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 “a well-known expert on anti-money laundering” and is also recommended for her specialist knowledge of economic sanctions. She is described as an "excellent lawyer", "who understands sanctions and POCA very well".
Anna is ranked as a ‘Global Elite Thought Leader’ by Who’s Who Legal for her work on International Sanctions (2021 and 2022 editions), describing her as “a brilliant attorney” who is recognised as “one of the best for complex sanctions issues and related litigation”. She is also recommended by Who’s Who Legal for her work in Business Crime Defence (2021 edition), and Investigations (2022 edition).
Anna is recommended by Legal 500 (2023) as knowledgeable about economic sanctions and export control, and for her work on Regulatory Investigations, being a go-to for Serious Fraud Office investigations and prosecutions, fraud and money laundering allegation, as well as General Crime, as extremely pragmatic, as a leading expert in proceeds of crime legislation. One client said: “Anna Bradshaw has an amazing ability to break down the most mind-boggling regulations into manageable concepts and to develop strategies to address such regulatory risks. Anna’s composed manner and strategic outlook help find long term and future-proof solutions.”
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.
Anna co-edits The Guide to Sanctions, published by the Global Investigations Review (currently in its third edition) and co-wrote the chapter 'Representing Designated Persons: A UK Lawyer’s Perspective' with Alistair Jones. 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
- Bank Account Freezing
- Bribery & Corruption
- Criminal Fraud
- Criminal Restraint & Confiscation
- Criminal Cartels
- Employee Fraud
- Business Ethics, Human Rights & Product/Service Risk
- Money Laundering
- Sanctions & Export Controls
- Tax Prosecutions
- General Crime
- Mutual Legal Assistance
- INTERPOL Red Notices
- Internal Investigations
- Dawn Raids
- Account Freezing & Forfeiture & Cash Detention
- Cybercrime & Data Theft
- Unexplained Wealth Orders