Insolvency registers - Hungary
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This section provides you with a brief overview of Hungary's insolvency records.
What do the Hungarian insolvency records offer?
In Hungary, the county courts (megyei bíróság) and the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice (Közigazgatási és Igazságügyi Minisztérium) are responsible for maintaining data on insolvencies.
Business register (cégnyilvántartás)
Information on the initiation and termination of insolvency proceedings – namely on liquidation or bankruptcy, but also on the liquidator – is contained in the Business Register (Cégnyilvántartás).
The electronic form of this register is held by the Company Service of the Ministry of Public Administration and Justice.
Company gazette (Cégközlöny)
Since 1st January 2008, liquidation notices (felszámolási hirdetmény) have also been regularly published on the website of the Company Gazette (Cégközlöny) (which is sometimes updated more than once a day).
Orders (végzés) made in respect of bankruptcy proceedings are also available on the website.
Information accessed online is not legally binding.
Is access to the Hungarian insolvency records free of charge?
Yes. The records include:
- The initiation of insolvency proceedings
- Registration number (cégjegyzékszám)
- Corporate name
- Registered office (székhely)
- Place of business (telephely)
- Branches (fióktelep)
- Principal activity
- Subscribed capital
- Tax number.
How to search the Hungarian insolvency records
You can search the Business Register by:
- Registration number, or
- Company name, or
- Tax number
Since the beginning of 2008, it has also been possible to search the website of the Company Gazette, using a company name or registration number.
History of the Hungarian insolvency register
Since 1st January 2008, liquidation notices have also been regularly published on the website of the Company Gazette (which is sometimes updated more than once a day).
Since July 1993, when the National System of Company Information and Company Registration (Országos Céginformációs és Cégnyilvántartási Rendszer) became fully operational, data on the business register has been stored electronically by the courts.
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Last update: 04/07/2016