SMM LEGAL and its expert lawyers highlighted in THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2024

Once again, SMM Legal was highlighted in THE LEGAL 500 EMEA 2024 rankings across six distinct categories. Drawing from client feedback, the analysts recognized the expertise of our team in the following fields: Corporate and M&A, Capital Markets, Intellectual Property, Dispute Resolution, Construction and Energy. Furthermore, seventeen of our legal experts received individual recommendations. Congratulations to our exceptional team! In particular, we wish to highlight those of our lawyers who received individual accolades for the first time: Monika Adamczak, Kinga Dziennik, PhD, Adrian Rycerski, PhD and Damian Michalski.

‘To earn recognition in this esteemed ranking – apart from the objective assessment made by the analysts – a law firm must show a consistent record of positive feedback from its clients,’ explains Mr. Przemysław Maciak, Managing Partner at SMM Legal, recommended in the Dispute Resolution category. This is the most credible source of information on the value our team brings to the market.’

The ranking features excerpts from client testimonials. Apart from our partnership-driven and business-oriented cooperation model, our clients often cited the innovative and

creative strategies employed by our lawyers. ‘Businesses recognize and appreciate our ability to find non-standard solutions that take account of both the legal environment and their specific needs,’ explains Mr. Aleksander Czech, the other Managing Partner highlighted in the Dispute Resolution, Corporate &MA, Capital Markets and Investment categories.

Recommendations in six categories.

In recognition of the ability to think outside the box and deliver results with speed and pragmatism, the Board of the ranking spotlighted our M&A team for handling the biggest mergers in the Polish energy sector, including the merger between PKN ORLEN S.A. and LOTOS S.A. As a result, as many as eight SMM Legal experts were recognized across two categories – Capital Markets and Corporate and M&A transactions. The distinction was awarded to: Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, Tomasz Jaranowski, Magdalena Cisowska, Aleksander Czech, Mateusz Stańczyk, Marcin Czarnecki, Miłosz Malaga, PhD, Adrian Rycerski, PhD and Kinga Dziennik, PhD.

In the Construction (investment-related) category, the Board appreciated the multidisciplinary nature of our team, capable of comprehensively addressing all the needs of our clients inherent to the sales and acquisition transactions as well as investments. The Board highlighted both leaders of the practice at our Firm, Aleksander Czech and Aldona Górska, attorney and tax advisor, as well as Monika Adamczak.

Furthermore, our clients have also appreciated our advisory throughout all stages of energy investments and our support in the green transition process. The ranking board recognized SMM Legal’s Energy Practice (Energy an natural resources), highlighting its leader, Paweł Łącki, PhD.

For many years now, our Firm has also been consistently recommended in the area of Intellectual Property. This year’s ranking emphasized our creative and bold approach to precedent-setting and innovative cases. Individually highlighted lawyers in this field include Prof. Rafał Sikorski, Magdalena Michalska-Niewiadomska ad Piotr Ruchała.

And finally, The LEGAL 500 distinguished our Litigation practice. Our clients recommending us in the Dispute Resolution category not only praised the expertise of our team, but also fast response time, flexibility and our innovative solutions. Two individual distinctions in this category went to our Managing Partners – Przemysław Maciak and Aleksander Czech. The Board also recognized our Senior Partner Rafał Sikorski and Damian Michalski.

What makes us particularly proud is the double-digit number of individual distinctions earned this year by our lawyers. Importantly, a half of them were highlighted in two different categories.

‘Apart from unquestionable professionalism, our engagement is one of the key factors that makes our Clients want to work with us,’ sums up Mr. Przemysław Maciak. ‘Appreciating this fact, I wish to congratulate all the distinguished lawyers,’ adds Mr. Maciak.

‘Let me also take this opportunity to extend our sincere gratitude to our clients for their invaluable feedback,’ concludes Mr. Aleksander Czech.

Congratulations to all our distinguished experts. We wish them continued success in their professional endeavours.

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