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Competition authorities have increasingly far-reaching powers to investigate mergers, markets, sectors, cartels, market conduct and commercial arrangements. You face an ever-increasing risk of regulatory intervention, significant penalties, damages litigation and criminal liability.

Our dedicated competition and regulatory experts in CEE, including former regulators, can advise you on the entire range of contentious and non-contentious competition law issues. We regularly advise clients on competition matters across multiple jurisdictions in CEE, working closely together, to deliver consistent and joined-up advice. We have a successful track record in representing clients before national authorities and courts, as well as the European Commission and courts.

Extremely thorough [and] deeply experienced in the field of competition.
Chambers Europe, 2019

The CMS Competition Group is one of the largest teams in the market and works closely with the CMS EU Law Office in Brussels. We support clients on all their competition law needs: cartels, horizontal and vertical restraints, abuse of dominance, merger control, state aid, investigations and compliance, regulatory appeals, criminal liability, damages litigation, public procurement and consumer protection. Being compliant and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies is key.

Our large team of competition lawyers has extensive experience in helping navigate these challenges so that you can focus on your business. We have in-depth knowledge of competition rules across different countries and markets and use our sector approach to help us understand your business environment and get to grips with your issues.

The Competition Team in Hungary is considered to be among the best practices in the country and in CEE with a stable, sector-focused team of specialists including former in-house lawyers and a former counsel of the Hungarian Competition Office. The team has achieved outstanding results in the past years in significant antitrust, abuse of dominance, merger control, misleading consumer cases and state aid matters.

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As part of the Hun­gary's re­sponse to the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, on 27 March the Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment is­sued an emer­gency de­cree, which height­ens re­stric­tions, fur­ther lim­its the move­ment of people with­in...
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Hun­gary holds 5G auc­tion with Mag­yar Telekom, Tel­en­or and Voda­fone...
In a 5G auc­tion held in Hun­gary on 26 March 2020, Mag­yar Telekom, Voda­fone Hun­gary and Tel­en­or Hun­gary came out on top ac­quir­ing 15-year li­cences for spec­trum in the 700MHz, 2100Mz and 3600Mhz bands....
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Hun­gari­an Prime Min­is­ter Vikt­or Or­bán an­nounced the im­ple­ment­a­tion of a second eco­nom­ic pack­age on Monday, 23 March 2020 to mit­ig­ate the ad­verse im­pact of the coronavir­us out­break on the eco­nomy. The...
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Apart from the key health is­sues res­ult­ing from the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, ad­dress­ing the ser­i­ous dis­turb­ance across the EU eco­nomy is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly ur­gent, rais­ing ma­ter­i­al Com­pet­i­tion Law and State...