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 as one of the best specialists in Poland for equity capital markets, and since 2015 for corporate/M&A. According to recent reports, Lukasz Gasinski is recognised for his M&A work in the banking sector. He also advises on corporate reorganisation matters. Market commentators say he is a “real pleasure to work with.” He is noted for his experience in securities law.
Another prestigious legal ranking, The Legal 500, has since 2016 recommended Lukasz for insurance and in its 2018 edition it recommended him for mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. Since 2018, an additional legal ranking, IFLR1000, has singled Lukasz out as a “Notable Practitioner” for M&A and equity capital markets. In a legal ranking published by Polityka Insight, a centre for policy analysis, Weil has been ranked among the top regulatory law firms for banking since 2016.
Lukasz is fluent in English.