Award to SMM Legal for its long-standing contribution to the development of the legal and legislative environment for innovation in the area of the hydrogen market in Poland

MOVE – International Mobility Congress is the most important event dedicated to the future of the automotive sector in Poland. Each year, the congress brings together an international cohort of hundreds of experts and practitioners in the e-mobility sector, committed to fostering zero-emission and innovative transportation solutions. During the inaugural event, the MOVE Congress awards were presented to the stakeholders dedicated to zero-emission and innovative transportation. SMM Legal was among those honoured with this prestigious distinction.

Our Firm received this esteemed recognition for its significant and enduring contribution to the development of the legal and legislative landscape in support of innovation in the Polish hydrogen market. It was accepted by Mateusz Stańczyk, Partner at SMM Legal, whose daily work focuses on supporting businesses, research and public sector institutions in matters related to the financing of innovations and the green transition. Mateusz is also deeply involved in initiatives related to the use of hydrogen as a renewable energy source.

‘At SMM Legal, we embrace the imperative of sustainable transition. We approach it from a broad perspective and are supportive of change, as confirmed by the awarded distinction, ‘ says Mateusz Stańczyk. The event was attended by the representatives of public administration, industry organizations, automotive, fuel and energy sectors as well as research and science. The fact that the distinction is awarded by a Board consisting of outstanding experts who have years of experience in the e-mobility sector adds further weight to the honour,’ adds Mr. Stańczyk.

The award presentation was preceded by speeches by the Minister of Science – Mr. Dariusz Wieczorek and Secretaries of State – Minister Jacek Tomczak and Mr. Krzysztof Bolesta, as well as the President of the Polish Automotive Industry Association – Mr. Jakub Farys.

The distinction represents a huge success for Mateusz and the entire SMM Legal Team. At our Firm, we have always looked to the future and developed new areas of legal advisory. Today both hydrogen and electromobility are among the key – though not exclusive – fields of our practice.

Other awards were given to:

  • Ionway for deciding to invest in Poland to build one of Europe’s largest plants to produce cathode materials for automotive batteries.
  • Volkswagen Financial Services (Poland)) for implementing financial products to support demand for the purchase of zero-emission vehicles.
  • Volkswagen Group Poland for its contribution to the zero-emission transition through consistent electrification of its model range.
  • Toyota Central Europe – Poland for consistently implementing hydrogen technology and maintaining a leadership position in terms of sales of the largest number of passenger hydrogen vehicles.
  • MAN Truck & Bus Poland for popularizing green urban transportation through the production of electric buses in Poland.
  • Volvo Trucks Poland for becoming the market leader in electric truck sales.

The awards were given by the Board consisting of:

  • Mr. Jakub Faryś, President of the Polish Automotive Industry Association,
  • Mr. Krzysztof Burda, President of the Board of Directors of PIRE – Polish Chamber of Electromobility Development,
  • Mr. Zbigniew Bednarski, Director of the Office of Strategic Investments at the Industrial Development Agency,
  • Mr. Rafal Sosnowski, President of the Automotive Technology Association,
  • Mr. TOMASZ KOBIERSKI, President of the Management Board of the MTP Group.

Congratulations to all the recipients of the awards!

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