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Anita Phillips

Foreign Legal Consultant (England & Wales), Hong Kong

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

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Experience

Anita trained with the firm, has worked in the London, Paris and Hong Kong offices and has over 15 years' experience in all forms of contentious work, including arbitration, litigation and mediation, and corruption-related matters. Anita is ranked as one of Hong Kong's leading mediation specialists. 

Anita has worked in the London, Paris and Hong Kong offices and has over 16 years' experience in all forms of contentious work, including arbitration, litigation and mediation, and corruption-related matters. Anita is ranked as one of Hong Kong's leading mediation specialists. 

Anita specialises in thought leadership initiatives, speaks at a wide number of external events and publishes widely on dispute resolution topics. She has been central to the firm's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) research initiatives including The Inside Track 2007 and the Global Pound Conference 2016-18. She also led the firm's client research on mediation in Hong Kong, which was shortlisted for an FT Innovative Lawyer Award and devised the firm's ADR in Asia Pacific guide series. Previously published work includes Kendall, Freedman and Farrell on Expert Determination by Sweet & Maxwell (shortlisted for CEDR's best publication award). Anita also advises clients on the Belt and Road Initiative and assists the ICC Court's Belt and Road Commission.

Anita supports the firm's global corporate crime and investigations practice and publishes regularly for Global Investigation Review, Practical Law, Lexology and Getting the Deal Through on anti-bribery and financial crime.   

Anita is co-chair of Women in Law Hong Kong (WILHK), a 1,300 member society to support women at all levels of Hong Kong's legal industry. 

Background

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.