October 2021 – Kinstellar is delighted to announce that senior compliance expert Mária Dárdai has joined the firm's Budapest office as Special Counsel. Her addition to the firm strengthens our expertise in the compliance area, particularly relating to whistleblowing projects, sensitive investigations and compliance matters.

Mária has significant expertise and an established track record handling a wide array of compliance cases and sensitive investigations across various industries in Hungary and abroad. She also has experience establishing compliance management and whistleblowing systems and platforms, including training.

Prior to joining Kinstellar, Mária was general counsel and compliance officer at various large corporations in Hungary including UPC Hungary, ABB Hungary and T-Kábel, where she gained both compliance and regulatory expertise. 

Kristóf Ferenczi, Managing Partner of Kinstellar's Budapest office comments: "We are very pleased to have Mária join our team in Budapest. Her in-depth compliance expertise and broad experience will add further capability to Kinstellar's Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigation service line, which is important given the ever increasing focus by our clients on compliance, and the regulatory developments around whistleblowing systems".