Anastasia Pitchouguina

Counsel, Paris



Anastasia Pitchouguina is counsel in the White Collar group of the Paris office.

She advises financial institutions, major corporations and individuals on domestic and international criminal fraud and contentious regulatory matters. Her practice includes representing clients in relation to criminal banking litigation, sanctions, fraud, corruption, money laundering, criminal aspects of public procurement and of employment law.

Anastasia has substantial experience in tax fraud, in particular with clients based in Eastern Europe and Russia.

She also represents high-profile individuals and political figures in criminal matters, including in defamation and reputation management proceedings.

Anastasia is heavily involved in pro bono work. She won the pro bono award from the French Alliance of Lawyers for Human Rights in 2016, and represents various associations in connection with children rights.

Prior to joining White & Case LLP, Anastasia was an associate in a top white collar firm in Paris for six years.

Bars and Courts
Paris Bar
Master of Management and International Law
HEC Paris
Postgraduate Degree in International Law
University of Paris II Assas
Master of International Commercial Law
University of Paris X Nanterre
St. Petersburg University


Assisting a major French bank in criminal and civil proceedings including a class action brought by consumer associations and individuals relating to indexed real estate loans in CHF.

Representing a leading French global financial institution in a cross-border investigation conducted by the French Financial Prosecutor’s office based on allegations of tax fraud.

Advising the Republic of Georgia in an extradition case brought before the Court of Appeals against a former public official charged with multiple criminal charges including corruption.

Representing a US listed technology and social media company in day-to-day criminal and civil proceedings.

Advising a digital communication group in relation with insider trading allegations brought by the French Markets Authority (AMF).

Representing individuals in criminal investigations in France, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Russia for tax fraud involving real estate detention schemes in France via foreign structures and issues related to the identity of ultimate beneficiary owners of legal entities.

Assisting management of an oil and gas company subject to allegations of corruption of foreign public officers in Africa.

Advising directors and managers of a leading fast food company in tax fraud proceedings in France.

Assisting a leading financial institution in a criminal claim against traders.

Assisting a Politically Exposed Person in a cross-border money laundering investigation conducted by the French Financial Prosecutor.

Representing a renowned public figure and former CEO of a television company accused of favouritism.