A senior associate in our Hong Kong office, Anna Tevini leads our Asia Investigations & Compliance team on the ground in Asia in close cooperation with practice head Brian Burke in New York/Shanghai. Anna advises multinational companies with respect to a broad range of regulatory and disputes matters with an Asia nexus, with a special focus on anti-corruption/compliance concerns under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as anti-money laundering, fraud, and U.S. sanctions issues. Anna’s FCPA experience goes back a decade to when she was part of the firm’s Frankfurt team representing Nokia and Nokia Siemens in connection with the global Siemens corruption scandal. While her current investigations and compliance work focuses on Asia, and in particular Greater China, Anna also has conducted internal investigations in several countries in Europe and the Middle East.
In addition to her regulatory work, Anna has extensive experience representing private companies, State-owned entities, and States in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under most leading arbitration rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. She has acted as arbitrator, and has advised on issues of international trade law with a particular focus on free trade agreements in East Asia. Anna has also served on the faculty of the Shearman team conducting trial advocacy trainings for the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Anna first lived in Asia when she studied Mandarin Chinese in Beijing in the late 1990s on a Chinese government scholarship awarded to her for winning the first Germany-wide high school student competition for Mandarin. Ever since, she has been deeply involved in China matters, both as a legal practitioner in Frankfurt, New York, and Greater China, as well as a Ph.D. researcher in Germany, China, Italy, and Singapore. Anna is dually-qualified as an attorney in New York and Germany and, in addition to English, speaks German, Italian, French, and Mandarin.
Dr. iur., summa cum laude, law faculty prize for best Ph.D. thesis
German law degree (J.D. equivalent), with the highest distinction
Political science and international law studies (one year EU Erasmus exchange program)
Mandarin Chinese studies (one year intensive language program)