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September 12, 2017

On behalf of ENERGA Group, SMM Legal brings a precedent court and arbitration action

The SMM Legal team, managed by Prof. Maciej Mataczyński and Mr. Przemysław Maciak, Managing Partners at SMM Legal, is representing ENERGA-Obrót S.A. in 22 precedent court and arbitration cases concerning framework agreements on the sale of proprietary rights under certificates of origin for the energy generated from wind farms (green certificates).

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July 13, 2017

SMM LEGAL’S SUCCESSFUL ADVISORY ON A MAJOR POLISH MBO TRANSACTION

Recently, a company controlled by Mr. Igor Chalupec (currently serving as CEO at RUCH S.A.) acquired control of RUCH S.A. from Eton Park. The SMM Legal team (composed of Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, Managing Partner, Mr. Wojciech Sikorski, Partner and Mr. Maksymilian Saczywko, Associate) had the pleasure to advise the buyer on the transaction.

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June 27, 2017

ANOTHER SMM LEGAL LAWYER AWARDED A PHD

Today (27/06/2017), the Council of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University conferred a PhD degree in Legal Sciences on Mr. Tomasz Lewandowski of SMM Legal.

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May 24, 2017

SUCCESS OF SMM LEGAL’S DEFENSE LAWYERS – FINAL ACQUITTAL OF PROF. KRZYSZTOF DREWS, M.D.

On 24 May 2017 the Poznań Court of Appeal upheld a lower instance court judgement finally confirming the acquittal of gynaecologists accused in the high profile case of the death of a patient and her unborn children in a Poznań-based maternity hospital. During the trial Prof. Drews was represented by SMM Legal partners Mr. Przemysław Maciak and Mr. Krzysztof Urbańczak.

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May 22, 2017

SMM LEGAL ADVISES SUPERIOR INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL ON THE ACQUISITION OF UNIWHEELS AG SHARES

SMM Legal provided advisory to Superior Industries International as part of the company’s tender for a 100% sharehold of Uniwheels AG.

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May 16, 2017

SMM LEGAL PARTNERS THE ENVICON WATER CONGRESS HELD IN BYDGOSZCZ ON 16-17 MAY 2017

From the 16th-17th May 2017 Bydgoszcz will host the two-day Envicon Water Congress. SMM Legal is an official partner of the event.

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April 21, 2017

SMM LEGAL CONTINUES TO CLIMB THE RZECZPOSPOLITA LAW FIRM RANKING

We are thrilled and proud to announce that for another year in a row SMM Legal  has been recognized as one of the top law firms in Poland in the most prestigious Polish law firm ranking, compiled by Rzeczpospolita.

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April 20, 2017

SMM LEGAL PROVIDES LEGAL ADVISORY IN THE LAUNCH OF TWO NCBR FUNDS

2 billion zloty to support investments in technologies – SMM Legal provided comprehensive legal advisory in the launch of two Funds of Funds – NCBR CVC and NCBR VC by the Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR).

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April 18, 2017

SMM LEGAL SOLIDIFIES ITS PRESENCE IN THE LEGAL 500 RANKING

For another year in a row, SMM LEGAL has confirmed its strong presence in the periodic LEGAL 500 ranking of law firms. As in previous years, we were distinguished in as many as three categories.

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March 27, 2017

MR. RAFAŁ SIKORSKI, PhD, SPEAKS AT CONFERENCES IN THE US AND INDIA

On 23-24 March 2017, Mr. Rafał Sikorski, a distinguished legal scholar and partner at SMM Legal, participated in a seminar on patent claims.

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April 6, 2017

SMM LEGAL SUCCESSFULY ADVISES IN THE ACQUISITION OF EIT+ BY THE STATE TREASURY

Yesterday in Wrocław Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Science Mr. Jarosław Gowin, the Mayor of Wrocław Mr. Rafał Dutkiewicz and the rectors of Wrocław’s universities signed an agreement by which the State Treasury acquired shares in the Wrocław EIT+ Research Centre.

