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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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08/03/2019
In­form­a­tion shar­ing con­cerns in trans­ac­tions with­in...
16/04/2019
The new EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign in­vest­ment is now in force
On 10 April 2019, the EU frame­work for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) came in­to force, al­low­ing the European Com­mis­sion and Mem­ber States un­til 11 Oc­to­ber 2020 to put in place mech­an­isms and re­sources to com­ply.
4 March 2019
CMS ad­vises OTP on Montenegrin ac­quis­i­tion
09/04/2019
EU Par­lia­ment ad­opts dir­ect­ive on pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing
The EU Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Dir­ect­ive on fu­ture "Pre­vent­ive Re­struc­tur­ing Frame­works", which cre­ates the basis for uni­form pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing across the European Uni­on and will fun­da­ment­ally change how com­pan­ies deal with fin­an­cial dif­fi­culties and.
21 August 2018
CMS ad­vises OTP Bank Group on €600m ac­quis­i­tion pro­ject
22/03/2019
EU: Pro­vi­sion­al Agree­ment on Cross-bor­der Mer­gers, De­mer­gers or Trans­fers
On 13 March 2019, the European Com­mis­sion re­leased a state­ment (19/1608) that the European Par­lia­ment and the Mem­ber States have reached a pro­vi­sion­al agree­ment on new rules mak­ing it easi­er for com­pan­ies to merge (fu­sion/fusie), de­merge (scis­sion/splitsing).
25 June 2018
CEE Green­field Guide
Third edi­tion
20/02/2019
European Par­lia­ment backs EU wide frame­work for screen­ing for­eign...
On 14 Feb­ru­ary 2019, the European Par­lia­ment voted to en­dorse the first ever EU-wide tool for screen­ing for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment (FDI) on the grounds of se­cur­ity and pub­lic or­der. The vote brings the EU one step closer to put­ting in place a frame­work al­low­ing.
08/05/2018
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
06/12/2018
Latest changes in Hun­gari­an pub­lic pro­cure­ment law for year-end
Hun­gari­an law­makers re­cently passed an act, which amended Act CXLIII of 2015 on Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment. Most of the changes in the amend­ment law con­cern the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the elec­tron­ic pro­cure­ment sys­tem (EKR), which went in­to force on 15 April 2018.
24 July 2017
CMS Bud­apest ad­vises In­vi­tel group on the sign­ing of...
26/11/2018
Hun­gary makes changes to cor­por­ate tax­a­tion for 2019
The latest re­forms to Hun­gari­an tax law have brought sig­ni­fic­ant changes mostly to the cor­por­ate in­come tax sys­tem. Some changes may of­fer new op­por­tun­it­ies while oth­ers re­quire co­ordin­ated ac­tion. Hun­gari­an com­pan­ies and branches of for­eign en­tit­ies may,.