SMM Legal is pleased to announce that it has added two energy law experts: Mr. Michał Tarka and Mr. Marcin Trupkiewicz, who have joined our Firm together with their team, TTW Legal. In response to the growing demand for legal services in the Polish energy sector, which is undergoing a major transformation, we have combined the experience of the two law firms with top expertise in this field. Both Mr. Tarka and Mr. Trupkiewicz became SMM Legal Partners.
PKN ORLEN S.A. announced a tender offer aimed at acquiring control of ENERGA S.A. SMM Legal’s expert team, managed by Prof. Maciej Mataczyński, Managing Partner at our Firm, is in charge of providing comprehensive legal support on this project.
Wojciech Kapica, who previously worked with SMM Legal as a Counsel, has been promoted to the role of a Partner at our Firm. From the very beginning, he has been co-managing the Financial Markets law practice.
SMM Legal lawyers and the MPT Group – the leading organiser of trade fairs in Poland – are implementing ‘IP Friendly’ – an innovative project aimed at streamlining IP-related disputes involving exhibitors.
Following a successfully completed registration procedure carried out with SMM Legal’s support, the Polish Branch of Coventry University in Wrocław will be able to welcome its first students in the autumn of 2020. This is the first branch campus of a foreign university to open in Poland in over two decades, and the second case of this type in history. The first foreign university to start its operations in Poland was the European College in Bruges, which opened its Polish branch campus in the early 1990s.
SMM Legal lawyers, Wojciech Kapica and Adrian Rycerski, are among the authors of the first comprehensive publication on the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing in the Polish market. This is the first exhaustive commentary to legislation on this topic.
“Law, Business and You” is an educational project targeted at law students enrolled with the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. It aims at confronting aspiring lawyers with the actual market expectations, helping them to be intentional about planning their future careers. The project was launched with a presentation by Mr. Przemysław Maciak, Managing Partner at SMM Legal, entitled “The Death of Law Firms”.
We are proud to announce a new round of promotions at our firm. Mr. Tomasz Jaranowski, legal advisor, has be promoted to the status of Counsel, while two younger lawyers, Ms. Magdalena Cisowska, legal advisor, and Mr. Miłosz Malaga, PhD, were promoted to Senior Associates.
Prof. Sikorski, a SMM Legal expert, will present a paper at the 38th ATRIP Congress in Nashville, Tennessee. Prof. Sikorski will discuss patent infringements during the session on strategic legal reforms. The new patent law is one of the hottest topics debated at the conference.