PhD Tomasz Braun

PhD Tomasz Braun

Deputy Rector for International Cooperation of LU, Executive Director of US Economy and Transatlantic Relations Institute

Faculty of Law and Administration

Scientific profile

Lawyer, Financier

  • Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Lazarski University since 2017 


  • Leiden University, 2016, International Law in Action
  • Université catholique de Louvain, 2016, Political Sciences
  • Lazarski University of Warsaw, 2014 - 2016, PhD in Law
  • École Supérieure de Commerce de Rouen, 1994 – 1995, Diplôme d’études de Mastère Spécialisé en Banque et Finances (MBF)
  • Gdańsk University, 1991 – 1995, Master of Law

Research area

Scientific Research Interests:

  • Corporate Governance Legislations and Practices in Global Companies 
  • Financial Crime Compliance and Corporate Wrongdoings
  • Legal Risks Management in International Corporations
  • International Financial Institutions Regulatory Environment 
  • Developments in EU Company law 
  • Sustainable Development and the EU Integration
  • Theory of Norms
  • Interdependency of Law, Ethics and Culture

Current Research Subjects:

  • Corporate Compliance Norms as Meta-Regulations and their Global Impact
  • Multilevel Sustainability Governance, Norms and Policies  
  • Corporate Accountability for Sustainability
  • Noncompliance Legal Risks Management Tools in Global Corporations
  • Corporate Governance Deficiencies in International Businesses
  • Internal Corporate Norms and Ethics
  • Artificial Intelligence Regulations
  • Conduct Risks in Global Corporations

Professional and social activities

  • Vice President of the Management Board, Energa Kogeneracja Sp. z o.o., (2019-at present)
  • Deputy Rector for International Relations Łazarski University (2017 – at present)
  • Associate Professor, Lazarski University (2015 – at present)
  • Founding Partner, G&T BRAUN Partners (2015 – at present)
  • Capital Management Advisor, EAAS Energy As A Service (2021 – 2022)
  • Tutor, ESSCA Ecole Superieure de Sciences Commerciales, Paris (2021)
  • Board Advisor, Energa SA (2019 – 2021) 
  • Of Counsel, Maruta Law Firm (2018 – 2019)
  • Board Member, Cardina Finance (2017 – 2020)
  • Partner, Banking and Finance Practice, Dentons Europe (2016 – 2017)
  • Associate General Counsel, Legal Risks Management and Assurance, Global, HSBC Holdings plc., London (2014 – 2015)
  • Associate General Counsel, Continental Europe HSBC Bank plc. (2011 – 2014)
  • Board Member, General Counsel HSBC Bank Polska SA (2008-2014)
  • Vice President of the Management Board, GE Money Bank SA (2007 – 2008) 
  • General Counsel, GE Money Bank SA (2004 – 2007)
  • Founding Partner, G&T BRAUN Partners (2000 – 2004)
  • Country Director, The European Commission Phare/Tacis Cross-Border Co-operation Project Facility, Ecos-Ouverture Programme (1997 – 2001)

Professional Organisations Memberships:

  • Executive Director – US Economy and Transatlantic Relations Institute
  • Member of the Polish Bar Association 
  • Chairman of the Banking Commission – International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Poland Office
  • Member of the Bioethics Commission – Łazarski University, Medical Department
  • Member of the University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES)
  • Member of the European Union Studies Association (EUSA)
  • Program Council Member – Unsung Heroes Foundation

