Our colleague has been elected as the Hungarian national representative of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

The International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) held its 55th annual congress in Tokyo. This year’s main topic was artificial intelligence and the relating legal issues. Réti, Antall and Partners PwC Legal Law Firm was represented by dr. Miklós Klenanc, attorney-at-law, who has been dealing with liability issues pertaining to robots, self-driving cars and other vehicles, drones, etc., for a while now, and who was elected as the national representative of Hungary in AIJA (an international organisation with more than 2,000 members worldwide) at the event held with the participation of approximately 500 attorneys, in-house counsels and young lawyers. Participants from all over the world arrived with the aim of developing new business and professional relationships – while maintaining their already existing ones – which served as an extraordinary opportunity for gaining prospective new engagements. At the same time, the overall program of the conference provided a good chance for us to confirm that the ongoing professional work in our law firm relating to legal aspects of AI is strong enough to hold its ground and to compete with the currently ongoing international work.

Legal issues related to self-driving cars

On 24 March 2017, Réti, Antall & Partners Law Firm PwC Legal hosted a successful roundtable on the liability, data protection and regulatory issues related to self-driving cars. The roundtable attracted attendees from AImotive, Budapest University of Technology and Economics – Department of Networked Systems and Services, Commsignia, thyssenkrupp Presta Hungary Kft. and PwC. The participants agreed that it would best serve the interests of all the market players if the necessary legal and regulatory framework were prepared and finalised at the soonest time possible. Therefore, in order to facilitate this matter, discussion will soon continue.