Tamás Szabados (LL.M., Ph.D.) is senior lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Faculty of Law, Department of Private International Law and European Economic Law (e-mail: szabados@ajk.elte.hu). This paper is the written version of the author’s lecture delivered at the Legal Research Network Conference held at the University Lille II between 12 and 13 September 2013