He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 2005 and qualified as a legal advisor in 2011. Lukasz has also completed several specialist courses and participated in conferences concerning the energy sector, including on topics such as renewable energy sources, cogeneration and interconnection agreements in the power industry, as well as emission allowances trading. Before joining Weil in 2004, he worked for an international law firm and completed an internship at a leading Polish energy producer and distributor.
A specialist in energy law, civil law and commercial law, Lukasz has advised clients in several investment, infrastructure, restructuring, M&A and private equity transactions. He has been providing ongoing legal advice regarding the energy sector and has recently advised clients on investments and acquisitions involving conventional and renewable energy, climate change regulations, liquid fuels and gas.
Lukasz has worked on transactions in Poland concerning several dozen wind farm projects, with installed capacities varying between 25 MW and 200 MW. He has also been involved in various infrastructure/energy projects, such as the procurement and construction of coal-fired and gas-fired power plants for domestic and foreign investors, with installed capacities varying between 400 MW and 1900 MW. He has also advised in connection with the acquisition of Polish power plants and heat supply companies.
The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has ranked Lukasz since 2014 in the “Associate to Watch” category and in its 2016 edition in the “Up and Coming” category for energy and natural resources. According to the most recent report, “the ‘very talented practitioner’ Lukasz Szatkowski brings his corporate expertise to bear in his energy work, making him well equipped to deal with sales, acquisitions and investments in this area.”
Another legal ranking, The Legal 500, has recommended Lukasz since 2011 for energy and natural resources, according to the respondents “he is ‘very kind and helpful’”. The 2014 edition of another legal ranking, Best Lawyers, has recommended Lukasz Szatkowski as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for energy and natural resources.
Lukasz was singled out as one of the rising stars of the legal profession in a ranking published by a leading Polish daily, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, in 2014.
Lukasz is fluent in English.