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As a result of the new Hungarian Code of Civil Procedure, from 1 January 2018 the parties of a dispute may conclude a settlement in civil cases before a public notary without initiating a court proceeding in the framework of a new non-litigious procedure.

Read more: Settlement Procedure Before Notary Public in Hungary

The revised payment services directive (“PSD2”) has already been implemented in Hungary, most of the provisions will be effective on 13 January 2018. PSD2 will open up the payment market to new players (“fintech companies”) in the payment services, particularly to payment initiation service providers (“PISPs”) and to account information service providers (“AISPs”), and introduces strict security requirements for the initiation and processing of electronic payments (strong customer authentication – “SCA”). 

Read more: Open Banking is Coming to Hungary

Lakatos, Koves & Partners has advised Atrium Properties on its sale of the EuroCenter Obuda Shopping Center in Budapest and the Family Center Shopping Center and the Praktiker Department Store in Szombathely, Hungary, to Hungarian real estate developer Wing Zrt. The buyer was advised by Szecsenyi & Partners.

Read more: LKT and Szecsenyi & Partners Advise on Sale of EuroCenter in Hungary

The Directive 2016/943 on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure (“Directive”) was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 8 June 2016 and entered into force on 5 July 2016.

Read more: New Act on Trade Secrets and Know-How in Hungary

“If I would need to bet on what would be the most popular transaction type this year in Hungary, I would say M&A deals,” says Partner Szabolcs Mestyan of Lakatos, Koves and Partners.

Read more: The Buzz in Hungary: Interview with Szabolcs Mestyan of Lakatos, Koves and Partners

A proposal on the modification of the Hungarian Cultural Heritage Act has been submitted to the Hungarian Parliament in October 2017. The purpose of the modification is to restructure the potential participants in the system of the performance of archaeological tasks. 

Read more: Private Companies to be Excluded from Performing Archaeological Tasks in Hungary

The traditional methods of tax audits and tax litigation in Hungary will soon be a matter of the past, as three new codes have recently been adopted by Parliament and will come into force on January 1, 2018. Naturally, they are a hot topic in the industry.  

Read more: New Tax Code Changes Require Brand New Tax Dispute Strategy

A new decree was issued by the Ministry for National Economy in October 2017, introducing a three-level, standardized approach relating to the transfer pricing documentation (including the master file, the local file, and the country specific report) from 2018.

Read more: New Regulations on the Transfer Pricing Documentation in Hungary

According to the current wording of the Code of the Civil Procedure, a private document, until proven otherwise, must have full probative force, verifying that the issuer has in fact made the statement that the document contains, or undertakes to consider himself bound by such statement, provided that the rules regarding the form of using witnesses is observed.

Read more: Modifications Again Relating to the Formal Requirements of Using Witnesses in Hungary

CHSH has advised CA Immobilien Anlagen AG on the sale of the Infopark Building A office complex in Budapest from the Magyar Posta Takarek Ingatlan Befektetesi Alap real estate fund, owned by Magyar Posta and managed by Diofa Alapkezelo Zrt. CMS advised the sellers on the deal.

Read more: CHSH and CMS Advise on CA Immo Sale of Inforpark A Office Complex in Budapest

Based on the recently modified Hungarian VAT Act, in case of invoices issued in connection with transactions between resident taxpayers, the issuer of the invoice is obliged to report data from the invoice to the tax authority if the output tax is equal or above HUF 100,000. The goal of this obligation is the reduction of tax evasion and the whitening of the economy. 

Read more: Invoice Data-Reporting Obligations from 1 July 2018 in Hungary

The entire Budapest office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, led by Partners David Dederick and Konrad Siegler and including three other senior counsel and 15 lawyers and the entire office staff, will join Bird & Bird in Budapest on February 1. Weil will close its Budapest office.

Read more: Weil's Budapest Office Flies to Bird & Bird

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