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Bird & Bird


Bird & Bird - London
  • 15 Fetter Lane
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4A 1JP
  • Chief Executive Officer David Kerr
  • Chairman Michael Frie
  • Partners 281
  • Other Fee Earners 883

The Firm Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. The firm has built a reputation by helping clients in technology, or businesses that are being transformed by the use of technology, achieve their commercial goals. It combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking to provide clients around the globe with first-class commercial legal advice.
Bird & Bird currently works with 43 of the Fortune Top 100 companies and 60 of the world’s 100 most innovative companies, as named by Forbes, with the firm’s sector and practice groups interacting to provide cuttingedge legal advice and first-class client service.
AWARDS & RANKINGS: Chambers Europe: Top Ranked: Intellectual Property, TMT.
Ranked: Banking & Finance, Competition/EU Law, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Energy & Natural Resources, Life Sciences, Litigation, Real Estate, Restructuring & Insolvency, Tax, Transportation. Chambers UK: Top ranked: Data Protection, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, Outsourcing, Private Equity, Sport, Telecommunications.
Ranked: Asset Finance, Aviation, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial Contracts, Competition Law, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Energy & Natural Resources, Franchising, Fraud, Healthcare, Litigation, Media & Entertainment, Public Procurement, Real Estate Finance, Travel. Also recognised in: Chambers Asia-Pacific, Chambers Global, Legal 500 UK, Legal 500 EMEA, Who’s Who Legal, Managing IP, and the Financial Times Innovative Laywers Awards.

Principal Areas of Work Bird & Bird organises itself around its clients, with its lawyers typically arranged in groups which focus on key industries and sectors. This structure drives the firm to develop and maintain high level expertise in practice areas and geographic regions which serve the needs of its client base. The firm provides a broad advisory, transactional and contentious capability, with the sector and practice groups interacting to provide the best possible service to our clients.
Key industry sectors: Aerospace, Defence and Security, Automotive, Aviation, Electronics, Energy and Utilities, Financial Services, Food and Beverage, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Media, Sport, Tech and Comms.
Main Areas of Practice: Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, EU and Competition, Franchising, Intellectual Property, International HR Services, Outsourcing, Privacy and Data Protection, Public Projects and Procurement, Real Estate, Regulatory and Administrative, Restructuring and Insolvency, Tax, Trade and Customs.

International With over 1100 legal practitioners in 27 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia- Pacific, as well as close ties with firms in other parts of the world, Bird & Bird is perfectly placed to offer local expertise within a global context, helping its clients to realise their business goals both domestically and internationally. The firm applies a “one firm” approach to its practice, which enables its lawyers to offer a highly integrated service.
The firm has offices in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, The Hague, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, London, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague, Shanghai, Singapore, Skanderborg, Stockholm, Sydney, Rome, and Warsaw.

  • Automotive Simon Shooter
  • Aviation & Defence Paul Briggs
  • Banking & Finance Trystan Tether
  • Commercial Ronald Hendrix Simon Shooter
  • Commercial Property & Real Estate Finance Jonathan Baker
  • Construction Ed Cooke
  • Corporate Neil Blundell
  • Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency Joss Hargrave
  • Dispute Resolution Steven Baker
  • Electronics Patent Litigation Jane Mutimear
  • Employment, Employee Benefits & Business Immigration Ian Hunter
  • Energy & Utilities Matt Bonass Michael Rudd
  • EU & Competition Richard Eccles Peter Willis
  • Financial Services Christian Bartsch
  • Food & Beverage Mark Abell Jane Mutimear
  • Franchising Mark Abell
  • Healthcare Ian Edwards
  • Intellectual Property Robert Williams Katharine Stephens
  • Life Sciences Mark Hilton Sally Shorthose
  • Media Phil Sherrell
  • Outsourcing Mark Leach
  • Privacy & Data Protection Ruth Boardman
  • Real Estate Jonathan Baker
  • Regulatory & Administrative Peter Elliott Jeremy Sharman
  • Sports Jonathan Taylor
  • Tax Mathew Oliver
  • Tech & Comms Roger Bickerstaff Graeme Maguire