Associate General Counsel, Corporate External and
Antony Cook is Microsoft’s Associate General Counsel for Corporate, External and Legal Affairs (CELA) for Asia. Antony leads a multi-disciplinary team of 70 professionals that are responsible for providing legal and compliance support to business groups operating in the region; industry, community and government affairs counsel to Microsoft’s in-country operations; and support for digital security, intellectual property and data protection issues.
Antony joined Microsoft in 2002 in Sydney leading the legal support for Microsoft’s businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Antony moved to Singapore in early 2006, initially working as the Regional Director for Public Sector support in Asia Pacific before taking responsibility for the CELA team for Microsoft’s businesses in South East Asia in July 2007. Antony moved to Istanbul in December 2010 to build and manage the CELA team in the Middle East and Africa and held that position until 1 August 2017 when he returned to Singapore and his current role.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Antony had responsibility for business development and operational functions across Asia and Europe as Head of Business Affairs for BT LookSmart. Antony also worked for four years with the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as a Senior Associate in their Hong Kong office specializing in telecom and IT transactions across Asia. Antony started his career at Moore & Bevins (now K&L Gates) a Sydney based full service commercial law firm.
Antony graduated from the University of New South Wales in Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce (with commendation) and a Bachelor of Laws. Antony is admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Federal Court of Australia and the High Court of Australia.
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