New Arbitration Act shall Come into Force on January 1, 2018

Act LX of 2017 on Arbitration (“Act”) shall come into force on January 1, 2018. The Act will replace the previous arbitration act that was adopted in 1994. The Act delegates all commercial cases handling by the permanent court of arbitration in Hungary to the competence of the Court of Arbitration attached to the Hungarian Chamber of...
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New legislation on waste management activities related to pharmaceutical waste generated in the course of supplying the population with medicinal products

On August 12, 2017 Decree No. 11/2017 (VI. 12.) of the Minister of Human Capacities on the waste management activities related to pharmaceutical waste generated in the course of supplying the population with medicinal products (“Decree”) entered into force, replacing Decree No. 20/2005 (VI. 10.) of the Minister of Health on the...
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European Court of Human Rights Ruled in Favour of Employee Privacy

A recent ruling of The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday (which is different from the European Court of Justice, a body of the European Union), introduced a new aspect in the development of case law concerning employee privacy. Bogdan Mihai Barbulescu, a citizen of Romania was fired after his principal learned about...
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Business Gate Registration

As of January 1, 2018, electronic communication with Hungarian state authorities, which includes sending and receiving documents through registered contact  points will become required in a wider range of matters for business organisations. In preparation for these changes the Government launched a service known as “Business Gate”. Due to the...
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