PUBLICATIONS & NEWSLETTERS

Digital detox: the right to be disconnected

17 March 2017

Op-ed from Dr Andrea Jádi Németh, Managing Partner on digital awareness and the right to be disconnected appeared in leading Hungarian daily magazine, Világgazdaság. Read the original article in Hungarian here: http://www.vg.hu/velemeny/digitalis-detox-a-lekapcsolodas-joga-484971 

M&A boom in the CEE: how firms are harnessing the trend

30 January 2017

Central and Eastern European M&A expert panel interview featuring Péter Garancsi, M&A practice leading partner and Andrea Jádi Németh, managing partner in The Lawyer Magazine. Read their insight on recent M&A trends here: https://www.thelawyer.com/issues/30-january-2017/ma-boom-cee-firms-harne...

Is Big Brother watching you? Everything about employee monitoring

2016 december

Our IP/IT & data protection competence center summarized the most important regulations concerning employee monitoring in the Hungarian K&K Magazin.  

The Lawyer Special Report: Hungary’s economy gathers pace

4 July 2016

Andrea Jádi Németh on the Panel in The Lawyer’s Special Report on the Hungarian economy and its implications on the legal market. Access the interview here:

http://www.thelawyer.com/issues/4-july-2016/hungary-special-report/

Global Legal Insights to Merger Control - Hungary

1 July 2016

We are glad to share a comprehensive overview of the recent Hungarian Merger Control  activites written by Oszkár T. Veress, competition lawyer and Andrea Jádi Németh, Managing Partner at bpv JÁDI NÉMETH. The high level summary appeared in the Fifth Edition of Global Legal Insights – Merger Control; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London and also accessable here:

Better safe than sorry

15 May 2016

Everything about marriage contract. What does a contract (or the lack of it) mean for business owners? Edina Katalin Parragi, family law specialist shares her views in the latest issue of K&K Magazin. 

 

The Lawyer CEE Special Report on Non-performing Loans

07 March 2016

Andrea Jádi Németh is on the panel sharing her insights on trend of NPLs in the regional market. Read the full article in the Magazine or here or online:http://www.thelawyer.com/cee-report-the-golden-ratio/

What Constitutes workplace harassment and what can an employee do about it?

What Constitutes workplace harassment and what can an employee do about it? Dr Edina Katalin Parragi, Partner of bpv JÁDI NÉMETH Attorneys at Law contributed to an article that answers these questions appearing in the March issue of the Hungarian Cosmopolitan magazine. 

 

Consequences of the theoretically envisaged takeover of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant

21 January 2016

Dr Attila M. Kovács, energy law expert points out the legal aspects of the theoretically envisaged takeover of the Paks Nuclear Power Plant by the Prime Minister’s Office in a leading daily newspaper, Világgazdaság (World Economy). 

Article in Hungarian can be found here: http://www.vg.hu/vallalatok/energia/atommentes-ovezette-valhat-az-mvm-464298

Op-ed from Dr Péter Garancsi about improper EU Fund utilization activities

22 December 2015

Opinion article from Dr Péter Garancsi, Partner of bpv JÁDI NÉMETH has been published by leading daily economic newspaper, World Economy (Világgazdaság).

Division of property and inheritance

Dr Edina Katalin Parragi’s article about inheritance and division of property has been published in Marie Claire. Edina also gives advice on how to start a foundation or non-profit organization and the Dialogue initiated at our conference  titled „Value Preservation through Generations” is proceeding in the forms of interviews in the same issue of Marie Claire. Some of our distinguished female panelists and their daughters who follow the parents’ footsteps talk about the family businesses and the sucession planning. 

Interview with Dr Andrea Jádi Németh in the Hungarian Manager Magazin

1 December 2015

Dr Andrea Jádi Németh talked about her hobbies and leisure activities in the Hungarian Manager Magazin. Hungarian article is available here: http://www.bpv-jadi.com/sites/default/files/hobbi_interju_jna_2015_decem...

 

Deadline for the first energy audit of large enterprises is near

3 November 2015

Energy Efficiency Act makes it compulsory for all non-SME undertakings to carry out energy audits. which  is different from the energy certificate; the latter extends only to particular facilities and not the whole of the undertaking’s operation.

Enterprises required to carry out energy audits must complete their first audit by 5 December 2015 and do an audit every four years in order to determine potential savings and recommended courses of action based on detailed calculations.

