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Monika Zejden-Erdmann, Principal Associate

Monika Zejden-Erdmann

Principal Associate


English – fluent; Polish - fluent

Practice areas

  • Aerospace, defence and security
  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial and IT
  • Competition, EU and Trade
  • Coronavirus
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Industrials
  • Inquiries and investigations
  • International trade
  • Public procurement
  • Sanctions
  • State aid

Practice notes

Monika is a Principal Associate in Eversheds Sutherland's Competition, EU and Trade practice group.

Monika 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, rules of origin, contractual issues, 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 with voluntary disclosures in respect of trade control violations, which have resulted in no further action being taken by authorities.

Monika was recently seconded for 2 years to a global energy business, where she provided day-to-day advice on compliance with EU and US sanctions.

Monika’s practice also encompasses EU and UK regulatory issues, as well as State aid. She has also been advising clients on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their cross-border activities.

Examples of her recent experience include advising:

  • 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;
  • a global supplier of alcoholic beverages on import classification and the impact of newly imposed EU countermeasures relating to US imports on their EU operations;
  • 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 multinational retailer on post-Brexit trading requirements, including customs clearance, regulatory issues, and legal establishment; and
  • a global utility company on engaging with customs agents, acting as the declarant, rules of origin, and making import declarations.


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.