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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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April 2018
High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in Cor­por­ate/M&A in Hun­gary
China CEE-Fund and CEE Equity Part­ners on a EUR 200 mil­lion ac­quis­i­tion of 99.9% of Mag­yar Tele­com B.V.’s hold­ings in the In­vi­tel Group by way of a sec­ond­ary buy-out trans­ac­tion and on a EUR 140 mil­lion...

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19 January 2021
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the trans­par­ency re­gister in AML dir­ect­ive
In 2015, the Fourth Money Laun­der­ing Dir­ect­ive (Dir­ect­ive EU 2015/849) re­quired EU mem­ber states to set up re­gisters of the ul­ti­mate be­ne­fi­cial own­ers of leg­al en­tit­ies. That Dir­ect­ive has re­cently been...
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13 January 2021
EU­'s Por­tuguese pres­id­ency re­leases new draft of ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion
On 5 Janu­ary 2021, the Coun­cil of the EU – with Por­tugal serving as the Pres­id­ent-in-Of­fice – re­leased a new draft ver­sion of the ePri­vacy Reg­u­la­tion, which is meant to re­place the ePri­vacy Dir­ect­ive...
01 December 2020
Ar­bit­ral rules – The sea­son of change con­tin­ues: ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Up­date
On 1 Decem­ber 2020, the ICC In­ter­na­tion­al Court of Ar­bit­ra­tion launched its re­vised ICC Ar­bit­ra­tion Rules (the “Rules”), which will ap­ply to ar­bit­ra­tions sub­mit­ted to the ICC Court from 1 Janu­ary...
10 November 2020
Hun­gary: an ex­ten­sion to for­eign in­vest­ment con­trol
The Hun­gari­an par­lia­ment has in­tro­duced an ex­ten­sion to the tem­por­ary re­gime on for­eign in­vest­ment con­trol, and as a res­ult the screen­ing for for­eign in­vest­ments un­der Act LVIII of 2020 on the tem­por­ary...
23 October 2020
The EU FDI Reg­u­la­tion be­comes fully ap­plic­able
The EU FDI Reg­u­la­tion, which came in­to force in April 2019, in­tro­duces a frame­work for screen­ing FDI in­to the EU. It is not a sep­ar­ate new screen­ing tool at EU level, but a frame­work for co­oper­a­tion and...
07 October 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to the private place­ment of equity se­cur­it­ies
One of the most com­mon ques­tions we are asked across CMS in our Equity Cap­it­al Mar­ket prac­tice is what are the rules about ap­proach­ing a lim­ited num­ber of in­vestors in dif­fer­ent jur­is­dic­tions, in re­la­tion...
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05 October 2020
Re­struc­tur­ing out­side of in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ings soon pos­sible for il­li­quid...
Fed­er­al Min­istry of Justice and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion sub­mits draft bill on pre­vent­ive re­struc­tur­ing On 18 Septem­ber 2020, the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Justice and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion sub­mit­ted a 247-page draft...
18 September 2020
Hun­gary ad­opts new AI strategy
The Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment has ad­op­ted a new com­pre­hens­ive ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) strategy that sets am­bi­tious goals and meas­ures for the de­vel­op­ment and use of AI in Hun­gary through to 2030. The...
15 September 2020
Cru­cial changes ex­pec­ted in EU Mer­ger Con­trol
'There will be no ma­jor over­haul of EU mer­ger con­trols, but more fine-tun­ing to con­cen­trate on the things that mat­ter' – This was the bot­tom-line of a speech by EU Com­mis­sion­er Mar­grethe Vestager at...
01 September 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to re­struc­tur­ing and in­solv­ency law
Re­struc­tur­ings, es­pe­cially those in­volving mul­tiple jur­is­dic­tions, are in­vari­ably com­plex mat­ters. This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides an over­view of the vari­ous re­struc­tur­ing pos­sib­il­it­ies avail­able in a...
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01 September 2020
CMS in Hun­gary
Like the rest of the world, Hun­gary has been af­fected by the glob­al Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic. The coun­try has ex­per­i­enced strong growth over the last dec­ade, with the auto and elec­tron­ics sec­tors be­ing par­tic­u­larly...
20 October 2020
Trans­ac­tion­al know­ledge series - Share Pur­chase Agree­ment 1, Dis­clos­ure...
Dur­ing our we­bin­ar we will dis­cuss Share Pur­chase Agree­ment 1, Dis­clos­ure let­ter, Es­crow struc­tures.