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TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Hungary

Fuelled by increased consumer demand for cutting edge products and low-cost services, you face a constant battle to offer ‘more for less’. Innovation drives growth, provided you overcome significant regulatory and commercial hurdles. Having worked on a broad range of cutting-edge technology, media and communications matters in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) over the past two decades, our market-leading specialists in the region have dealt with every risk and challenge you face in a rapidly evolving market, from IP infringement and anti-trust issues to the complex issues that arise as markets adapts to transformative technologies – big data, the cloud, e-health and the internet-of-things.

Many companies are also joining forces as they seek to meet highly capital-intensive demands for investment in technology and building networks. Our experts in CEE, many of whom have worked in-house in leading technology, media and communications companies, have led on a significant proportion of the limited number of network sharing arrangements that are in place across Europe.

A highly professional, flexible and intelligent legal team.
Chambers

We understand that technological convergence coupled with the rapid spread of new technologies has opened up a wealth of opportunities in your industry and you must move swiftly to capitalise on them. To stay ahead of the competition, you need to spot and pre-empt legal difficulties before they arise. From M&A to investment and financing, from tax to licensing and product liability, from intellectual property to employment and environmental issues, from network sharing to outsourcing, our multi-disciplinary teams can help guide you towards the most commercially successful outcome.

We are actively involved in the industries in which you operate including communication, technology, sourcing, sports and media, and are able to develop innovative solutions for you. Recognising the ever growing demand for and importance of data privacy, CMS has a dedicated data privacy team focusing on the full range of data privacy compliance matters, from privacy audits through to data security, transmission and management, as well as issues such as safe harbour and Big Data at both local and EU level.

The TMC Team in Hungary stands out as the largest team in the country. The vast majority of our team has experience in working both as in-house counsel of major TMC companies, as well as external legal counsel for major international law firms.

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Auto­mot­ive in Trans­ition Con­fer­ence
13/02/2019
Dot eu do­main names in a no deal Brexit - What's the plan?
In­tro­duc­tion EUR­id is the private, in­de­pend­ent, not for profit or­gan­isa­tion that has op­er­ated the. eu TLD since 2003. Last year EUR­id re­por­ted the EU Com­mis­sion’s No­tice to Stake­hold­ers which an­nounced that in the event of a no deal Brexit, UK in­di­vidu­als and.
December 2018
Fund­ing for films and au­dio-visu­al works in Cent­ral...
09/01/2019
Hun­gary makes changes to the Trade­mark Act
Hun­gary makes changes to the Trade­mark Act On 1 Janu­ary 2019, the Hun­gari­an Trade­mark Act un­der­went sig­ni­fic­ant amend­ments, put­ting in­to place the EU Trade­mark Dir­ect­ive and oth­er pro­vi­sions re­flect­ing the Hun­gari­an IP Of­fice’s prac­tices.
25 April 2018
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07/01/2019
Broad changes to the broad­cast­ing (and oth­er video me­dia) rules: the...
On 6 Novem­ber 2018, the European Coun­cil ap­proved a slew of long-awaited changes to the Au­di­ovisu­al Me­dia Ser­vices Dir­ect­ive (“the Dir­ect­ive”), the sem­in­al piece of EU le­gis­la­tion reg­u­lat­ing au­di­ovisu­al me­dia ser­vices across the European Uni­on.
Jan 2018
Net­work Shar­ing 3.0
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03/01/2019
It comes with the ter­rit­ory: an up­date on re­cent de­vel­op­ments on ter­rit­ori­al­ity...
This Decem­ber has seen two im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments in the broad­cast­ing sphere. First, on 13 Decem­ber, the European Coun­cil and the European Par­lia­ment reached a pro­vi­sion­al agree­ment on a new in­stru­ment to sup­ple­ment the Satel­lite and Cable Dir­ect­ive (“the On­line.
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20/12/2018
Dutch Gam­ing Au­thor­ity clamps down on off­shore op­er­at­ors: Wil­li­am...
For the second time in re­cent months the Dutch Gam­ing Au­thor­ity (DGA) has im­posed a fine on an off­shore on­line bet­ting op­er­at­or. The DGA fined WHG (In­ter­na­tion­al) Lim­ited, also known as Wil­li­am Hill, EUR 300,000 for of­fer­ing on­line gambling without a li­cence.
10/02/2016
Your Guide to Data Pro­tec­tion in CEE
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.