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 focuses on ECM securities law. He frequently advises investment banks and securities issuers in connection with public offerings. Clients commend his ‘very good experience.’ He is also active in M&A.” The report goes on to state that “clients appreciate that Lukasz Gasinski goes ‘straight to the point and spares clients the legalese.’ He often advises clients from the banking sector and co-led the team advising GE on the envisaged disposal of a majority stake in Bank BPH.”
In the 2014 edition of another legal ranking, Best Lawyers, Lukasz Gasinski was recommended as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for capital markets. Another prestigious legal ranking, The Legal 500, has since 2016 recommended Lukasz for insurance and in its 2016 edition it recommended him for mergers and acquisitions. 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. The 2018 edition of another legal ranking, IFLR1000, singled Lukasz out as one of a select few “Notable Practitioners”.
Lukasz is fluent in English.