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August 2, 2019

SIMPLE JOINT-STOCK COMPANY BECOMES A FACT. PROF. TOMASZ SÓJKA AMONG EXPERTS-AUTHORS OF THE CONCEPT.

The legislative process introducing Simple Joint-Stock Company (Prosta Spółka Akcyjna) into Polish law is now complete. Prof. Tomasz Sójka, SMM Legal’s Founding Partner, is one of the few expert-ideators of the project. What is more, Prof. Maciej Mataczyński and other lawyers from our Firm’s company law department made their substantive contributions at the earlier stages of the work.

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July 23, 2019

SMM LEGAL SUPPORTS ENERGA IN SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS WITH WIND FARMS

Energa – Obrót S.A. has entered into yet another settlement agreement with one of the wind farms it sued in September 2017. Our team, coordinated by Paweł Łącki, PhD, and Ms. Patrycja Starczewska, supported the Client in the preceding negotiations.

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July 22, 2019

SMM LAWYERS ADMITTED TO THE BAR

In July three of our lawyers took their oath and were admitted to the bar. Our team has two new advocates, Ms. Elimia Topolnicka, and Mr. Mateusz Kotowicz, and a new legal advisor – Ms. Magdalena Cisowska.

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July 3, 2019

THE PKN ORLEN AND LOTOS MERGER ENTERS ITS KEY STAGE: THE CONCENTRATION NOTIFICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

On 3 July 2019, PKN ORLEN notified the European Commission of its intent to acquire Grupa LOTOS S.A. The notification was preceded by a lengthy preparatory process spanning many months and involving dozens of SMM Legal lawyers led by Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, our Firm’s Managing Partner. 

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June 14, 2019

TWO SMM LAWYERS ADMITTED TO THE BAR

Over the last month, two SMM Legal lawyers, Kalikst Nagel, PhD, and Tomasz Lewandowski, PhD were admitted to the bar. As a result, our team has a new licensed legal advisor and a freshly minted licensed advocate. Both lawyers have been working with our Firm for years.

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June 10, 2019

A LEAP IN THE ‘RZECZPOSPOLITA’ RANKING! SMM LEGAL MOVES UP TO THE 11TH PLACE

The "Rzeczpospolia" Law Firm Ranking is the most influential list of law firms in Poland. The firms are ranked on the basis of the number of licensed lawyers and the number of all lawyers in general. The results were revealed during a ceremony held on 7 June at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

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June 4, 2019

SMM LEGAL SUPPORTS AMBITIOUS INNOVATORS AND RESEARCHERS

SMM Legal has partnered with Alfa School in providing workshops for innovative entrepreneurs and researchers organised by SpeedUp Venture Capital Group. During the event, Prof. Rafał Sikorski explained how to protect one’s know-how in the corporate context.

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June 3, 2019

LEGAL ASSISTANCE ON ENERGA’S SHAREHOLDERS LOYALTY PROGRAMME

SMM Legal has worked on the development on the "Energa w Akcji!" loyalty programme for Energa’s shareholders. Our team, headed by Aleksander Czech, Managing Partner, and consisting of Jan Stranz, Maksymilian Saczywko and Tomasz Lewandowski, provided comprehensive legal advisory on the project, the first of this kind in Poland.

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May 10, 2019

SMM LAWYERS PASSED THEIR BAR EXAMS

Five of SMM Legal lawyers have successfully passed their bar exams. The newly admitted bar members are Magdalena Cisowska, Monika Ratajczak, Mateusz Kotowicz, Wojciech Krzysztofik and Emilia Topolnicka. As a result, SMM Legal has gained two new advocates and three new licensed legal advisors.

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