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Jonathan Oddy is a specialist in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) matters and a noted practicioner in Chambers 2018.
Before joining Foot Anstey 6 years ago, Jonathan trained and then practised as an information technology specialist. Jonathan has extensive experience acting for FTSE 100/250 companies and central government departments on business / digital transformation and outsourcing projects. Jonathan has also spent five years working in in-house legal teams including at Somerfield Stores, Orange PCS (EE), Vodafone Group, a Central Government Department, and various other corporate clients.
More recently, Jonathan spends much of his time with GCs and in-house teams on legal operations uncovering issues and co-creating propositions which deliver value for them and their organisations.
When working with GCs, Jonathan typically develops solutions and builds teams with the objective of embedding those teams within client organisations to facilitate the provision of genuinely commercial, pragmatic legal services. Jonathan also designs and delivers virtual GC / in house solutions and is currently the Virtual GC for Tomy in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Jonathan also works with clients to strategically review their in house legal functions – including design of target operating model, audit of current function and external service providers, financial analysis/budgeting, gap analysis, business case for delivery and then project management and implementation.
Jonathan's recent experience includes advising GCs within client organisations including AC Nielsen, Computershare Services, Connect Group / Smiths News / Tuffnells Parcels / Reach plc, The Independent / Evening Standard, Ministry of Sound, Pennon (south west Water / Viridor Waste Management), South Staffordshire Water plc, Techtronic Industries (Vax, Dirt Devil, Hoover, AEG and other consumer electronic brands), Warner Bros, Rotork plc and The University of the West of England.
"Very good to deal with - flexible, commercial and pragmatic." Chambers 2019