November 17, 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.
October 30, 2017
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.
October 23, 2017
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.
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.
October 12, 2017
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.
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.
September 27, 2017
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.
September 26, 2017
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.
September 26, 2017
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.
September 12, 2017
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).
July 13, 2017
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.
May 24, 2017
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.
May 22, 2017
SMM Legal provided advisory to Superior Industries International as part of the company’s tender for a 100% sharehold of Uniwheels AG.
May 16, 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.
April 21, 2017
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.
April 20, 2017
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).
April 18, 2017
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.
April 6, 2017
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.
March 27, 2017
On 23-24 March 2017, Mr. Rafał Sikorski, a distinguished legal scholar and partner at SMM Legal, participated in a seminar on patent claims.
March 24, 2017
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.
March 7, 2017
An article written by experts from the SMM Legal Intellectual Property Team, Ms. Magdalena Michalska and Ms. Joanna Matczuk, entitled W jaki sposób można skutecznie obronić autorski pomysł (How to Effectively Protect an Original Idea) was recently published in the leading Polish daily newspaper, Rzeczpospolita (Rzeczpospolita of 03/03/2017, p. D4).
February 15, 2017
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.
January 13, 2017
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.
January 12, 2017
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.
December 30, 2016
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.
December 15, 2016
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.
December 7, 2016
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?
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.
November 15, 2016
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
November 8, 2016
A few days ago, Prawo Instrumentów Finansowych (Financial Instruments Law), the fourth volume of the well-regarded Commercial Law System series edited by Prof. M. Stec, arrived in bookshops.
November 7, 2016
From 27 to 28 October, the Head of our Firm’s Intellectual Property Department, Rafał Sikorski, PhD, ran one of the training panels at the INPRECOMP (International Patent Remedies for Complex Products) project meeting at King’s College in London.
October 18, 2016
ACT ON THE CONTROL OF CERTAIN INVESTMENTS. COMMENTARY EDITED BY PROF. MACIEJ MATACZYŃSKI AVAILABLE IN BOOKSHOPS
A few days ago a new publication edited by Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, Managing Partner at SMM Legal, appeared in print. The book, entitled Ustawa o kontroli niektórych inwestycji. Komentarz (‘The Act on the Control of Certain Investments. Commentary’), is the first commentary to this law available on the market.
The publication was prepared by a team of distinguished experts with vast practical and academic expertise in this area and offers a detailed and reliable analysis of the field. The Act introduced certain new and extensive limitations with respect to the acquisition of companies and restructuring of capital group. The authors of the new book emphasize the international context in which the law operates, focusing on the consequences of Poland’s membership in the EU and bilateral agreements on the protection of investments.
October 10, 2016
A new book by Prof. Tomasz Sójka, Managing Partner at SMM Legal, recently appeared on shelves in legal bookshops. The monograph, entitled Cywilnoprawna ochrona inwestorów korzystających z usług maklerskich na rynku kapitałowym (‘Civil Law Protection of Investors Using Brokerage Services on the Capital Market’) is mostly targeted at investment firms and investors themselves.
September 22, 2016
Today’s legal insert to Rzeczpospolita [Rzeczpospolita of 22/09/2016, No. 222 (10555)] published an opinion by Prof. Marcin Orlicki, Partner at SMM Legal, commenting on the Supreme Court judgement on so-called underinsurance; that is, the reduction of compensation paid out by insurance companies based on the underestimated value of the insured item, despite the fact that the insurance sum is sufficient and no compensation cut is required.
September 1, 2016
We are proud to announce that since September 1st 2016, the head of our Business Insurance Department, Prof. Marcin Orlicki, has become a partner at SMM Legal.
August 16, 2016
We are pleased to announce that two Managing Partners at SMM Legal, Prof. Maciej Mataczyński and Prof. Tomasz Sójka, have been appointed to the Simple Joint-Stock Company (PSA) Team at the Ministry of Development.
July 1, 2016
We are pleased to announce that in July 2016 a new partner, Ms. Joanna Matczuk, will join our team. Together with Rafał Sikorski, PhD, Ms. Matczuk will manage our Intellectual Property Rights Practice.
June 23, 2016
PROF. MACIEJ MATACZYŃSKI APPOINTED AS AN ARBITRATOR OF THE ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL AT THE CENTRAL SECURITIES DEPOSITORY OF POLAND
Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, Managing Partner at SMM Legal, has been appointed by the Minister of Treasury to act as an arbitrator of the Arbitration Tribunal at the Central Securities Depository of Poland (Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych S.A.).
