Membership / Law committee

The Legal and Regulatory Committee (LRC) is one of the standing committees of HETA and, with its proposals and opinions, grants legal support to the Board and the other committees.

The LRC consists of representatives (lawyers mostly) delegated by the members of HETA. It works continually and holds its meeting monthly.


Dr. Zoltan PatakiChairman

Chief Legal Counsel (ALTEO Plc)

Chairman of the Legal and Regulatory Committee since 2017.

Zoltan is in-house lawyer at ALTEO Plc since 2010. Before that, he worked for one of the biggest investment company of Hungary (WALLIS) as M&A and corporate lawyer. Zoltán gained professional experience in a law office before switched to in-house counselling.

Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Miskolc in 2006. After graduation, he attended postgraduate courses on the field of labour law and the law of capital investments.

Zoltán gained legal experience on the field of electricity generation, electricity trading, district heating, renewable energy sources and the realization and O&M of powerplants.

Vice Chairman

Dr.Marton HidvegiVice Chairman

Dr. Márton Hidvégi earned his legal degree at the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest with merits „summa cum laude.” He earned his masters degree at Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Munich, in the fields of European law and international commercial law. Between 2003 and 2012, Márton worked with several international law firms first as junior and later as senior associate. In 2012, Márton joined MET Group as senior legal counsel and primarily supported MET Group’s acquisition and natural gas wholesale operations. Since 2016, Márton is the general counsel of E2 Hungary Energy Trade and Services Ltd. Márton specializes in energy law, competition law and mergers and acquisitions.