Kinstellar (Budapest)

Orsolya Staniszewski

Kinstellar (Budapest)
Lawyer (Associate)

Orsolya Staniszewski is a junior associate at Kinstellar’s Budapest office. She works with the corporate group and specializes in competition law. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Eötvös Loránd University and is currently completing a French and Hungarian Maîtrise of Law (Master 1) organized jointly by Eötvös Loránd University and Paris II Panthéon-Assas University. Prior to joining Kinstellar, she was an intern with the Hungarian Competition Authority. Other than Hungarian, she speaks English, French, German and Japanese.

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1459 Bulletin

Orsolya Staniszewski The Hungarian Competition Authority interprets the newly-introduced prohibition against gun-jumping in a case where the buyer had been conducting a market activity with the target prior to the transaction (Agrotec Magyarország)


On 11 November 2014, the Hungarian Competition Authority (“HCA”) cleared a transaction whereby the seller sold part of its assets to a number of buyers belonging to the same group of undertakings. One of the buyers had already been conducting business activities with the assets in question (...)

Orsolya Staniszewski The Hungarian Competition Authority interprets the notion of a “direct participant” and confirms that non-competition obligation clauses which benefit the vendor are unlikely to qualify as ancillary restraints (Ringier Axel Springer / Central Médiacsoport)


On 29 October 2014 the Hungarian Competition Authority cleared the acquisition of two employment websites by Ringier Axel Springer Media AG(“RASMAG”), but warned that the restrictions imposed on the purchaser in the sale and purchase agreement may not qualify as ancillary restraints. It also (...)

Orsolya Staniszewski The Hungarian Competition Authority holds that whether an undertaking is under sole or joint control depends on who can adopt the business plan (Overlack / Novochem)


Under the definition of “control” in the Hungarian Competition Act, several circumstances may provide the possibility of exercising decisive influence over an undertaking, including ownership of the majority of shares or the right to appoint or recall directors. It is therefore possible that (...)

Orsolya Staniszewski The Hungarian Competition Authority clarifies when several transactions can qualify as one concentration or otherwise be the subject of a single clearance proceedings (Ringier Axel Springer Media / Axel Springer )


On 22 July 2014, the Hungarian Competition Authority (“HCA”) cleared in a Phase II proceedings a transaction whereby Axel Springer SE and Ringier AG placed their Hungarian interests under the control of a joint venture (the “Concentration”). The decision followed a previous proceedings which (...)

Eszter Ritter, Orsolya Staniszewski The Hungarian Supreme Court upholds the Competition Authority’s decision and reduces fines in a gas insulated switchgear cartel (Siemens / Alstom)


The HCO decision The Hungarian Competition Office (HCO) received one of its first leniency applications back in 2004 from ABB in connection with alleged anti-competitive activities by ABB, Areva, Siemens, Alstom and VA Tech on the gas insulated switchgear (GIS) market. Although the cartel (...)


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