Conferences and seminars
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.
May 5, 2016
W dniach 21-24 kwietnia 2016 r. po raz pierwszy w Warszawie w Hotelu InterContinental miała miejsce międzynarodowa prestiżowa Konferencja GGI EUROPEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE. Głównym organizatorem była Geneva Group International (GGI) – jedna z wiodących na świecie globalnych organizacji zrzeszająca niezależne firmy prawnicze, księgowe, podatkowe i audytorsko-doradcze.
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.
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).
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.
September 14, 2015
The 19th ‘COMPREHENSIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT’ Conference, part of a series of conferences organised by ABRYS sp. z o.o. on the same subject, took place in Bydgoszcz from the 2nd to the 4th of September 2015. The conference focused on the question: ‘Investment plans – need or necessity?’ and was attended by nearly 200 specialists from across the country, including representatives of the Ministry in charge of waste management.
September 1, 2015
On Friday, 28 August, Mr. Jędrzej Bujny, PhD, head of the Firm’s administrative law practice, participated in a debate entitled “Management in a modern water and sewage utility company”, held by Aquanet Poznań S.A. and the editorial board of the Wodociągi-Kanalizacja professional journal.
July 6, 2015
MR. RAFAŁ SIKORSKI SPEAKS AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ‘HARMONISATION OF PRIVATE ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT: A CENTRAL & EASTERN EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE’ IN SUPRAŚL
From 2 to 4 July in Supraśl, the Faculty of Law of the University of Białystok and the Centre for Antitrust and Antimonopoly Studies of the University of Warsaw held an academic conference entitled ‘Harmonisation of Private Antitrust Enforcement: A Central and Eastern European Perspective’. The event attracted many outstanding speakers, including Mr. Rafał Sikorski, doctorus habilitatus and a partner at SMM Legal, who presented his paper ‘Claims by consumers as indirect purchasers’.
June 9, 2015
On 4-5 June, Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius held a conference entitled “SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY 2015 (STICS 2015). During the conference, Mr. Tomasz Lewandowski presented two papers: He participated in the legal sciences panel with a presentation entitled Responsibility to protect as a matter of international solidarity and in a social sciences panel with a paper Individual or collective rights? The meaning of cultural rights in the UN system of the protection of human rights. Both papers concerned the research carried out by Mr. Lewandowski in performance of the “Preludium” and “Opus” academic grants financed by the National Science Centre.
June 9, 2015
On 29 May, Mr. Tomasz Lewandowski, a SMM Legal lawyer, presented his paper entitled “Responsibility to protect in the context of the implementation of the states’ obligation to ensure the compliance with IHL in all circumstances”. The paper was delivered at the VIII International Humanitarian Law Conference – THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW IN ARMED CONFLICTS”
May 26, 2015
W dniach 20-22 maja 2015 r. Partner zarządzający Kancelarii - prof. UAM dr hab. Tomasz Sójka wziął udział w dorocznej międzynarodowej konferencji prawników, finansistów i bankowców - 32nd International Financial Law Conference w Budapeszcie, organizowanej przez IBA (International Bar Association). Tegoroczną tematykę dyskusji w gronie najlepszych międzynarodowych specjalistów szeroko pojętego prawa finansowego i bankowego stanowiły m.in. kwestie sankcjonowania nadużyć rynkowych w prawie europejskim, zagadnienie shadow bankingu czy bieżące i przyszłe rynkowe tendencje regulacyjne.
May 20, 2015
On 19.05.2015 Mr. Rafał Sikorski, holder of a postdoctoral degree and a partner at SMM Legal, presented his paper entitled ‘Copyright levies. A case for reform’ during the international ‘Private Use in EU Copyright Law’ seminar hosted by the Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Other speakers included Prof. Lucie Guibault from Amsterdam University, Dr. Gaetano Dimita from Queen Mary’s University of London, and Dr. Jan Szczodrowski, a member of the Legal Service at the European Commission.
April 27, 2015
On 24 April, Rafał Sikorski, doctorus habilitatus, presented a paper entitled ‘Jurisdiction in matters concerning the infringement of copyright on the Internet’ at a national academic conference, ‘Intellectual and industrial property law – aspects related to international law and conflict of laws’ held in Łódź.
