Extremely thorough, diligent and a highly effective advocate.

Anna advises on all aspects of company law including:

  • Shareholder disputes / shareholders’ rights
  • Company meetings and resolutions
  • Corporate governance and directors’ duties
  • Capital markets
  • Drafting of and advice on shareholders’ agreements and articles of association
  • Reductions of capital and buy-backs
  • Applications relating to information on the register at Companies House (removal of information, rectification of information, late registration of charges)
  • Application for company restoration to the register
  • Claims for rectification of the register of members
Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Winding-up (incl. applications to set aside statutory demands, for injunctions to restrain advertisement, validation orders, rescission of a winding-up order)
  • Administration
  • Conflicts of laws / Disputes as to jurisdiction (incl. advice on issues arising out of the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 and the EU Insolvency Regulation)
  • Reversal of transactions in insolvency (transactions at an undervalue, preference etc.)
  • Restructurings, CVAs, creditor schemes

Significant cases include:

Re T & N Asbestos Trustee Company Ltd [2016] EWHC 2594 (Ch): Application by a trustee for directions (with Peter Arden QC)

Re Sanko Steamship Co Ltd [2015] EWHC 1031 (Ch): Application for the remission of funds to the debtor company in Japan under the Cross-Border Insolvency Regulations 2006 (with Edward Davies QC)

Re Commonwealth Institute (Setchim v Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs) [2014] W.T.L.R. 1621: Application by the liquidators for directions in relation to (amongst other matters) a potential claim against the Government estimated to be worth in excess of £18m (with Peter Arden QC and Tim Akkouh)


Litigation & Arbitration

Anna is regularly instructed on corporate and commercial disputes, including:

  • Shareholder disputes (incl. unfair prejudice petitions, derivative claims, joint venture disputes and personal claims)
  • Claims by a company against its former directors / breach of directors’ duties
  • Directors’ disqualification
  • Claims arising out of unlawful distributions
  • Breach of warranty claims in particular in relation to share sale agreements
  • Civil fraud and asset recovery
  • Disputes as to jurisdiction and service
  • Applications for freezing and proprietary injunctions (and other interim remedies)

Significant cases include:

Instructed as a junior (together with Stephen Smith QC/Tim Akkouh) in connection with various interim applications in JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank v Pugachev, a case involving civil fraud and insolvency claims against Sergei Pugachev arising out of the collapse of Mezhprombank in Russia (incl. applications concerning a search order, the lifting of confidentiality clubs and implied/express undertakings given in connection with a worldwide freezing injunction, the enforcement of a default judgment)

JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank v Pugachev [2016] EWHC 258 (Ch) and [2016] EWHC 192 (Ch) (with Stephen Smith QC and Ben Griffiths) instructed as junior counsel in committal proceedings which resulted in a two-year prison sentence against Sergei Pugachev

Memberships & Publications

Chancery Bar Association


British-German Jurists’ Association

Education & Awards 

2006 – 2009 BA (Hons) in Law, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

James William Squire Scholarship (Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge)

Avory Scholarship (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge)

2009 – 2010 LLM (Distinction), University College London

2010 – 2011 BPTC (Very Competent), Kaplan Law School

The Bacon Award (Gray’s Inn)

Avory Studentship (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge)

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