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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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April 24, 2019

PROF. RAFAŁ SIKORSKI SPEAKS AT AN INTERNATIONAL PATENT CONFERENCE IN MUNICH

Prof. Rafał Sikorski gave a lecture entitled “Global convergence of approaches towards injunctive relief in patent law: achieving flexibility via different legal tools” at an international patent conference “Injunctions and flexibility in patent law” in Munich, Germany.

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April 11, 2019

SMM LEGAL HIGHLIGHTED BY THE LEGAL 500 IN AS MANY AS FOUR CATEGORIES

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.

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March 27, 2019

PATRYCJA STARCZEWSKA TO LEAD THE LITIGATION DEPARTMENT

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.

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