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100 VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, LONDON, EC4Y 0DH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7400 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7400 8050
DX:
269 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.bristows.com

Anna Cook

Tel:
Work 020 7400 8374
Email:
Web:
www.bristows.com
Bristows LLP

Work Department

Commercial Disputes

Position

Anna is an expert in commercial dispute resolution, including litigation and international arbitration.

She specialises in disputes arising from commercial contracts and large scale technology projects, including issues relating to data, confidential information and copyright. She frequently advises clients about commercial risk, change management, exit, termination and the renegotiation of their commercial terms.

Anna is a Fellow of the Society of Computers and Law and a member of its Advisory Board. She is also a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel.

Career

Qualified 1997; Partner in private practice since 2005; Partner at Bristows since August 2016

Languages

French

Member

Society of Computers and Law (Media Board);
International Association of Defense Counsel

Education

University of Leeds (BA History (Hons) 1993);
College of Law, London, CPE and LPC 1995


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Bristows LLP's team 'is more than a collection of lawyers; it is a real team working together - and for each other - for a common client-focused goal'. The practice stands out for complex IT disputes, as well as commercial claims involving IP licensing and exploitation contracts; it has also experienced growth in disputes involving the misuse of confidential information, and instructions for pharmaceutical and life sciences companies. Mark Brown, Anna Cook and Simon Clark are experienced advisers, as are Jeremy Blum and Angela Fouracre. Kevin Appleton retired from the firm.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Next Generation Partners

Anna Cook - Bristows LLP

Within: IT and telecoms

Bristows LLP has 'a well-rounded and pragmatic team with excellent skills' and 'superb commercial acumen'. Leveraging the team's broad experience across the IT and telecoms sectors, recent work highlights include acting for ZTE and Philips in separate standard essential patents litigation with consideration of FRAND licence terms. The group is jointly led by Toby Crick, who is 'a very valuable asset in any IT contract negotiation'; head of commercial IT Mark Watts, and 'star IP solicitor' Myles Jelf. Other names to note include Anna Cook for IT disputes, head of the robotics and AI group Chris Holder, Adrian Sim, who specialises in IT implementation projects and has a 'pragmatic and can-do attitude', and 'hugely experienced' patent litigator Richard Pinckney.

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