Every year, the international “The IAM Patent 1000 2021” ranking selects the best experts in the patent sector. Prof. Rafał Sikorski earned a distinction in this group for another year running. The head of the IP Department at SMM Legal has been recommended in the category "Individuals: prosecution".
The SMM Legal team is getting more robust every day. As many as seven of our young lawyers have passed their bar exams. Soon, following the swearing-in ceremony, we will add three freshly minted advocates and four attorneys to our team. We couldn’t have been more proud.
The pandemic has not affected SMM Legal’s high position in the 19th Law Firm Ranking prepared by Rzeczpospolita. In the most important classification, based on the number of licensed lawyers, we ranked 15th among more than 300 firms.
SMM LEGAL ASSISTS THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (NCBR) WITH PROJECTS SUPPORTING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL
Experts from SMM Legal provide conceptual and operational assistance for the National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) in the organisation of nine innovative R&D projects supporting the objectives of the European Green Deal. The team engaged in the assignment includes, among others, Mateusz Stańczyk (advocate), Monika Adamczak (attorney-at-law), and Marek Bojara (advocate).
We have added a new expert to our dynamically growing Energy Law Department. In May, we welcomed Dr. Marcin Kraśniewski, who joined SMM Legal as of counsel. This is yet another boost our team has received this month.
Since May 2021, two new experts on criminal tax law have joined our White Collar Crime Department. We welcomed two seasoned lawyers: Piotr Olkiewicz and Rafał Olkiewicz.
On 27 April 2021, our teams’ pool of PhDs added yet another member – Mr. Marcin Trupkiewicz successfully defended his doctoral dissertation. Congratulations!
In 2021, SMM lawyers confirmed their established position among top legal experts. As a result, we have been highlighted in several categories in THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2021 ranking. Our lawyers were recognized in as many as five fields of practice: corporate and M&A, capital markets, intellectual property, dispute resolution and energy.
Since 24 March, SMM Legal has been operating in its new corporate form – as a general partnership. The previous corporate name of the firm, SMM Legal Maciak Mataczyński Adwokaci Sp. K., was changed accordingly to SMM LEGAL Maciak Mataczyński Czech Sikorski spółka jawna.