June 15, 2016
PROF. TOMASZ SÓJKA SPEAKS AT THE 6th CECL CONFERENCE ON COMPANY LAW REFORM IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
From 9-10 June 2016, Warsaw Stock Exchange hosted the 6th CECL Conference on Company Law Reform in Central and Eastern Europe organised by the Allerhand Institute and the Centre for European Company Law (CECL). Prof. Tomasz Sójka, Managing Partner at SMM Legal, was among the conference speakers.
June 13, 2016
COMMENTARY ON ARTICLES 450-1088 OF THE POLISH CIVIL CODE, EDITED BY PROF. MACIEJ GUTOWSKI, ALREADY IN BOOKSHOPS
A new publication by C.H.Beck, a major specialist legal publishing house, has just arrived in bookshops. The commentary on Articles 450-1088 of the Polish Civil Code (Kodeks cywilny. Tom II. Komentarz do art. 450-1088) edited by Prof. Maciej Gutowski and co-authored by SMM Legal lawyers, makes part of a series of extensive commentaries on Polish law.
June 8, 2016
On 02-03 June 2016, the Collegium Iuridicum Novum of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań hosted an international seminar on omission-based claims in patent law entitled ‘Injunctions in Patent Law’. .
May 19, 2016
Just a couple of days ago, C.H. Beck published a two-volume commentary on the Polish Constitution, edited by Prof. Marek Safjan and Prof. Leszek Bosek. Maciej Dybowski, PhD, a specialist from SMM Legal, is one of the authors of the study.
May 11, 2016
On the 10th and 11th of May 2016, the city of Bydgoszcz hosted the first International ENVICON Water Congress on water and sewage management. This prestigious event provided an opportunity to discuss solutions and strategies for the water and sewage management industry in Poland, also in the context of expectations from the European Union.
April 28, 2016
Held in Warsaw for the first time, the prestigious GGI EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE took place from the 21st to 24th of April this year, at the InterContinental Hotel. The event was organised by the Geneva Group International (GGI) – one of the leading global associations of independent law, accounting, tax, auditing and consulting firms.
April 26, 2016
SMM LEGAL A KEY PARTNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE ON RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES IN POLAND AND GERMANY
The International Scientific Conference on Renewable Energy Sources Law in Poland and Germany, hosted by the Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, began today. Our Firm is the Key Partner of this event.
April 21, 2016
The GGI EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE opens in Warsaw today. The event is organised by GGI – Geneva Group International – a prestigious, leading global association of independent law, auditing, accounting, tax and consulting firms. SMM Legal, as a GGI member, is one of the hosts of the conference.
April 19, 2016
We are proud to announce that, once again, SMM Legal was recognized as one of the top firms in the country by the most prestigious ranking of Polish law firms, compiled by Rzeczpospolita.
March 16, 2016
MR. MARCIN CZARNECKI, PARTNER AT SMM LEGAL, AMONG EXPERTS AT THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UTILITY TRANSMISSION EASEMENTS
On 14-15 March, a Conference on the difficulties concerning utility transmission easement was held on in Warsaw. Expert speakers at the conference included Mr. Marcin Czarnecki, advocate and partner at SMM Legal, who gave a lecture on utility service strips (what they are, how should they be interpreted; the relationship between the owner and the utility company in the context of a claims for non-contractual use of real property).
March 15, 2016
Ogromnie nam miło poinformować Państwa o ostatnich sukcesach naszych aplikantów.
Z dumą ogłaszamy, że praca magisterska naszej aplikantki radcowskiej Patrycji Jaworskiej - Piszkiewicz pt. Zakaz publikacji jako sposób zabezpieczenia roszczeń w sprawach o ochronę dóbr osobistych, napisana pod kierunkiem prof. UAM dr hab. Pawła Grzegorczyka, została wyróżniona Pierwszą Nagrodą w II Konkursie Towarzystwa Naukowego Procesualistów Cywilnych o nagrodę "Polskiego Procesu Cywilnego" za najlepszą pracę magisterską z dziedziny postępowania cywilnego.
Pani Patrycji serdecznie gratulujemy!
February 1, 2016
We are proud to announce that SMM Legal is among the few top firms distinguished in the 1st Ranking of Regulatory Firms 2016 organised by the experts from the Polityka Insight Centre for Policy Analysis.
This is the first qualitative ranking of law firms active on the Polish market. SMM Legal was recognised in the category of firms offering advisory in the legal field of telecommunications.
December 14, 2015
From the 15th to the 17th of December 2015, Mr. Rafał Sikorski, doctor habilitatus and a partner at our Firm, will be participating in an academic conference entitled ‘Fourth Global Congress on IP and the Public Interest’ in Delhi, India.
