Daniel Arányi

Bird & Bird (Budapest)
Lawyer (Senior Associate)

Daniel is a senior associate in the Corporate, Commercial and Competition & EU Groups in Budapest, where he focuses on regulatory and competition matters in the energy sector, and also offer in-depth experience in tech & comms. His team and him has a keen interest in energy, and always thrive to work with the technical and business experts of the Hungarian and international clients to make sure that every aspect of the matter is covered and the pieces fall into the right place at the right time. They have a variety of clients active in virtually the entire electricity and oil and gas supply chains, who have trusted us to guide them through complex cross-border and domestic projects and transactions, be it an M&A deal, project development, financing or corporate restructuring. He has represented clients before the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, the Euratom Supply Agency and the European Commission. He particularly likes the excitement of learning and analysing how the markets and businesses of the clients work. He is convinced that such a deep dive into market and business correlations is key in handling competition matters and requires continuous cooperation with the expertise of the clients. The competition team has implemented this approach across numerous industry sectors and advised domestic and multinational clients on merger clearance, commercial anti-trust matters, cartel investigations, sector inquiries and state aid issues, including representation before the Hungarian Competition Authority, the Hungarian State Aid Monitoring Office and the European Commission. He has been fortunate enough to have gained a valuable insight into the tech & comms industry, and understand the energy and buzz that comes from working in an innovative field whilst advising the national and international clients on M&A deals, commercial agreements and regulatory issues such as spectrum management, frequency tenders and SMP obligations, to name a few. Before joining Bird & Bird, he spent several years in the Budapest teams of other leading international law firms and was seconded to the Hungarian subsidiary of the international gas and electricity company GdF Suez for six months. In addition to his native Hungarian, he is fluent in English and have a good command of German.

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Daniel Arányi, Anne Federle The EU Commission recognises the impact of the COVID-19 across Europe’s trade and issues a temporary framework for State aid measures to support the economy

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Public safety measures, supply disruptions and the unprecedented dramatic decline in automotive markets as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak have forced OEMs to stop production in numerous Member States. Such decisions will of course have far-reaching direct and indirect effects on businesses (...)

Daniel Arányi, László Zlatarov The Hungarian Competition Authority reopens a previously approved acquisition between two telecommunication players on the basis that the parties submitted false and misleading data during the notification and approval procedure (Invitel / GVH)

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The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) finally approved the acquisition of Invitel by DIGI, both significant players on the Hungarian telecoms market. However, with with a complex remedies package as published on 18 March 2020 (Vj/42/2018). As we already reported, the approval of the merger (...)

Daniel Arányi, László Zlatarov The Hungarian Competition Authority initiates a procedure to determine if the parties provided false data during a pre-merger review in the poultry products market (SáGa Foods)

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In December 2019, the Hungarian Competition Office (“GVH”) acknowledged the notification of the acquisition of SáGa Foods Zrt. by Master Good Kft. without raising doubts (ÖB-0052/2019/6). After the implementation of the merger, the merging parties issued a press release, which was also sent to the (...)

Daniel Arányi, László Zlatarov The Hungarian Competition Authority fines €4.8 million undertakings for sharing EU-funded public procurement tenders for diagnostic imaging equipment (GE Hungary / Premier G / Euromedic Technology)

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The Hungarian Competition Authority (’’GVH’’) fined several undertakings which were found to have shared amongst themselves the EU-funded public procurement tenders for diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT and X-ray) equipment in Hungary in 2015. The total fine amounts to EUR 4.8 million, with GE Hungary (...)

Daniel Arányi, László Zlatarov The Hungarian Competition Authority publishes updates to the collection of its important decisions relating to the Competition Act and to the Consumer Protection Act

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The Hungarian Competition Authority (“GVH”) has published updates to the collection of its important decisions relating to the Competition Act (the “Competition Act Collection”) and to the Consumer Protection Act (the “Consumer Protection Collection”), respectively, covering cases closed by the GVH (...)

Daniel Arányi, László Zlatarov The Hungarian Competition Authority accepts commitments from insurance companies to compensate the incomplete information provided to costumers (4Life Direct / Red Sands Life)

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In case Vj/68/2016 (31 July 2019), the GVH accepted the commitments of 4Life Direct Kft., Red Sands Life Assurance Company (Europe) Limited and Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited to pay approximately HUF 100 million (EUR 3 million) to beneficiaries of insurance products compensating (...)

Daniel Arányi, László Zlatarov The Hungarian Competition Authority publishes a draft of the investigative report after its sector inquiry regarding payment card acquiring services

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On 15 May 2019, the Hungarian Competition Authority (“GVH”) published the draft of the investigative report on its sector inquiry regarding payment card acquiring services in Hungary (the “Draft Report”) investigating the period between 2013 and 2018. The GVH initiated the sector inquiry in January (...)

Daniel Arányi, László Zlatarov The Hungarian Supreme Court annuls the Competition Authority’s decision which fined a company for having applied a discount scheme leading to dual pricing on the contact lenses market (Alcon)

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The Hungarian Supreme Court ("Kúria") annulled on 10 April 2019 a decision of the Hungarian Competition Authority ("GVH") which had imposed a € 321,000 fine on Alcon Hungária Kft. and Alcon Services AG Hungarian branch (jointly, the "Alcon Companies") for having applied a discount scheme leading (...)

Daniel Arányi, László Zlatarov The Hungarian Competition Authority finds that an association restricted price competition by issuing and monitoring compliance with its fee regulation (LOSZ)

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The Hungarian Competition Authority (“GVH”) had found that the Hungarian association of home decorators (in Hungarian: Lakberendezők Országos Szövetsége, “LOSZ”) restricted price competition in the period between 1997 and 2016 by issuing, and monitoring compliance with, its Fee Regulation in the (...)

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