We are pleased to announce that as of 14 January 2019 Mr. Aleksander Czech becomes a managing partner at SMM Legal.
Mr. Czech has worked with us from the very beginning. In 2014, he joined S&M, the predecessor of our Firm, and once SMM Legal was established, he became its limited partner, to obtain a senior partner status in 2017.
Mr. Czech is an attorney specialising in corporate law and comprehensive legal advisory to businesses, especially in the field of restructuring, as well as mergers, demergers and conversions. The projects that stand out among a long list of his professional accomplishments include the management of a team commissioned to prepare a due diligence report on LOTOS in connection with the planned acquisition of the LOTOS S.A. Group by PKN ORLEN S.A. This is by far the biggest, unprecedented transaction of this kind in the Polish market. Additionally, Mr. Aleksander Czech is in charge of the takeover and restructuring of comprehensive legal services provided to one of the largest Poznań-based companies. In 2016 he participated in negotiations on a landmark property transaction worth more than PLN 100 million for one of our clients.
Mr. Czech’s legal skills are highly valued by clients. His dedication and conscientiousness are legendary, and he himself is widely respected and liked both by clients and coworkers. Younger lawyers appreciate his support and are keen on being mentored by him. Assuming his Managing Partner’s duties, Mr. Czech will also become responsible for the SMM Legal Warsaw office, relieving some workload from Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, current Managing Partner, who will focus on the Firm’s strategic projects, especially the unprecedented merger between PKN ORLEN and LOTOS.