Omnia

Emily Pica

Associate

Role

Emily is an Associate at Omnia Strategy whose practice encompasses Business & Human Rights, public international law, anti-corruption matters and a wide range of disputes. She has acted in a variety of jurisdictions throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Career

Emily’s early career was in Melbourne, Australia were she worked on criminal defence proceedings for a public legal service as well as in private practice across a number of Australian jurisdictions. Emily then joined the Office of the Legal Advisor to the Organisation for the Prohibition of the Chemical Weapons in The Hague, where she advised on international humanitarian law matters and issues related to the Law of Treaties.

After relocating to London, Emily returned to private practice, primarily focusing on anti-corruption and financial crime. Emily’s diversified disputes experience includes defence of corporates under investigation by U.K. and U.S. regulators (including acting for both companies that entered into the Serious Fraud Office’s 11th and 12th Deferred Prosecution Agreements in 2021), judicial review proceedings and criminal trials.

Emily also has extensive compliance advisory experience, having conducted anti-bribery & corruption, financial crime and modern slavery focused risk assessments and policy reviews for a number of multinational corporations. She also contributed to Transparency International U.K.’s “Open Business” guidance on corporate transparency in 2020.

In addition to her corporate practice, Emily advises individuals including Politically Exposed Persons (PEP’s) on a range of matters, including European Court of Human Rights applications and extradition related issues.

Qualifications

Emily is a qualified lawyer and was admitted, in 2018, to practice in the The Supreme Court of Victoria. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Arts (BA) (double major in Literature & History) from Monash University in Australia. As part of her LLB, Emily studied private and public international law at the University of Vienna.