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Commercial law solutions

Deloitte Legal Szarvas, Erdős and Partners Law Firm

Deloitte Legal | Commercial law solutions

Companies are facing an increasing number of business challenges globally including more rigorous regulations and enforcement by local authorities in the countries where they operate. As experienced advisers with a practical focus Deloitte Legal can help clients meet these challenges and develop commercial solutions. Deloitte Legal provides services related to:

Deloitte Legal invests time to understand the needs and operational nuances of our clients.  We offer a broad base of commercial business law services in multiple jurisdictions.  Our experience and global reach allow us to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges with personalized, tailor-made services.       

Legal and contractual framework of supply chain management and distribution networks 

Legal and contractual frameworks for supply chain management and distribution networks are essential to helping businesses operate smoothly worldwide.

Deloitte Legal professionals have extensive experience in supporting cross-border transactions in all major industries. Our approach focuses on avoiding disputes and litigation by drafting and negotiating appropriate, unambiguous and enforceable contracts.

Deloitte Legal specialists take businesses' commercial objectives and translate them into robust contractual documentation including general terms and conditions appropriate to a variety of distribution (e.g. agency, dealership), supply and transportation agreements as well as export regulations and customs.

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Commercial due diligence, restructuring business functions and outsourcing 

Today's globalized economy has opened up new opportunities for businesses looking to find cost savings through progressive sourcing arrangements.  Centralization of business functions that take advantage of economies of scale, offshoring or outsourcing work to low cost providers and co-sourcing are common practices. Deloitte Legal assists companies with an array of sourcing arrangements and covers technology infrastructure and support, business process outsourcing, manufacturing, and telecommunications.

Our approach focuses first on the commercial objectives of the business.  We help companies establish the flexible working relationships and effective contracts needed to be competitive in today's market. We can support businesses at any stage of the lifecycle including:

  • Negotiation of new contracts
  • Re-evaluation and renegotiation of current outsourcing arrangements
  • Dispute resolution
  • Development of a negotiation and litigation strategy
  • Mediation, arbitration and court proceedings

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Real estate including acquisition, disposal, portfolio management, lease, plot formation 

The global real estate market continues to be impacted by the worldwide financial crisis and weak recovery. This is exacerbated by a rapidly changing legal environment. To navigate successfully, businesses need an experienced legal advisor who understands business strategy and can provide practical and prudent advice for achieving commercial objectives.

Deloitte Legal advises companies on the legal implications of business activity in the real estate sector, including acquisitions, due diligence on real estate, negotiation of contracts and related commercial matters. We also provide assistance with the commercialization of shopping centers, office buildings etc.

Deloitte Legal looks at strategic business objectives and provides practical guidance from multiple perspectives.

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Intellectual property rights including registration, protection and defense 

Globalization, continually changing legal regulations and technological advancements have increased the complexity of business operations. As a result, legal and compliance risks in the area of intellectual property (IP) rights need to be even more diligently managed than ever before.

Deloitte Legal assists businesses with the handling of all IP related matters, in particular the registration of trademarks, drafting of license agreements and representation before authorities. Additionally, Deloitte Legal provides trademark and other IP right protection services either in court or in alternative dispute resolution forums.

Deloitte Legal combines a broad and deep base of knowledge and experience in local legislation with global reach and capabilities to provide cross-jurisdiction legal advice to businesses.

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Unfair competition and antitrust 

Deloitte Legal represents both companies and senior executives under investigation by national and transnational authorities such as the European Union and other governing bodies focused on trade restrictions, unfair competition and antitrust.

Deloitte Legal provides companies with guidance on pragmatic risk management strategies, compliance policies, crisis management and litigation exposure assessment. 

Deloitte Legal's global reach and depth of cross border experience is well suited to advising companies on international trade matters and on issues relating to cartels and behavioral investigations by governing authorities.

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Litigation in all fields of business law, including white collar crime 

Companies may find themselves drawn into litigation before a foreign court or before a foreign tribunal of arbitration. Deloitte Legal can assist companies with a variety of business litigation needs in many jurisdictions worldwide.

Deloitte Legal litigation practices include generalists in commercial business case law and liability matters, as well as specialists in areas such as criminal law.

Deloitte Legal has an approach that combines deep legal expertise with experienced business advisors. We are qualified to assist businesses with cross-border litigation based on our global footprint, our history of working with local authorities and a deep understanding of the cultural and procedural differences that can complicate the path to resolution.

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Bankruptcy, insolvency and corporate restructuring 

The global financial crisis has pushed many businesses into a state of instability. When companies are struggling with difficult choices, Deloitte Legal can assist with suggesting options to help recovery, such as restructuring outside of insolvency proceedings, a structured sale or provide assistance with judicial insolvency proceedings. We work with both companies in distress and potential buyers, shareholders and directors, creditors and insolvency administrators.

Deloitte Legal insolvency practices bring years of experience in working with third parties such as bankers, lawyers, insolvency courts, credit insurers, and public authorities. Deloitte Legal works together with colleagues who have specialized skills in financial, tax or labor law from around the world to deliver guidance based on multiple points of view.

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Statutory and regulatory compliance 

Companies today need to comply with what can be a daunting multitude of national and international legislation and regulations, and need effective business processes to ensure compliance and prevention of regulatory issues. Deloitte Legal provides businesses with guidance on statutory and regulatory obligations relevant to their industry and their operational base including:

  • Trade conventions
  • Fiscal and financial regulations
  • Intellectual property restraints
  • Environmental regulations.

Deloitte Legal spends the time necessary to understand the unique needs and operational nuances of individual companies. We offer a broad base of commercial business solutions and have a large global footprint. Our experience allows us to provide businesses facing complex legal regulations and challenges cohesive, practical advice.

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Data protection and freedom of information 

Advancing technologies and increasing government regulation mean that it is important to keep our business up-to-date in data privacy matters. The ability to promptly transfer personal data around the world raises certain cross-jurisdictional privacy and data protection issues. Because of this, the proper handling of employees’, business partners’ and clients’ personal data is more important than ever, as breaches in data protection legislation may lead to reputational and financial risks.

We provide legal advice on a wide range of data protection issues, with a strong focus on finding practical solutions for your business. We assist our Clients to implement compliant internal data privacy policies and advise on the legal implications of the Hungarian and European privacy and data protection laws.

Our services cover:

  • Review of data protection policy and advising on appropriate solutions tailored to our Clients needs
  • Adopting HR privacy policies and provisions in employment contracts
  • Appropriate wording of contracts and data protection consents with employees, customers and suppliers
  • Advising on data privacy issues with regard to monitoring issues, such as CCTV, email and phone monitoring
  • Data protection registration with national authority, where and when applicable
  • Drafting of third-party data processor agreements with respect to the disclosure of personal data
  • Resolving data protection issues arising from corporate restructuring and outsourcing of business processes
  • Advising data controllers and data processors for compliance with the Hungarian privacy and data protection laws

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Dr. Kövesdy Attila, Deloitte Legal

Dr. Attila Kövesdy
Attorney – Partner 
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Dr. Gábor Erdős, Deloitte Legal, Hungary, Cee

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Attorney – Partner Associate
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Attorney – Partner Associate
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