Pawel Bartosiewicz

Pawel Bartosiewicz


Pawel has extensive experience in negotiating and implementing tailor-made restructuring agreements, court-based workouts and distressed M&A transactions.

Pawel also represents financial institutions, private equity funds and trade creditors in bankruptcy, restructuring proceedings and insolvency litigation. He often serves as Head of the Creditors’ Council, which is a body influencing how Polish insolvency proceedings are conducted. His practice involves identifying, counteracting and challenging fraudulent transactions. He has particular expertise in court-based and out-of-court enforcement of security interest (eg registered pledges).

Published Work

  • Pawel Bartosiewicz (2023) Polish Chapter in “European Cross Border Insolvency”, Sweet & Maxwell
  • Pawel Bartosiewicz (2018) “Lender liability for improper acceleration of the credit facilities”, Wolters Kluwer
  • Regular contributor to the Polish Journal of Banking Law (Monitor Prawa Bankowego), having published over 20 articles


  • Rising Star in the Restructuring and Insolvency, IFLR Rising Stars Expert Guide, 2022
  • Rising Star, 'Lawyers under 35' by Leaders of Tomorrow (top 5), Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, 2018
  • Distinction from the Head of the Polish Financial Services Authority for his doctoral thesis on lender liability, 2017



Warsaw Bar Association of Attorneys-at-law (Attorney-at-law)


PhD, Banking law, Leon Koźmiński Academy, 2016

MA, Faculty of Law and Administration, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, 2011 


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.