus scholarship. He successfully passed the state accredited language examination of English at advanced level.

In addition to his studies, he has been active in academic life at the university. He is the author or co-author of several publications. His student research projects have been awarded first prize at the local and national student research conferences. He has twice been awarded prizes in the György Mailáth Scientific Competition organised by the National Office of the Judiciary. For his achievements as a student, he was awarded the Excellent Student Award of the University of Debrecen and the Lajos Domokos Award of the Faculty of Law. The National Council of Scientific Students awarded him the Pro Scientia Gold Medal in 2021 in recognition of his research work over several years. In addition, Wolters Kluwer has awarded him with the “Law Student Talent of the Year 2020-2021” Law Prize, which title he is entitled to use for the rest of his life. During his studies he founded several now successful start-ups. He believes that his experience in business practice is an effective complement to the knowledge gained in law school.