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Managing Director

Phone: +44 **********  
Local Address:  London , United Kingdom
1150 18Th Street , N.W. Suite 700
Washington , District of Columbia 20036
United States

Company Description: The Business Software Alliance ( is the voice of the world's commercial software industry and its hardware partners before governments and in the...   more

Employment History


  • law degree
    University of New South Wales
  • bachelor's degree , history
    University of New South Wales
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Global Compliance & Enforcement Team, 30 Oct 2014 [cached]
Sarah Coombes
Managing Director, Compliance & Enforcement - EMEA
Sarah Coombes leads BSA's anti-piracy efforts in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She manages BSA's EMEA legal affairs team and drives the enforcement programs across the region. In conjunction with BSA's regional anti-piracy policy efforts, she oversees BSA's compliance marketing and educational activities.
Before joining BSA in 2005 to head the legal affairs team in EMEA, Coombes spent 10 years as an intellectual property litigator in London-based law firm, Bristows and Field Fisher Waterhouse, where she became a partner in 2001.
Coombes gained her law degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, where she also earned a bachelor's degree in history. She is based in BSA's London office.
But the impact of software piracy ..., 8 June 2012 [cached]
But the impact of software piracy goes way beyond income lost to the software industry, says Sarah Coombes, BSA's Managing Director for anti-piracy.
SAM: Too much or not enough? | Certero United Kingdom [cached]
But the impact of software piracy goes way beyond income lost to the software industry, says Sarah Coombes, BSA's Managing Director for anti-piracy.
"The current damages law isn't tough ..., 13 May 2011 [cached]
"The current damages law isn't tough enough to deter those businesses that still think it is acceptable to use unlicensed software," complained BSA senior legal director, Sarah Coombes. "The Ministry of Justice acknowledged this in 2007, suggesting this issue would be addressed, but no progress has been made to date,"she said.
"Despite attempts to educate businesses, ... [cached]
"Despite attempts to educate businesses, and increased efforts to enforce the licensing laws by the government and the industry, it is clear that more must be done," said Sarah Coombes, director of legal affairs at the BSA EMEA.
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