DAC Beachcroft is pleased to announce that aviation specialist Anna Anatolitou has joined the firm. She joins from Ince & Co. where she was a partner in the Aviation Group and the firm’s Head of Travel.
Anna’s practice covers aviation and travel litigation, as well as regulatory and commercial advice. Her litigation practice spans liability claims, contractual and commercial disputes, product liability and death, personal injury, and cargo cases. She has also handled aviation liability accounts for underwriters on many high-profile and complex aviation major losses. Anna’s clients range from airlines, insurers, travel agents, manufacturers, MROs, and flight services, to ground agents, airports, lessors and financiers, and others across the sector.
Anna is joined at DACB by a team of three from Ince & Co., including very experienced and highly regarded legal director Annabel Williamson, as well as associate Rachel Richards and trainee Eleni Achnioti.
Alex Stovold, Head of Aviation at DACB, said, “Anna is a very well known expert in the market, and we are delighted to welcome her on board. With her diverse practice, as well as her international experience and connections, she is perfectly placed to help us continue building out our aviation dispute practice which has been growing at pace since I joined in 2020.”
Liam O’Connell, Head of DACB’s Global Insurance practice in London, added, “Our focus remains on being the law firm of choice for the global insurance industry, and we continue to take steps to strengthen our international offering. So far this year we have launched new offices in Italy and Argentina and we have just announced a new association in Singapore with Incisive Law to bolster our shipping capabilities. We see the growth of our Aviation practice – which covers multiple jurisdictions – as another key offering to our clients globally.”
Anna said, “I’m excited to be joining the team at DACB. The aviation industry is being shaped by unprecedented challenges, regulatory shifts and emerging technologies. With its international reach and high-calibre Aviation team, the firm is very well positioned to help clients navigate these complexities.”
DAC Beachcroft boasts one of the largest insurance practices of any law firm in the UK, operating from eleven UK locations, as well as internationally from offices across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. The firm is also a founding member of Legalign Global, the alliance of best-in-region law firms working as one for multinational insurers, brokers and businesses in addressing cross-border risks and claims.