Civil procedural law is currently under reform in Hungary. It is the Government’s intention to draft a new Code of Civil Procedure and also to revise the rules on arbitration. Authors of our blog participated in a roundtable discussion about the current state and possible reforms of arbitration in Hungary. (more…)
Hungarian Supreme Court confirms Res Iudicata effect of Arbitration Awards and the public policy nature of Res Iudicata effect
In a recent decision published under BH 2015.14, the Hungarian Supreme Court confirmed that arbitral awards have a res iudicata effect and that an arbitral award disrespecting the finality of an earlier award can be annulled on the basis of the public policy clause of the Hungarian Arbitration Law. The Supreme Court also clarified the scope of such effect, and its interpretation has important implication for litigants faced with incomplete arbitral awards.