Celebrating their partnership agreement signed last year, the Permanent Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCAC) and Jus Mundi organized a half-day conference together with the Hungarian Arbitration Association in Budapest, on 4 May 2023, with the title ‘Confidentiality and Transparency in International Arbitration’. This blog post sheds light on the background and summarises the main topics of the conference.
The Hungarian Arbitration Association held its general annual meeting on 16 December 2022. After the general meeting, the managing partner of our firm, dr.Richard Schmidt made an online presentation with the title „Double of quits – competing arbitration and choice-of-court agreements”.
The Civil Law Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church organized an online conference with the title “Review of arbitral awards under European Law” on 15 November 2022. Among more outstanding Hungarian lawyers, our managing partner, Richárd Schmidt made a presentation on the conference.
In October 2022, our managing partner, dr.Richard Schmidt participated in the annual conference of International Law Firms in Dubai, and made a presentation on recent issues of enforcing asymmetrical arbitration and jurisdiction clauses in international dispute resolution.
We visited our client, TE Hungary at its Hungarian plant in Esztergom. Mr. Zsolt Csányi, company manager guided us through the labyrinth of production halls, showing us the manufacturing processes and also the new plant extension project, in which our firm provides full contractual and construction law legal support to TE Hungary.
Our managing partner Richard Schmidt gave a lecture on asymmetric arbitration and jurisdiction agreements at a conference organized by his Alma mater, the Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences.
Our Managing Partner, dr. Richard Schmidt has been listed as international arbitrator practitioner at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, with effect from 1st January 2022.
Our managing partner, dr.Richard Schmidt held a webinar on the international and domestic court practice of the New York Arbitration Convention. The event was co-organised by the Legal Section of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Hungarian Lawyers’ Association.
Our Colleague, Anita Vereb made a presentation at the debate meeting of the Hungarian Labour Law Association called „The right to freedom of expression in the employment relationship” about the court practice of employee opinions published on social media platforms.
Our Managing Partner, Richard Schmidt LL.M, held a webinar on asymmetrical jurisdiction and arbitration agreements in international dispute resolution, co-organised by the Hungarian Arbitration Association, the Essec Business School and the Hungarian Bar Association.
Our managing partner, dr.Richard Schmidt has recently participated as national reporter in a project, launched by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, focusing on the legality of remote hearings in international arbitration.
Our Managing Partner, dr. Richard Schmidt has been enrolled on the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with effect from 1st February 2021. In connection with the above, our colleague, dr.Anita Vereb made a short interview with Richard about arbitration in Hungary.
Our managing partner Richard Schmidt gave a lecture on the law governing the arbitration agreement at a conference organized by his Alma mater, the Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences.
This May we participated in the European Conference of International Law Firms in Milan, where our managing partner Richard Schmidt held a presentation to members of ILF on recent developments of European Data Protection Law. The presentation focused on the lessons learnt from the first GDPR fines imposed by the national data protection authorities of various European jurisdictions in the 1st year of GDPR.
Our law firm provides legal services to Hirschmann Car Communication Kft. from March. In order to understand better out Client’s operations, our colleagues travelled to Békéscsaba to visit our new client.
Our managing partner Richard Schmidt made a joint presentation on the General Data Protection Regulation for French entrepreneurs and directors at the club DEFH, together with Mr.Julien Thomas, IT professional and founder of YourOSoft.
We have arrived at a very important milestone in the history of our Office, and we are glad to inform you that this year we celebrate our 10th Anniversary. Looking back, our Office went through a long improvement until the formation of our present profile: providing legal support in domestic and international commercial law issues.
How often did the Hungarian Data Protection Authority impose penalties in the last five years? What was the average amount of penalties? Will be there any change after 25th May 2018, when the GDPR comes into force? We addressed these questions in our presentation made at BELGABIZ.
Our regular readers know that the clock is ticking, the General Data Protection Regulation will the part of our daily lives within 6 months. Despite this fact, the Hungarian SME sector seems quite unprepared for the changes. That is why we have decided to organize a small “conference” for our clients to raise their awareness on the GDPR and the necessary steps to be prepared.
The D-Day of entering into force of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 28th May 2018, is getting closer but the vast majority of Hungarian Small and Medium Sized enterprises is yet unprepared for the changes. For this reason, it was a perfect timing to organize a seminar by the Belgian Business Club in Hungary, where our managing partner Richard Schmidt was invited as a guest-speaker.
We are members of International Law Firms (ILF) a worldwide network of small & medium sized law forms around the world, with around 70 members from 50 jurisdictions. The goal of ILF is improving client service in cross border business legal issues. Every year there are annual and regional conferences where we can share our experiences, meet new people, new viewpoints, and make our community better.
Our followers may know that our Law Firm is the Hungarian member of the International Law Firms (ILF) which is a worldwide association of independent small and mid-sized law firms. This year, the regional conference of the ILF was held in the beautiful city of Vienna. Our Austrian Colleagues organized a professional conference where more than 25 members represented themselves.
As the fresh members of the Belgian Business Club in Hungary we had the opportunity to introduce ourselves in the framework of a presentation.
Introduction of a new contract template - In strong cooperation with our Client our Law Firm developed a new supply contract template which will be used by our Client for domestic supplies. Our goal was to draft a contract which is easy to use but gives a wide range of legal protection to our Client’s business.
Our law firm is the member of an international law firm association called International Law Firms (ILF). The goal of this organization is to improve the service of independent smaller and mid-sized law firms serving their clients’ needs in cross border business legal issues. Every year there are annual and regional conferences where we can share our experiences, meet new people, new viewpoints, and make our community better.
International Law Firms (ILF) is an association of independent smaller and mid-sized law firms from all around the world. This organization gives the opportunity to lawyers to build international connections, know other countries’ legal system and culture, thus provide services for international clients more effectively.