OPEN PLAN LAW WAS FOUNDED TO OFFER A DEEPLY INTEGRATED LEGAL SERVICE IN A SPIRIT OF COLLABORATION AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING WITH OUR CLIENTS.
The legal market is facing unprecedented change. Clients are actively seeking out specialist legal advice provided with commercial acumen and priced based on added value and not simply time spent. At Open Plan Law, we understand that our best legal advice is given when we have the complete picture of our clients’ needs, processes and commercial priorities. As such, when we advise you, we consider ourselves an extension of your inhouse legal function. This ethos is rooted in our practical experience of the day-to-day management of legal issues encountered by our clients.
Anna Skurczynska, Founder Director
Anna has a broad practice across all areas of Intellectual Property (IP) but with a particular focus on digital copyright, branding, database rights, privacy and data protection, and media law. She advises clients from start-ups to multi-national corporations on exploitation and protection of intellectual property assets.
Anna started her practice as a solicitor at White & Case, at first, in the mergers & acquisitions team, specialising over time in transactions involving IP assets. She continued to build and broaden her IP practice at Berwin Leighton Paisner. Anna’s legal insight was further developed by her in-house role as the head of the EMEA legal team for Branded Entertainment Network (previously Corbis Images) in the years 2011 to 2016. She advised, and managed litigation, on issues relating to digital image licensing, photojournalism, commercial rights clearances, product placement and social media influencer campaigns. She also shared Board-level management and financial oversight of the group companies in the region.
Anna founded Open Plan Law in 2016 to offer innovative legal services for the global, digital market. As legal relationships become increasingly complex, specialist legal advice is no longer a luxury, but an essential element of day-to-day operations for many businesses. She is a firm believer that legal services should be accessible, affordable and practical.
In addition to her legal practice, Anna lectures on Media Law and Ethics at the University of the Arts. She also supports the British Copyright Council as a member of its Technical Copyright Working Group, and is an active public speaker on matters relating to copyright in the UK and EU.