March 06, 2019
It is a frequent issue in probate proceedings whether the descendants of the testator are entitled to any portion of the estate when legatees and intestate heirs are different persons; and if so; in what way. To answer the question the two different succession regimes - disposition of property upon death and intestate succession - must be separated. Close relatives of the deceased are... »
February 20, 2019
In general, force majeure is invoked when someone seeks to escape liability or from obligations. It can happen in everyday situations as well as in business relations; its accurate interpretation may have a decisive role in civil actions for damages. Albeit no precise definition is given by the Hungarian Civil Code for force majeure events, it belongs to the set of circumstances or events... »
February 06, 2019
The „Portability Regulation” – officially called Regulation (EU) 2017/1128 of the European Parliament and of the Council – is part of the EU digital single market strategy; it is applicable from 20/03/2018 and it facilitates cross-border portability of online content. Basically the regulation enables EU citizens who are subscribers to a streaming service (such as Netflix, Spotify, HBO GO) to... »
January 22, 2019
Most people know only certain parts of the new law popularly called as the “overtime act” or “slave act” which was interpreted in the media in various ways. However, an objective explanation of the facts is still missing – in our new article we are trying to fill this gap: independent assessment of the law from the prospective of a lawyer. The “overtime act” entered into force on the 1st of... »
January 08, 2019
Happy New Year! It is the characteristic of the first days following the holidays that people begin to return their presents and exchange ill-fitting ones or try to obtain a refund to the value of the gift.  However, it is common that our efforts come up short whether the gift was purchased in a retail shop or in a webshop. We can save a lot of annoyance if we are aware of our options... »
December 11, 2018
During the Christmas season, labour law consequences of “accidents” taking place at corporate events are particularly relevant. Is dismissal with immediate effect lawful if the employee got a little drunk? Is the employee to pay for the damage if he dropped the Herendi porcelain? Will the employee get sick pay if dancing with the boss ends in an injury? May the company event be held either... »
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