Anna leads the fintech and financial services practice at Addleshaw Goddard Dubai; servicing clients in the UAE, Saudi, Qatar and Oman. Her work is divided between government and non-government mandates. On the government side, she works with ministries and regulators to design frameworks from scratch, establish new regulators, and draft implementing regulations. On the non-government side, her clients range from start-ups to established financial institutions looking to enter the GCC market or expand their operations within it. Her team also offer licencing services to clients operating in the financial regulatory space.

  • Leading the development of Qatar Financial Centre's digital asset framework from the design phase to drafting the implementing regulations.
  • Assisting with the establishment of the Virtual Asset Regulatory Authority which governs the use of virtual assets in the Emirate of Dubai.
  • Establishing and licencing Rapyd – Israel's largest payment provider – in the DIFC in Dubai.
  • Supporting Tabby – the region's largest buy-now-pay-later company – on its significant expansion in the GCC. We provided both legal advice and licencing services.
  • Successfully obtaining UAE Central Bank licencing for the new fintech arm of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (Du).
  • University of Southampton and Hong Kong University – Law with International Legal Studies LLB 2011
  • University of Law – International Legal Practice LLM 2015
  • English – native
  • French – excellent command
  • German – good command
  • Mandarin – good command
  • Arabic – good command