Under Hungarian law if someone’s right to the protection of personal data is infringed, the person may be entitled to compensation for non-material damages. But does the unlawful processing of personal data always mean the infringement of the right to the protection of personal data, triggering the right for compensation? A fresh decision of the Hungarian Supreme Court analysed in this article provides answer to these questions.
Hungary - Automated Company Registration Within One Hour From July 2023?
From 1st July 2023, a new law on the registry of legal persons, including companies and civil law organisations (“Registration Act”) will enter into force in Hungary. What are the key features of the new law? Will it be possible to register a company within 1 hour in Hungary from July 2023? This article highlights the major changes that the Registration Act will introduce.
Can Employers Avoid Payment for Tacitly Approved Overtime in Hungary?
Do employers have to pay for overtime if it was not expressly ordered by them? Can employers legally exclude in company documents the payment for overtime performed without their consent? In our article we examine these issues based on the case law of Hungarian labour courts.
Did You Know: Most Prolific 2023 Thought Leaders
Did You Know that, according to the Activity Rankings function of the CEELMDirect website, two CEE lawyers have already authored or co-authored eight thought leadership articles published on the CEE Legal Matters website this year, more than anyone else in the region?
What is the Standard of Proof in Hungarian Liquidation Proceedings?
Being declared insolvent for an unpaid invoice in Hungary seems to be an exaggeration, yet it is a possible outcome in liquidation proceedings. What kind of standard of proof is applied by judges? Does the "beyond a reasonable doubt" standard, known in criminal proceedings applies? This article addresses this issue by analysing a recent decision of the Hungarian Supreme Court.
Labour Code Changes from 2023 – A Litigation Tsunami for Employers in Hungary?
In the last five years, the number of labour lawsuits in Hungary has dramatically decreased by because of the new Civil Procedure Code. However, due to the recent amendment of the Hungarian Labour Code from January2023, a new category of labour lawsuits may emerge. Do employers face a real risk because the new rules? We analyse this question below.
Double Trouble for EU Data Controllers?—Parallel Proceedings under GDPR Allowed by Luxembourg in Hungarian Case
The General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) offers more types of remedies to individuals whose rights were infringed. Can those remedies be exercised parallelly, or shall the person concerned choose among them? The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) provides an answer to this question in its fresh decision, delivered in a Hungarian case.
Increasingly Contentious Hungary: A Buzz Interview with Richard Schmidt of Smartlegal Schmidt & Partners
A growing number of employment and consumer protection-related disputes are on the horizon in Hungary, while revised arbitration rules promise swift and more efficient alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, according to Smartlegal Schmidt & Partners Managing Partner Richard Schmidt.
Facelift or More? Revised Hungarian Arbitration Rules From 2023
The most prestigious Hungarian permanent arbitration body, the Court of Arbitration attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCAC) revised its rules of proceedings with effect from 2023. Will the revised rules increase the speed and efficiency of arbitral proceedings in front of the HCAC, or it is just a facelift of the former regime?