Iván Sólyom

Lakatos, Köves & Partners (Budapest)
Counsel

Iván Sólyom is Counsel at Lakatos, Köves and Partners in Hungary. He is an expert on anti-trust and competition law and communications law. As counsel, he deals with telecommunications, media and technology, competition law, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He also advises clients on litigation and arbitration. He formed part of Clifford Chance Budapest and Brussels where he obtained a wide range of experience in EU competition law, Corporate Communications Media Technology practice, specialises in M&A, Hungarian corporate finance and telecommunications related work. He graduated in the Catholic University of Milan, Italy. He speaks English and Italian fluently.

Articles

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Iván Sólyom The Hungarian Competition Authority conditionally clears a merger in the food sector and imposes a fine for late notification (Bács-Tak Takarmánygyártó és Forgalmazó/Kiskunhalasi Baromfifeldolgozó)

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The operation Bács-Tak Kft is owned by two private persons (István Kiss and Zoltán Balogh) and its main activities are producing and distributing feed for poultry and breeding duck and broiler chicken. The main activity of Kiskunhalasi Zrt. is waterfowl (duck and goose) processing. One of the (...)

Iván Sólyom The Hungarian Competition Authority clears a merger in the programme producing and broadcasting markets with remedies including non-discrimination provisions (Chellomedia CEE Holdco/Filmmúzeum)

2407

The operation Chellomedia is owned and controlled by Liberty Global Inc. ("Liberty group") and provides media services worldwide. Filmmúzeum Zrt. broadcasts the channel Filmmúzeum, which is a Hungarian language channel broadcasting films and operated exclusively in Hungary. With the acquisition (...)

Iván Sólyom The Hungarian Competition Authority clears a merger in the co-location services sector subject to remedies including separate operation, non-discrimination provisions and access obligations (Dataplex)

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The operation Dataplex is the most significant provider (with possessing approximately 50 per cent of the shares of the free area capacity) of the infocommunication outsourcing services (such as setting up the infrastructure, data storage services, ensuring the continuous course of business (...)

Iván Sólyom The Hungarian Competition Authority clears a merger in the print media sector with obligations including separate operation and price limitations (Tabora / Népszabadság)

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The operation The HCO approved the acquisition of Népszabadság Rt. by B.V. Tabora, which is owned by the Swiss Ringier AG. Originally, B.V. Tabora owned the 49,97 per cent of the shares of Népszabadság Rt. and purchased another 17,68 per cent of the shares from Bertelsmann AG, which made B.V. (...)

Iván Sólyom The Hungarian Competition Authority clears a merger in the sector of pharmacies with a posteriori condition including limited termination of control (UTA Pharma Beteiligungs / Pharma Concept)

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The operation Both UTA Pharma and Pharma Concept are trust and investment companies targeting to get indirect limited partnership in pharmacies and to finance them. The pharmacies in Hungary are established in the form of partnership with limited liability. The newly created merger would (...)

Iván Sólyom The Hungarian Competition Office clears a merger in the pharmacies wholesale market sector with remedies including non-discrimination and reporting obligations (Hungaropharma)

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The operation The HCO authorized the acquisition of Hungaropharma by the consortium of Richter, Egis, Béres and Magyar Gyógyszer. Hungaropharma is owned by the Hungarian State. A sale and purchase agreement ("Agreement") was concluded by and between APV Rt and the Consortium. According to the (...)

Iván Sólyom The Hungarian Competition Authority approves an acquisition in the pharmaceutical market with remedies including non-discrimination obligations and reporting commitments (Hungaropharma / Richter Gedeon)

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The operation The HCO authorized the acquisition of Hungaropharma by the consortium of Richter, Egis, Béres and Magyar Gyógyszer. Hungaropharma is owned by the Hungarian State. A sale and purchase agreement ("Agreement") was concluded by and between APV Rt and the Consortium. According to the (...)

Iván Sólyom The Hungarian Competition Authority approves a merger in the dairy industry subject to a restriction on share acquisition (Friesland Coberco Dairy Foods Holding / Koninklijke Numico)

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The operation The HCO authorized the acquisition of Numico by Friesland. FEH belongs to the Friesland Group and owns 33 per cent of the shares of MiZo, which has a market share of 10 per cent. MiZo is under liquidation. Nutricia with a market share of 30 per cent is one of the Hungarian (...)

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