New appointment: Former BP Senior Counsel, Anna Clayden, joins Clayden Law

Specialist IT, data privacy and cybersecurity law firm Clayden Law, has appointed Data Privacy  solicitor Anna Clayden, to join their team based in Oxford.

Anna has joined Clayden Law having spent 17 years as in-house Counsel at BP, which she joined following a number of years at leading, multinational firm Ashursts. Having specialised, exclusively, on data privacy matters for approximately eight years, whilst at BP, Anna will be advising Clayden Law’s clients on all areas of data privacy law including, implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation, negotiation of global data privacy terms and conditions, audits, as well as advising on cross border data transfer issues including EU Standard Contractual Clauses and Binding Corporate Rules.  In particular, Anna will be bringing insight into the data privacy aspects relevant to ‘big data’, handling data breach response and resolution, as well as data matters relating to cloud computing and app launches.

In her new role, Anna will deal with a range of business clients, including media, publishing and technology based companies and will be focusing on implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation and ongoing data privacy compliance matters.

Anna said, of her new role: “It’s a great pleasure to be moving back into private practice, following a number of years in-house.  My time at BP has given me valuable insight into client needs and the challenges they face day-to-day. In the coming months we are all aware that businesses will need to respond to a significantly changing legislative and economic landscape. I’m looking forward to working within this specialist, innovation-based team.”

Piers Clayden, director of Clayden Law, said: “With the advent of a new data privacy regime there is increasing pressure on business to take action and prepare. Anna brings deep, specialist expertise, borne of a long and respected career in advising on data protection at the highest levels.

“We are delighted Anna has joined our growing team. We are a specialist firm, dealing in niche areas of law. Anna’s in-house experience further strengthens our team as we are able to demonstrate a full understanding of the pressures our clients face. I am delighted that Anna has joined the team at Clayden Law.”

Anna officially joined Clayden Law on 25th September.