Dr. Damjanovic GABOR

Counsel, Arbitrator

Budapest (HU)





English, Hungarian

Practice area

  • Construction / Engineering
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment
  • Entertainment /Media
  • Finance and Banking
  • Investment Dispute
  • Joint Ventures / Consortia / Shareholder Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Oil and Gas
  • Power / Energy
  • Real Estate
  • Transport /Infrastructure


Educational/ Current position / Professional Experience


  • József Attila University, Szeged, 1997 Law Degree (cum laude);
  • Central European University, Budapest (Master of Comparative Constitutional Law, LL.M. studies, 1998)

Bar: Budapest Bar Association since 2000


    • Listed on LCIA’s database of neutrals;
    • Listed among the List of Practitioners at the VIAC (Vienna International Arbitral Centre);
    • Appointed with KCAB INTERNATIONAL’s (Korean Commercial Arbitration Board) Panel of International Arbitrators;
    • Listed as a foreign member of the BAC (Belgrade Arbitration Center);
    • Listed among the Roll of Arbitrators at the Permanent Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Commercial Arbitration Court Budapest);
    • Luxembourg Arbitration Association;
    • IBA (International Bar Association);
    • IBA Arbitration Committee;
    • IBA Subcommittee for International Arbitration Case Law and rapporteur for Hungary;
    • ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration);
    • Liaison officer of the Professional Ethics Committee (PEC) of the IBA;
    • Budapest Bar Association;

– Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright.

Arbitration Experience

I have handled 12 arbitrations under the rules of the Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; 6 as chair and 6 as wing arbitrator.
I have represented clients in 5 arbitrations as party counsel; both international and domestic cases. These were under ICC, UNCITRAL, VIAC and Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry rules.
The subject matter of my cases varied among concessions agreements, JVAs, construction disputes, real estate related disputes (SPA and lease) and commercial disputes.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

– author of the ‘Hungary’ chapter in the 6th edition of Arbitration World by Sweet & Maxwell (2018);
– co-author of “Protecting National Assets à la Hungary — Unexpected Restriction To Arbitration” (Mealey’s International Arbitration Report, October 2014);
– co-author of the Hungary chapter of the “Company Acquisitions Handbook” on the regulatory aspects of acquisitions in the EU (Bloomsbury Professional Limited, 2009 and 2011);
– co-author of the ‘Hungary’ chapter in Chambers Gaming Law 2019 Guide;
– Gaming in Hungary – a legal overview (Aug/Sept 2009 issue of iGBAffiliate);
– moderator during the 4th IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference “Disruption meets tradition” in Munich (2018);
– speaker of the panel “Incentivising talent” at the International Bar Association’s 2nd IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference in Barcelona (2016);
– speaker of the panel on the latest developments in the regulation of online gambling in the European Union, the European Commission’s Green Paper and submissions at the Autumn Conference of the International Masters of Gaming Law held in Vienna in 2011;
– speaking on the legal background of gambling in Hungary at the Affiliate Conference of iGaming Business held in Budapest in 2009;
– speaker of the panel on Hotel and Casino Development at the Annual Conference of the IBA held in Singapore in 2007.


Practice areas