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November 17, 2017

Dr Tomasz Lewandowski nagrodzony w konkursie Rising Stars - Prawnicy Jutra 2017

Dr Tomasz Andrzej Lewandowski, Senior Associate w SMM Legal znalazł się w gronie laureatów nagrody specjalnej prestiżowego konkursu organizowanego przez Dziennik Gazetę Prawną i Wolters Kluwer Polska dla młodych prawników do 35 roku życia „Rising Stars” Prawnicy – liderzy jutra 2017.

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October 30, 2017

TOMASZ LEWANDOWSKI, PhD, A KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN YEREVAN

From 26 to 28 October 2017, a member of SMM Legal team, Tomasz Lewandowski, PhD, attended the 10th International Conference for Young Researchers on International Humanitarian Law at the University of Yerevan.

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October 23, 2017

RAFAŁ SIKORSKI, PhD, SPEAKS AT THE 36TH INTERNATIONAL ATRIP CONGRESS IN NEW ZEALAND

On 25 October, Mr. Rafał Sikorski, PhD, Partner at SMM Legal and the Head of our Intellectual Property Team, will present his lecture entitled “Searching for Optimal Response to PAEs’ Excessive Enforcement Practices” at the University of Wellington  in New Zealand.

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October 17, 2017

R. Sikorski, PhD, Senior Partner at SMM Legal speaks to The Financial Times about ENERGA-Obrót’s compliance with CPAs

The Financial Times recently published an article on actions that Invenergy, an American Corporation, intends to take against Poland.

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October 12, 2017

MEDIA WEIGHS IN ON PRECEDENTIAL ACTIONS TO INVALIDATE CERTIFICATE PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

Ever since the joint press conference held by SMM Legal on behalf of the ENERGA Group announcing precedent court and arbitration actions, the media have been incessantly covering the case.

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October 12, 2017

ARTICLE ON PRECEDENTIAL CASES BROUGHT BY SMM LEGAL ON BEHALF OF THE ENERGA GROUP PUBLISHED ON THE PRESTIGIOUS ‘CEE LEGAL’ WEBSITE

The prestigious specialist legal website, CEE Legal Matters, recently looked at the precedential nature of actions declaring the invalidity of contracts for the purchase of so-called green certificates, brought by SMM Legal on behalf of the Energa Group.

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September 27, 2017

PROF. MATACZYŃSKI AND PROF. SÓJKA PUBLISH THEIR RESEARCH ABROAD

Peter Lang, a prestigious German academic publishing house, has just published a volume of collected works, edited by Prof. Maciej Mataczyński.  The book is entitled The Takeover of Public Companies as a Mode of Exercising EU Treaty Freedoms and features papers by a number of scholars, including Prof. Mataczyński and Prof. Sójka.

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September 26, 2017

PROF. MATACZYŃSKI PRESENTS HIS PAPER AT THE 11TH MEETING OF COMMERCIAL LAW CHAIRS IN WARSAW

From 21-22 September 2017, the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw hosted the 11th Meeting of Commercial Law Chairs. This year’s meeting was entitled ‘Searching for the optimum company governance – effective management and supervision’, and included a presentation by Prof. Mataczyński on Management and supervision models in a limited company, outlined in the European Model Company Act draft.

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September 26, 2017

PROF. MATACZYŃSKI SPEAKS AT THE NATIONAL ADVOCATE TRAINEES’ ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

At the recent National Advocate Trainees’ Academic Conference, which ran from 22-24 September 2017 in Warsaw at the Ministry of Development, Prof. Mataczyński presented his paper entitled The supervisory board and audit committee functioning model in the corporate oversight system viewed from the perspective of the Act on Statutory Auditors, Audit Firms and Public Supervision of 11/05/2017 and the Code of Commercial Companies Act of 15/09/2000.

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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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