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Bird & Bird

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Chief Executive Officer: David Kerr
Chairman – Global: Massimiliano Mostardini
Chairman – Asia-Pacific: Justin Walkey
Number of partners worldwide: 310
Number of lawyers worldwide: 990
Number of partners in Asia-Pacific: 44
Number of lawyers in Asia-Pacific: 130+

Firm Overview:
Bird & Bird is an international law firm with over 1,300 lawyers in 30 offices across Europe, the Middle East,Asia Pacific and the United States, as well as close ties with firms in other parts of the world.

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 a high level expertise in practice areas and geographic regions which serve the needs of its client base. Bird & Bird provides a broad advisory, transactional and contentious capability, with sector and practice groups interacting to provide the best possible service to its clients.

About Bird & Bird in Asia-Pacific:
Bird & Bird has been guiding clients in Asia-Pacific for over 20 years. The firm’s offices in the region are located in key business centres in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Bird & Bird’s team of over 180 highly qualified and multi-lingual lawyers and legal professionals combines exceptional expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking to help clients achieve their commercial goals.

Through a series of strategic and dynamic co-operations with leading local firms in Malaysia, South Korea and Indonesia, Bird & Bird has an extended geographic footprint to assist its clients with their requirements in these countries. Further, the firm’s formal association with Chinese law firm Lawjay Partners allows Bird & Bird to assist clients in contentious matters in mainland China by litigating in the Chinese courts.

Key Industry Sectors:
■ Automotive
■ Aviation & Defence
■ Energy & Utilities
■ Financial Services
■ Life Sciences & Healthcare
■ Media, Entertainment & Sport
■ Retail & Consumer
■ Technology & Communication

Practice Areas:
■ Banking & Finance
■ Commercial
■ Competition & EU Law
■ Corporate
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Employment
■ Franchising
■ Intellectual Property
■ International HR Services
■ Outsourcing
■ Privacy & Data Protection
■ Public Projects & Procurement
■ Real Estate
■ Regulatory & Administrative
■ Restructuring & Insolvency
■ Tax
■ Trade & Customs


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