Anne Hukkelaas Gaustad is a partner in Hughes Hubbard’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations and Arbitration practice groups. She has assisted on a range of anti-corruption matters as well as international commercial and investment disputes. Anne assists clients on matters involving anti-corruption compliance, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and securities laws.
Anne has particular experience assisting clients with anti-corruption compliance matters, including the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs, conducting third-party due diligence reviews and assessing risks under international and national anti-corruption frameworks. Her experience includes the global risk assessment and compliance review of a multinational “supermajor” oil and gas company, the risk assessment of a multinational automotive company and assisting with anti-corruption matters involving the World Bank Group. In connection with her anti-corruption work, Anne has traveled extensively, including to Angola, Azerbaijan, the Republic of the Congo, the Czech Republic, France, Gabon, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nigeria, Norway, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Uganda and the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Anne worked at law firms located in Oslo, London, and Paris. In addition, she served as a law clerk in the Office of The Prosecutor (Appeals Section) at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Selected Lectures and Publications
"FCPA Enforcement and Compliance in the Energy Sector: Trends and Updates," The Knowledge Group, webinar, May 7, 2019
Italy Adds Another Piatto to its Anti-Corruption Enforcement Menu: A Look at How the New “Bribe-Destroyer” Law Strengthens Italy’s Existing Anti-Corruption Arsenal and Enhances the Transparency of Contributions to Political Parties,” International Review of Compliance and Business Ethics n° 2 (April 2019) (article co-authored with Arnaldo Bernardi)
“How AFA Compliance Program Controls Are Changing the French Anti-Corruption Compliance Landscape,” The Anti-Corruption Report (April 2019) (article co-authored with Bryan Sillaman)
"Whistleblowers: Trends & Key Considerations for Internal Programs," C5's 5th Annual Conference on Anti-Corruption Nordics, Oslo, Norway, January 30, 2019
"Les premiers rapports de contrôle de l’AFA - La révolution préventive se confirme : impossible ne saurait être français !,″ International Review of Compliance and Business Ethics (Article published as part of the Article series ″Les contrôles de l’Agence Française Anticorruption. Lumière sur ses premiers contrôles et réflexions sur sa mission préventive″ (September 2018) (article co-authored with Marie-Agnès Nicolas)
“De l’audit interne à la gestion de crise: Gérer une enquête interne ou externe,ʺ compliance training organized by the Association française des juristes d’entreprise, November 7, 2017
“La Convention Judiciaire d’Intérêt Public : Quelle compatibilité entre intérêt public de la Société et intérêt privé des sociétés?” (“The Judicial Public Interest Agreement: Is the Public Interest Compatible with Companies’ Private Interest?”), article published as part of the Article series “Loi Sapin 2, FCPA, UKBA, CCA: Comment ne pas se perdre dans le dédale de la conformité?” (“Loi Sapin 2, FCPA, UKBA, CCA: How Not to Get Lost in the Compliance Maze?”), Cahiers de Droit de l’Entreprise n° 2, March-April 2017 (article co-authored with Marie-Agnès Nicolas)
"L’Agence française anti-corruption et la corruption : Vaccin, antidote ou placebo?," Revue internationale de la compliance et de l’éthique des affaires / International Review of Compliance and Business Ethics (March 2017) (article co-authored with Marie-Agnès Nicolas)
“La compliance, vecteur d'amélioration opérationnelle et de stratégie,“ Petit déjeuner De l’Esprit des Lois, Cercle Montesquieu, February 1, 2017, “Les Droits de l’Homme : Les entreprises, face au nouveau défi de la compliance“(Are Human Rights the Next Thing in Compliance?) Seminar on anti-corruption and human rights compliance
“Procédure de sanctions de la Banque mondiale - Guide pratique: à quoi s’attendre, comment y répondre?” Revue internationale de la compliance et de l’éthique des affaires / International Review of Compliance and Business Ethics (June 2016) (article co-authored with Tamara Kraljic)
“Mitigating Corruption Risks in Joint-Ventures & Consortia,” 6th Annual Business Ethics, Anti-Corruption & Fraud Prevention Strategies in CEE, SEE & CIS, Prague, Czech Republic, March 26, 2015
“The FCPA & Beyond,” 5th Annual Anti-Corruption Compliance Strategies in CEE, Prague, Czech Republic, March 21, 2014
Law Clerk, Office of The Prosecutor, Prosecution Division (Appeals Section), International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands
New York University School of Law, Fulbright Foreign Fellowship, King Olav V’s Fellowship, Jansons Legat, 2008
University Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Jessup International Moot Court, Winner French Final, 2005
Oxford University, University Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Scholarship for High Academic Distinction, 2004
University Panthéon-Assas Paris II, Lise and Arnfinn Heje’s Fund, double degree program in English and French Law, 2003
Assisting a multinational automotive company in connection with the performance of a global risk assessment and design of compliance policies and procedures.
Assisted a multinational “supermajor” oil and gas company in connection with a worldwide risk assessment and compliance review as part of an independent monitorship.
Assisted with compliance for a large sovereign wealth fund.
Assisting a Norwegian company in connection with anti-corruption investigations related to a development project in Tanzania.
Worked on an investigation for a multinational telecom company relating to allegations of corruption involving operations in Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Assisted on anti-corruption matters involving the World Bank Group, corporate social responsibility, WTO matters, and regulatory EU/EEA matters.
Assisted in a range of international commercial and investment disputes in the construction and oil and gas industries.