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March 24, 2017

SMM LEGAL’S LEAP IN POLITYKA INSIGHT’S 2017 REGULATORY LAW FIRMS RANKING – TELECOMMUNICATIONS

This year, for another year running, SMM Legal was listed in the 2017 Regulatory Law Firms Ranking prepared by Polityka Insight specialists. Our firm moved up from last year’s position in Group 3 in the Telecommunications category, to become the leader of Group 2.

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February 15, 2017

MS. MONIKA ADAMCZAK – NEW PARTNER AND HEAD OF THE PUBLIC PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT AT SMM LEGAL

SMM Legal is pleased to welcome a new Partner – in mid-February an outstanding public procurement and business law specialist, Ms. Monika Adamczyk, joined our Firm.

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January 13, 2017

A YEAR OF CHALLENGES AND ACHIEVEMENTS – 2016 AT SMM LEGAL

Dear Readers,

In the first days of the New Year, as a Managing Partner at SMM Legal, one of the leading Polish law firms, I would like to take the opportunity to recap 2016 from the perspective of our legal practice. Last year at SMM Legal will be remembered as very intense and abounding with professional and personal achievements.

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January 12, 2017

ARTICLE BY JOANNA MATCZUK AND MAGDALENA MICHALSKA IN ‘RZECZPOSPOLITA’

An article by Ms. Joanna Matczuk and Ms. Magdalena Michalska of SMM Legal, entitled Legalne linkowanie? (Legal link posting?) focuses on the legal aspects of link posting in the context of the latest CJEU judgement. It was published in the 11/01/2017 print issued of Rzeczpospolita, a major Polish daily.

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December 30, 2016

SMM LEGAL’S ADVISORY ON EUR450 MILLION INNOVATIVE RESEARCH CONTRACT

EUR 450 million for the commercialisation of innovative research – SMM Legal has provided comprehensive legal services instrumental to the successful signing of a contract between the Polish National Research and Development Centre and PFR Ventures to establish an Investment Fund within the BRIdge VC programme.

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December 15, 2016

SMM LEGAL’S ADVISORY ON THE FIRST POLISH INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP PROCEDURE

Ms. Monika Adamczak of SMM Legal has provided comprehensive legal advisory to the largest Polish transfer operator, in the process of assembling tender documentation for the first Polish innovative partnership procedure.

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November 25, 2016

JOANNA ŁABUDZKA TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF THE ECTA (EUROPEAN COMPETPTIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION)

We are pleased to announce that Joanna Łabudzka, legal advisor and partner at SMM Legal, managing our Firm’s Telecommunications Practice, a Board Advisor on Regulatory Matters to Netia S.A., has become a member of the Board of the ECTA (European Competitive Telecommunications Association), a leading organisation supporting competition in the telecommunications sector. Her two-year term on the ECTA Board will commence on 1 January 2017.

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December 7, 2016

SMM LEGAL’S SUCCESS BEFORE SUPREME COURT

Patrycja Starczewska, an attorney from SMM Legal representing one of the major transfer operators, has won a case before the Supreme Court.

Last week the Supreme Court issued a prejudicial ruling answering the following question of law: Is a person whose property, that has become encumbered by an easement corresponding to a transfer easement as a result of usucaption, entitled to a claim for the fee for use of the property with respect to the easement for the period preceding the usucaption?

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November 15, 2016

AGNIESZKA GOLISZEWSKA, LEGAL ADVISOR, LICENSED TO PRACTICE AS AN ATTORNEY IN NEW YORK STATE, US

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Agnieszka Goliszewska, legal advisor at SMM Legal, has now been licensed to practice as an attorney in New York State, USA

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November 8, 2016

NEW FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS LAW WITH PROF. SÓJKA’S CONTRIBUTION ARRIVES IN BOOKSHOPS

A few days ago, Prawo Instrumentów Finansowych (Financial Instruments Law), the fourth volume of the well-regarded Commercial Law System series edited by Prof. M. Stec, arrived in bookshops.

