Dr. Kornél Jean

Dr Kornél Jean
Attorney-At-Law | Managing Partner
+36 1 439 11 66

Dr. Kornél Jean is the head of the mining, environmental and real estate practice group at Ecovis Hungary Legal. In addition to the main areas of expertise, the group also deals with corporate law, employment law and economic - commercial law.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences (ELTE) in 1996. Later on he specialized as a legal expert in environmental law at the Institute of Postgraduate Legal Studies of ELTE from 2003. He completed an intermediate property valuator and realtor course organized by FÜTI OMEGA Kft. in 1997.

He is one of the founding members of the law office that has been operating in its current form since 2002. In January 2019 he has taken over the function of Managing Partner and following the demerger took place in 2021, he has become the main owner of the Office.

His main fields of legal expertise are mining law, corporate law, real estate law, asset management, local government law and energy law. He has also been practicing family law for over two decades.

He is a renowned expert of mining law, including surface and underground mining activities, natural gas storage and related mining and other (e.g. environmental) authority proceedings and auxiliary property law issues (land claims, appropriation, mining easement administration, special procedures related to arable land etc.).

He also has comprehensive corporate law experience including the full spectrum of legal representation of medium and large, primarily domestic industrial companies.

Being areas acknowledged by the legal profession, he is a member of the Supervisory Committee of the Hungarian Mining Association, a member and also chairman of the Association’s Legal Committee. In recognition of his outstanding commitment to the Hungarian mining industry he received a Ministerial Award in 2012. As of 1 September 2017, upon the appointment by the Minister for National Economy, he is the member of the Committee for Sectoral Participation (in Hungarian: Ágazati Részvételt Megállapító Bizottság) for a 5-year period. 

He regularly shares his practical experience in his areas of expertise and his informative legal opinions in blog articles on Jogadó Blog, on Wolters Kluwer Jogászvilág and Bányajog Blog.