Anna Skurczynska, Director Commercial law, IP & Data Anna’s practice focuses on digital copyright and data, including advisory work on text and data mining and aspects of artificial intelligence. Anna started her practice as a solicitor in the mergers & acquisitions in the London office of White & Case LLP. Over time, she specialised in transactions involving IP assets leading her to focus on the protection of creativity. She continued to build and broaden her IP practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner) in London. Anna’s legal insight was further developed by an in-house role as the Head of the EMEA legal team for Branded Entertainment Network (previously Corbis Images) in the years 2011 to 2016. She managed outside counsel for all UK and European litigation, advised on issues relating to digital image licensing, e-commerce, commercial rights clearances, data protection, and social media influencer campaigns. In 2016, drawn back to private practice, Anna founded Open Plan Law with the goal of offering innovative and collaborative legal services to the creative and technology sectors. In 2018, Anna was shortlisted for the Law Society’s Excellence Award (Private Practice) and singled out for her contribution to the digital and creative industries. Anna is a certified member of the International Association of Privacy Practitioners, and a photographic copyright advisor on the British Copyright Council. She is an Associate Lecturer in Media Law and Ethics at the University of the Arts, and an active public speaker on digital legal reform.
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