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Corporate

Hungary

With 30 years’ experience in Central and Eastern Europe, we are the preferred M&A adviser to corporates and financial institutions, and have topped the deal tables by volume for a number of consecutive years. With domestic experts and English law practitioners on the ground in our across the region, we can mobilise international specialist teams quickly to manage your cross-border transactions.

We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences & healthcare, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

The Hungarian Corporate and M&A Team is one of the largest dedicated practices in the country. With UK, US and locally qualified lawyers, the team manages numerous cross-border and international transactions in Hungary, CEE/SEE and beyond. CMS Hungary connects you to the know-how of more than 700 corporate lawyers in 42 countries worldwide.

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"Received an unparalleled and excellent service," with the firm particularly impressing in terms of "diligence and efficiency."

Chambers, 2018

It is a positive, up-to-date team able to answer our questions and issues immediately. The team really understands our business needs and negotiates with that in mind.

Chambers, 2016
April 2018
High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in Cor­por­ate/M&A in Hun­gary

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22/11/2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing in­fra­struc­ture, such as di­git­al; on the oth­er hand, it.
21/11/2018
EU in­sti­tu­tions reach polit­ic­al agree­ment on new EU frame­work for...
On 20 Novem­ber 2018, ne­go­ti­at­ors for the European Par­lia­ment, the European Com­mis­sion and the Coun­cil reached a polit­ic­al agree­ment on a pro­posed new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) which will al­low EU Mem­ber States to call for in­vest­ments.
07/11/2018
Trans­fers of cross-bor­der re­gistered of­fices: how the mar­ket de­veloped...
The gen­es­is In 2003, the draft 14th Dir­ect­ive on cross-bor­der trans­fers of re­gistered of­fices was ini­ti­ated by the European Com­mis­sion. It was sub­sequently aban­doned in 2007, par­tic­u­larly due to the res­ist­ance from cer­tain Mem­ber States which were op­posed to.
22/01/2018
In­nov­ate or your deal could die
Any com­pany or law­yer that has ever been in­volved in any kind of mer­ger or ac­quis­i­tion trans­ac­tion will know one thing for sure – a deal typ­ic­ally in­volve hours of leg­al work, in­clud­ing of­ten mundane, but es­sen­tial tasks.
08/11/2017
Com­pan­ies should be per­mit­ted to mi­grate from one EU mem­ber state...
A com­pany re­gistered in and gov­erned by the laws of one EU mem­ber state should be per­mit­ted to “con­vert” it­self in­to a com­pany gov­erned by the laws of an­oth­er EU mem­ber state, provided it sat­is­fies the rel­ev­ant con­di­tions laid down by the des­tin­a­tion state.
13/09/2017
The ap­plic­a­tion of EU mer­ger con­trol cla­ri­fied: no EC no­ti­fic­a­tion...
In the first ever pre­lim­in­ary rul­ing on the EU mer­ger con­trol re­gime, the Court of Justice of the European Uni­on ("CJEU") brought much needed clar­ity on wheth­er the shift from sole con­trol to joint con­trol in an ex­ist­ing un­der­tak­ing is covered by the EU Mer­ger.
26/06/2017
The Re­cast EU In­solv­ency Reg­u­la­tion be­comes ef­fect­ive today
Since May 2002, we have had a re­gime which en­sures that an in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ing star­ted in one of the EU’s mem­ber states is, without fur­ther form­al­ity, re­cog­nised in all oth­er mem­ber states (ex­cept for Den­mark) and which de­term­ines the law ap­plic­able to such.
10/02/2017
In­dia Budget 2017 - 2018
On 1 Feb­ru­ary, Fin­ance Min­is­ter Ar­un Jait­ley presen­ted In­dia’s an­nu­al Uni­on Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fisc­al year be­gin­ning 1 April 2017. The cent­ral aim in this year’s Budget ap­pears to fo­cus on the most vul­ner­able with in­creased spend­ing.
28/10/2016
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes Cor­por­ate Tax Re­form Pack­age, re­launch­ing...
As part of a Cor­por­ate Tax Re­form Pack­age, the EC has pub­lished four pro­pos­als for Coun­cil Dir­ect­ives. 1. Pro­pos­als to re­launch the Com­mon Con­sol­id­ated Cor­por­ate Tax Base First, the European Com­mis­sion (“EC”) has an­nounced that it is re­launch­ing its pro­pos­al.
19/10/2016
European Com­mis­sion pub­lishes a study on minor­ity share­hold­ings for...
Back­ground On 14 Oc­to­ber 2016, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a “sup­port study” pre­pared at its re­quest to in­form its re­view of the EU Mer­ger Reg­u­la­tion (EU­MR) re­lat­ing to minor­ity share­hold­ings.
13/10/2016
The European Com­mis­sion seeks views on pro­ced­ur­al and jur­is­dic­tion­al...
Back­ground On 7 Oc­to­ber 2016, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a ques­tion­naire seek­ing feed­back on cer­tain pro­ced­ur­al and jur­is­dic­tion­al as­pects of the EU mer­ger con­trol re­gime. This ini­ti­at­ive fol­lows the Com­mis­sion’s 2014 White Pa­per “To­wards More Ef­fect­ive.
11/10/2016
The European Com­mis­sion seeks views on pro­ced­ur­al and jur­is­dic­tion­al...
Back­ground On 7 Oc­to­ber 2016, the European Com­mis­sion pub­lished a ques­tion­naire seek­ing feed­back on cer­tain pro­ced­ur­al and jur­is­dic­tion­al as­pects of the EU mer­ger con­trol re­gime. This ini­ti­at­ive fol­lows the Com­mis­sion’s 2014 White Pa­per “To­wards More Ef­fect­ive.