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act BSWW advises Kliny Hospital in Kraków on delivery of Poland’s first SimNow simulator

An online training simulator for surgeons performing procedures with the da Vinci robot has arrived at Kliny Hospital [Szpital na Klinach]. The SimNow simulator is the first online training tool of its kind in Poland. act BSWW has contributed to the success of the transaction and delivery of the equipment.

Within just a few months, Kliny Hospital has become one of the most efficient and patient-friendly medical facilities in Central and Eastern Europe. The hospital’s success has been driven by the combination of the best doctors in their fields and state-of-the-art technology. Kliny Hospital, a landmark healthcare project in the Polish market, has been assisted by act BSWW from the very beginning.

The law firm represented the hospital in negotiations with the provider of the da Vinci surgical system (one of just seven used in Poland). Recent days have seen the execution of an agreement for delivery of an online training simulator for surgeons performing procedures with the da Vinci robot. The SimNow simulator is the first training system of its kind in Poland. It is produced and patented by an American corporation, Intuitive Surgical.

“We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to advise on the purchase of the cutting-edge da Vinci technology, which has further led to the delivery of the simulator,” says Piotr Smołuch, Managing Partner at act BSWW, who headed the project team.

The da Vinci robotic surgical system is an advanced medical technology of immense potential. Not only does it facilitate surgical procedures that are key for successful treatment of most common conditions, but it also helps tackle many treatment challenges, e.g. by mitigating the risk of postoperative complications and reducing the patient recovery period.

“From the moment our healthcare facility opened, we have seen growing interest in robot-assisted procedures. Their benefits attract a lot of interest from patients and, most importantly, doctors whose job is to come up with a treatment plan that will be best suited to the patient’s needs. Surgical procedures performed with the da Vinci system, offering instruments designed with seven degrees of freedom and equipped with micro-tools that allow 10-fold magnification of the 3D vision of the surgical field, are as precise as it gets,” says Joanna Szyman, Management Board President at Kliny Hospital.

Over 5000 da Vinci surgical systems have been installed worldwide. They are used for approx. 170 types of surgical procedures, especially uterine surgeries, prostatectomy and large bowel resection, but also bladder and kidney surgeries. The number of procedures assisted by the da Vinci robot grows every year. One million operations were carried out with this technology in 2018, marking a 18% growth against the previous year. So far, 6 million da Vinci robot-assisted operations have been conducted worldwide.

Małgorzata Stefaniak made partner at act BSWW

Małgorzata Stefaniak, legal counsel, has joined the group of act BSWW’s partners.

She has been with the firm since 2016.

Małgorzata is an expert in capital markets law, providing legal advice to listed companies, investment companies, investment fund companies and alternative investment management companies. She advises on public and private issues of securities, acquisitions of major blocks of shares and compliance with disclosure requirements. She also handles procedures before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), including ones involving the grant or extension of capital market licenses or imposition of fines on supervised entities.

“Małgorzata Stefaniak has in-depth knowledge and vast experience in capital markets law. Clients thoroughly appreciate her skills and commitment. I am pleased to welcome her among the law firm’s partners,” says Piotr Wojnar, Managing Partner and Head of Capital Markets Practice at act BSWW.

Capital markets law is one of act BSWW’s core strengths.

act BSWW advises Finnish developer, YIT, on purchase of highly sought-after land in Sadyba

Finland’s leading developer, YIT Development, has purchased a land lot located at Nałęczowska street in Sadyba (a neighborhood of Warsaw), with an eye on building nearly 300 apartments in Q4 2019 as part of Nordic Sadyba project.

“We are proud to have succeeded in buying yet another appealing land lot in the Mokotów district of Warsaw. It is located in the historic section of Mokotów, called Miasto-Ogród Sadyba, that has long been famous for its characteristic buildings and unique ambience of the time when this part of city was home to military officers. This location is about to have access to fully-shaped urban amenities, convenient transport services and numerous green areas. In 2019, this project, together with the land lot in Bemowo district (purchased earlier), opens the way for YIT to build a total of almost 1,000 apartments,” says Tomasz Konarski, CEO of YIT in Poland.

act BSWW provided the developer with a full range of legal services with respect to this transaction. Their scope covered all transaction stages, from due diligence review of the land, through support during transaction negotiations, to acquisition of a pending investment project with a building permit.

The transaction has been handled by a team made up of Michał Wielhorski (team leader, Manging Partner at act BSWW), Michał Sołtyszewski (Partner), Mateusz Prokopiuk (Senior Associate) and Anita Woźniak (Senior Associate).

“We are more than glad to have earned the trust of the Client, who has chosen us to handle yet another of its major Poland-based projects,” says Michał Wielhorski. “We have long experience advising YIT on complex transactions, the most recent including purchase of land designed for Nordic Bemowo project and acquisition of Parkur Tower office complex,” he adds.

YIT is Finland’s leading developer, operating in 11 countries: Finland, Russia, Scandinavia, the Baltic states, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia.

The company has been operating in Warsaw for over 3 years. Its first project, Nordic Mokotów, involved the construction of 340 apartments at the junction of Sikorskiego and Pory streets, with the last building, comprising 124 apartments, pending completion. Progress is also being made at Aroma Park residential estate, offering over 400 apartments. For now, the first two stages of the project, with a total of 171 apartments, are being implemented. In addition, YIT intends to build 400 apartments as part of Parkur Residence estate, with further 600 offered by Nordic Bemowo estate at the crossing of Lazurowa and Batalionów Chłopskich streets.