For another year in a row, experts from SMM Legal have been highlighted by a prestigious law firm ranking, THE LEGAL 500. This year we feature among leading firms in as many as four categories: commercial, corporate practice and M&A, intellectual property, dispute resolution and capital markets.
We are pleased to announce changes to our team. Ms Patrycja Starczewska, Senior Associate, will lead our Litigation Department. Ms Starczewska has worked with us since 2012. In her practice she has focused on civil, business law and litigation and has represented SMM Legal Clients in many court disputes. Her extensive experience includes energy-related projects and litigation regarding utility easements.
PROF. TOMASZ SÓJKA IN A GROUP OF TOP EXPERTS FINALISING DRAFT LEGISLATION ON SIMPLE JOINT-STOCK COMPANIES
A Simple Joint-Stock Company (Prosta Spółka Akcyjna, PSA), a new flexible legal vehicle facilitating the development of start-ups, is about to become a reality. The government has approved draft amendment to the Code of Commercial Companies regarding the introduction of this novel solution in Poland. Prof. Tomasz Sójka, an outstanding specialist in the field, has been working on the draft in a small group of top experts.
We are pleased to announce that our Firm has yet another PhD in its ranks.
On 11 December 2018, Mr. Kalikst Nagel of SMM Legal’s Public Procurement Department successfully defended his PhD dissertation on human rights theory entitled “Inherent human capacity for inherent rights. A study in legal theory and philosophy of law” at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. On 29 January 2019 the Council of the Faculty of Law and Administration adopted a resolution conferring on Mr. Kalikst Nagel the degree of PhD in legal sciences.
We are pleased to announce that as of 14 January 2019 Mr. Aleksander Czech becomes a managing partner at SMM Legal.
Mr. Czech has worked with us from the very beginning. In 2014, he joined S&M, the predecessor of our Firm, and once SMM Legal was established, he became its limited partner, to obtain a senior partner status in 2017.
Since this October, Mr. Wojciech Kapica, a leading expert in the field of compliance, financial sector regulations and regulatory relations, joins SMM Legal. Together with Prof. Tomasz Sójka, he will coordinate the Financial Markets Department at our Firm.
On 11-13 September, the 3rd Conference on Rainwater and Meltwater Management (GWOR) was held in Zakopane. This year, as many as three SMM lawyers from our Administrative Law Department were invited to speak at the event: Mr. Jędrzej Bujny, PhD, Partner at our Firm, Mr. Mikołaj Maśliński, and Ms. Emilia Topolnicka, advocate trainee.
The Poznań International Fair (MPT) and the Ministry of the Environment have announced that MPT has been selected to handle the logistics of the biggest global forum on climate policy - the COP24 climate conference. SMM Legal supported MPT throughout the process of contract negotiation; our team, consisting of Ms. Olga Sokołowska and Mr. Maciej Goncerzewicz managed by Mr. Aleksander Czech, Head of our Corporate Department, will continue to provide comprehensive legal advisory related to the organisation of the event.
SMM LEGAL TO ADVISE PKN ORLEN IN THE PROCESS TO NOTIFY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION OF ITS INTENT TO ACQUIRE THE LOTOS GROUP
The 27th Economic Forum in Krynica, the biggest conference in Central and Eastern Europe on the current political, economic and social developments in the world, attended by more than 4,000 participants, is currently underway. On this occasion, we recommend an interview with Mr. Daniel Obajtek, CEO of PKN Orlen, summarising the developments in the European Union prenotification process.