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. Prior to 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 since 2014 ranked Lukasz as one of the best specialists for energy and natural resources in Poland and in its 2018 edition it ranked him as one of a select few Notable Practitioners for energy and projects in CEE. According to recent reports, “Lukasz Szatkowski is involved in public procurement matters related to gas and coal power plants and also acts on the acquisitions in the sector. Clients value his ‘enthusiasm, energy, knowledge and experience.’”
Another prestigious legal ranking, The Legal 500, has since 2011 recommended Lukasz for energy and natural resources, and since 2017 has ranked him in the “Next Generation Lawyers” category in this field. According to the most recent report, Lukasz has “a knack for spotting unconventional ideas”. In its 2018 edition, IFLR1000 singled Lukasz out as one of a few “Rising Stars” in energy and infrastructure. Another legal ranking, Best Lawyers, has since 2014 recommended Lukasz as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for oil and gas. He 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.