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VJT & Partners' highly-rated employment lawyers have a wealth of experience in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. We are acknowledged for understanding our clients’ business needs and...
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VJT & Partners advises on a wide variety of competition investigations including cartels and abuse of dominance. We often analyse and provide legal advice on exclusivity, non-compete, tying and bundling matters...
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VJT & Partners' Information, Communications & Technology (ICT) practice group advises clients in relation to data protection compliance matters, which are increasingly attracting the attention of businesses from numerous commercial sectors.
Due to the unique and rigorous requirements of the Hungarian Data Protection Act, global companies regularly face unexpected challenges in cases where technical data processors are involved, personal data is transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or employees are monitored by employers. The pressure on businesses to boost their client base often necessitates the use of advanced sales and direct marketing methods which can only be executed in compliance with complex advertising and data protection rules.
EU data protection faces huge challenges. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force in May of 2018 which will be directly applicable in each Member State including Hungary. This will be the toughest regulation ever made in privacy circles. Companies will face fines up to EUR 20 million or 4% of the total worldwide annual turnover. GDPR with these unbelievably high fines imposes a bunch of new administrative burdens from the detailed regulation of data processor contract through handling data breaches and data protection impact assessment up to regulating the status of the data protection officer. GDPR requires new way of thinking, so companies must work out a new data protection strategy. Switching to GDPR will not be easy. Companies will definitely have a long ‘to do’ list. They must start preparing for GDPR as the clock with the new fines is rapidly counting down.
Our highly-qualified team regularly assists clients in meeting data protection challenges including meeting GDPR as well as providing practical solutions to support our clients in achieving their commercial objectives in Hungary.
Our practice covers a wide range of data protection, advertising and marketing matters ranging from advising a major IT company on the launch of a computerised employee monitoring system, a global financial services provider on the launch of an advanced direct marketing tool, to advising a global media and entertainment company in relation to local Hungarian data protection policy.
Main Contact: János Tamás Varga
János Tamás has been leading legal teams advising on complex data protection and privacy projects for more than 20 years. Currently his data protection practice focuses on GDPR compliance projects.
+36 1 501 9900
Contact: Endre Várady
Endre gained international experience in data protection, outsourcing, IT commercial law and other information technology matters. His experience includes drafting contracts for Fortune 1000-listed IT companies as well as advising on the regulatory aspects of global cloud computing.
Endre assisted a number of multinational clients in various privacy issues such as providing advice on complex data protection matters (e.g. global data transfers, whistleblower scheme, background checks, bring your own devices), carrying out audits and working out different types of privacy policies.
+36 1 501 9900
Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
The ‘approachable, fast and efficient’ team at VJT & Partners is noted for its ‘tailor-made solutions’. It is ‘especially strong in data protection, privacy issues and internet-related matters’, and has been advising Google on right-to-be-forgotten matters. Gábor Hacsi and János Tamás Varga are well regarded.
Chambers Europe, 2017
Established TMT practice with experience working on high-profile transactions in the telecoms and technology sectors. Has an impressive client roster, acting on both the supplier and consumer sides, frequently advising on data protection and advertising issues. Also well versed in IT outsourcing mandates, and regularly active with major international law firms on cross-border cases.
Sources highlight the firm's strength in the technology area: "They have truly experienced specialists for all types of IT, internet and data protection matters. They are the best technology team in the market with wide international reach."
Others state: "They are always ready to work out truly tailor-made solutions for every single matter. They are especially strong at data protection, privacy issues and all types of internet-related matters."
János Tamás Varga is a well-reputed practitioner within the TMT sector in Hungary, with particular expertise in outsourcing transactions on both the service provider and customer sides. Impressed interviewees say he "combines unparalleled technology industry expertise with superb organisational and communication skills." Others note: "He is an excellent team leader, always sees the big picture, never gets lost in irrelevant details and is very commercially minded."
Legal 500 EMEA, 2016
The team at VJT & Partners is "on top of recent developments" and is led by managing partner János Tamás Varga, who has been active in this space since the late 1990s. The "highly competent" Gábor Hacsi and "very responsive" associate Endre Várady are advising [..] on the Hungarian aspects of establishing cloud computing services.
Chambers Europe, 2016
Growing strength in the Hungarian technology sector, frequently advising on data protection and advertising issues, alongside high-end transactional advice. Also well versed in IT outsourcing mandates, and frequently active with major international law firms on cross-border cases.
