Bogsch & Partners
The traditions of Bogsch & Partners trace back to a significant past. The Senior Partner of the Firm, Dr. Attila Bogsch, was outside counsel of several multinational companies from as early as the mid 1970s. Throughout the 1980s he assisted a wide variety of foreign investments in Hungary at the establishment of joint ventures and Hungarian subsidiaries.Straight after the political changes in Hungary, in 1991 Bogsch & Partners was established as an independent law firm. Since then the Firm has been operating with a steadily widening range of Hungarian and foreign clients by increasing the number of attorneys continuously. In addition to the 4 partners, 9 lawyers work at Bogsch & Partners with an overall staff of 22. The Firm is adequately supplied with highly qualified foreign-language paralegals and correspondents. Beside Hungarian and English, most lawyers negotiate and correspond also in German.Bogsch & Partners and its members are active in numerous international organizations of the legal profession, among others the German-Hungarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (DUIHK), the Swedish-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce (SHCC), the International Bar Association (IBA), the International Association of Industrial Property Rights (AIPPI), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the International Association of Competition Law (LIDC) and the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA).Bogsch & Partners advises national and multinational companies ranging from blue chip companies to mid-size undertakings both as their general legal counsel and also hired for project-based periods of time.Bogsch & Partners is an independent law firm advising clients in all areas of commercial, corporate and business law, M&A, antitrust, real estate, finance, tax, labour and regulatory law.Corporate and business lawThe main profile of the Firm is corporate and business law, with special emphasis on acquisitions, investment projects, real estate development of companies, furthermore tax law, competition law, advertisement law, media law, environmental law and generally all the civil law fields, that are closely connected with the establishment and business operation of domestic companies, and Hungarian subsidiaries or branch offices of multinational firms. Our services also include providing the foreign mother companies with the advice and support in all legal aspects that are necessary for them.Intellectual PropertyThe expertise of Bogsch & Partners is widely acknowledged in all intellectual property matters, including patents, trademarks, registered designs and copyrights. The Firm provides professional services in relation to application and registration matters, searches, market surveys, monitoring and watching services as well as transactional IP due diligence.Bogsch & Partners has an extensive experience in advice and legal representation in infringement and piracy cases as well as in other IP-related litigation at the Hungarian Patent Office and courts. The Firm provides expert advice on dealing with intellectual property assets, such as trademark, brand name and copyright portfolios, further on IP and technology transfer, licence and royalty matters, including tax aspects.Information technology, media, e-commerceThe Firm is frequently requested to advise on technology related commercial and regulatory issues, which comprise information technology, computer software, trading on the Internet, e-business, domain name registrations and disputes, media regulations and telecommunication services, as well as franchising, marketing, advertising and unfair competition aspects together with legal assistance concerning consumer protection and data protection compliance matters.Real estateBogsch & Partners, acting for its clients, has accomplished a great number of important investments involving acquisition, development and sale of real estate, such as major office buildings in Budapest, green-field investments of a leading IT-company in Székesfehérvár, acquisition and sale of several plants throughout Hungary and the establishment and continuous operation of a whole restaurant chain of the largest fast food operator in Hungary.Labour, environmental, health and safetyOur practice on all legal and regulatory aspects of labour, environmental, health and safety matters developed widely throughout the professional advice for establishment and business operation of Hungarian companies. This activity includes assistance concerning domestic or foreign employment and labour permit issues, handling of claims arising from collective interests and trade union conflicts, drafting and concluding of collective bargaining and factory agreements, legal advice on lay-off, restructuring, take-over, lease and allocating of employees, as well as all aspects of outsourcing schemes. Bogsch & Partners’ expertise covers labour disputes and litigation cases, further establishment and operation of various employment systems and their harmonization with quality assurance/management systems.Competition lawCartel, antitrust and merger control issues have become the first in which field European legal regulations had to be thoroughly looked at and the competition practice of Bogsch & Partners is widely acknowledged both in project based advice as well as in representation before the Competition Office by clearance and complaint filing and in front of the respective Courts.EU lawWith the accession of Hungary to the European Union the Acquis Communautaire became part of Hungarian law as of 1 May 2004, however, Bogsch & Partners had been involved for over a decade in advising its clients on all aspects of EU regulations and harmonization of Hungarian legislation with the EU rules. The members of the Firm are well-qualified in all major applicable fields of commercial law as to their European aspects and sophisticated data room and on-line links to information databases have been established to provide appropriate update information for them at any time.

practice areas

Business LawCommunications and MediaCorporate LawE-CommerceEnvironmental LawInformation TechnologyIntellectual PropertyIntellectual Property LicensingLabor and EmploymentReal EstateUnfair Competition

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