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 24, 2015
W dniach 23-24 kwietnia 2015 r., w Lublanie (Słowenia) odbyła się konferencja pt. „RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT IN THEORY AND PRACTICE”, organizowana przez Uniwersytet Lublański. Podczas konferencji mgr Tomasz Lewandowski wygłosił referat pt. ‘Constitutional Dilemmas over R2P in the Republic of Poland’.
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.
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”.
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.
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. He presented a lecture entitled “Intellectual property rights and the principle of territoriality”. The training was directed to a small and medium- sized companies as well as to the institution concerned about business.
September 30, 2014
On September 30, prof. Maciej Mataczyński 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 26, 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 21, 2014
Professor of the University of Adam Mickiewicz Marcin Orlicki delivered a speech at the scientific conference on “key insurance problems” organized under the auspices of Faculties of Law and Administration of the Warsaw University, University of Adam Mickiewicz and University of Łódź
September 21, 2014
The managing partner of the Law Office Sójka & Maciak – attorney at law Rafał Sikorski participated as a speaker in the Conference on “Diagnosis of Arbitration. The functioning of arbitration law and directions of the proposed amendments”,
September 17, 2014
On 16 September, 2014 the attorney at law Rafał Sikorski delivered in Cedzyna near Kielce a lecture entitled “the use of resources in the process of patent Technology transfer
April 10, 2014
Rafał Sikorski, Ph.D., one of our Partners, will appear at a conference on the issues concerning IP law in pharmaceuticals organized to celebrate the World International Property Day, to be held in Warsaw on 9 April 2014. Mr Sikorski will present a
April 7, 2014
Prof. Tomasz Sójka spoke at a nation-wide conference concerning Treasury-owned companies, which took place in Lublin on 3-4 April 2014. Prof. Sójka presented a paper on the right to information conferred in the dominant shareholder in
January 24, 2014
On the 19th of March 2013 Rafał Sikorski, Ph.D., head of the Department of Intellectual Property Law, delivered a lecture entitled "Patent Pools. Evaluation of the functioning from the perspective of competition law" in the seat of the Polish
November 6, 2012
On September 21st Rafał Sikorski Ph.D. took part in the conference organised on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of British Law Centre in Warsaw. He took part in the session lead by prof. Richard Fentiman of Cambridge University dedicated to
October 1, 2012
On 18-20 September, Aleksander Raczynski Ph.D. and Marcin Orlicki Ph.D. gave presentations during the conference "The protection of the creditor in economic relations" organized by the Department of Commercial Law of the University of Economics in
April 4, 2012
Sójka Maciak Attorneys at Law were the professional partners of a scientific conference on The Europeanization of company law held at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan on April 14th
October 3, 2011
The conference on Disciplinary proceeding in the police force was held in the Police School in Piła on October 5th 2010. Karol Szadkowski, one of the speakers, delivered a speech within Complaints to an administrative court on final and legally
October 3, 2011
Aleksander Raczyński took an active part in the conference organised by the Insurance and Risk Management Chamber of Commerce on Insurance within the Polish area of the European
October 3, 2011
During The currency options - from a problem to a solution conference organised by Puls Biznesu in Warsaw on March 3rd 2009, a lecture was given by Aleksander
October 3, 2011
The Faculty of Law and Administration of Adam Mickiewicz University together with the Insurance and Risk Management Chamber of Commerce organised a conference on The trends in the reform of insurance law within the compulsory insurance on 21st
October 3, 2011
The priority of the development of a competitive business insurance market in light of the Polish presidency in the European Union.
During the conference on The priority of the development of a competitive business insurance market in light of the Polish presidency in the European Union, organised in Warsaw by the Insurance and Risk Management Chamber of Commerce,
October 3, 2011
The NewConnect Convention -an alternative market backstage conference was held in Poznan on July 31st, during which Przemysław Maciak delivered his lecture on Information disclosure obligations of NewConnect
October 3, 2011
On October 5th and 12th 2010 Przemysław Maciak conducted workshops for the Wielkopolska Bar Association within the Group Proceedings Act of December 17 2009. "Pozwy zbiorowe" - Szkolenie dla adwokatów z Okręgowej Rady Adwokackiej w Poznaniu