Dr. Anna Bradshaw (née Odby)
Anna advises individuals and corporates on all aspects of financial crime and economic sanctions risk, compliance and enforcement.
Anna is ranked in Chambers and Partners UK (2022) as an "excellent lawyer". She is also described as "a terrific lawyer who understands sanctions and POCA very well". The Global Investigations Review and Who’s Who Legal identifies her as among the world’s leading lawyers in Business Crime Defence (forthcoming 2021 edition), and as a “Future Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations (2020 and 2021 editions).
Anna is also recognised by Legal 500 (2022) as extremely pragmatic. One client said, "I can't recommend her highly enough, as her knowledge is excellent and her approach to client care is just what you want". She is recommended as a “Global Elite Thought Leader” on International Sanctions in Who’s Who Legal (Trade & Customs 2020), describing her as “highly knowledgeable in the area” with "a real depth of expertise".
Anna is an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), assisting the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS) with their research on US, EU and UK sanctions. She has been a member of the Law Society’s EU Committee since 2011 and has given evidence in Parliament on EU criminal law and criminal justice cooperation matters.
She is Consultation Secretary to the Fraud Lawyers' Association (FLA) and consultant adviser to Thomson Reuters Practical Law as a member of the Consultation Board for Business Crime & Investigations. She holds a doctorate in anti-money laundering regulation.
Representing designated business people in annulment proceedings in the EU General Court and related sanctions challenges.
Advising international FinTech companies on internal and external investigations into suspected financial and trade sanctions breaches and related money laundering offences.
Advising public figures on the exercise of data subject rights under data protection law.
Acting for corporate entities and high net worth individuals challenging bank account freezes and closures.
Advising witnesses in SFO investigations into alleged overseas bribery and corruption and money laundering by multinational corporations and challenging related mutual legal. assistance requests
- Criminal Restraint & Confiscation
- Cybercrime & Data Theft
- Employee Fraud
- Business Ethics, Human Rights and Product/Service Risk
- Money Laundering
- Sanctions & Export Controls
- Tax Prosecutions
- General Crime
- Mutual Legal Assistance
- INTERPOL Red Notices
- Internal Investigations
- Dawn Raids
- Unexplained Wealth Orders
- Criminal Fraud
- Criminal Cartels
- Bank Account Freezing
- Account Freezing and Forfeiture and Cash Detention
- Bribery & Corruption