Partner Robert Knuepfer, Jr. was honored with Hungary's Order of Merit with Officer’s Cross, the government's highest award, on Friday, Nov. 22 in Chicago. The award was presented to Mr. Knuepfer by Zsolt Németh, Hungary’s Deputy Foreign Minister.
"Robb's commitment to Hungary is something that has defined his career. He looked beyond his roots in Chicago to grow his practice and match his clients' global ambitions," said Mike Morkin, Baker & McKenzie Chicago Office Managing Partner. "This award is truly a great honor for him, and our firm as well."
Mr. Knuepfer is past chair of Baker & McKenzie's Europe & Middle East Practice and former managing partner of its Budapest office. He has been regularly engaged in investment and privatization transactions representing the Hungarian government or foreign investors. He is also the past president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hungary. In 2013, he was appointed Foreign Economic Counsel to the Republic of Hungary.
Mr. Knuepfer focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, with an emphasis on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance. He provides general counsel to public and private companies on a wide range of corporate matters. He has been an adjunct professor at Northwestern University since 1995, where he teaches courses in international business transactions at Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the School of Law. He earned his JD and MBA degrees from Northwestern University, and his BA degree from Denison University (Phi Beta Kappa).