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Public Procurement

Hungary

Contracting authorities and bidders in local, EU and international procurement procedures, need to rely on legal advice informed by extensive experience on both sides of the process. Public procurement legislation has undergone some significant changes in Central and Eastern Europe in recent years. Despite legislation moving closer towards harmonisation with the EU, many practical challenges remain.

CMS has worked on scores of complex projects in the region over the last two decades and fields specialist public procurement lawyers across 15 full-service offices. Our lawyers offer a powerful combination of local expertise and insight coupled with international know-how and perspective on public procurement issues. We can guide you through complex public tender issues, from the formation and building of bidding consortia, concession contracts and sophisticated PPP projects, through to compliance, investigations and procurement-related disputes and litigation.

In Hungary and across CMS, our specialists have long-standing sector-expertise across core industries including infrastructure, life sciences & healthcare, transport, and technology, media and communications. This approach means we can resolve your complex public tender issues, including formation and building of bidding consortia, protection of confidential information, anti-trust matters, evaluations, specific rules around framework agreements, concession contracts and complex PPP projects. Further, we can assist regarding feedback and debriefing and how to approach different regulated tender procedures. We also provide support before tribunals and courts across Europe, or in front of the European Commission.

The Public Procurement Team with five dedicated procurement experts in Hungary focuses on assisting mostly bidders throughout the whole tender procedure from preparing the bid to remedy procedures. Our procurement specialists have delivered outstanding results despite the ever changing legal environment in recent years.

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10 July 2019
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment in Hun­gary
Funk­werk AG on the suc­cess­ful rep­res­ent­a­tion of the cli­ent be­fore the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Dis­pute Board, as a res­ult of which the cli­ent was able to tender in a high value pub­lic pro­cure­ment, after...

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01 June 2021
Some leaks can­'t be fixed
“Con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no re­fri­ger­at­or or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the tri­al you have just a pool of wa­ter.” This...
28 May 2021
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment reg­u­la­tion and law in Hun­gary
Oc­to­ber 2018 1. Where can one find pub­lic pro­cure­ment no­ti­fic­a­tions for Hun­gary? Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Bul­let­in, the Of­fi­cial Journ­al of the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Au­thor­ity; avail­able on­line un­der www.kozbe­szerzes.hu...
13 May 2021
Amend­ments made to Hun­gari­an Copy­right Act
The Hun­gari­an par­lia­ment has amended and mod­i­fied the Hun­gari­an Copy­right Act (the “Amend­ment”) in or­der to im­ple­ment EU Dir­ect­ives 2019/790 and 2019/789. The most rel­ev­ant parts of this Amend­ment...
04 May 2021
Hun­gary ex­tends scope and dead­line for ap­plic­a­tion of tem­por­ary FDI con­trol...
Un­der FDI Act 2020, Min­istry of In­nov­a­tion and Tech­no­logy ap­prov­al is re­quired for clos­ing a trans­ac­tion if the fol­low­ing con­di­tions are met: The trans­ac­tion in­volves the ac­quis­i­tion of a stra­tegic...
09 February 2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
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...
27 October 2020
Hun­gary cre­ates or­gan­isa­tion­al struc­ture for AI strategy
The Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment has an­nounced the cre­ation of the Na­tion­al Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence Labor­at­ory (AI LAB, in Hun­gari­an: Nemz­eti Mester­séges In­tel­li­gen­cia Labor­atóri­um) and the Na­tion­al Data As­set...
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...
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...
27 May 2020
Hun­gary is­sues de­cree re­quir­ing min­is­teri­al ap­prov­al for cer­tain for­eign...
The Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment has is­sued a new de­cree, No. 227/2020 that in­tro­duces tem­por­ary meas­ures for spe­cial trans­ac­tions re­lated to stra­tegic com­pan­ies in­cor­por­ated in Hun­gary. These meas­ures entered...
08 May 2020
Hun­gary an­nounces ex­ten­ded cor­por­ate tax re­lief for in­vest­ments and de­vel­op­ments
As part of the meas­ures taken to re­start Hun­gary's na­tion­al eco­nomy as a res­ult of the coronavir­us epi­dem­ic, spe­cial rules of de­vel­op­ment re­serve have been an­nounced in or­der to help com­pan­ies re­cov­er...