LLB (Hons) / BSc (Auckland). Admitted to the Bar in 2017.
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Ana completed a LLB (Hons) / BSc at the University of Auckland before joining Gilbert/Walker. She regularly represents clients in complex proceedings before the High Court, including at mediations.
Ana has enjoyed considerable success in mooting and mediation competitions. She was a finalist in the 2016 Greg Everard Memorial Moot and represented her University at the 2015 Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. Ana was a member of the New Zealand team that finished second overall in the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris in 2016. She returned to the event as coach in 2017, with her teams placing fourth in the world in Paris and second in Australasia.
Ana was previously a research assistant and tutor at the University of Auckland Faculty of Law, and now co-lectures Negotiation, Mediation and Dispute Resolution. She is one of the founding editors of the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal, which released its inaugural issue in 2017. Ana has publications in tax and international law. She was awarded three University of Auckland Blues Awards in 2016 and 2017 for mooting, mediation advocacy and leadership.