Scientific activities

  • „Gesellschaftliche Akteure – Navigatoren auf dem Weg von der Versöhnung in die Alltäglichkeit”, Harrassowitz Verlag 2022 
  • „Governing Complexity: the public organizations shift in digital transformation” in: J. Trondal et al. (eds.) “Governing Complexity in Times if Turbulence”, Edward Elgar Publishing 2022, ISBN 9871800889644
  • „New Complexity. Democratic Dialogue within the Digital Transition” (co-author), Constitutional Review 4/2021, ISSN 2544-2031
  • „Law and Culture” (co-author), Boston University Law Review 101/2021, ISSN 0006-8047
  • „Legal Education Opening to Interdisciplinarity – Are Law School Curricula Capable of Educating Future Elites? Remarks in the Context of the Polish Legal Education System” in: S. Jackowicz, O. T. Ozturk (eds.) „Studies in Education and Social Sciences”, ISTES 2021, 987-1-952092-25-1 
  • “The Integrating Power of the Environmentally Conscious Energy: Re-thinking Global Position of the EU” in: T. Hoerber, G, Weber (eds.) “The European Environmental Conscience in EU Politics”, Routledge 2021, ISBN 9781003022855
  • ”Legal Risks of Outsourcing as a Factor of Operational Risks in Banking” (co-author), Monitor Prawniczy 15/2021, ISBN 977123065021133 
  • “Ukraine and Russia. From Civilised Divorce to Uncivil War”, Published Book Review, Europe-Asia Studies, University of Glasgow, Tylor Francis Group ISSN 1465-3427
  • “Regulating Artificial Intelligence. Binary Ethics and the Law”, (co-author), Routledge 2021, ISBN 9780367568811
  • “Compliance Programmes and Competition Law? Positive Remarks about the Relationship between the Punishment and Compliance Systems”, (co-author) Europejski Przegląd Sądowy, O2/2020, ISSN 1895-0396
  • “The Quasi-legislative Measures of International Corporations”, International Journal of Legal Studies 2(6)2019, ISSN 2543-7097
  • “Compliance Norms in Financial Institutions. Measures, Case Studies and Best Practices”, Palgrave McMillan 2019, ISBN 978-3-030-24965-6
  • “Impact of differences in legal risk assessment on compliance norms in multinational corporations”, Ius Novum, Warsaw 2/2019, ISSN 1897-5577
  • „Prognosing of Criminal Phenomena in International Economic Trade” (Pol. “Prognozowanie zjawisk przestępczych w międzynarodowym obrocie gospodarczym”), PWN, Warsaw 2018, ISBN 978-83-64054-98-3
  • “Appetite for Legal Risks: Managing Legal and Regulatory Compliance in Financial Institutions”, Coventry University Law Review 2018 23 (2)
  • “The Remarks on Legal Studies and Apprenticeships from the Viewpoint of Contemporary Market Expectations”, The Critique of Law, Independent Legal Studies, ISSN 2080-1084 10 (3)
  • “New Trends in Legal Management in International Financial Institutions” (Pol. „Nowe trendy w zarządzaniu problematyką prawną międzynarodowych instytucji finansowych”), Warsaw 2017 ISBN 978-83-64054-98-3
  • “Corporate Compliance Norms” (Pol. “Unormowania compliance w korporacjach”), Wolters Kluwer 2017 ISBN 978-83-8107-786-6
  • “Tasks and Norms Created by Compliance Function in Banking – Challenges of the Regulated Markets, Critics of Law” (Pol. “Charakterystyka zadań i normy tworzone przez funkcje compliance w bankowości – wyzwania rynków regulowanych”, Krytyka prawa), Warsaw 2014 ISSN 2080-1084
  • “Cohesion of Law and Corporate Compliance Norms” (Pol. “Spójność prawa a korporacyjne normy compliance”), Ius Novum, Warsaw 1/2014 ISSN 1897-5577
  • “European Payments Services Directive. Assessment of the Regulation, Commercial Law Review” (Pol. “Europejska dyrektywa dotycząca usług płatniczych. Ocena nowej regulacji, Przegląd Prawa Handlowego”), Warsaw 2005 (co-autor) ISSN 32907-X
  • “Operational Planning and Projects Management” (Pol. “Planowanie operacyjne i zarządzanie projektami”), Gdańsk 2001 (co-autor) ISBN 83-916206-0-3
  • “Regional Policy of the European Union” (Pol. “Polityka Regionalna”), Gdańsk 2001 (co-autor) ISBN 83-88829-23-8
  • “Spatial Development Projects in the Baltic Sea Region” (Pol. “Projekty Rozwoju Przestrzennego w Regionie Morza Bałtyckiego”), Gdańsk 1999 (co-autor) ISBN 83-87427-39-X, Gdańsk 1998 (co-autor) ISBN 83-87427-30-6
  • “International Co-operation of Regions” (Pol. “Międzynarodowa współpraca regionów”), Gdańsk 1998 (co-autor) ISBN 83-87138-40-1
  • “Sources of Law of the European Communities” (Pol. “Źródła prawa Wspólnot Europejskich”), Gdańsk 1994 (co-autor) ISBN 83-7017-478-7
  • “Digital Exclusion in the Context of the EU Governance Transformation” and “EU Policy on AI Development - How to Deal with Algorithmic Discrimination and Bias” IDEAS 2022 – International Conference on European Studies, (Dis)Integration from an (in)equality perspective, Brussels, Belgium 11-13 May 2022 
  • “Multilevel Governance Tools within the Global Environmental Policies” and “Humancentric digital ethics. Who defines AI ethical ‘users’ manuals?” – Socio-Legal Studies Association General Conference – University of York, UK 6-8 April 2022 
  • “The Integrating Power of the Environmentally Conscious Energy: Re-thinking Global Position of the EU” – ESSCA EU-Asia Institute, Angers, France 22-24 September 2021  
  • “Sustainability Enforcement through Multi-level Financial Tools” – Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence on European Union Sustainable Finance and Law, online webinar 9-10 September 2021
