Lukasz Gasinski is a legal advisor admitted to practice in Poland, a US-qualified attorney and a partner in Weil’s corporate department and the head of the Warsaw office’s regulatory team.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 1997. In addition to winning the Vontobel Foundation award for the best thesis written at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar at Columbia University, where he was also a Kosciuszko Foundation scholar, obtaining an LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School in 2001. In 2003, he obtained a PhD from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, and in 2016 he was awarded the title of doktor habilitowany. He was admitted to the Bar Association of the State of New York in 2004 and qualified as a Polish legal advisor in 2009. He joined Weil in 2002.
Lukasz lectures on commercial law to both undergraduate and post-graduate students at the University of Warsaw. He has authored more than 40 publications, including a textbook and two monographs including the one entitled “Limits of freedom in wording the statute of a joint-stock company”.
A specialist in corporate law and securities law, he has participated in significant privatisation projects, corporate restructurings and public M&A transactions. He has also advised a wide range of leading financial institutions on regulatory matters and proceedings before the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has ranked Lukasz since 2010 for equity capital markets, and since 2015 for corporate/M&A. According to the most recent report, “Lukasz Gasinski advises banks and corporate clients on a range of equity capital markets issues, including issuances of new shares and sales of stakeholdings. Clients describe him as ‘very open, friendly and always ready to offer options.’ He is Polish- and US-qualified.” The report goes on to say that “Lukasz Gasinski specialises in corporate/M&A and securities matters. Sources describe him as ‘creative and able to focus on the most important matters. He always has the deal in perspective.’” In the 2016 edition, another prestigious legal ranking, The Legal 500, recommended Lukasz for mergers and acquisitions and insurance. In a legal ranking published by Polityka Insight, a centre for policy analysis, Weil was ranked among the top firms for banking law regulatory work in 2016. The 2014 edition of another legal ranking, Best Lawyers, has again recommended Lukasz Gasinski as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for capital markets.
Lukasz is fluent in English.