Hungary Amends Corporate Law Update from Nair & Co. International Compliance Team
(Bristol, UK) - Hungary is likely to amend its civil code making significant changes to the country’s corporate law effective March 2014, reports Nair & Co.’s International Compliance Team. Major highlights of the Hungarian amended corporate law include:
New companies may be permitted to establish their own company guidelines (except where prohibited by
law). New companies limited by shares by default will be incorporated as private companies and thereafter may
only transform to public companies. Limited liability companies (Kft.-s) may be subject to new minimum registered capital requirements of HUF 3 million (~USD 13,635). Existing Kft.-s with registered capital below HUF 3 million (~USD 13,635) must increase their capital by March 2016 or when their deed of foundation is first amended after March 2014, whichever is earlier, to meet the new requirements. Failure to do so may resolute in a requirement to transform or dissolve.
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