Anna Schmitt

Associate, London

Fluent in her native German, and in Russian, Anna has a particular interest in asset tracing and source of wealth investigations. Currently pursuing an MSc in Forensic Accounting, Anna holds a Masters in Politics, Security and Integration from SSEES, University College London. With a background in business intelligence and investigations, Anna is skilled in advanced open source research techniques and investigative methods and helps clients mitigate risks to their privacy and reputation, possessing considerable experience in corporate due diligence and international investigations, as well as activist group campaigns. Notable matters include the investigation of a smear campaign against a client which required a detailed understanding of Russian politics and of ‘kompromat’ campaigns; asset tracing and strategic mapping of relationships in support of litigations across a wide range of jurisdictions; investigation into the likely architect of fraud, including background, self-presentation and potential dissipation of assets; and an investigation into the defendant in US litigation proceedings involving open source profiling.