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Lukasz Machalski

Fax +48.22.653.4250
Łukasz Machalski is a legal advisor and regulatory lawyer at K&L Gates in Warsaw. He focuses on financial sector regulations, proceedings before regulatory authorities for the financial market, drafting legal acts and cooperation with European Union bodies. His areas of practice include commercial law, banking law, insurance law, consumer protection law, restructuring law, litigation and administrative proceedings.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Łukasz Machalski cooperated with CMS Cameron McKenna. Previously, he worked for the Ministry of Finance in the Financial Market Development Department, in the Financial Stability Unit and in the Supervision and Capital Requirements Unit. He was also a trainee at the European Commission and worked for other international law firms.

Additional Information

Additional Education
  • National School of Public Administration, 2012
  • Comprehensive legal advice to securitization funds on the purchase of debt portfolios.
  • Legal advice concerning the purchase of investment certificates of securitization funds.
  • Comprehensive legal advice to Bank BGŻ BNP Paribas regarding the acquisition of the credit union SKOK Rafineria.
  • Comprehensive legal advice to ING Bank Śląski on the acquisition of the credit union Bieszczadzka SKOK.
  • Advising mBank on the preparation of an outsourcing agreement.
  • Legal advice to the Bank PKO BP regarding issuance of subordinated bonds and their qualification as Tier II capital instruments.
  • Advisory for the Polish Development Fund on regulatory issues, including an outsourcing agreement with BGK.
  • Legal advice to lending institutions on the compliance of product documentation with consumer law.
  • Assisting a representative of the Minister of Finance in the Polish Financial Supervision Authority.
  • Assisting the Financial Stability Committee in its tasks.
  • Participation in working groups of the EU Council in respect of financial market regulations on behalf of the Ministry of Finance.
  • Implementation of the European Union law concerning the financial sector regulations into the Polish legal system, including drafting legal acts, participation in legislative works and preparation of the positions of the Ministry of Finance in this respect, in particular with regard to the BRR and DGS Directives.
  • Ongoing cooperation with the National Bank of Poland, the Office of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Bank Guarantee Fund, the European Central Bank, the European Banking Supervision Authority, the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.