Hungary is a democratic parliamentary republic. Today, it is an upper-middle income country with a high Human Development Index. The population was just under 10 million in 2014 and the estimated total GDP for 2015 is USD 145.153 billion. Hungary is a member of the European Union, NATO, the OECD, the Visegrád Group, and the Schengen Area. Hungary is a civil law jurisdiction with 14,000 practising lawyers.

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How to practise in Hungary

Hungary is a civil law jurisdiction. The main sources of law are the Constitution, the acts of Parliament, and the governmental, ministerial and municipal decrees.

CCBE newsletter - October


The 66th CCBE newsletter is out - read more about the following topics:

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How to verify a European lawyer?


Use the European e-justice portal to find or identify lawyers from the EU and the EEA

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Brexit and the legal services sector in the EU


An overview of the UK legal service sector in the current European market place and potential changes post-Brexit

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How to requalify as an Irish solicitor - Q&A with the Law Society of Ireland


On 8 May, we organised an interactive information seminar with the President and Director General of the Law Society of Ireland to offer practical support to our members. Read the summary of the most important questions and answers or listen to the seminar recording.

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