Solicitor-advocate, Anna Gilbert, is a dispute resolution lawyer with a focus on complex high-value financial litigation and arbitration.
Anna's practice focuses on high value disputes involving fraud, economic torts, breaches of trust and misuse of confidential information, often involving complex and opaque financial structures. Many of Anna’s engagements involve domestic and cross-border insolvency and she represents creditors, debtors and appointed insolvency practitioners in an insolvency context.
Given the multi-jurisdictional nature of her engagements, Anna has extensive experience in formulating offensive and defensive global litigation strategies, alongside the conduct of litigation before the English courts. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has represented large institutional clients, funds and investors in arbitrations before the ICC, LCIA and on an ad hoc basis.
Prior to joining Hausfeld, Anna practiced at Kobre & Kim (UK) LLP for some ten years, where she obtained a wealth of experience of cross-border litigation and arbitration. During this time, Anna was based in London and the Cayman Islands where she represented funds, trust beneficiaries and high-net-worth individuals in disputes involving complex fraud, trusts and insolvency issues. She also gained litigation experience whilst practising in Charles Russell Speechlys’ litigation department.
As a member of the acquisitions and property finance team at Herbert Smith LLP, she engaged in large national and international finance transactions.
Anna acts for a varied client base consisting of ultra-high-net-worth individuals, private and institutional investors and large corporations, both on the claimant and the defendant side.
Bachelor of Laws, Griffith University, Queensland
Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University, Queensland
Graduate Diploma, Legal Practice, Skills and Ethics, Griffith University, Queensland
Postgraduate Diploma, International Commercial Arbitration, Queen Mary University, London
Member - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Higher Rights of Audience, England and Wales, 2016
Solicitor, England and Wales, 2007
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 2005 (non practising)
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Legal 500 UK
'Key Lawyer', Anna has 'one of the sharpest legal minds'. - Commercial Litigation: Premium, 2024
‘Anna Gilbert brings her A game every time, regardless of the legal matter at hand. She has one of the sharpest legal minds and results-focused determination I’ve come across in a litigator.’ - Commercial Litigation: Premium, 2024
'Hard working and pragmatic.’ - Commercial Litigation: Premium, 2024
Ranked as a 'key lawyer, Anna Gilbert is a superb litigator. She has excellent instincts seeing both the bigger picture and not missing important details.' - Commercial Litigation: Premium, 2023
"Anna Gilbert is careful and thoughtful lawyer but knows how and when to be ‘punchy’." - Commercial Litigation: Premium, 2022
Who's Who Legal
In 2023, Anna was highlighted as a 'Future Leader' in Commercial Litigation.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
Legal 500 UK, 2024
‘Anna Gilbert brings her A game every time, regardless of the legal matter at hand. She has one of the sharpest legal minds and results-focused determination I’ve come across in a litigator.’
Director, Asset Management Firm
I just wanted to thank you for all your help: a perfect combination of technical skill, tactical thinking, and humour. You can imagine we have worked with a lot of lawyers; if only they all operated the way that you do.
Legal 500, 2023
Anna Gilbert is a superb litigator. She has excellent instincts seeing both the bigger picture and not missing important details.
Legal 500 UK, 2022
Anna Gilbert is careful and thoughtful lawyer but knows how and when to be ‘punchy’.