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Anastasia Pojoga Morali

Director

About

Anastasia joined Accuracy in 2013 and has since worked on numerous disputes, cross-border transactions and forensic engagements.

She specialises in arbitration (commercial, construction and investment) and forensic investigations (e.g. accounting, transaction testing, fraud, compliance). Her experience covers matters across a broad range of sectors, including energy, construction, manufacturing, utilities, real estate, retail, hospitality and advertising.

Anastasia has a very international profile, having worked in Accuracy’s Milan, London and Paris offices and dealt with engagements in Europe, CIS, Middle East, South America and North Africa. She leads Accuracy’s Eastern Europe & CIS Competence Centre and is often involved in cases concerning this region.

Anastasia speaks English, French, Romanian, Russian and Italian.

Qualifications

  • Chartered accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (2019)
  • MSc in Finance, Università Bocconi Milan (2013)
  • BSc in International Economics and Management, Università Bocconi, Milan (2011)

In-depth expertise

Disputes

Anastasia has been involved in over 25 disputes, including in arbitration proceedings before ICC, UNCITRAL, VIAC, LCIA and ADCCAC, as well as multiple damages assessments in pre-arbitration or negotiation settings.

She has extensive experience in the quantification of lost profits, wasted costs, the valuation of assets and other damages in various industries. She frequently assesses claims of prolongation, disruption and variation and other claims of a financial nature in the context of construction disputes, often in relation to O&G, nuclear, renewable energy, processing plants and other infrastructure.

Forensic investigations

Anastasia has been involved in numerous investigations regarding fraud, misuse of funds, tax evasion and other allegations. Her work involves the review of accounting data, contractual and transaction documentation, contemporaneous communications and/or transaction testing.

Example of engagements

Disputes

  • Expert role and expert report on the quantification of claims raised by the contractor to owner in relation to a solar park in South America (ICC arbitration)
  • Expert role in claim quantification, independent expert meetings and joint expert report regarding contractor’s claims for prolongation, disruption and additional Covid-19 costs, in relation to a refinery and petrochemicals project in Oman (negotiation)
  • Quantum expert report in the context of a dispute for the expropriation of a factory in Ukraine (UNCITRAL arbitration)
  • Expert report on the valuation of the lost opportunity to operate a duty-free retail concession in an airport in the Middle East (ICC arbitration)
  • Expert report in relation to loss of profit and costs incurred by a Bosnian franchisee due to the termination of the franchise agreement (ICC arbitration)
  • Quantification of damages due to breaches of warranty and assistance to the legal team in claim strategy definition, in context of a post-M&A dispute in Romania (pre-arbitration)

 

Forensic investigations

  • Fraud investigation involving Romanian subsidiaries of a large multinational group. Focused review of transactions with selected suppliers
  • Review of a global company’s anticorruption compliance programme for adherence to Sapin 2 law, including transaction testing
  • Several forensic investigations based on contemporaneous communications to support client’s definition of legal strategy regarding its commercial relationships with third parties (e.g. offtaker, distributor or shareholder). Review of documents via Relativity.