“Law, Business and You” is an educational project targeted at law students enrolled with the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. It aims at confronting aspiring lawyers with the actual market expectations, helping them to be intentional about planning their future careers. The project was launched with a presentation by Mr. Przemysław Maciak, Managing Partner at SMM Legal, entitled “The Death of Law Firms”.
We are proud to announce a new round of promotions at our firm. Mr. Tomasz Jaranowski, legal advisor, has be promoted to the status of Counsel, while two younger lawyers, Ms. Magdalena Cisowska, legal advisor, and Mr. Miłosz Malaga, PhD, were promoted to Senior Associates.
Prof. Sikorski, a SMM Legal expert, will present a paper at the 38th ATRIP Congress in Nashville, Tennessee. Prof. Sikorski will discuss patent infringements during the session on strategic legal reforms. The new patent law is one of the hottest topics debated at the conference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.