Penny is an associate director in the London Commercial Disputes team, which she joined in 2012 after training at Osborne Clarke.
Penny acts on domestic and international disputes conducted through both arbitration and civil litigation, as well as advising on alternative approaches to dispute resolution to meet her clients' objectives. These include formal mechanisms such as mediation, and commercial approaches that minimise cost. She has particular expertise in cartel and competition damages claims, including collective actions, and is familiar with the challenges of cross-border disputes and litigation involving multiple jurisdictions and proceedings.
Penny also has extensive experience in negotiating and managing third party litigation funding arrangements, and has advised on such agreements as an independent third party.
Her practice ranges across Osborne Clarke’s key sectors, with a particular focus on tech, media and comms, including contentious data privacy issues, and contingent workforce solutions. She is also a qualified solicitor advocate.
Prior to joining Osborne Clarke, Penny worked at management level in both public and private sector organisations and also has in-house legal experience, having spent six months in the Commercial department of a global telecoms provider.
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Culture: "As the co-chair of Osborne Clarke's Age Network, I am working with the firm and external organisations to ensure that great employees of all ages get the opportunities and support they need. I know that many of our clients are also starting on this journey and will value team diversity and the chance to share insights."
Online reviews website
Secured the removal of defamatory content from an online reviews website.
Subsidiary of a UK PLC
Advised the subsidiary of a UK PLC on its contract termination dispute with a Middle Eastern state.
Conducted an expedited arbitration for a provider of renewable energy, with success on all points
Global technology company
Advised on a novel claim for breach of competition law on behalf of a global technology company.
EU technology cartels
Brought Commercial Court claims for damages arising from EU technology cartels.
Professional services company
Advised on claims both by, and against, the client, arising from subcontractor fraud.
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