Competition Infringements Trigger Automatic Disqualification from Public Procurement Tenders

28 October 2015

With the new Hungarian Public Procurement Act (PPA) entering into force on 1 November 2015, companies regularly participating in tenders will need to fundamentally reassess their competition compliance strategies. This is so because the new rules provide for automatic mandatory exclusion from public procurement tenders as a consequence of any type of competition infringement (except for abuse of dominance violations).

Fashion Law: Design Protection

16 September 2015

What does Fashion Law stand for? How can designers protect their intellectual property? What are the main differences among the European and the US regulations? Find out from our Fashion Law publication by Dr Veronika Francis-Hegedűs.

Read it here, or download the pdf from the link below. 

Who will carry on the family business?

8 October 2015

Succession Planning is crucial for the successful long-term operation of (Hungarian) family businesses but many of them lack a concious handover strategy. According to Edina Katalin Parragi legal solutions can also help business owners in preserving and passing on the values they have built in their company during their lifetime. Világgazdaság (World Economy), leading daily business newspaper published an opinion article from Dr. Edina Katalin Parragi, Head of Wealth Management Counseling.

Hungarian Competition Authority imposed fines for pharma cartel

15 September 2015

 

Progressive taxes in Hungary

29 July 2015

Dr. Márton Horányi, Head of Competition Practice Group analyzes the European Commission’s reaction to the Hungarian progressive taxes in connection with the food chain inspection fee, the tax on tobacco sales and the advertisement tax. Read his article published on Világgazdaság (World Economy) in Hungarian here: http://www.vg.hu/velemeny/a-progressziv-kulonadok-utvesztoje-454613

Global Legal Insights: Merger Control - Fourth Edition

July 1 2015

We are delighted to share Márton Horányi, Head of Competition Practice Group at bpv JÁDI NÉMETH and Andrea Jádi Németh, Managing Partner’s high level summary of the recent Hungarian Merger Control activities appeared in the Fourth Edition of Global Legal Insights – Merger Control; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London. http://www.globallegalinsights.com/ 

bpv JÁDI NÉMETH is featured in special report on Hungary in The Lawyer Magazine

6 July 2015

The Lawyer published a special report on Hungary with a peer panel about the implications of the ’crisis taxes’. Read Andrea Jádi Németh’s insight in The Lawyer online magazine here.
http://www.thelawyer.com/analysis/market-analysis/regions/europe-analysi...

Hydrocarbon exploration and production concession - 2015 Hungary

Hungary to change its Natural Gas Supply Act to accommodate EU-wide gas transmission system codes

12 March 2015

Impacts of the law on „fair banking”

3 February 2015

The law on fair banking, which brings particularly strong protection to Hungarian consumers entered into effect as of February 1 2015. Our experts analyzed the effects of the new legislation on the stakeholders.

Comprehensive article series on cybercrime

2014. december 23.

Cybercrime has one million victims every day. Some cases are followed with worldwide interest - just think about the recent hacking scandal around Sony Pictures.

According to Dr. Zoltán Somos, bpv JÁDI NÉMETH’s economic criminal law expert prevention and detection is crucial in order to minimize damages, harms and privacy violation.

Right to be forgotten and "publicity" of private life

September 9, 2014

In Europe, Internet giants are to decide on the confines of private sphere – says Dr. Andrea Jádi Németh.

It would be hard to deny the decisive role played by networks and continual flow of information. We may be subject to this flow despite our own intent (like the leaking of nude American celebrity photos last week), and often we ourselves let the outside world have a peek into our private life. But where can the borderline of our private life be drawn?

Competition proceeding against energy giant MOL

September 1, 2014

Proceedings against energy giant MOL terminated without finding an infringement

Teenagers in the digital space

26 August, 2014

Adolescents share a lot of information on the social media, however, surprisingly, only a few teenagers live an online life publically without restraint. Most of them, in fact, actively restrict and shape their profile. According to an American research of 2013, the profiles of 60 percent of teenagers are not public, which is a much higher rate than in the case of adults. Moreover, many adolescents set different „levels of security” even among their friends.