November 9, 2015
On 04 November, the TVN24 news channel aired a report on a case (which it also posted on its website) which outraged the public in Poznań and elsewhere in Poland: a mother who regularly abused alcohol while pregnant gave birth to a drunk baby. Mr. Przemysław Maciak, partner at SMM Legal, provided his expert commentary on the impunity of such behaviour.
October 26, 2015
Prof. Maciej Mataczyński wygłosił podczas odbywającego się w dn. 23-24 października 2014 r., w Katowicach, na Wydziale Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Śląskiego zjazdu Katedr Prawa Prywatnego Międzynarodowego referat pt. Przepisy wymuszające swoje zastosowanie w prawie prywatnym międzynarodowym.
October 19, 2015
Since October, SMM Legal's team has gained a new expert lawyer – Ms. Alicja Ostanek, legal advisor. Ms. Ostanek’s main area of expertise is advisory to rail transport companies, with a special focus on rail transport market regulation and the obligations imposed by rail transport law. What is more, she has advised clients on commercial, civil law and public procurement law and has represented railway administrators and rail carriers before the Office for Rail Transport, as well as in litigation.
October 8, 2015
The first ONECARGO European Logistics Congress was held in Katowice on 5th and 6th of September 2015. The congress – the biggest international event in the TSL sector in Central and Eastern Europe – was filled with debates, meetings and related events attended by nearly one thousand guests from Poland and Europe, including major figures from the TSL sector, business world, politics and science.
September 28, 2015
From the 24th to 25th of September, academics researching commercial law met at the 10th Jubilee Commercial Chairs Convention in Rzeszów, dedicated to reformatory trends in commercial law.
September 21, 2015
From the 17th to the 19th of September, the European Association of Law and Economics (EALE) held its 32nd Annual Conference in Vienna. The event was attended by Mr. Jarosław Bełdowski, partner at SMM Legal, who chaired one of the sessions and presented two papers, on ‘Economic Enforcement of International Law’ and ‘Fiscal and institutional determinants of long-term government bond yield spreads in the EU countries’.
September 15, 2015
From the 10th-11th of September 2015, the Wirtschaft Universität and the ‘European Company and Financial Law Review’ held a conference in Vienna. Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, managing partner at SMM Legal, presented his paper entitled General Meetings in European Model Company Act from the perspective of Polish law.
July 30, 2015
Specialists from SMM Legal provided advisory to Netia S.A. on the acquisition of shares in TK Telekom sp. z o.o. from PKP S.A. and the related process of transaction financing. The work of the Firm’s M&A team on this high-profile deal was managed by Prof. Tomasz Sójka and Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, SMM Legal Managing Partners, while the Banking & Finance Team in charge of the share acquisition financing process was run by another two renowned attorneys, Ms. Maria Bysiewicz and Mr. Jakub Krzemień.
July 28, 2015
PARTNER AT SMM LEGAL ACTS AS A LEGISLATIVE ADVISOR TO THE MINISTER OF STATE TREASURY ON THE ACT ON THE CONTROL OF CERTAIN INVESTMENTS
Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, partner at SMM Legal, advised the Minister of State Treasury in the legislative process concerning the Act on the Control of Certain Investments aimed at the protection of strategic Polish companies (from the gas, energy, chemical, petrochemical and military sectors) against hostile takeovers.
July 10, 2015
Internetowy Kwartalnik Antymonopolowy i Regulacyjny (IKAR, The Online Antimonopoly and Regulatory Quarterly) has just published a new article on the approach of Bundeskartellamt, German antimonopoly authority, to the issue of the so-called exterritorial concentration. Its author is Wojciech Łyszczarz – a member of the Firm’s German Desk.
June 18, 2015
Mr. Rafał Sikorski, holder of a post-doctoral degree and partner at SMM Legal, was the only expert from Poland to participate in the international academic conference “Patent Pledges Symposium 2015” hosted on 12 June 2015 by the American University, Washington School of Law in Washington.
June 8, 2015
HIGH PROFILE INTERNATIONAL EVENTS AHEAD, WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF RAFAŁ SIKORSKI, DOCTORUS HABILITATUS
In a couple of days, and only a few days apart, two high-profile international academic events dedicated to intellectual property law issues will take place. Both will be attended by Mr. Rafał Sikorski, doctorus habilitatus and partner at SMM Legal.
May 4, 2015
Jędrzej Bujny, PhD, joined SMM Legal as a partner in May.
Mr. Jędrzej Bujny holds a doctoral degree in legal sciences and works as an associate professor at the Chair of Administrative Law and Administration Science of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He is legal advisor with a strong background in advisory to public administration entities, and has an extensive experience in managing teams advising clients from the public utilities sector, such as water supply, waste management and renewable energy firms.
