Head of the Civil Department
WELLMANN György was born in 1954. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Budapest in 1978 and was awarded a degree with 'summa cum laude' qualification. He started his professional career as a trainee prosecutor and having passed the professional exam in 1980, he worked as a prosecutor in civil cases at the Municipal Prosecutor's and the Prosecutor General's Office. In 1987 he was deputy head of the Legal Department of the Ministry of Finance. He joined the judiciary in 1988 when he was elected a judge at the Supreme Court. Since then he has been a member of the Civil Department hearing various cases of contractual law. In February 2002 he was appointed head of chamber, and at the same time the deputy head of the Civil Department for a period of six years. In February 2008 the National Council of Justice appointed him head of the Civil Department. In this post he manages the professional activity of the economic, civil and labour branches of the Civil Department.
In the years of 1988 and 1997 he took part in drafting the acts on business associations and he is again a member of the codification committee working on the new act on business associations. For two decades now he has been regularly publishing studies in the field of civil and corporation law in professional periodicals and he has been the co-author of more than ten professional books and commentaries. He has been a member of the editorial board of the periodical entitled Economy and Law for years, and since 2004 he has been a member of the editorial board of the two periodicals of the Supreme Court (Court Decisions and Official Corpus of Supreme Court Decisions).
He gave lectures at the Department of Civil Law at the University of Law in Budapest throughout seven years. He is at present a member of the state examination committee in the field of civil law at two faculties of law in Budapest. Since 1988 he has been participating in post-graduate training as a lecturer in the field of corporation law at the Post-graduate Training Institute of Law in Budapest. In 2003 he was awarded the title 'honorary assistant professor' for his educational activities. For almost twenty years he has been a member of the professional exam committee. He is a member of the Hungarian Lawyers' Association and the Association of Hungarian Judges.