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Achieving business success in highly regulated markets requires effective management of commercial risks and of your supplier and customer relationships.

Whether you are an international or domestic business active in the CEE region, you can rely on our advice on complex and multi-jurisdictional contractual arrangements and our knowledge of the commercial issues facing the sectors in which you operate. We have advised many international companies on entering CEE markets over the years and continue to assist them as they grow their businesses in the region.

With over 350 commercial and regulatory lawyers across 42 countries, our multi-disciplinary teams are trained to understand the cultural and business factors impacting your commercial arrangements. We organise our teams around sectors and industries relevant to you, including financial services, manufacturing, automotive, consumer products, energy, hotels and leisure, infrastructure and projects, life sciences & healthcare, supply and logistics, real estate and construction, technology, telecoms, media and sports. We can guide you towards the best business outcome, whether you require advice on commercial contracts, supply services, e-commerce, IT or telecoms agreements, data protection, design and manufacturing, advertising, sponsorship and marketing, consumer sales, software licensing, outsourcing, or sales, agency, distribution and franchise agreements.

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The team also draws praise for its commercial awareness, with one client citing its "understanding of our business needs, products and processes" and its "proactive case management."

Chambers, 2018

It is a positive, up-to-date team able to answer our questions and issues immediately. The team really understands our business needs and negotiates with that in mind.

April 2018
High­lights of ex­per­i­ence in Com­mer­cial in Hun­gary
Mag­yar Telekom on a full range of mat­ters, in­clud­ing com­mer­cial con­tracts and mar­ket­ing agree­ments, me­dia and ECS reg­u­lat­ory mat­ters, me­dia reg­u­lat­ory re­lated dis­putes and au­thor­ity pro­ced­ures as well as re­tail / GTC re­vi­sions.GE on day-to-day busi­ness, such as gen­er­al com­mer­cial law, con­tract draft­ing, re­view and as­sist­ance in sup­ply con­tracts, data pro­tec­tion and IP mat­ters. Ad­vised in sev­er­al coun­tries on con­sumer pro­tec­tion is­sues re­lated to com­pet­it­ors’ pack­aging.Brit­ish Amer­ic­an To­bacco on gen­er­al com­mer­cial is­sues and the re­view of GTCs and sup­ply agree­ments.Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics Hun­gary on all cor­por­ate and com­mer­cial is­sues for over 26 years, in­clud­ing gen­er­al com­mer­cial mat­ters (such as sup­ply agree­ments with whole­salers, spon­sor­ship agree­ments, co­oper­a­tion agree­ments, ser­vice agree­ments, car lease agree­ments), com­pet­i­tion, com­pli­ance, con­sumer pro­tec­tion, em­ploy­ment, reg­u­lat­ory and pub­lic pro­cure­ment is­sues.Mi­crosoft on all com­mer­cial is­sues, in­clud­ing gen­er­al com­mer­cial and data pro­tec­tion mat­ters.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.


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