Our team is historically strong in this segment of the market. We are regularly assisting foreign investors in the completion of mergers and acquisitions on the CEE market. Our M&A work consist of full scope legal services from day no.: 1 of the transaction until completion, including transaction structuring, drafting transaction documentation, legal and financial due diligence, clearance procedures before the various authorities/market regulators. We found post-closing legal treatment of the transactions equally important.
We render general company law services (establishment of commercial companies, drafting and negotiating corporate documentation, filing with the Registration Courts) to foreign owned and domestic corporations, the Firm regularly assists foreign and local investors in the acquisition of corporate participations, the drafting and negotiating of share and business quota purchase agreements, shareholders agreements and also in obtaining the required licenses for commercial activities and for any other purposes.
The Firm regularly participates as legal expert in corporate reorganizations (transformation, fusion and spin-off) of companies. Our Firm is also regularly acting as legal advisor to the administrator in liquidation and solvent liquidation (winding-up) procedures.
The Firm has a significant experience in drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts, including product sale agreements, service agreements, construction (including FIDIC-based) agreements and other supplementary (lease, financing etc.) agreements.
International Trade law
International trade law is one of our specialties. Dr. Molnár has started his professional carrier as in-house counsel of Skála World Trade, the international trade division within the SKÁLA Group, the most famous trading Hungarian company of the 80’s, nestling home of international trade experts of our times. Dr. Molnár was a lecturer of International Trade Law in the Miskolc University between 1991 and 2008 and is actually a lecturer of the same subject in the Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian reformed Church. Dr. Molnár has continuously advised number of clients in the last three decades on this field of law (among others in relation to contracts under the CISG, distribution and agency agreements, international transport agreements and letters of credit), also collecting an unparalleled local and international litigation practice in this field.
The Firm regularly advises its clients in relation to the acquisition and sale of real estate properties, including not only simple dwelling or industrial premises but also complex real estate projects such as industrial parks, hotels and office buildings. Dr. Fülöp is a leading expert in real estate transactions and in the law of condominiums.
The activities of the Firm extends to legal due diligence investigations in connection with the acquisition of real estate, the drafting and negotiating of purchase contracts, design and construction agreements, operation and lease agreements.
The Firm also manages procedures relating to administrative permits connected to real estate projects.
The Firm offers services in the different fields of competition law. We are recognized experts of concentration matters and regularly represent clients in authorization procedures before the Hungarian Economic Competition Office. The Firm also assists its clients in monopoly and cartel matters.
The Firm continuously advises its clients relating to labour law matters including not only the conclusion, modification and termination of employment contracts, but also in relation to labour disputes, including legal representation before labour courts.
The Firm regularly participates in the drafting of collective agreements. Our assistance also extends to provide our clients with assistance in relation to measures having impact on a significant group of employees (e.g. legal succession of employers, restructuring, mass lay-offs, etc).
Intellectual Property – Advertising
The Firm has significant expertise in advising clients relating to intellectual property issues, including domestic, European and international procedures to obtain trade mark and design protection, legal disputes in connection with the infringement of intellectual property rights and also the preparation of agreements concerning the transfer and the licensing of intellectual property rights.
Dispute resolution, Litigation and Non-litigation Procedures, Arbitration
The Firm regularly represents its clients in procedures relating to the different aspects of business law before Hungarian ordinary courts. Our lawyers act in litigation procedures concerning breaches of contracts, damage claims and intellectual property matters, judicial review of administrative decisions and insolvency procedures.
Our lawyers have a significant practice in representing clients before arbitration procedures. Dr. Molnár also had the occasion to act as arbitrator in commercial disputes within the frame of the Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Trade and the ad hoc arbitration court of the Budapest Bar Association.