On 21 May 2020, a legal handbook for medium and large enterprises entitled Jak przetrwać kryzys? (How To Survive the Crisis?) hit the virtual bookshelves. The publication was prepared under the editorial eye of Wojciech Kapica, Head of our Financial Markets Law Department. The authors include also other SMM Legal lawyers: Piotr Kawiak, Wojciech Stawnicki and Paweł Stępniak.
Our Client, the National Centre for Research and Development, has launched an innovative project entitled “Grand Challenge: Energy”. This is the first Polish initiative in a unique formula modelled upon DARPA Grand Challenge competitions. The legal aspects of the project are handled by one of our lawyers, Mateusz Stańczyk.
On Wednesday, 22 April, after a lengthy procedure, PKN ORLEN S.A. has been cleared to take over ENERGA S.A. Throughout the transaction process, PKN Orlen was supported by SMM Legal’s expert team led by Prof.Maciej Mataczyński, Manging Partner at our Firm.
SMM LEGAL RECOMMENDED IN AS MANY AS FIVE CATEGORIES BY THE LEGAL 500, A PRESTIGEOUS LAW FIRM RANKING
Another year in a raw, the effects of our work have been recognized by THE LEGAL 500, a prestigious law firm ranking. This year our firm has earned recommendations in as many as five categories: corporate practice and M&A, intellectual property, litigation, capital markets and, for the first time, investment funds.
On 31 March 2020 the European Commission issued a non-opposition decision to the acquisition of ENERGA S.A. by PKN Orlen S.A. The SMM Legal team led by Prof. Maciej Mataczyński provided comprehensive legal support to PKN Orlen S.A. throughout the notification process. On top of this, Prof. Mataczyński represented the Client in the procedure before the European Commission.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected legal and economic environment in Poland, creating a plethora of problems that companies are struggling to respond to. In this situation, we have launched a dedicated e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org for any inquiries related to the legal aspects of running a business during the epidemic.
Despite extraordinary circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemics, SMM Legal continues to provide legal services without interruptions. The epidemiological situation has no impact on the quality of our work. We remain at our Client’s disposal and continue to monitor the events. In compliance with the recommendations issued by the National Sanitary Inspection, most of our employees work remotely from home.
PR College is a new educational project dedicated to SMEs and aimed at strengthening entrepreneurs’ independence in the area of public relations. SMM Legal provides specialist support for the event in the field of intellectual property rights.
Energa-Obrót S.A. amicably resolved all its disputes regarding so-called green certificates with yet another business partner. This is the seventh dispute settled by Energa-Obrót S.A. with wind farms sued in September 2017. Throughout the negotiation process, the company was supported by our interdisciplinary energy law and litigation expert team managed by Mr. Paweł Łącki, PhD, and Ms. Patrycja Starczewska.