Economic transition

Limitations raise questions
We provide answers

Today, businesses operate in a context of constant change. On the one hand, it is a consequence of the quickly evolving legal regulations, both in the European Union and in Poland. On the other hand, however, what spurs relentless change is the continued development of globalisation, war in Ukraine or the growing market competition.

This is why at SMM Legal we define economic transition as all the areas of business advisory and services that support entrepreneurs in finding their way in the post pandemic world. We do our best to ensure that our Clients see this reality as rife with opportunities rather than threats.

We will assist you with:

mergers and acquisitions

corporate restructuring

due diligence audits

handling transactions requiring European Commission’s approval

handling public procurement

corporate advisory to companies

criminal liability of management

investigative audits

procuring EU and national funds

negotiations and investment agreements

What are our teams projects?

We have handled the merger between PKN ORLEN S.A. and Grupa LOTOS S.A., including the European Commission’s concentration approval.

We have coordinated the process of acquisition of ENERGA S.A. and PGNiG S.A. by PKN ORLEN S.A. The ENERGA S.A. merger project required us to obtain Commission’s concentration approval as well.

We have handled one of the largest debt-to equity transactions in the Polish market (conversion value of more than PLN 160 m) as part of debt restructuring in connection with the FX options contracts.

We have carried out internal investigative audits for energy companies. We have investigated a case concerning the copying of a data base and protected company secret by a dishonest employee.

We have advised on the acquisition of TK Telekom Sp. z o.o. By Netia S.A. (transaction value of ca. PLN 250 million).

We have supported the restructuring of a leading press distributor in Poland. We have coordinated our Client’s bond issue abroad with the transaction value in excess of PLN 100 million. We have contributed to the acquisition of shares by an international investment fund.

We have assisted in the implementation of an AML and anti-terrorism financing system at the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Why is it a good idea to join us?

Get measurable benefits

Let us show you that law may get your company to a new, better track.

Ensure the security of your major transactions

The value of transactions and disputes that we handle exceeds PLN 40 billion.

Develop innovative solutions

We were the first ones to implement many legal solutions in Poland.

Solve seemingly helpless cases

We are not afraid of challenges and will support you at every stage of a crisis.

Leverage our international experience

We have successfully shepherded mergers requiring European Commission’s approval.

Experience our interdisciplinary approach

Our Firm will handle for you many seemingly unrelated issues.

Limitations raise questions. We provide answers.