The first ‘whistleblower award’ was granted in the Hungarian stationery cartel case

April 15, 2014

The first 'whistleblower award' was granted in the Hungarian stationery cartel case in which a total fine of over HUF 1bn fines (circa €3.5m) was imposed

Strategic cooperation agreements and various other discussions were held illegal

LEGAL RUNNER - In Focus: Labour law and Hydrocarbons concessions

March 27, 2014

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The Liability of Companies and Executive Officers: from Data Protection to Restitution (2nd part)

March 13, 2014

According to Dr Zoltán Somos, it is important to emphasise that the concept of “desired benefits” shall also stand for the following: if a company is given exemption from one of its obligations emanating from law or a contract (for example public procurement procedure, winding-up procedure) or it “gets rid of” any of an otherwise necessary expense which would be the direct consequence of a reasonable procedure.

The Liability of Companies and Executive Officers: from Data Protection to Restitution (1st part)

March 12, 2014

Upon the entry into force of the new Civil Code, the civil law will take a criminal approach; accordingly, it follows an approach which focuses on causing injury instead of the extent of the resulted pecuniary damages – pointed out the expert of bpv Jádi Németh Attorneys at Law to Origo.

Recent developments in the rules concerning hydrocarbons concessions in Hungary

March 7, 2014

HERE you find a brief summary about the recently published amendment of the Hungarian ministerial decree on the mining concession tender procedure.

Substantial amendments to the Hungarian Competition Act

December 15, 2013

Important changes  concerning – among others  – merger law and leniency rules have been  enacted and the possibility of settlement in competition super vision proceedings has also been  introduced into Hungarian competition law.

You can read here the article published in the Antitrust Newsletter of the International Bar Association by dr Andrea Jádi Németh, LL.M. and dr Bálint Bassola, LL.M.

Re-regulated trade secret

December 10, 2013

In our recent days, companies have been being exposed on several occasions to serious competitive disadvantages upon the proliferation of such IT-related offenses, white-collar crimes that are capable to cause damages even up to billions in value. The legislator – sensing the above process – re-thought the protection of trade-secret almost in all important areas of law.

Revised Hungarian merger proceedings – has it really become simpler?

September 15, 2013

Recently, the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – GVH) has introduced several reforms to ease the administrative burden of companies that envisage a concentration.

You can read here the article published in the Antitrust Newsletter of the International Bar Association by our partner, dr Bálint Bassola.

Rules of financial debt settlement will be amended from July

June 10, 2013

If the parties fail to set out an exact payment deadline, a financial debt must be paid basically in 30 days from the receipt date of the respective invoice or the payment notice, the rules concerning the extent of commercial interest payable in contractual relations between business associations will be also amended and the lump-sum enforcement penalty will be introduced as a new legal concept operating as a statutory penalty. The changes will be introduced upon the recent modifications of the current Civil Code being in effect until March 15, 2014.

Competition Law Bulletin

February 26, 2013

You can read here our Newsletter 2013.2.

Table of Contents:

bpv HÜGEL Attorneys at Law is market leader in competition law in Austria

bpv LEGAL Alliance held its EU and Competition Law seminar in Brussels

Antitrust clause in the new Hungarian constitution

December 1, 2012

According to the new Hungarian Constitution ‘Hungary shall ensure the conditions of fair economic competition, act against the abuse of a dominant economic position  and protect the rights of consumers’. In line with international antitrust enforcement trends, the Hungarian States also determined to fight against harmful market  conduct. The new Constitution of Hungary reflects this approach as well by making it an obligation of the State to ensure the conditions of fair economic competition and to intervene against abuse of dominance.

Repentant cartels: changes in the new Criminal Code

November 29, 2012

The essay of dr. Zoltán Somos on Repentant cartels: the new Criminal Code will introduce changes that have been opportune for a long time is available at Origo.

The English translation of the article can be reached here.

 

Constitutional promotion of competition - Opportunity given, intention questionable

September 15, 2012

Bálint Bassola on the constitutional promotion of competition

What shall be implemented into the contents of the employment agreement?

September 12, 2012

The new Labor Code effective from July, 2013 shall bring new a new approach with respect to employment agreements as the emphasis will be focused on the agreement of the parties fundamentally  - the expert of bpv JÁDI Németh Attorneys at Law, dr. Éva Fülöp pointed out in her lecture titled "What shall be implemented into the contents of the employment agreement” on the labour law conference held on Wednesday.

