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In order to create an integrated system for high volume public construction investments, the Hungarian Government has adopted a new legislation. From January 2019, high volume public construction investments reaching the estimated value of HUF 700 million must be executed by a state-owned company, i.e. the Investment Agency.

Oppenheim has advised the Beghelli Group on the sale of Klotild Palace, an English neo-baroque building in Budapest's 5th district currently housing the Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest, to ABA Gate Hungary Kft., a company owned by private investors from Qatar. KPMG Legal advised the buyer on the transaction, which was valued at approximately EUR 48 million.

The 2019 Hungarian tax law changes, among other measures, have introduced a new group taxation regime and reflect the implementation of the provisions set out in the European Union’s Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD). 

Noerr’s Budapest office has advised ErlingKlinger AG, a Frankfurt stock exchange listed innovative car part manufacturer, on its financing by a syndicate consisting of Commerzbank, Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank, HSBC, and Banque Europeenne du Credit Mutuel.

Andersen Global has announced that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Budapest's Szabo Kelemen & Partners Attorneys, making Hungary the 38th country in which Andersen Global offers legal services, and the 46th country in which it is present.

In Hungary, as is the case in other EU countries, recent economic growth has been accompanied by a labour shortage. This is largely due to Hungarian workers emigrating to other EU countries in search of higher wages and better living standards. According to statistics, approximately 5% of the country's working-age population has emigrated to other EU countries in recent years.