May 4, 2015
From May, Maria Bysiewicz, expert on M&A transactions and investments, will be joining SMM Legal as a partner.
Ms. Bysiewicz has advised on a number of major transactions, including the acquisition of a majority stake in one of the leading Polish insurance companies, take-over of an open pension fund, sale of a group of companies within the automotive industry, investments by one of the leading global food industry corporations and various transactions involving the transfer and conversion of enterprises.
April 27, 2015
From 22 to 24 April 2015, the Lugano-based Università della Svizzera Italiana hosted a conference entitled ‘The Nature and Governance of the Corporation’, organized by the World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR). During the conference, Prof. Maciej Mataczyński presented his paper on ‘‘National Champions’ between Corporate and Political Governance’.
The conference was attended by representatives of law and economics from around the globe, including faculty members from the top universities worldwide. Keynote lectures were presented by professors from Cambridge, Princeton and Oxford.
April 16, 2015
On 15.04.2015 Mr. Rafał Sikorski, a holder of a post-doctoral degree and a partner at our Firm, spoke at the 1st Polish Competition Law Congress hosted by the Centre for Antimonopoly and Regulatory Studies at the Conference Centre of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in Warsaw. His paper entitled “Prescription of claims for compensation within private law execution of competition law in view of the new EU directive, member state regulations and Polish law” was delivered as part of the panel on combating unfair competition.
April 13, 2015
On Friday afternoon of 10 April 2015 Mr. Rafał Sikorski, a holder of a post-doctoral degree and a partner at our Firm, delivered a lecture on “Disputes on permitted personal use” as a part of the weekly open “Friday” academic meetings organized by the Chair of Intellectual Property Law of the Jagiellonian University.
April 10, 2015
Once again, our Firm has been placed in THE LEGAL 500 ranking. This prestigious, annually updated list of the leading law firms is developed on the basis of recommendations made by Clients of law firms, legal professionals and by thorough research of the market.
March 31, 2015
On the 27th of March 2015, Mr. Jacek Dybiński, PhD, presented a paper on the reform of the Polish corporate governance rules and participated in a discussion panel during the national academic conference “Company law and corporate governance in view of contemporary business challenges”, held at the University of Warsaw.
March 23, 2015
PIOTR RUCHAŁA SPEAKS AT THE “CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES TO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW” NATIONAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE
From the 20th to 21st of March 2015, the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics of the University of Wrocław hosted a national academic conference entitled “Contemporary challenges to intellectual property law”.
March 19, 2015
On 18 March 2015 Jarosław Bełdowski, partner at SMM Legal, appeared on-air on TOK FM’s EKG show. Guests discussed the draft act amending the Tax Law and certain other acts.
February 16, 2015
On 13 February Jarosław Bełdowski presented a paper at the Midterm Meeting academic conference held in Rotterdam as part of the European Master in Law and Economic programme.
January 20, 2015
On Friday, 16.01.2015, Jarosław Bełdowski, partner at SMM Legal, appeared on TOK FM’s “Raport gospodarczy” show. The show was dedicated to the discussion of the business environment following the decision of the Swiss National Bank to abandon its currency cap against the euro. When commenting on the ideas of centrally implemented solutions, Jarosław Bełdowski warned against populism behind such suggestions and their actual costs.
January 12, 2015
We are pleased to announce that in January 2015, the lawyers’ team at SMM Legal gained a new legal adviser – Ms. Magdalena Michalska. Ms. Michalska counsels our clients on how to prevent the launch of goods that infringe protected trademark rights. She also represents clients in civil, customs and criminal matters related to trade in forged goods.
December 3, 2014
Mr. Rafał Sikorski, doctor habilitatus and a partner at SMM Legal, has been granted the Minister of Science and Higher Education Award for his postdoctoral thesis, entitled “Patent Resources in the European Union Competition Law” in the 12th competition to find the best undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, postdoctoral or engineering thesis or dissertation on intellectual property.
November 9, 2014
On 06-07 November 2014, the 3rd International CopyCamp Conference on the social and economic aspects of copyright took place in Warsaw.
November 6, 2014
VI Allerhand Insolvency Law Summit opened on 04.11.2014. The opening speaker was Jarosław Bełdowski, partner at SMMLegal, who presented a lecture entitled “Economic effects of liberalising consumer bankruptcy”.