The new Labor Code from the employer’s side

September 1, 2012

The new Labor Code effective from July 1, 2012 shall will mean an immense challenge for labor law experts, including also lawyers and HR professionals – as the expert of bpv JÁDI Németh Attorneys at Law, Dr. Ágnes Tigelmann, partner put it in her lecture titled "The new Labor Code from the employer’s side" at HR-Mozaik conference.

Cross Border Mergers: Striving for a simplified corporate structure

September 11, 2012

As M&A lawyers craving for the recovery of the transaction market, it is always exciting to come across challenging projects. Cross-border mergers certainly qualify as such. The process develops in parallel in two jurisdictions until the actual merger takes place which may well generate collisions between the different legal regimes. Predictable challenges are heightened by contingent difficulties that easily increase costs. This applies even to intra-Community transactions, despite the EU Directive 2005/56/EC on cross-border mergers.

The recent Hungarian judicial practice in antitrust cases

August 15, 2012

The Hungarian Supreme Court  (the ‘Curia’) recently adopted several final judgments relating to antitrust matters, including the use of the decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA)  in damages  actions, ‘take or pay’ agreements from an abuse of dominance perspective and the use of evidence  by the HCA in hard-core cartel cases.

Hungary: A Long Desired Step in the Right Direction – Leniency Policy

July 19, 2012

Kluwer Competition Law Blog is one of the best recognized professional electronic forums providing the most up-to-date information and news on international competition and antitrust law. It is a very vivid blog with constant uploads briefing on any changes in competition legislation and case law.

Please click here to read the publication of dr. Andrea Jádi Németh.

"Cloud computing" or what is hidden in the clouds?

June 16, 2012

Tunder for the protection of our personal data - you can read the article published at Origo with dr. Andrea Jádi Németh published at the link.

 

The long awaited temporary Labour Code provisions in front of Parliament

June 7, 2012

The article series based on our analysis was published in two parts in the Legal Section of [origo].

Securing project financing sources - provisions of the new Civil Code

May 16, 2012

Securing project financing sources could become more difficult due to an adverse provision of
the new Civil Code bill on creditors

Newsletter 2012.1.

January 25, 2012

You can read here our Newsletter 2012.1.

Table of Contents:

Judicial procedural costs on the rise

Hungarian corporate law in motion: increasing stringency against abuse

Winning case against the Tax Authority before the Supreme Court

Dr. Andrea Jádi Németh – New Second Vice-President of AmCham

Newsletter 2011.1.

March 25, 2011

Table of Contents:

NAV’s (National Tax and Customs Authority) monitoring guidelines for 2011

Top European Football clubs again have reason to fear European Courts

bpv JÁDI NÉMETH at social networks

Non-solicitation of other employers’ employees is excluded!

December 21, 2010

The competition authority of the United States qualified the agreement between six high-tech giants on the exclusion to solicit each other’s employees as anti-competitive. The decision may have an appreciable effect on the case law in the European Union, as well as on the adjudication of the issue in Hungary. The full version of the published opinion of dr. Andrea Jádi Németh about this issue can be read on page 16 of the periodical “Világgazdaság” of 21 December, 2010.

Getting the Deal Through - Electricity Regulation Hungary 2011

December 1, 2010

You can read here the complete study titled Electricity Regulation for Hungary of Getting the Deal Through for year 2011 that was prepared by the active participation of our experts, dr. Andrea Jádi Németh and dr. Péter Garancsi.

 

 

Newsletter 2010.3.

November 19, 2010

Table of Contents:

The situation of housing loan borrowers is improving

"Media Constitution”

In the future there won’t be need for ordering procurement procedure for legal services

Newsletter 2010.2.

October 15, 2010

Table of Contents:

Legal professional privilege does not apply to the communication with in-house lawyer

The integration of the Hungarian Tax and Financial Control Administration (APEH) and the Customs and Finance Guard will commence next year

Employee financial participation programs

Getting the Deal Through - Corporate Governance 2010

June 1, 2010

You can read here the complete study titled Corporate Governance in Hungary of Getting the Deal Through for year 2009 that was prepared by the active participation of our experts, dr. Andrea Jádi Németh and dr. Zoltán Kató.

Getting the Deal Through - Corporate Governance 2009

March 1, 2009

You can read here the complete study titled Corporate Governance in Hungary of Getting the Deal Through for year 2009 that was prepared by the active participation of our experts, dr. Andrea Jádi Németh and dr. Zoltán Kató.