Mihaly K Varga holds a Master’s Degree in Humanities and Languages of the University of ELTE in Budapest and earned a Diploma in professional Services Marketing from the Chartered institute of Marketing (UK). He participated in numerous professional training programs including a mini-MBA at the Said Business School (UK).
Mihaly has published several articles about legal market developments in well-known/prestigious journals and is a member of the Professional Marketing Forum.
Profile & Professional background
Mihaly K Varga is a seasoned business development professional with special expertise in a broad range of law firm strategy formulation and strategic business development & marketing. Mihaly has been a regional business development & strategy director and COO at Clifford Chance, DLA Piper, and at Noerr for more than 20 years. Before entering the legal sector, Mihaly spent 8 years as a marketing director and consultant at Coopers & Lybrand prior to the merger of that firm with PWC. In his roles, Mihaly was responsible for supporting regional managing partners, office heads and international practice group leaders at regional and international/ global levels both on strategic positioning, business planning, resource management and professional development issues; worked with international partners across markets and jurisdictions in designing, creating and implementing key client programs.
Mihaly has also worked on consultancy assignments regarding brand development and the positioning of local practices .
Leveraging his in-depth and broad global, broad inhouse experience, he has built-up his consulting practice by advising leadership of international law firms and mature, national, independent firms mainly in a CEE regional context.
Mihaly was a board member of the Budapest Festival Orchestra for over a decade and supports charitable organizations for children. His personal hobby is tennis, literature and contemporary arts.
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