  • “Is It Possible? Participatory Democracy at the EU Level” – ECPR (the European Consortium for Political Research) Standing Group on the European Union, 10th Annual Conference of the SGEU, Virtual Event 10 – 12 June 2021  
  • “Multilevel Governance Tools within the EU Pro-Climate Policies” – Annual University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Conference, Belfast, UK – Online 10 September 2020
  • “Governance and Complex Networks in Times of Turbulence and Digital Transformation” – International Conference on Governing Complexity. The Public Organisations’ Shift in Digital Transformation Time, Kristiansand, Norway – Online 8 September 2020  
  • "Compliance of Multijurisdictional Financial Institutions: An Accepted Fiction" –Georgian National University SEU Conference on Contemporary Challenges to Economic and Business, Tbilisi, Georgia – Online 16 May 2020
  • “Integrating power of environment conscious energy: re-thinking the EU global position”, Energy and environmental policies – their interdependence in European integration and in creating sustainability, Roskilde University, Denmark 3 – 4 October 2019
  • “Regulating the Unknown. How to Address the Algorithmic Society”, Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK  3-5 September 2019  
  • “Recent development in the EU company law and cross-border corporate mobility”, Court Administration of Latvia in cooperation with European Law Academy, Riga, Latvia 2 September 2019
  • “Ecology - a Unifying Idea for the Next European Century”, Academic Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES) Conference, What for the Next European Century?, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK 8 – 9 July 2019 
  • “General corporate governance issues as they are seen from the European perspective”, Open research seminar, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 June 2019 
  • “Rien ne va plus? Les manques de participation dans le dialogue politique – les menaces pour la paix sociale" - Quel avenir pour la démocratie participative européenne? – École de droit de la Sorbonne, Université Paris 1 Panthéon, France 23 - 24 May 2019
  • "Fines on Financial Institutions – The Endless Race. Do Regulators Really Want to Fix the Flaws?” - Enforcement Challenges in Multi-level Regulatory Systems: Mapping the Landscapes, Max Planck Institute, University of Luxemburg 21-22 May 2019
  • „Unlimited liability companies. Contemporary challenges of the international corporations” - V conferenza italiano-polacca del ciclo “Civitas et Lex” – Vecchi e nuovi dilemmi etici, pedagogici e giuridico-amministrative nel funzionamento delle istituzioni pubbliche - Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski, Ełk, Poland 17 maja 2019
  • “Internal Corporate Norms as a Tool for Countering Bioethical Wrongdoings” – Bioethical Problems in Law, Medicine and Economy, Lazarski University, Warsaw 15 May 2019
  • "Quasi-Legislative Measures of International Corporations" Social and Legal Studies Association Annual Conference – Exploring Legal Borderlands, University of Leeds, UK 3-4 April 2019
  • "Legal and Regulatory Compliance of Financial Institutions within Multijurisdictional Environment: An Accepted Fiction" – Social and Legal Studies Association Annual Conference - Banking and Finance, University of Leeds, UK 3-4 April 2019
  • "From Equal Opportunities to Support and Promotion – Reflections on Potential of Women’s Engagement. International Corporates Takeaways to Informal Economy" - The potential role of Marketing in integrating the informal sector into Morocco’s sustainable development process: the case of the gender issue”. Marrakesh Cadi Ayyad University, Marocco 19-22 February 2019
  • “Best and Worst Practices of International Corporates Behaviours – Legal and Ethical Considerations on Liberty Borderlines”, Bari 14 February 2019
  • “Internal Compliance Programs and the Sanctions of Competition Protection Authorities”, Warsaw 8 January 2019
  • “Corporate Wrongdoings – Whose Responsibility. Remarks from the Legal Perspective” Plenary Conference L’impresa sostenibile alla prova del dialogo. Dialoghi Europaei – Sulla convergenza nei valori, principi, regole e pratiche del dritto dell’economia e dell’impresa, Taranto, Italy 13-14 December 2018
  • “Abdicazione dello stato o il suo rinascimento. Considerazioni sull'attualità del postmodernismo nel centenario della ripresa dell'indipendenza” (Eng. “Abdication of the State or its Reborning. Considerations on Actuality of Postmodernism in Centenary of Regaining of Independence”), Conference Persona e potere nell’età postmoderna: regole etiche, giuridiche e pedagogiche, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy 8 November 2018 
  • “What changes in global corporate governance culture?” Annual Conference on European Company Law and Corporate Governance, Europäische Rechts Akademie, Trier, Germany 18-19 October 2018
  • “How Regulation (EU) 848/2015 (applicable since June 2017) will affect EU company law”
    “Uniform EU conflict of law rules for companies”
    “Digital tools and processes in EU company law” Conference on Developments in EU Company Law and Corporate Governance, Riga, Latvia 28 June 2018

