Firm / Organisation

Bird & Bird

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Chairman: Massimiliano Mostardini
Chief Executive Officer: David Kerr
Number of partners in Europe: 170+
Number of lawyers in Europe: 860+

Firm Overview:
For the past decade, Bird & Bird has been the ‘go to’ international legal firm for companies being disrupted by technology and the digital world. Whether traditional businesses leveraging cutting-edge technology or start-ups changing the status quo, the firm guides its clients through all the regulatory, legal and commercial aspects of this fast-moving environment. The firm combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients operating at the forefront of their industries to achieve their goals.

Bird & Bird currently works with 40 of the Fortune Top 100 companies and nearly two-thirds of the world’s 100 Most Innovative Companies, as named by Forbes. Over a third of Bird & Bird’s clients have been with the firm for more than a decade; testament to the high-level of service and legal expertise the firm delivers.

With over 1,300 lawyers in 30 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America, 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.

Main Areas of Practice and Sectors:
Bird & Bird organises itself around its clients, with its lawyers typically arranged in groups which focus on key industries. This structure drives the firm to develop and maintain high level expertise in practice areas and geographic regions which serve the needs of their client base. The firm provides a broad advisory, transactional, and contentious capability within the following sector areas:
■Aviation & Aerospace
■Defence & Security
■Energy & Utilities
■Financial Services
■Life Sciences & Healthcare
■Media, Entertainment & Sport
■Retail & Consumer
■Tech & Comms

Main Areas of Practice:

■Competition & EU
■Dispute Resolution
■Finance & Financial Regulation
■Intellectual Property
■International HR Services
■Privacy & Data Protection
■Public Projects & Procurement
■Real Estate
■Regulatory & Administrative
■Restructuring & Insolvency
■Trade & Customs


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