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February 6, 2019

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.

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January 30, 2019

SMM LEGAL WELCOMES A NEW PhD TO ITS TEAM

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.

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January 11, 2019

MR. ALEKSANDER CZECH PROMOTED TO MANAGING PARTNER AT SMM LEGAL

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.

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October 1, 2018

Wojciech Kapica joins Financial Markets Law department

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.

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September 17, 2018

SMM LEGAL LAWYERS AMONG SPEAKERS AT THE 3RD GWOR CONFERENCE

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.

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September 11, 2018

SMM LEGAL TO ADVISE POZNAŃ INTERNATIONAL FAIR ON THE ORGANISATION OF THE COP24 CLIMATE CONFERENCE

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.

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September 5, 2018

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.

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September 5, 2018

TOMASZ LEWANDOWSKI, PHD, AMONG THE REVIEWERS OF AN UN PROJECT ON THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

Mr. Tomasz Lewandowski, PhD, was selected to join a group of reviewers of an UN project entitled ‘Global Survey of the situation of human rights defenders’.

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August 20, 2018

PROF. RAFAŁ SIKORSKI SPEAKS AT THE ANNUAL ATRIP CONGRESS IN HELSINKI

On 05-08 August 2018, the Hanken School of Economics and  the IPR University Center in Helsinki hosted the prestigious annual international academic congress organised by ATRIP - the International Association for the Advancement and Research in Intellectual Property.

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