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Martin Wodraschke

Co-Head of CMS Auto-Tech Group and Co-Head of CEE German Practice

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP Magyarországi Fióktelepe
YBL Palace
Károlyi utca 12
1053 Budapest
Languages German, English, Hungarian, Italian

Martin Wodraschke is a partner at CMS Budapest, Co-Head of CEE German Practice and Co-Head of the CMS Auto-Tech Group. He is a German qualified lawyer and member of the Budapest and Munich Bar Associations.

His areas of expertise is M&A, commercial, corporate and liquidation with specific understanding of the automotive sector. Martin has 15 years' experience in leading and co-ordinating cross border M&A and sales transactions and commercial roll-outs in Hungary and CEE.

Besides he advises investors on their business activities in Hungary and the CEE region. Martin provides his clients with insight into the local legal customs, which are relevant to German entities investing in or having their business activities in Hungary.

As an expert in the automotive sector, he advises various multinationals, both OEMs and suppliers, on a full range of issues.

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Relevant experience

  • AURELIUS Invest on acquisition of Coats Group and sale of Framochem.
  • German Embassy in Hungary on the purchase and reconstruction of the Ambassador’s residence in Budapest.
  • MAN FS on financing of truck-business in Hungary.
  • Kienle + Spiess / Sumitomo Group on vendor DD, restructuring measures and providing full service in all areas of law.
  • A group of German OEMs in relation to the liquidation of a major supplier.
  • MAGNA / COSMA Alu Structures on the purchase of BDW Group.
  • A major German OEM
    • on employment matters in CEE.
    • on commercial matters on a continuous basis in CS-EU countries.
    • on data protection and compliance issues across the region.
    • on an insolvency procedure against a supplier in CEE.
    • on financing used cars and demo cars.
  • Funkwerk AG on a procurement project.
  • EUROPART on general employment issues.
  • A major German healthcare gas supplier on its business units in CEE.
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  • 2016 (Ongoing) - Ph.D. on Legal Aspects of Autonomous Cars, Andrássy University, Budapest 
  • 2005 – LL.M., Andrássy University, Budapest
  • 2000 – Bar Exam, Landgericht München, Munich
  • 1998 – Master Degree in Law, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
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  • President, Alumni-Association of the Andrássy University Budapest
  • Member, IMD Alumni Club Austria / CEE
  • Member, Munich Bar Association
  • Member, Hungarian Bar Association
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  • Can Consumers still trust their cars? - Budapest Business Journal, VOL. 24, 13/2016.
  • Various possibilities – New investment incentives in Hungary / Regional separation of subsidies (article in German), In Ost-West-Contact 5/2015.
  • Chapter on Hungary in Handbook of the Societas Europaea (Handbook in German) 2014
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08 May 2018
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
21 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to autonom­ous vehicles (AVs)
This CMS Ex­pert Guide brings to­geth­er ana­lys­is from leg­al ex­perts across our in­ter­na­tion­al net­work on the leg­al re­quire­ments that must be ob­served for test­ing and us­ing AVs at dif­fer­ent levels of auto­ma­tion.
21 October 2019
Hun­gary an­nounces AI Ac­tion Plan
Hun­gary an­nounced an AI Ac­tion Plan, which ana­lysts are call­ing the first pil­lar of a na­tion­al AI strategy to define and form the in­sti­tu­tion­al frame­work of the Hun­gari­an data mar­ket and the AI eco­sys­tem....
5 October 2017
De­liv­er­ing ex­pert ad­vice on autotech
Autotech is an ex­cit­ing growth in­dustry with huge po­ten­tial. More than 12 mil­lion fully autonom­ous vehicles are ex­pec­ted to be sold each year by 2035.
28 October 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to dis­tri­bu­tion law
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on dis­tri­bu­tion law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
05 November 2018
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CEE Con­sumer Products Up­date
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CMS Ex­pert Guide to war­ranty law in sup­ply con­tracts
The fol­low­ing CMS Guide on War­ranties in Sup­ply Con­tracts il­lus­trates the leg­al con­di­tions for sup­ply agree­ments in sev­er­al European coun­tries.
CMS adds 31 part­ners across the firm
CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of 31 part­ners across Europe, which in­cludes five in the UK.