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Anahita Thoms heads Baker McKenzie’s international trade practice in Germany and is a member of the firm’s EMEA steering committee for compliance and investigations. Anahita is global lead sustainability partner of Baker McKenzie’s industrials, manufacturing and transportation industry group and a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) International Human Rights Committee. She also served for three consecutive terms as co-chair of the Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee of the ABA.
Anahita has won various accolades for her work, including being named ‘International Trade Lawyer of the Year (Germany)’ at the 2020 ILO Client Choice Awards and ‘International Trade Lawyer (New York)’ at the 2016 ILO Client Choice Awards, being listed in the ‘100 Most Influential Women in German Business’ by Manager Magazin and in Capital’s 40 under 40, and being a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She is regularly interviewed as an expert on trade and business and human rights issues, such as by the BBC, the New York Times, Handelsblatt and Börsen-Zeitung.
Anahita focuses her practice on global investigations, particularly in the fields of international trade law, business and human rights, and data protection. She has significant experience in advising on internal compliance programmes, accompanying internal and external investigations and self-disclosures in cases of breaches of sanctions, export control and foreign investment review, closely collaborating with the competent authorities.
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