Domański Zakrzewski Palinka

On behalf of DZP, the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce, the Trade and Investment Promotion Department of the Polish Embassy in London, Profitia and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply we invite you to a seminar about public procurement in Poland "Winning public tenders in Poland. It can be done!". During the seminar Wojciech Hartung will highlight the topic "Polish public procurement – how to prepare your company for tender". The seminar will take place on 17 November, at 5:30 pm at Polish Embassy in London.

On 5 October 2016 the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC)  passed a judgment that followed a pro-constitutional interpretation, favourable for patients, of the Reimbursement Act, overturning current SAC case law in cases of this type. The judgment is final and non-revisable.

We are pleased to invite you to a seminar on "Changes to public procurement - management staff perspective" which will be held on the 4th of October. The seminar will be led by Wojciech Hartung, public procurement expert from our law firm.

We are pleased to announce that Michał Czarnuch and Tomasz Kaczyński, who have been associated with the Life Sciences Practice for years now, have become partners in DZP as of 1 July.

Another series of meetings was held yesterday at DZP between Polish start-ups and an investor, as part of the DZP Future project. This time the law firm played host to MedTech meetings - with young entrepreneurs starting up in the medical and medical technologies, including telemedicine, sectors and an investor operating in these market sectors.

We are pleased to inform you that, at the beginning of May, a new section was set up in DZP's IP&TMT Practice, which is lead by Dr Aleksandra Auleytner. The new Research & Development Department will advise on the commercialisation of scientific research and development work, and technology transfer. The lawyers in the new section will be Dr Małgorzata Wilińska, Counsel and Head of the R&D Section, and Łukasz Górecki, Associate.

We are pleased to announce that our law firm has become an associate member of the Global Offset and Countertrade Association (GOCA). The purpose of the Association, which was founded in 1986, is to promote trade between US producers and exporters and their foreign customers involved in various forms of countertrade, barter and offset.

An expanded, i.e. European, part of the Chambers and Partners ranking has just been published. The Europe Guide is a supplement to the Global Guide results published in March and also distinguishes DZP and its experts again.

On 18 April the national daily Rzeczpospolita once again honoured the biggest and best law firms. We are proud to announce that our law firm is again in the forefront of the ranking, taking 3rd place by total number of employees and 3rd place by number of advocates and attorneys-at-law.

We are pleased to inform you that Katarzyna Kuźma, Partner in DZP's Infrastructure & Energy Practice and Head of our Spanish Desk, has again been elected vice-president of the Polish-Spanish Chamber of Commerce for a two-year term of office.

A new edition of Legal 500 EMEA publication and ranking has been just published. We are very pleased to inform you that DZP is a leader (Top Tier ranked) in Public Law, Dispute Resolution and Insurance categories. Moreover, Paweł Grzejszczak who has already been distinguished by Legal 500, has joined Julita Zimoch-Tuchołka, and they are both recommended as Leading Lawyers.

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.