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November 7, 2016

RAFAŁ SIKORSKI, PhD, SPEAKS AT THE INTERNATIONAL INPRECOMP PROJECT WORKSHOP IN LONDON

From 27 to 28 October, the Head of our Firm’s Intellectual Property Department, Rafał Sikorski, PhD, ran one of the training panels at the INPRECOMP (International Patent Remedies for Complex Products) project meeting at King’s College in London.

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October 18, 2016

ACT ON THE CONTROL OF CERTAIN INVESTMENTS. COMMENTARY EDITED BY PROF. MACIEJ MATACZYŃSKI AVAILABLE IN BOOKSHOPS

A few days ago a new publication edited by Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, Managing Partner at SMM Legal, appeared in print. The book, entitled Ustawa o kontroli niektórych inwestycji. Komentarz (‘The Act on the Control of Certain Investments. Commentary’),  is the first commentary to this law available on the market.

The publication was prepared by a team of distinguished experts with vast practical and academic expertise in this area and offers a detailed and reliable analysis of the field. The Act introduced certain new and extensive limitations with respect to the acquisition of companies and restructuring of capital group. The authors of the new book emphasize the international context in which the law operates, focusing on the consequences of Poland’s membership in the EU and bilateral agreements on the protection of investments.

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October 10, 2016

NEW ACADEMIC MONOGRAPH BY SMM LEGAL PARTNERS

A new book by Prof. Tomasz Sójka, Managing Partner at SMM Legal, recently appeared on shelves in legal bookshops. The monograph, entitled Cywilnoprawna ochrona inwestorów korzystających z usług maklerskich na rynku kapitałowym (‘Civil Law Protection of Investors Using Brokerage Services on the Capital Market’) is mostly targeted at investment firms and investors themselves.

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September 22, 2016

READ SMM LEGAL PARTNERS’ PROF. ORLICKI’S OPINION IN RZECZPOSPOLITA

Today’s legal insert to Rzeczpospolita [Rzeczpospolita of 22/09/2016, No. 222 (10555)] published an opinion by Prof. Marcin Orlicki, Partner at SMM Legal, commenting on the Supreme Court judgement on so-called underinsurance; that is, the reduction of compensation paid out by insurance companies based on the underestimated value of the insured item, despite the fact that the insurance sum is sufficient and no compensation cut is required.

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September 1, 2016

SMM LEGAL WELCOMES A NEW PARTNER – PROF. MARCIN ORLICKI, LEGAL ADVISOR

We are proud to announce that since September 1st 2016, the head of our Business Insurance Department, Prof. Marcin Orlicki, has become a partner at SMM Legal. 
 

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August 16, 2016

SMM Legal Managing Partners appointed to serve on the Simple Joint-Stock Company (PSA) Team

We are pleased to announce that two Managing Partners at SMM Legal, Prof. Maciej Mataczyński and Prof. Tomasz Sójka, have been appointed to the Simple Joint-Stock Company (PSA) Team at the Ministry of Development.

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July 1, 2016

NEW PARTNER JOINS SMM LEGAL – JOANNA MATCZUK, LL.M., ADVOCATE

We are pleased to announce that in July 2016 a new partner, Ms. Joanna Matczuk, will join our team. Together with Rafał Sikorski, PhD, Ms. Matczuk will manage our Intellectual Property Rights Practice.

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June 23, 2016

PROF. MACIEJ MATACZYŃSKI APPOINTED AS AN ARBITRATOR OF THE ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL AT THE CENTRAL SECURITIES DEPOSITORY OF POLAND

Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, Managing Partner at SMM Legal, has been appointed by the Minister of Treasury to act as an arbitrator of the Arbitration Tribunal at the Central Securities Depository of Poland (Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych S.A.).

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