Anna Skurczynska, Director
Anna advises a wide range of clients from start-ups to multi-national corporations on matters relating to the exploitation and protection of intellectual property assets. Her practice focuses on media law, digital copyright, branding, database rights and privacy.
Anna trained and qualified as a solicitor at White & Case, starting her career in the mergers & acquisitions team where she developed a keen interest in transactions involving IP assets. She continued to build and broaden her IP law practice at White & Case, and subsequently at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Anna's legal experience was greatly developed by her in-house role as the EMEA Corporate Counsel for Branded Entertainment Network (previously Corbis Images) in the years 2011 to 2016. She provided legal advice and managed litigation on issues relating to image licensing, photo journalism, commercial rights clearances, product placement and social media influencer campaigns. She also shared Board-level management and financial oversight of the Branded Entertainment Network companies in the EMEA region.
Anna lectures on Media Law at the University of the Arts and is an active public speaker on matters relating to copyright and in particular copyright reform in the UK and EU. In that connection she drafted submissions and legislative proposals on behalf of the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA). She is also an active member of the British Copyright Council.
David Evans, Director
David is an experienced and trusted employment lawyer, who is independently recognised and recommended for his work advising employers and senior executives by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
David has nearly 20 years of experience advising on all aspects of employment law and is noted for his commercial and pragmatic approach in managing and diffusing sensitive employment issues. He does this while fully protecting the interests and reputation of his clients.
David has experience of acting for employers across all sectors, however he has a particular following in high value privately owned businesses, whether in private equity, family office, real estate, technology or manufacturing. This discreet trusted adviser role has also helped him develop an extensive senior executive practice over the past decade, built largely on word of mouth reputation.