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Katalin Horváth

Senior Counsel

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Hungarian Branch Office
YBL Palace
Károlyi utca 12
1053 Budapest
Languages Hungarian, English, German

Katalin Horváth is a senior counsel in the commercial team at CMS Budapest, where she specialises in software, IT and IP law, BankTech/FinTech law, outsourcing, data protection and cybersecurity matters, as well as the legal regulation of artificial intelligence.

She has in-depth experience in copyright, IP-right, IT, software and e-commerce law and e-signature issues with a particular focus on online and mobile services, FinTech, PayTech and payment solutions and web stores. Katalin is a member of Council of Copyright Experts.

Katalin has up-to-date knowledge of artificial intelligence and new technologies, such as blockchain, IoT, robots and drones.

She regularly publishes articles in relation to data protection, artificial intelligence, BankTech, FinTech and copyright law matters. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences on BankTech, FinTech, software law and data protection issues.

Katalin is a member of the Hungarian AI Coalition and she helped to establish the national MI strategy as a technology legal expert.

She also supports the CMS dispute resolution team in tech-related legal disputes as an expert.

Before joining CMS, Katalin gained significant experience in drafting IT operating and software-related contracts, copyright and trademark litigation at a renowned Hungarian IP boutique law firm. She joined CMS Budapest in 2018.

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Relevant experience

  • 4iG/Corvinus on the acquisition of Vodafone Hungary.
  • OTP Mobil on the PayTech subsidiary of OTP Bank, since its establishment in 2013, in all areas of its operations.
  • A South Korean multinational manufacturing conglomerate on Fintech and IT/IP law issues.
  • An American multinational technology corporation on Fintech, banking, IT, cloud and software contracts.
  • An international IT company on IT/IP matters, cybersecurity, software dispute resolution, and drafting contracts.
  • A major European telecoms, television and internet service provider on software law, copyright and trademark issues.
  • A major commercial bank on software law and copyright issues.
  • Several software companies on cloud computing and contract consulting.
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Memberships & Roles

  • Council of Copyright Experts
  • Hungarian Copyright Forum
  • LIDC (International League of Competition Law)
  • Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright
  • Budapest Bar Association
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  • 2005 - Doctor of Law, Cum laude, Faculty of Law, Eötvös Lorand Science University
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