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Anne Petterd

Baker & McKenzie


Anne has been with Baker McKenzie since 2001. Prior to that, she spent four years with the Australian Attorney-General's Department/Australian Government Solicitor mostly working on large IT projects.

In her time at Baker McKenzie, Anne has spent 18 months working in London (2007-2008) and, more recently, three years working in Singapore (2017-2020).

Practice Focus

Anne's practice focuses on IT and telecommunications supply arrangements; understanding regulatory issues for online, telecommunications and IT businesses (in particular for data management); and trade regulatory and commercial contracting advice.

In the trade space, her work primarily involves advising on sanctions, customs regulation and import and export restricted items.

Anne regularly leads projects for drafting, localising or rolling out commercial agreements of data protection policies for multiple jurisdictions in Asia Pacific and conducting due diligence for undertaking new activities in Asia Pacific markets.

While in Singapore, Anne worked with many businesses seeking to navigate data, tech regulatory and business establishment issues across Asia.

Key industry sectors in which Anne works are TMT, defence and public sector, consumer goods and retail, financial services, healthcare and automotive.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising several online businesses on multijurisdictional cybersecurity incidents from initial detection through to implementing lessons learnt.
  • Preparing data breach notifications and managing the notification and investigation process with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner and data breach notification regulators in various jurisdictions.
  • Advising several businesses on the application of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act to their business and in particular interplay with regulation of their customers.
  • Acting as privacy and consumer product review counsel for several online businesses, including for online travel, consumer goods and services and B2B sales to advise on advertising and regulatory issues with new product offerings, display of pricing and qualification of claims.
  • Acting for OMERS on its 2022 deal to acquire the TPG tower network focusing on the long-term master services agreement and transition services agreement and ongoing implementation advice.
  • Acting for Equinix in several jurisdictions including in Australia, Japan, Korea, Europe and Mexico over several years on the commercial services agreements for its hyperscale data investment projects with GIC and PGIM.
  • Acting for NTT on the services agreements for its strategic real estate partnership for data centres with Macquarie Asset Management announced 2022.
  • Acting for Zenobe on the data management regime for its Transport for NSW electric bus project announced 2021.
  • In 2022 appearing as an expert witness for the UK Parliament's International Trade Committee’s review of the Australia - UK Free Trade Agreement, government procurement chapter.
  • Advising a range of businesses from different sectors extensively since February 2022 on rapidly developing Russian sanctions including on changed practices, compliance and winding-down current arrangements.

Professional Honors

  • Recognised Practitioner, Chambers, Singapore TMT (2020 and 2021)
  • Notable Practitioner, Chambers, APAC International Trade (2022)
  • Recognised as an Acritas Star in 2018-2020, based on a global study involving over 4,300 clients who nominated lawyers they consider as stand-out
  • Recommended Practitioner, Legal 500, Asia Pacific, 2015 and 2016 and 2022

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • NSW Law Society


  • Singapore (Registered Foreign Lawyer)~Singapore (2018)
  • England & Wales (non-practicing)~United Kingdom (2007)
  • New South Wales~Australia (2001)
  • Australian Capital Territory~Australia (1997)


  • University of New South Wales (LL.M.) (2003)
  • University of Tasmania (LL.B., Honors) (1997)
  • University of Tasmania (B.A.) (1997)
  • Australian National University (Graduate Diploma Legal Practice) (1997)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • London
  • Singapore
  • Co-author "The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Procurement" Australian Chapter, International Comparative Legal Guides, 2014-2017
  • Co-author "The Government Procurement Law Review" Australian Chapter, The Law Reviews, 2014-2023