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Anita Phillips

Foreign Legal Consultant (England & Wales), Hong Kong

Anita is a professional support consultantĀ in dispute resolution, based in our Hong Kong office.



She trained with the firm, has worked in the London, Paris and Hong Kong offices andĀ has over 13 years' experience in all forms of contentious work, including arbitration, litigation and mediation, and corruption-related matters.

Anita specialises in thought leadership initiatives, and has been a core member of the firm's disputes practice since 2003. She has been central to the firm's major ADR research initiatives including The Inside Track 2007 and the Global Pound Conference 2017. In 2015, she led the Hong Kong office's client research on mediation in Hong Kong, which was shortlisted for an FT Innovative Lawyer Award. Anita devised and edits the firm's ADR in Asia Pacific guide series and has led on various other texts including the 4th edition of Kendall, Freedman and Farrell on Expert Determination by Sweet & Maxwell (shortlisted for CEDR's best publication award 2008). Anita also supports the firm's global corporate crime and investigations practice from Hong Kong. Notable work includes the Guide to Anti-bribery Regulation in Asia Pacific and the Global Anti-corruption Report, covering corruption risks and perceptions in close to 100 countries.

Anita is a member of the Global Pound Conference Central Organising Group and led the organisation of the Hong Kong event on 23 February 2017. Anita has advised the Local Organising Committees in Singapore, New York, Sydney, Dubai, Bangkok and London. Anita is also a member of the Global Pound Conference's editorial committee.


Anita graduated with first class honours in Law with European Law from the University of Nottingham and a distinction in Legal Practice from the College of Law in London.