Anna is a Director of Studies, Special Supervisor and Tutor in Law at Newnham College, Cambridge and a Doctoral Researcher in Law at Trinity College, Cambridge. She researches in the fields of corporate governance, comparative company law, labour law, law and economics, law and technology, socially reponsible investing and takeover regulation. Her doctoral research focuses on the study of shareholder activism, with a particular emphasis on activist board representation. She teaches on the Corporate Governance LLM course at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law. She is also a Teaching Fellow at University College London, teaching the LLM course on Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions.
Her recent publications include: 'The New Hedge Fund Activism: Activist Directors and the Market for Corporate Quasi-Control' 19(1) Journal of Corporate Law Studies 1 (2019), 'Goldilocks (Control) and the Three Bears: Panel on Takeovers and Mergers v King', forthcoming in the European Business Organization Law Review, 'A COVID-19 Index Fund—The New Fearless Girl?', Oxford Business Law Blog and 'Mapping Judicial Reactions to Shareholder Activism in the UK' 79(1) Cambridge Law Journal 21 (2020).
Anna read for an LLB degree in Law with Accounting & Finance at the University of Aberdeen. She then completed the LLM at Harvard Law School and the BCL (with Distinction) at Balliol College, Oxford. She also earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. She is qualified as an Attorney in New York, as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and a Solicitor and Notary Public in Scotland. Following qualification, she worked for a number of years as a senior associate in cross-border mergers and acquisitions at the US law firm Skadden and in senior management and senior legal roles at a global FTSE 100 company. She also serves as a Director and Secretary of the Harvard Law School Association of the United Kingdom.