Firm / Organisation

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: 43
Number of lawyers in Asia-Pacific: 112

Firm Overview:
Bird & Bird is an international law firm with over 1,300 lawyers in 29 offices across Europe, the Middle East and 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 150 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:
■ Aerospace, Defence & Security
■ Automotive
■ Aviation
■ Energy & Utilities
■ Financial Services
■ Life Sciences & Healthcare
■ Media, Entertainment & Sport
■ Retail & Consumer
■ Technology & Communications

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