Anna is a Partner in the Business Crime team at Peters & Peters where she advises individuals and corporate clients on all aspects of financial crime and sanctions risk, compliance and enforcement.
She is recommended as a Global Elite Thought Leader on International Sanctions in Who’s Who Legal (Trade & Customs 2020). Anna is also ranked in Chambers and Partners UK 2021 for her work on Proceeds of Crime and Asset Forfeiture, noting her ‘burgeoning reputation in the POCA space’ as ‘a well-known expert on anti-money laundering’. She advises on compliance with anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing obligations as well as on money laundering prosecutions and the exercise of asset recovery powers in connection with UK and overseas investigations, including account freezing and forfeiture orders. She has represented suspects and witnesses in a number of high-profile Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigations, prosecutions and civil recovery settlements including, during her time as a Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, the first ever Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) in the UK. In Legal 500 2021, Anna is described as “an experienced counsellor in high-stakes matters” (Fraud: white-collar crime).
Anna is recognised as a ‘Future Leader – Partners’ in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations, 2020 and forthcoming 2021 edition. She is experienced in cross-border investigations, including challenges to Interpol red notices and diffusions. She is an expert in EU criminal justice cooperation, including mutual legal assistance and extradition. She has been a member of the Law Society’s EU Committee since 2011 and has during that period given oral and written evidence on the Law Society’s behalf on EU criminal law matters to a number of Parliamentary select committees.
Anna holds a doctorate in anti-money laundering regulation, and taught public law and human rights law at the University of Westminster before going into private practice. She sits as Consultation Secretary on the committee of the Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA) and is consultant adviser to Thomson Reuters Practical Law, as a member of the Consultation Board for Business Crime & Investigations. She regularly publishes and speaks on a variety of topics relating to financial crime and sanctions, in the UK and abroad.