Expertise

Prior to joining Stewarts, Anna has gained extensive legal and commercial experience in private practice firms (e.g. Herbert Smith Freehills and Eversheds) and in-house (e.g. at Renaissance Capital, Vienna Insurance Group, and OMV).

 

Accreditations and Memberships

  • Junior Lawyers Division
  • The Law Society

Experience

Anna has acted in several high-profile, high-value, and complex cases, including 32 challenges to arbitral awards; a multi-party commercial dispute involving freezing injunctions, allegations of fraud, and satellite litigation; and a claim brought in the Cayman Islands involving UN sanctions, letters of request, Libyan law, and a receivership application.

In Commercial Litigation and Competition Litigation, Anna has:

  • Assisted in a complex high-value multi-party commercial dispute stemming from a breach of an oral agreement that involved numerous applications, freezing injunctions, allegations of fraud as well as satellite litigation
  • Supported a team seeking recovery from Standard & Poor’s and Royal Bank of Scotland for losses caused by AAA-rated complex financial products, rated by S&P and sold by RBS, which was brought by German, Swiss and Austrian banking, insurance and pension fund clients (a UK first)
  • Assisted in a multibillion pound claim brought on behalf of 13 UK retailers against Visa and MasterCard regarding interchange fees
  • Assisted in a contractual dispute against the Bank of Scotland relating to a swap agreement
  • Assisted a team acting for the administrator of a foreign bank in a €500m claim against an investment bank for breach of fiduciary duty arising out of market manipulation in respect of complex credit linked note transactions

In Personal Injury, Anna has:

  • Worked on high-value brain and spinal cord injury cases
  • Attended numerous client meetings
  • Interviewed several witnesses and worked on their witness statements
  • Attended joint settlement meetings and conferences with counsel and experts
  • Drafted various sets of instructions to experts
  • Attended court

Publications

During university, Anna wrote articles for Queen Mary University’s legal journal and its cultural magazine. More recently, she worked on translating a book about Carinthia’s contemporary history.

Anna also holds internal talks about important legal and commercial developments.

Career

Anna joined Stewarts’ Commercial Litigation team as a paralegal in January 2016 before starting her training contract in September the same year. She qualified in September 2018.

Prior to this, Anna completed her degree in English and European Law at Queen Mary University London and Università di Bologna in 2014 then achieved a distinction at BPP Law School in 2015.

Personal

Anna is passionate about travelling, food and all aspects of culture. She studied classical ballroom dancing up to the gold level and is enrolled in the Austrian Wine Academy and the Austrian Club London.