Monika Murawska

Monika Murawska

Senior Associate

Monika mainly focuses on contentious work for financial institutions and advises leading banks on complex financial disputes, as well as on consumer litigation related to financial products. 
She also has vast experience in advising financial creditors on the recovery of claims, including foreign banks participating in insolvency proceedings involving Polish companies.


Representative matters

Polish banks in several lender liability disputes, eg a landmark case in which a borrower sought to challenge the takeover of shares of a listed company under a registered pledge agreement.

A major Polish bank in several export credit insurance related disputes regarding different projects in South-East Asia, Russia and Central Europe with the amounts at stake exceeding EUR75m.

A leasing company in a multi-layered commercial litigation covering brokerage commission issues, the ex-director’s liability and the termination of crucial cooperation contracts.

A state-owned investor in high-profile construction litigations and providing on-going claim management advice regarding potentially contentious warranty claims and payment retention.

An insurance company in class action proceedings where 150+ consumers argued that their unit-linked life insurance agreements were invalid.

Pro bono

Supporting various pro-bono and DE&I initiatives.

Published Work

  • Monika Murawska, Bartosz Merczy?ski, 2015, “Including collateral-secured credit receivable in a restructuring agreement without bank’s consent - considerations in the context of the Restructuring Law Draft”, Banking Law Monitor, No 05(54)
  • Monika Murawska, Bartosz Merczy?ski, 2015, “The consequences of initiating restructuring proceedings for legal and enforcement proceedings”, Banking Law Monitor, No. 12(61), December 2015



Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-Law, 2014 (Attorney-at-law)


MA, Faculty of Law, University of Bialystok, 2010
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.