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Monika Zejden-Erdmann, Senior Associate

Monika Zejden-Erdmann

Senior Associate


English – fluent; Polish - fluent

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Inquiries and investigations
  • International trade
  • Public procurement

Practice notes

Monika is a Senior Associate in our Competition, EU and Trade practice group.

She handles a broad range of international trade law matters, including all aspects of EU/UK and U.S. export control and sanctions laws, WTO rules, anti-dumping, import tariffs, product classification, countervailing duty and safeguard measures, rules of origin, contractual rights and obligations, and trade-related due diligence in the context of M&A transactions.

A number of the group’s clients see Monika as the first port of call, particularly for export control and sanctions advice. She has significant experience on assisting clients in making voluntary disclosures in respect of trade control violations, which have resulted in no further action being taken against the respective company or individual. Monika is recommended in the Legal 500 for advice on “Trade, WTO, anti-dumping, and customs”.

Monika has been on secondment to a global energy business for the last 12 months, where she has been advising on trade control issues.

Monika has also provided advice to businesses on the potential impact of Brexit on their operations, including the potential introduction of customs formalities and trading under the WTO rules.

Examples of her recent experience include advising:

  • a manufacturer of strategic goods in the aerospace and defence sector on the US and EU export control classification of a range of products being (re)exported globally;
  • a global supplier of alcoholic beverages in relation to import classification and the impact of newly imposed EU countermeasures relating to US imports on their EU operations; and
  • a FTSE 100 company in respect of potential breaches of EU/UK sanctions and dual-use legislation culminating in a voluntary disclosure to HMRC where ultimately no further action was taken.



Winners of the Global Competition Review award for behavioural matter of the year (Europe). This was for the creative, strategic and innovative work carried out in a non-merger matter before an enforcer in Europe.