November 4, 2014
On 04.11.2014 Prof. Tomasz Sójka, Managing Partner at the firm, was one of the guests on the daily EKG radio show on TOK FM. In the first part of the programme, he raised his doubts related to the proposal of the Minister of Economy to offer a compensation plan to borrowers repaying their CHF-denominated mortgage loans.
October 30, 2014
29.10.2014. Jarosław Bełdowski, Partner at S&M, took part in a discussion of experts summarising results of the World Bank’s Doing Business 2015 ranking, which was broadcast in the Puls Gospodarki on the Polish Radio.
October 30, 2014
JAROSŁAW BEŁDOWSKI COMMENTS ON THE ADVANCE OF THE POLISH ECONOMY IN THE WORLD BANK’S DOING BUSINESS RANKING
Today’s issue of Puls Biznesu (29.10.2014) contains an article entitled "Poland gets on well with business at last”, which summarises a historic advance of the Polish economy in the prestigious Doing Business ranking of the World Bank.
October 24, 2014
The last weekend’s (24-26.10.2014) issue of Puls Biznesu publishes an article focusing on low innovativeness of the Polish economy entitled “Poland loses in the technological race”.
October 20, 2014
On July 8, Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, Managing Partner at the Firm, was appointed by the Minister of the State Treasury to the expert team which will deal with civil, commercial and business aspects of company law. The expert team is composed of outstanding specialists from leading Polish universities.
October 17, 2014
We are happy to inform that prof. Maciej Mataczyński won a very prestige competition “Professionals of the Forbes Magazine 2014” in the category of lawyers in Wielkopolska. The aim of this competition is to appoint the best specialists of the profession of public trust in Poland.
October 15, 2014
On October 14, dr hab. Rafał Sikorski – partner in Sójka & Maciak – inaugurated the training relating to intellectual property protection organized by Polish Patent Office in Warsaw.
October 14, 2014
On October 11, Przemysław Maciak – Managing Partner in Sójka & Maciak - commented on the rights of citizens to protect their privacy in the context of a record of local monitoring broadcasted on local TV channel which was available for PSM (housing cooperative of Pilsk) Residents.
October 10, 2014
On October 2 and October 9, local media – “Teleskop” on TVP Info – broadcasted commentary about mental diseased men from Owińska (Czerwonak municipality). 8 years ago officials of municipality issue him a very high fine for cut off a rowan tree in his garden.
October 7, 2014
The Court of Arbitration at the Polish Confederation Lewiatan summarized a conference entitled “Diagnosis of Arbitration. Functioning of the Arbitration Law and directions of postulated changes”, which was financed by European Union Funds. On that occasion, the academic publication reported by dr. Beata Gessel – Kalinowska vel Kalisz was published.
October 3, 2014
On October 3, Common Court in Poznań pronounce a judgment of acquittal concerning famous case – death of one of the patient and her unborn children in Gynecology and Obstetrics Hospital in Poznań. Advocates Przemysław Maciak and Krzysztof Urbańczak – Partners in Sójka&Maciak – were representing prof. dr hab. n. med. Krzysztof Drews.
October 3, 2014
On October 3, dr hab. Rafał Sikorski – Partner in Sójka&Maciak – participated in academic debate entitled “Effect of the unitary patent system on the legal situation of entities in Poland”, which was organized within conference of Department of Intellectual Property Law and Intangible Assets of the Warsaw University Faculty of Law.
September 30, 2014
On September 30, prof. Maciej Mataczyński – Managing Partner of the Law Office – presented a lecture entitled “Regulations which restrict succession on the basis of paragraph 30 of the Regulation No 650/2012” within the conference devoted to the Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession. The conference was organized in the University of Silesia Faculty of Law and Administration in Katowice.
September 27, 2014
On 26-27 September 2014 V National Congress of Civil Law Lawyers organized by the Department of Civil, Commercial and Insurance Law Faculty of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań took place in Poznań. The Law Firm was a partner of this event.
September 25, 2014
On September 24, prof. Tomasz Sójka – Partner in Sójka & Maciak – together with prof. Marian Gorynia and prof. Wacław Jarmołowicz was a guest on “EKG” live program broadcasted by the TOK FM radio. A discussion was devoted to the topic of current economic issues, for example: situation of polish coal sector and labour market in Poznań.
September 23, 2014
On 23 September 2014 in Warsaw at the Institute of Legal Science of the Polish Academy of Science, prof. Maciej Mataczyński spoke in a debate on the legal nature of a disposal of shares in a partnership and the inheritance thereof at the conference concerning “Dilemmas concerning consistency of the Commercial Companies Code, the Civil Code and the Family and Guardianship Code” organized jointly by the Institute of Legal Science of the Polish Academy of Science and the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jan Paweł II University of Lublin.