Another year in a raw, the effects of our work have been recognized by THE LEGAL 500, a prestigious law firm ranking. This year our firm has earned recommendations in as many as five categories: corporate practice and M&A, intellectual property, litigation, capital markets and, for the first time, investment funds.
In the investment funds category, THE LEGAL 500 recognized two of our leading lawyers, Prof. Maciej Mataczyński and Prof. Tomasz Sójka. The choice of our Firm was motivated by the comprehensive nature of services provided by us both to public entities and private investors. Additionally, the authors of the ranking emphasized our expertise in the field of specialist regulations governing the financial, energy and telecommunications sectors.
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As in previous years, SMM Legal has earned a distinction in the Corporate practice and M&A category. Apart from our strong background in handling private sector transactions, THE LEGAL 500 appreciated our extensive experience in advising state-controlled companies on M&A. Additionally, two of our partners and important figures in our law firm, Prof. Maciej Mataczyński and Prof. Tomasz Sójka, were distinguished as leading individuals.
‘Maciej Mataczyński might be considered one of the best advisers during negotiations, due to his professional and personal experience, comprehensive understanding of clients’ needs and extremely wide legal and general knowledge, which he can convey in a simple manner’ – this testimonial by one of our Clients aptly summarizes the work of our Managing Partner.
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We repeated our last year’s success by maintaining the recommendation for our Litigation Department. Our Managing Partner, Przemysław Maciak and Patrycia Starczewska, the head of our litigation team, are the leading individuals distinguished in this category. They owe this success to their extensive experience in specialist areas of procedural law, including public procurement, and their involvement in high-profile disputes in the energy sector.
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The fourth recommended area of our practice is our Intellectual Property Department managed by Prof. Rafał Sikorski, who was additionally recognized as a leading individual. This recurring recognition proves stellar competence of our team when it comes to solving complex cases related to R&D projects. Our exceptionally broad IP offer for specialist sectors, including energy, telecommunications, banking and health care, was appreciated as one of our unique strengths.
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We repeated our last year’s success earning a recommendation in the capital markets category. The choice was motivated by the comprehensive nature of our services and outstanding competences of our lawyers. The LEGAL 500 recognized Prof. Maciej Mataczyński and Prof. Tomasz Sójka as leading individuals in this field.
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‘The Legal 500 is one of the most prestigious law firm rankings worldwide. Its strength comes from the fact that Clients themselves choose the law firms that merit to be recognized’, says Przemysław Maciak, Managing Partner at SMM Legal. ‘We have earned our place in the ranking by our daily engagement and creative approach to finding solutions to our Client’s problems. This is why we have maintained our presence in the ranking for years. This year we celebrate a double success – the fact that we have maintained the recommendations for our four departments and the new distinction for our investment funds practice’, concludes Mr. Maciak.