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TMT - Technology, Media & Telecommunications

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.

CMS' lawyers are quick, accurate and have the expertise needed for quality legal work.
Chambers, 2019

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 TMT 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 TMT companies, as well as external legal counsel for major international law firms.

31/07/2019
High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in TMT in Hun­gary
RTL Group on sig­ni­fic­ant, stra­tegic ad­vis­ory work re­lat­ing to the core op­er­a­tion of the group in Hun­gary, in­clud­ing com­plex me­dia reg­u­lat­ory, com­pet­i­tion, tax, re­struc­tur­ing and IP ad­vice.Liberty Glob­al...
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22/06/2022
Hun­gary in­tro­duces ex­tra taxes on bank­ing and in­sur­ance sec­tors
On 4 June 2022, the Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment ad­op­ted a new gov­ern­ment de­cree in­tro­du­cing sec­tor-spe­cif­ic taxes for com­pan­ies viewed by the gov­ern­ment as gen­er­at­ing "ex­tra profits" in the cur­rent ad­verse eco­nom­ic...
14/06/2022
EP's Di­git­al Iden­tity draft re­port high­lights pro­pos­als to up­date eI­DAS...
The main ob­ject­ive of the Reg­u­la­tion is to har­mon­ise di­git­al iden­ti­fic­a­tion and thereby re­duce the costs and risks of the cur­rent frag­ment­a­tion caused by dif­fer­ent na­tion­al solu­tions. This ini­ti­at­ive...
07/06/2022
Trade secret laws and reg­u­la­tions in Hun­gary
Gen­er­al 1. Has the Dir­ect­ive (EU) 2016/943 of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil of 8 June 2016 on the pro­tec­tion of un­dis­closed know-how and busi­ness in­form­a­tion (trade secrets) against their...
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22/06/2022
Fifth Wo­men in AI (Event) - Hun­gary Work­shop
Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence has had a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on the strength­en­ing and trans­form­a­tion of in­dus­tries all over the world. As we go deep­er in­to a di­git­ally altered so­ci­ety, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence...
01/06/2022
CMS Next
What’s next? In a world of ever-ac­cel­er­at­ing change, stay­ing ahead of the curve and know­ing what’s next for your busi­ness or sec­tor is es­sen­tial.At CMS, we see ourselves not only as your leg­al ad­visers but also as your busi­ness part­ners. We work to­geth­er with you to not only re­solve cur­rent is­sues but to an­ti­cip­ate fu­ture chal­lenges and in­nov­ate to meet them.With our latest pub­lic­a­tion, CMS Next, our ex­perts will reg­u­larly of­fer you in­sights in­to and fresh per­spect­ives on a range of is­sues that busi­nesses have to deal with – from ESG agen­das to re­struc­tur­ing after the pan­dem­ic or fa­cing the di­git­al trans­form­a­tion. We will also share with you more about the work that we are do­ing for our cli­ents, help­ing them in­nov­ate, grow and mit­ig­ate risk.To be able to provide you with the best sup­port, we im­merse ourselves in your world to un­der­stand your leg­al needs and chal­lenges. However, it is equally im­port­ant that you know who we are and how we can work with you. So, we in­vite you to meet our ex­perts and catch a glimpse of what is hap­pen­ing in­side CMS.En­joy read­ing this pub­lic­a­tion, which we will up­date reg­u­larly with new con­tent.CMS Ex­ec­ut­ive Team
31/05/2022
Hun­gari­an court de­cisions con­firm new in­ter­pret­a­tion on date of ex­clu­sion...
The Met­ro­pol­it­an Court of Bud­apest con­firmed the new leg­al in­ter­pret­a­tion of the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Ar­bit­ra­tion Board that the ex­clu­sion ground from tenders is ap­plic­able to com­pan­ies par­ti­cip­at­ing in...
31/05/2022
Hun­gary ends COV­ID state of emer­gency June 1
Based on the de­creas­ing num­bers of COV­ID-19 pa­tients and in view of the sig­ni­fic­antly im­prov­ing epi­demi­olo­gic­al situ­ation, the Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment de­cided to lift the COV­ID pan­dem­ic in­duced state of...
27/05/2022
Hun­gary in­tro­duces sec­tor spe­cif­ic taxes to com­pan­ies gen­er­at­ing "ex­tra...
On 25 and 26 May, the re­cently re-elec­ted Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment an­nounced new sec­tor spe­cif­ic taxes for 2022 and 2023 as a re­sponse to dif­fi­culties caused by the war in Ukraine and the in­creased prices...
25/05/2022
Hun­gary makes changes to min­is­tries over­see­ing FDI con­trol mat­ters
Fol­low­ing the elec­tion and form­a­tion of a new gov­ern­ment in Hun­gary on 24 May 2022, the gov­ern­ment has ad­op­ted Gov­ern­ment De­cree No. 182/2022 (V. 24.) on the com­pet­ences and powers of the mem­bers of Gov­ern­ment...
04/05/2022
More de­tail has be­come avail­able about how to as­sess pat­entab­il­ity of com­puter...
In March 2021 the En­larged Board of Ap­peal of the European Pat­ent Of­fice answered ques­tions con­cern­ing pat­entab­il­ity of com­puter soft­ware sim­u­la­tions in case G1/19. A Tech­nic­al Board of Ap­peal has ap­plied...
07/04/2022
Hun­gary data au­thor­ity is­sues heavy fine for the use of AI voice re­cord­ing...
Hun­gary’s data pro­tec­tion au­thor­ity (NAIH) re­cently levied a fine of HUF 250 mil­lion (EUR 675,675) against a bank for the short­com­ings of its auto­mat­ic AI ana­lys­is of re­cord­ings of cus­tom­er ser­vice...
29/03/2022
Where’s my “NFT” gone? Po­ten­tial pit­falls of NFT own­er­ship
NFTs have re­ceived a lot of at­ten­tion in the last year, so much so that Collins Dic­tion­ary named “NFT” their word of the year for 2021. But it is worth not­ing that own­er­ship of an NFT of­ten ul­ti­mately...