"This firm was always very careful to design terms and conditions to protect its client's interests and, at the same time, not to create unacceptable conditions. The methods used to prepare for results-oriented negotiations were very effective."
"The team is able to understand our business goals and interests, which is a very valuable and rare attribute."
Advised [..] on regulatory matters relating to cloud computing services, including the negotiation and drafting of cloud service contracts.
Managing partner János Tamás Varga remains a highly regarded market player, who is especially highlighted for his "accuracy and availability." He is experienced in financing and regulatory matters within the TMT field, and recently advised a private equity investor on an investment into a Hungarian technology company.
Chambers Europe, 2015
Frequently advises some of the biggest names in the IT sector on outsourcing matters, in addition to broad media and telecoms activity. Assists clients with transactional and regulatory issues, and offers extensive knowledge of cross-border transactions. Knowledgeable of data protection and privacy issues.
"The firm is very responsive and always meets deadlines. The lawyers are proactive and adaptable, and provide commercially sensitive advice."
János Tamás Varga focuses on transactional work in the TMT sector, in addition to knowledge of data protection and privacy regulations.He is lauded for his "excellent negotiation skills and outstanding client-focused approach."
Legal 500 EMEA, 2014
The ‘extremely reliable’ and ‘practical’ team at VJT & Partners attracts particular praise for its expertise in data protection and outsourcing. 2012 saw it advise a global internet corporation on documentation relating to guest network services, and [...] on data processing and marketing issues.
Chambers Europe, 2014
Premier area of expertise centred around outsourcing, with a solid client base. Handles a wide array of data protection, privacy and advertising matters, and maintains robust knowledge of IT-related regulations. Additional areas of capability include handling transactions across the sector and advising on telecoms and media issues.
"The firm can really accommodate the business needs of the client. The lawyers are easy to work with and are always thoroughly prepared for negotiations."
"The entire team was great, very keen to understand our projects and with quick turnaround."
Advised [...] on a number of issues, including its daily operations and employment-related litigation.
Managing partner János Tamás Varga is highlighted by clients for his "knowledge and understanding of the processes and policies of multinational companies," and his "insight into IT." He recently conducted an internal data protection audit for [...].
Legal 500 EMEA, 2013
VJT & Partners‘ team is ‘punctual’, ‘business-oriented’ and ‘attentive to details’. It advises technology clients on data protection and online media, and has ‘outstanding experience’ in outsourcing. It continued to advise […] on matters ranging from data transfer to global employment. János Tamás Varga is ‘an outstanding lawyer’ with ‘sector-specific expertise’.
Chambers Europe, 2013
This firm is well known for its strength in IT and data protection. It has had a busy year working on a number of outsourcing projects for highprofile clients including [...]. Aside from IT, it has also dealt with some significant transactions in the media sector, and recently advised [...] on the Hungarian regulatory framework.
"Its advice is punctual and straight to the point."
Managing partner János Varga wins recognition for his specialist IT knowledge. He recently assisted [...] with several matters ranging from data protection and outsourcing to marketing issues.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2012
János Tamás Varga’s ‘professional’ team at VJT & Partners ‘focuses on the key issues’. Recent work has included large outsourcings and data protection matters as well as advice to […] on Hungary’s new media legislation.
Chambers Europe, 2012
This compact local firm is a strong contender in IT and media work, and has a particularly solid reputation in data protection and online regulatory matters.
KEY INDIVIDUAL Commentators are impressed with János Tamás Varga's technical prowess and understanding of complex issues.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2011
The ‘very competent’ TMT team at VJT & Partners […] is ‘responsive and client oriented’. János Tamás Varga leads the team and is noted for his ‘good business acumen and proven industry knowledge’.
Chambers Europe, 2011
This firm acts on a diverse range of TMT matters, with particular expertise in data protection and IT. It represents […] on day-to-day data issues, commercial agreements and IT outsourcing projects. The sale of […] has been a major IT deal for the team, which also assists […] with its media interests.
KEY INDIVIDUAL János Tamás Varga 'contributes specialist knowledge and awareness of the industry,' say clients.
János Tamás Varga and Zoltán Tarján
János Tamás Varga and Zoltán Tarján
János Tamás Varga and Zoltán Tarján