Technology

Understanding our clients’ underlying technical and technological ideas and objectives, while providing clear, concise and practical advice lies at the heart of our work. The phenomenon of convergence and the rapid proliferation of innovative services inspire our Information, Communications & Technology (ICT) team to continue to build unique expertise in a wide range of technology matters.

Our lawyers have particularly strong track record in commercial IT arrangements such as software licensing, call centre and hosting services as well as hardware procurement, online and e-commerce matters such as setting up web-shops. We also regularly advise on sector-specific regulatory issues concerning communications services such as licensing, interconnection and carrier-pre selection.

Our technology lawyers have been providing legal advice for a world’s leading IT services provider on information technology and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) agreements for more than a decade. We also boast one of the most experienced data protection and privacy teams in Hungary. Our transactional experience stands out as a significant number of M&A and private equity transactions handled by our corporate team require specialist technology experience.

Main Contact: János Tamás Varga

János Tamás has developed real expertise and experience across a wide range of practices, transactions and legal matters with cross-border elements over the last 14 years. His experience includes acting for both service providers and customers on a wide range of outsourcing transactions. He has advised market leading Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) services providers on their biggest Hungarian projects in the financial services, telecommunications, energy and utility industries, and he also advises leading financial services providers as customers of BPO service providers.

Legal500 EMEA (2011)

The ‘very competent’ TMT team at VJT & Partners […] is ‘responsive and client oriented’. János Tamás Varga leads the team and is noted for his ‘good business acumen and proven industry knowledge’.

Legal500 EMEA (2012)

János Tamás Varga’s ‘professional’ team at VJT & Partners ‘focuses on the key issues’. Recent work has included large outsourcings and data protection matters as well as advice to […] on Hungary’s new media legislation.

Legal500 EMEA (2013)

VJT & Partners‘ team is ‘punctual’, ‘business-oriented’ and ‘attentive to details’. It advises technology clients on data protection and online media, and has ‘outstanding experience’ in outsourcing. It continued to advise […] on matters ranging from data transfer to global employment. János Tamás Varga is ‘an outstanding lawyer’ with ‘sector-specific expertise’.

Legal500 EMEA (2014)

The ‘extremely reliable’ and ‘practical’ team at VJT & Partners attracts particular praise for its expertise in data protection and outsourcing. 2012 saw it advise a global internet corporation on documentation relating to guest network services, and ING Insurance on data processing and marketing issues.

Chambers Europe (2011)

This firm acts on a diverse range of TMT matters, with particular expertise in data protection and IT. It represents […] on day-to-day data issues, commercial agreements and IT outsourcing projects. The sale of […] has been a major IT deal for the team, which also assists […] with its media interests.

KEY INDIVIDUAL János Tamás Varga 'contributes specialist knowledge and awareness of the industry,' say clients.

Chambers Europe (2012)

This compact local firm is a strong contender in IT and media work, and has a particularly solid reputation in data protection and online regulatory matters.

KEY INDIVIDUAL Commentators are impressed with János Tamás Varga's technical prowess and understanding of complex issues.

Chambers Europe (2014)

Premier area of expertise centred around outsourcing, with a solid client base. Handles a wide array of data protection, privacy and advertising matters, and maintains robust knowledge of IT-related regulations. Additional areas of capability include handling transactions across the sector and advising on telecoms and media issues.

Sources say: "The firm can really accommodate the business needs of the client. The lawyers are easy to work with and are always thoroughly prepared for negotiations."

"The entire team was great, very keen to understand our projects and with quick turnaround."

Managing partner János Tamás Varga is highlighted by clients for his "knowledge and understanding of the processes and policies of multinational companies," and his "insight into IT."

A practical insight to cross-border Telecommunication Laws and Regulations -- Hungary

In: Telecommunication Laws and Regulations 2008

János Tamás Varga and Viktor Vasi