Anita Esslinger has a general corporate and commercial practice relating to international business transactions. Ms. Esslinger is dual-qualified as an English solicitor and an American lawyer and a partner in the Firm. At the beginning of 2014 she returned to the Washington DC office, where she is now resident, after spending almost twenty years in the London office. She continues her UK and EU practice from Washington DC.
Her practice in the area of international business transactions includes a variety of corporate and commercial issues, including in respect of distribution and marketing arrangements, licensing and related intellectual property issues, joint ventures and cross-border acquisitions.
In addition, Ms. Esslinger is a Co-Leader of the firm's Global Anti-Corruption Team.
She regularly advises clients with respect to international regulatory issues such as those involving the UK Bribery Act 2010, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the OECD Convention and other anti-corruption initiatives, foreign military sales, US, EU and UK export controls and sanctions regulations, and EU and UK competition law.
She has written and spoken regularly on matters relating to international business.
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia, 1981
England and Wales, 2003
Saint Louis University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1978
Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1967
Civic Involvement and Honors
Recognised for International Trade work in Expert Guides: Women in Business Law, the international legal market's leading guide to the top female legal practitioners, 2012-2014
Nominated for “Best in International Trade," Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Europe Women in Business Law Awards, 2012-2014