Name: Ildikó Rátkai
Firm Name: Rátkai Law Firm
Jurisdiction: Hungary
Practice Area: Labour & Employment Law

Telephone: +36 1 792 39 04
Fax: +36 1 788 76 70

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Ildikó Rátkai as our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Hungary. If you wish to get in touch with Ildikó please use the contact information provided above.

Dr. Rátkai LLM in HR Law and LLM in Employment Law, works as an employment lawyer and attorney at law. After having graduated as a lawyer (2000) and as an economist (2003) she acquired professional experience in the governmental side of the EU harmonization of employment law, then worked at law firms, mainly supporting multinational clients’ employment issues.

She is the head of her independent Hungarian law firm specialized in employment law, social security and HR law since 2004. Rátkai Law Firm mainly carries out legal advice related to employment law and HR issues, including cross-border cases (outsourcing, posting, TUPE) and legal representation in employment law litigations before court and authorities. The Law Firm typically offers its services to employers; next to the multinational companies, small and medium-sized enterprises can also be found among the clients.

Dr. Rátkai is a member of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) She is a co-founder of HR Lawyers Network.

Having wide practical experience in employment and HR law issues, Dr. Rátkai regularly gives lectures on employment law and HR conferences and in-house trainings. She is the author/co-author of numerous professional books and articles related to employment law and HR law.


  • English
  • German

Firm Description:

Ratkai Law Firm – as a “boutique” law firm – focuses on employment law, social security issues and HR law. We believe that a company’s HR activities and HR decisions require not only employment law support but also the professional knowledge and experience of areas of practices related to employment and of HR processes. We render our legal services in Hungarian, in English and in German.

We are members in several HR professional organizations at local and global level which allows us to learn the latest trends and best practices in employment law and in HR issues.

  • Hungarian Employment Lawyers’ Society
  • HR Lawyers Network
  • European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA)
  • American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary (AmCham),
  • American Bar Association (ABA), Labor and Employment Law Group.

We also regularly take part in the events of the UK Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) and the Europäische Rechtsakademie (ERA)