Blog » VARIATIONS ON A THEME? – ASYMMETRIC ARBITRATION AND JURISDICTION AGREEMENTS – LECTURE AT PÁZMÁNY UNIVERSITY
VARIATIONS ON A THEME? – ASYMMETRIC ARBITRATION AND JURISDICTION AGREEMENTS – LECTURE AT PÁZMÁNY UNIVERSITY
12 May 2022
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.
The lecture took place on 3rd May 2022 in the framework of the Conference of the Scientific Students' Associations bearing the name of the outstanding Hungarian professor of international private law, István Szászy. The managing partner of our Law Firm, dr. Richárd Schmidt LLM was invited to make a lecture by Dr. Katalin Raffai Phd, professor of law at the Private International Law Department.
Asymmetric arbitration and jurisdiction agreements have become frequent means of dispute resolution in the last years. Nevertheless, some fear and legal incertitude surrounds these forum selection agreements, that seemingly contradict to basic legal principles and institutions of substantive and procedural civil law.
How courts in leading common law and civil law jurisdictions, like England and France approach these forum selection clauses? What lesson can be learnt from the Russian example? Can the case law of Hungarian courts provide any reference points to legal practitioners in this matter?
Richard addressed the above key-issues in the framework of his lecture.
Many thanks to Dr.Katalin Raffai, Phd and to the Department of International Private Law the for organising this event, and to the students for the attendance and interesting questions!
5 KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ARBITRATION AND LITIGATION IN HUNGARY
If you intend to pursue a claim against a Hungarian debtor, based on the contract on which a dispute is based, you may need to bring a case before an ordinary Hungarian court or to initiate Hungarian arbitration proceedings. In this short article we summarise the 5 key differences between the two procedures.Read more »
WHAT TO LOOK FOR BEFORE HIRING AN EMPLOYEE IN HUNGARY
In the field of labour law, we meet with strict rules which protecting the workers. The failure of compliance may result in not only consequences, but it can cause serious harm to the company’s reputation. Therefore, in this short summary we sum up the most important things that an employer needs to know before hiring an employee in Hungary.Read more »
CAN THE EMPLOYER EXPAND THE EMPLOYEES’ DUTIES WITHOUT CHANGING THE JOB DESCRIPTION IN HUNGARY?
The position and tasks of the employee are one of the key elements of the employment contract and are typically recorded in the job description. It is often a matter of dispute between the parties whether the employer can unilaterally modify the job description at all, and if so, to what extent. In a recent court decision, a Hungarian appellate court addressed the above question in a situation where the employer supplemented the employee's tasks with new tasks similar to his existing tasks. In this article, we analyse the recent decision on this matter.Read more »