Allen & Overy has bolstered its CEE finance practice with the hire of counsel Attila Csongrady in Bratislava.

Csongrady joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Vienna where he had led the English law CEE/CIS practice.

His focus is on leveraged, project, real estate and trade finance and he is dual qualified in England & Wales and New York. He joins the English law team headed up by Dan Cocker in Warsaw.

The move marks a return for Csongrady as he is an alumni of Allen & Overy's London office where he practiced for six years between 2000 and 2006 before moving to Vienna.