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Ágnes Bejó

FDI Approval: the rule that does not disappear, just keeps changing

Ágnes Bejó | 21 February 2024

Since COVID, we have been living with a rule that makes the acquisition of ownership by foreigners in certain Hungarian companies operating in strategic sectors subject to government approval. Although we can no longer speak of a state of emergency, the rule is expected to stay with us for long – albeit with several modifications along the way, as happened in January this year.

Ágnes Bejó

Acquisition of ownership interests by foreigners in Hungary – subject to authorisation forever?

Ágnes Bejó | 17 November 2022

More than two years ago as a transitional rule, the acquisition of ownership interest in Hungarian companies by foreigners became subject to authorisation. The rule seems to have become permanent in the meantime, though many questions of legal interpretation remain unanswered. Some market players are following the process with resignation, others with serious reservations.