Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

We are pleased to announce that both DZP and our experts have once again been recommended in the Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business ranking that was published yeasterday. As in previous years, the assessment criteria for lawyers were primarily projects completed and a professional approach to clients, whose opinions are the most important factor.

We are pleased to announce that our law firm has become a member of the Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce. The Polish-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce is one of the oldest bilateral chambers of commerce in Poland and has worked for over 20 years for the development of mutual business and cultural relations.

We have the pleasure of informing you that the law firm Domański Zakrzewski Palinka has for the ninth time been nominated for Chambers Europe Awards in the Poland Law Firm of the Year category. As previously, the jury did not divide firms into domestic and international. In Poland five law firms were nominated, including DZP, which is one of two independent Polish law firms.

Since the Reimbursement Act came into effect, patients have been fighting to access treatment using innovative therapies. Frequently, the only hope they have is a targeted import procedure, which can be used to import medicines unavailable in Poland for the needs of individual patients. The targeted import procedure enables treatment to be provided with medicines whose price is generally beyond patients’ financial capacity.

The judgment passed on 9 February 2016 by the VAC in Warsaw could lead to a change favourable for patients in how reimbursement regulations are interpreted. In this judgment the VAC in Warsaw upheld the position we put forward in the appeal against the Minister of Health’s decision to refuse reimbursement for medicine for a boy suffering from muscular dystrophy. The boy’s condition required urgent treatment with a medicine currently unavailable in Poland.

Yesterday evening Polityka Insight announced the results of its first Ranking of Regulatory Law Firms 2016. We are pleased to inform you that our law firm has been distinguished in three out of five categories:

We are pleased to inform you that our law firm has once again been nominated in the prestigious The Lawyer European Awards 2016. This year we are mentioned in two categories: Law firm of the year: Central Europe and European corporate deal of the year.

Mergermarket has just published its annual league tables showing the activity of law firms on the mergers and acquisitions market in 2015. Our experts advised on around 20 projects of a deal value of over USD 5 million (lower value transactions were not included), thanks to which we took 1st place in the Poland table. The total value of transactions finalised gave us 3rd place in the league table.

We are pleased to announce the publication of a commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU on public procurement, "Dyrektywa 2014/24/UE w sprawie zamówień publicznych. Komentarz”. The book has been written by experts in the Infrastructure and Energy Practice at Domański Zakrzewski Palinka: Katarzyna Kuźma, Partner, Wojciech Hartung, Counsel, Michał Bagłaj, Senior Associate, Tomasz Michalczyk, Senior Associate, Michał Wojciechowski, Associate and Jakub Krysa. The authors are highly experienced legal practitioners who have been advising among other things on public procurement law for many years.

We are happy to inform you that on 19 October the World Bank published a report "Benchmarking Public Procurement 2016" to which experts from the Infrastructure and Energy Practice at our law firm contributed to. The report is an invaluable source of information as it analyzes the public procurement regulatory environment in 77 countries, including Poland.