Anna James is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department.
Ms. James has a broad practice within complex commercial litigation, focusing particularly on multijurisdictional commercial litigation, banking, and civil fraud.
Ms. James is a Solicitor Advocate in the Higher Courts of England and Wales and has represented a broad range of clients, including international corporates, financial institutions, public bodies, and charities.
In 2013, Ms. James was awarded the Wig & Pen Prize by the City of London Law Society in recognition of her commitment to pro bono work.
Ms. James’ experience includes advising:
- Samba Financial Group in relation to an approximately US$450 million claim brought in the English High Court by liquidators of a Cayman Islands company arising from the Al-Sanea/Al-Gosaibi dispute
- A major international bank in relation to a major fraud alleged to have been committed against one of its group companies
- An investment fund in relation to claims of civil fraud, involving complex accounting issues
- Bondholders in relation to litigation concerning financial instruments
Commercial Corporate Litigation
- A major airline in civil claims in the English High Court for damages arising out of the Commission’s infringement decision imposing €799 million on air cargo carriers for a global price fixing cartel on fuel surcharges
- A global entertainment company and integrated merchant bank in relation to a claim concerning former employees and alleged proprietary information
- An oil company consortia in a dispute over rights arising from production sharing agreements in West Africa*
- An oil company consortia following allegations of bribery and corruption by a whistleblower*
- A large multinational corporation in a long-running shareholder dispute*
- A leading bank in respect of high-profile disputes arising out of the sale of a football club*
Restructuring and Insolvency
- A major energy supplier in connection with a scheme of arrangement
Charities and public bodies
- Organizations on their obligations under the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights
- Save the Children in relation to various matters
- Women, Business and the Law 2020 and 2021 report, published by the World Bank
- Centrepoint in a contractual dispute (resulting in settlement)
- A public body in relation to its obligations under the Equality Act 2010 following a high-profile threatened judicial review*
- The Office of the Children’s Commissioner in an intervention before the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) concerning prosecution of child victims of human trafficking*
- A recognized victim of domestic servitude in enforcement action against the abuser*
- An African state in relation to torture claims by its citizens against a former colonial power; helped secure victories in the English High Court resulting in settlement*
*Matter handled prior to joining Latham