Anne Todd Senior solicitor
Anne advises clients on all of the day-to-day legal requirements of commercial businesses as well as more complex commercial transactions and matters including IT and general outsourcing, procurement, software licensing, distribution, franchising, joint ventures and exploitation of intellectual property assets. She is also experienced in consumer and telecommunications regulation, data protection and cyber security.
Anne is a former in-house lawyer and general counsel and advises clients on a wide range of commercial contracts and arrangements. Anne has particular knowledge of the technology, communications, digital, media and data services sectors.
Anne has worked for a wide range of companies including BT, Vodafone, Tesco and Balfour Beatty, Ciena Inc. and Infinity SDC. She was general counsel at Sodexo UK and at private equity-backed telecoms network operator Storm Telecommunications joining the management team shortly after its start-up and leading on all legal and regulatory matters throughout a management buy-out and its establishment throughout Europe and in the USA.
With her in-house experience Anne has a deep understanding of the wider commercial perspective and is able to build strong relationships in-house legal teams and senior management.
Anne has extensive international experience, including in the establishment of operations throughout Europe and in the USA, managing international M&A transactions, international joint ventures, international outsourcing and procurement. She has also implemented international data protection compliance programmes.