Patrycja Goździowska appeared as a panellist during 8th Banking Law and Banking Technologies Congress
On 20 May 2016 Patrycja Goździowska, tax adviser, Partner of SSW, participated in a panel titled “Bank tax vs. innovation” during 8th edition of the Banking Law and Banking Technologies Congress.
The discussion concerned, inter alia, the Polish bank tax and its comparison to the regulations in other European countries. The panellists debated whether the Polish bank tax follows the general trend, or is rather an exception (in terms of its design), and discussed its particular features.
Joanna Wieczorek appears as a speaker at a conference on “The safe use of drones in civil airspace”.
Joanna Wieczorek spoke during a conference organised by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction on “The safe use of drones in civil airspace”. Her presentation focused on selected questions concerning privacy protection in the context of business operations involving the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
The conference agenda is presented here: Agenda
Maciej Kruś Ph.D. appears as a speaker during a debate titled “Landscape architect – between garden design and space creation”
On 19 May Maciej Kruś Ph.D. delivered a presentation during a debate titled “Landscape architect – between garden design and space creation”. The meeting organised by the Association of Polish Landscape Architects, Wiekopolska Branch was held at the Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department of the Poznan University of Life Sciences. The debate focused on topics related to the role of landscape architects in the context of the so-called Landscape Act.
Joanna Wieczorek appeared as an expert in a Rzeczpospolita's television broadcast on drone flying and penalties for drone operators
Joanna Wieczorek appeared in the television programme titled #RZECZoPRAWIE (produced by the Rzeczpospolita Daily) as an expert in aviation law. The recording of the discussion can be found at the following link: VIDEO
On 25 April 2016, a conference titled “Discovering the Secrets of Transaction Advice” was held at the Poznań University of Economics.
During the conference, a presentation entitled “Legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions. Role of legal advisor in the transaction process” was delivered by dr Szymon Okoń – a Partner at SSW and Assistant Professor at the Chair of Investment and Capital Markets of the Poznań University of Economics.
The topics addressed during the conference concerned, inter alia, the process of startup acquisition, the notion of investment banking, the legal aspects of M&A transactions as well as the preparation of a business for a disposal process. Other conference speakers included: Jan Lipczyński - Managing Director, Pearson IOKI, Grzegorz Stabiński - Partner, Bastion Group, Piotr Kucharczyk - Director, CMT Advisory and Paweł Łągwa - Manager, CMT Advisory.
SSW, similarly as in previous years, was recognised in the prestigious independent international ranking Chambers Europe 2016.
Just as in the last year three specialisation areas of SSW were included on the Chambers recommendation list:
- Energy and natural resources
- Real Estate / Construction
- M&A / Corporate
The following lawyers won recognition:
Medort S.A., a leader of the Polish rehabilitation and orthopaedic equipment market, issued bonds worth PLN 51 million under a PLN 100m bond issue programme.
In this process, the issuer was supported by the Capital Markets Law Team of SSW. The company issued C series bonds for the value of PLN 21 million in a public offering and D series bonds for the value of PLN 30 million which were offered in a private placement. The C series bonds will be introduced to trading on the Catalyst market.
The overall process, including the drafting of issue and collateral documentation was coordinated by dr Szymon Okoń – a Partner in the Capital Markets Law Team at SSW.
In this year's Ranking of Law Firms organised by Rzeczpospolita SSW achieved an excellent result and advanced in 2 categories:
- according to the number of advocates and attorneys we ranked on 29th place (as compared to 35th place one year earlier). In 2016, we reported 30 advocates and attorneys in the Ranking while their number in 2015 totalled 24;
- according to the number of lawyers we ranked in 25th place (as compared to 34th place last year). In 2016, we reported 57 lawyers in the Ranking while their number in 2015 totalled 45.
As shown by the above figures, we are one of the most dynamically growing law firms in Poland. For comparison, in 2010 we ranked on 104th place in the Rzeczpospolita's Ranking.
SSW Law Firm as every year was recommended by the prestigious independent ranking Legal 500 EMEA 2016.
Eight SSW's key specializations were awarded by Legal 500:
- Energy and natural resources
- Banking and finance
- Capital markets (debt)
- Capital markets (equity)
- Commercial, corporate and M&A
- Real estate and construction
Among the recommended lawyers were:
Detailed list is available at Legal 500 EMEA 2016.
The Mergers&Acquisition team of SSW led by Dr Paweł Chyb supported Dirlango Trading & Investments Limited in the process of joint-venture with Innova Capital, a private equity fund which is to invest in Netsprint S.A. and LeadR Sp. z o.o. (portfolio companies of Dirlango, a company controlled by Łukasz Wejchert and Maciej Żak).
Netsprint is a leader of technology marketing playing a major role in the development of the Polish advertising ecosystem in such areas as contextual advertising, content marketing, audience targeting, personalisation, e-commerce. The company was ranked in the 7th place among fastest growing technology companies in Central Europe. Meanwhile, LeadR is an interactive agency specialising in the implementation of direct marketing campaigns. As a result of the transaction Netsprint will merge with LeadR.
The work of the team was coordinated by Dr Paweł Chyb, legal counsel, Parter in the M&A Department of SSW. The project was also supported by Katarzyna Solarz who specialises, among other things, in advising on M&A issues.