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Government Emergency Ordinance no. 58 (the “Ordinance”) for the amendment and completion of Law no. 571/2003 regarding the Fiscal Code (the “Fiscal Code”) and other fiscal-financial measures was published in the Official Gazette of Romania, Part I no. 431 of June 28, 2010. The Ordinance shall enter into force on July 1, 2010.

Securitization - Hungarian prospects

November 2005 - Finance. Legal Developments by Szecskay Attorneys at Law.

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While the securitization market in Europe continues to flourish, its usefulness in Hungary has yet to be fully appreciated. At first glance, the foundation and legal framework appears to be in place, however for a number of reasons, the market is still in its pre-infancy. From a Hungarian law approach it is useful to first look at the issues which are relevant in all markets and then to focus on the specific market-driven obstacles.

New rules on financial Collateral Arrangements

November 2005 - Finance. Legal Developments by Szecskay Attorneys at Law.

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As a result of Hungary's accession to the European Union on May 1 2004, certain amendments were made to Hungarian law on the basis of the EU Financial Collateral Directive (2002/47/EC). In particular, creditor protection amendments relevant to the enforcement of financial collateral (known as 'security deposits' in Hungarian legal terminology) were introduced to the Act on Bankruptcy Proceedings, Liquidation Proceedings and Members' Voluntary Dissolution (49/1991) and to the Hungarian Civil Code (Act 4/1959).

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