Zoltan Balazs Kovacs prepared a summary to the key questions regarding the EU Whistleblowing Directive and the related change of legislation in Hungary with the act entering into force on 24 July 2023. 1. Will this legislation apply to businesses with fewer than 50 employees? Businesses with fewer than 50 employees will be exempt (except for employers that qualify as service providers for the purposes of the Act on Money Laundering and certain employers active in the sea oil and gas industry, civil aviation industry or floating facilities industry, who will be required to set up a reporting channel regardless of the number of their employees). 2...
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Szecskay Attorneys at Law Appoints New Partner: Sam Baldwin to Further Drive the Firm’s Growth in EU and Competition Law
Szecskay Attorneys at Law is pleased to announce that Sam MacMahon Baldwin has been promoted to the firm’s partnership effective 1 January, 2024.Baldwin is a seasoned EU & competition law practitioner with extensive expertise in advising businesses on all EU & antitrust matters. He acts for a broad range of clients including in the pharmaceuticals, telecoms, and financial services industries. And the European Commission has selected him to serve as Non-Governmental Advisor to its Directorate-General for Competition...
Szecskay named no. 1 leading law firm in Hungary for their market-driving IP work in 2022-23. Szecskay Attorneys at Law proudly announces that it has been honoured with the Managing IP award 'Law Firm of the Year' for Hungary. The award was handed over to Szecskay's Gusztav Bacher and Gabor Faludi Jr. at an awards ceremony in London, UK. With the prestigious award, Managing IP annually recognizes the most innovative and challenging IP work of the year as well as drivers of the international IP market...