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Anne Petterd

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). Anne is currently the Asia Pacific head of the International Commercial & Trade Group and global co-lead of the Firm's supply chain client solutions initiative.

On 22 July 2023, the Competition and Consumer (Consumer Data Right) Amendment Rules (No. 1) 2023commenced. The amending rules enhance the existing Consumer Data Right (CDR) regime for business consumers by improving access to and use of CDR data for businesses and enabling more participants in the CDR regime to use third-party service providers.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled  Blog Series: Sanctions Enforcement Around the World – Five Eyes Partners agree to coordinate enforcement on export controls on 11 July 2023. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.  

From 9 November 2023, the unfair terms regime will change so that significant penalties may apply for breaches of the UCT regime. As a result, businesses need to look again at their standard terms for unfair terms risks.

Heightened sanctions and export controls targeting key technologies and the TMT sector are an important trend of recent years and reflect the current geopolitical climate. In this episode Anne Petterd, Frank Pan, and Alison Stafford Powell discuss the practical impact these sanctions have on TMT companies and what TMT companies should do in their strategic plans to de-risk their exposure.

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department has released its long-awaited report on its review of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), which proposes widespread amendments to Australia’s flagship privacy legislation. Stakeholders have until 31 March 2023 to provide feedback to the government on the proposals.

The Department of Foreign Affairs, led by the Australian Sanctions Office, is undertaking a review of Australia’s Autonomous Sanctions Framework, ahead of the expiry on 1 April 2024 of the Regulations. The Review will assess whether the Framework remains fit for purpose. The Review will be informed by responses to an Issues Paper and by consultations with key stakeholders. The closing date for submissions is 26 February 2023, with the Review to be completed by 30 June 2023.

In an increasingly connected world, a holistic perspective is essential to capture commercial opportunities while mitigating evolving risk. This podcast series spans markets, sectors and areas of laws to uncover forward-looking insights from Baker McKenzie and industry experts on driving growth in your organization.
Episode 2 of the series focuses on building business resilience in a turbulent environment. Baker McKenzie’s Anne Petterd, Mark Turner (Managing Director, Kroll) and Frances Coppola (speaker and writer) examine the role of regulation in creating sustainable growth, the impacts of increasing digitalization and cybersecurity on business stability and why stimulating investment will contribute to future economic security.