in Budapest

CHSH has more than twenty years’ experience in the Hungarian market. Under the leadership of Dr. Attila Dezső, around 30 dedicated legal professionals provide first class legal advice to local and international clients. Over the years, Dr. Dezső and his team have gained a reputation as leading experts in their fields, and have advised countless international and domestic clients active in Hungary.

CHSH Dezső offers clients a wide range of legal services including mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, real estate and construction, procurement law, competition and regulatory law, banking and finance, as well as labour law.

Fully integrated into the CHSH team, CHSH Dezső provides clients the highest level of legal advice in local and cross-border corporate and commercial law. The Budapest team serves its clients in Hungarian, English, German and French.


CHSH Budapest advises GalCap Europe on its acquisition of a palais in the centre of Budapest

The Vienna-based investment manager GalCap Europe has acquired a renovated palais in the centre ofBudapest under its Eastern European mandate for an individual fund of a German pension schememanaged by Institutional Investment Partners.

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CHSH Dezső & Partners successfully represented clients before the Hungarian Competition Authority in a cartel case concerning the construction of the M4 motorway

CHSH Dezső & Partners advised Dömper Kft. and Subterra a.s. in an investigation launched by the Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) concerning an alleged infringement of the prohibition of restrictive agreements.

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Wolters Kluwer Lawyers' Award 2016

CHSH Dezső & Partners are proud to announce that our colleagues have recently won the Public Procurement Team of the Year award. Wolters Kluwer Kft has founded the Wolters Kluwer Lawyers’ Award in 2016 to honour achievement and excellence in the legal profession. The awards were presented to the winners on 15 December 2016. The award won by CHSH Dezső  & Partners is a tribute to more than a decade’s worth of tireless work by our colleagues for contracting entities and tenderers alike, their efficient management of countless public procurement procedures and their widely recognised academic and research activities.

Competition law compliance or public procurement self-cleaning: actualities from the borderline of two legal fields

Attila Dezső and Márton Kocsis, attorneys at law at Dezső & Partners, published a paper on the subject in the journal of the Hungarian Competition Authority.

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Major Changes Expected in Hungarian Competition Law

In October 2016, the Ministry of Justice submitted a bill package to Parliament aimed at a comprehensive modification of the Hungarian Competition Act. The new rules will introduce major changes in Hungarian competition law.

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Case law on the enforceability of comfort letters, guarantee declarations in the new Civil Code and their relationship

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New EU competition rules in the agricultural sector

Márton Kocsis, attorney at law at Dezső & Partners publishes a paper on the subject in the journal of the Hungarian Competition Authority.

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CHSH Dezső & Partners advised Air Liquide in the sale of Hungarian subsidiary

CHSH Dezső & Partners acted as advisor to Air Liquide, the global leader in the production and sale of industrial, medical and biogases, in the sale of its Hungarian subsidiary to the Messer Group, its German competitor.

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Damages and competition law: better options for victims of infringements

The deadline available for the transposition into national legislation of Directive 2014/104/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on actions for damages on the basis of infringements of competition law will expire at the end of this year.

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CHSH advises the Metrans Group on the construction of a logistics hub in Csepel (Hungary) for the transit and handling of goods

CHSH has advised the Metrans Group on the acquisition of three significant industrial properties as well as a small Hungarian railway company in Csepel (Hungary)

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How not to advertise OTC drugs

In recent years, the Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has often fined companies that made prohibited statements in their promotion of over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals. Therefore, it is a good idea to briefly review the special regulations applicable to the promotion of OTC drugs and to describe the HCA’s relevant practice.

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Importance of litigious claim enforcement rises – stricter rules on limitation, warranty and guarantee periods in the new Hungarian Civil Code

Considering the certain changes in the rules of recommencement of limitation periods and the stricter legal definition of warranty and guarantee limitation periods in the new Hungarian Civil Code - that became effective on 15 March, 2014 - business associations are urged to more intensively follow the status of their eventual legal claims and decide definitely whether a claim is intended to be legally enforced in a formal court proceeding.

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Changing competition law approach in the retail sector?

A recent modification on Hungary’s Act on Commerce and the evolution of the Hungarian Competition Authority’s case law will present unprecedented challenges for large retailers.

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Arbitration Powers in connection with Government Contracts Restored in Hungary

A recently adopted act that concerns the nuclear power plant in Paks includes a rider that has amended the Act on State Assets and restored the original powers of arbitration courts.

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Changes in Labour Law

The introduction of the new Civil Code on 15 March 2014 also brought along many interesting changes in labour law. Our summary gives an overview of some of the most important and interesting changes.

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Competition Act Modified

The provisions of Hungary’s Act CCI of 2013, adopted in connection with certain modifications of Act LVII of 1996 on the Prohibition of Unfair and Restrictive Market Practices (“Competition Act”) took effect on 1 July 2014. The objective of the modifications was to follow developments in Community law and to address problems encountered in the practical implementation of the Competition Act.

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Budapest Signed an Agreement for an Automated Fare Collection System

The allocation of financing and the tendering process for the selection of the supplier of an automated fare collection in the public transport system of the Hungarian capital has been successfully completed. CHSH Dezső & Partners advised the capital’s transport company in each step of this high-profile transaction.

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