Baker McKenzie announces the appointment of Anne-Marie Allgrove as the new Global Chair of its IP, Data & Technology Practice Group. She succeeds Ben Allgrove, who has successfully led the practice since 2018. Ben will continue as Chair of the Firm's Innovation Committee.
 
Based in Sydney, Anne-Marie is a past Global Chair of the Firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry Group. She is recognised in both Chambers and The Legal 500 as a leading individual and was named a 'Best Lawyer of the Year' for Privacy and Data Security in 2020 in Australia's Best Lawyers List.
 
Anne-Marie has a broad commercial practice with particular focus on issues in the technology, payments, and healthcare industries. She is also an expert on privacy related issues including data protection, security and information management across all industries and is one of the leading lawyers in relation to privacy in Australia. Anne-Marie's clients include a range of technology companies, payments organisations, pharmaceutical and health care companies, consumer and retail businesses and luxury brands.
 
Commenting on this appointment, Baker McKenzie's Global Chair Milton Cheng said, "I am delighted to welcome Anne-Marie to her new role. We have had plenty to be proud of this year despite the challenges we are all facing and I look forward to seeing how the new leadership will continue to drive our progress. I would also like to sincerely thank Ben for all his passion and vision leading the group for the last two years."
 
Anne-Marie added: "For the large majority of clients we speak to, digital transformation, the collection, use and protection of data and protection of their IP are amongst their top priorities. Our IP, Data and Technology Practice Group is at the leading edge of these conversations, helping companies around the world to transform their businesses, protect their data, IP and trade secrets while also staying within the fast-evolving regulatory frameworks that accompany so many of these areas. It is an exciting practice to lead."
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