After joining Weil in 1995, he graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 1998 and qualified as a legal advisor in 2002. He obtained an LL.M. in 2006 from Columbia Law School in New York, where he was also a Stone Scholar honours graduate. In the summer of 2000, he worked in Weil’s New York office. He later joined the Warsaw office of another international law firm, where he headed the capital markets department between 2006 and 2008. He subsequently returned to Weil, as a partner in the corporate department, in 2009.
Marcin specialises in complex, high profile public and private equity offerings on Polish and international capital markets and in complex high profile M&A transactions (including public tender offers for the sale of shares). He has extensive experience in leading international teams of lawyers advising companies, financial institutions, selling shareholders, private equity firms, acquirers and underwriters on numerous international and domestic initial and secondary equity public and private offerings as well as on M&A transactions.
For many years Marcin Chylinski has been recognised by international legal rankings such as Chambers & Partners, The Legal 500, IFLR1000, PLC Which Lawyer? and Expert Guides, as well as local legal ranking of a leading Polish daily, Rzeczpospolita, as one of the leading lawyers in Poland for equity capital markets, corporate law and M&A.
The prestigious legal ranking publication Chambers & Partners has ranked Marcin since 2011 in Band 1 for equity capital markets in Poland. According to recent reports, Marcin Chylinski is a long-standing market leader in ECM, reputed for his experience in IPOs, rights issues and equity-linked transactions. A client values him for “marrying experience with common sense and giving good advice without overcomplicating or simplifying issues.” He is lauded as an “excellent and very active lawyer.” “Marcin has a wealth of experience and a very good supervision strategy. He knows how to conduct a transaction and spot the key elements,” clients report.
Another prestigious legal ranking publication, The Legal 500, has since 2016 ranked Marcin as a “Leading Individual” for capital markets and has recommended him for M&A. In the 2016 and 2017 editions of IFLR1000, he was ranked as a “Leading Lawyer”, whereas he was named a “Market Leader” in this field in the 2018 and 2019 editions.
Marcin Chylinski has been ranked as one of Poland’s best lawyers for stock exchange debuts, capital markets and securities in several editions of the legal ranking prepared by Rzeczpospolita.
Marcin is fluent in English and Italian.