Ongoing University Lecturing Topics:

  • Global Corporate Relations
  • Cross-Border Transacting – Complexities and Transparency Challenges
  • Risks Management in International Financial Institutions
  • Compliance Norms in International Corporations 
  • Global Markets Operations – Matrix Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Contract Law and Regulations
  • Corporate Law

Subjects Lectured at Foreign Universities:

  • „Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance of Global Corporations - ESG Block"
    “Corporate Social Responsibility of Global Businesses - CSR Block"
    „Ethical Aspects of Sustainable Development Goals - SDG Block"
    „International Regulatory and Compliance Risks - Risk Block", University of Lyon2, 16-19 November 2022
  • “General Implications of Fintech for Compliance”, Financial Law and New Technologies Utrecht University Summer School Program, The Netherlands 27-31 July 2020 and 19-23 July 2021  
  • "Normes internes de gouvernance d'entreprise et de gestion des risques juridiques"
    "Aspects juridiques des opérations financières sur les marchés mondiaux"
    "Accords de financement internationaux", Université de Lyon2, France 9-13 December 2019
  • „Polish legal system at the times of constitutional dispute”, Salzburg University, Austria, 6-8 November 2019
  • “Corporate Law: Directors' Duties and the Best Interest of the Corporations”
    “Corporate Governance: Accountability, Disclosure and Sustainability: The Global Challenges in the Application of these Principles of Corporate Governance”
    “Global Financial Corporations”, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 23-29 June 2019
  • “Legal Aspects of Financial Operations on the Global Markets - International Loan Agreements”
    “Internal Corporate Governance and Legal Risks Management Norms”, University of West London, United Kingdom 8-12 October 2018  
  • “Legal Risks Management in International Financial Institutions”
    “Compliance Norms in Corporations”
    “Legal Aspects of Financial Operations on the Global Markets” University of Turku, Finland 10-14 September 2018