Anna specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration. Her practice covers all areas of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on insurance, reinsurance, shipping, sale of goods and general commercial disputes. However, Anna also has experience in a wide range of other areas, including: agency, construction, professional negligence, conflicts of laws, jurisdiction, road transport and energy. Anna undertakes a broad range of advocacy and advisory work, both on her own and as a junior and has extensive experience of both court and arbitration, including ICC and LCIA arbitration. Anna is happy to accept instructions on matters which fall outside the areas of expertise listed above, provided she feels that her skills and experience are suitable for the case. If you are interested in instructing her on any particular matter, please contact our clerks to discuss the requirements of the case and Anna’s availability.
Energy represents a growing area of Anna’s work. Anna has been instructed as junior counsel by a Middle East Government in two ICC arbitrations concerning oil exploration and production rights.
Anna has recently conducted an appeal before the Privy Council concerning aspects of Bahamian company law, led by Stephen Hofmeyr QC. Anna has also recently appeared in the first decision of the English Court to address the impact of President Trump’s re-imposition of sanctions against Iran.
Much of Anna’s work over the last few years has involved insurance and reinsurance, both in a commercial and consumer context. She regularly advises on aspects of coverage and validity in connection with a variety of policies, including D&O, management liability and trade credit.
Many of the cases in which Anna is instructed are determined in international arbitration. In 2015, Anna was involved in a major ICC arbitration relating to the supply of steel for use in a subsea pipeline. Anna is currently instructed in a number of LCIA arbitrations in the insurance field.
An LCIA arbitration involving a claim on a trade credit insurance policy, led by Siobán Healy QC.
An LCIA arbitration involving US sanctions in relation to Ukraine, led by Jawdat Khurshid QC
A €130m ICC arbitration arising out of the supply of steel for use in a subsea pipeline, led by Stephen Hofmeyr QC.
A US$50m ICC arbitration concerning oil exploration and production rights in which Anna acted for a Middle East Government, led by Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC.
Anna has extensive experience of all kinds of dry shipping disputes including those under charterparties, bills of lading, FOB and CIF contracts. She has been instructed in cases involving dangerous cargoes, negligent stowage, unseaworthiness, demurrage, delivery and redelivery obligations, cancellation clauses, withdrawal and anti-technicality clauses, speed and consumption claims, bunker disputes and unsafe ports. Anna has also advised and settled statements of case in salvage disputes.
‘Her written work is excellent – very clear and considered. She never misses a deadline.’ Legal 500 2021
Privy Council clarifies the nature and scope of the oppression remedy
Flying success for 7KBW team in Aircraft Purchase Fleet Limited v Compagnia Aerea Italiana SPA  EWHC 3315 (Comm)
US sanctions do not relieve insurers of their obligation to pay
“Aconcagua” Compania Sud Americana De Vapores S.A. -v- Sinochem Tianjin Import and Expert Corp.
“Rays” Canmer International Inc -v- UK Mutual Steamship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Ltd
University College, Oxford: BA Jurisprudence (1999); College of Law, London: Bar Vocational Course (2001).
During her time at Oxford, Anna was awarded an Exhibition Scholarship and the Alan Urbach Memorial Prize for Jurisprudence. Anna was also made a Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Entrance Scholar and a Lincoln’s Inn Sunley Scholar in 2000.