Chief Executive Officer: David Kerr
Chairman: Massimiliano Mostardini
Other Fee Earners: 1090
Automotive: Christian Kessell, Anne Federle
Aviation & Defence: Paul Briggs, Leo Fattorini
Energy & Utilities: Matt Bonass, Hermenegildo Altozano
Financial Services: Christian Bartsch, Stefano Febbi
Life Sciences & Healthcare: Mark Hilton, Marc Martens
Media, Entertainment & Sport: Phil Sherrell
Retail & Consumer: Mark Abell and Graeme Payne
Tech & Comms: Marjolein Geus (chair), Fabian Niemann, Ronald Hendrikx
Practice Area Contacts
Commercial: Simon Shooter (coordinator)
Competition & EU Law: Pauline Kuipers, Morten Nissen
Corporate: Stefan Silvestri, Alberto Salvade
Dispute Resolution: Peter Knight, Sophie Eyre, Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa
Employment: Philip Hartman, Ian Hunter
Finance: Trystan Tether & Raimondo Maggiore
Franchising: Graeme Payne, Mark Abell
Intellectual Property: Morag Macdonald, Christian Harmsen
Outsourcing: Mark Leach
Privacy & Data Protection: Ariane Mole, Ruth Boardman
Real Estate: Jonathan Baker
Regulatory & Administrative: Marjolein Geus
Tax: Andrew Brown
Trade & Customs: Richard Eccles, Brian Mulier
THE FIRM For the past decade, Bird & Bird has been the ‘go to’ international legal firm for companies working with disruptive technology. Whether it is 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 several of the first 100 companies in the Fortune 500 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.
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 its clients.
KEY INDUSTRY SECTORS Automotive, aviation and defence, energy and utilities, financial services, life sciences and healthcare, media, entertainment and sport, retail and consumer and tech and comms.
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE Banking and finance, commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, competition and EU, franchising, intellectual property, 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 1,400 legal practitioners in 30 offices across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the US, and with close ties with firms in Indonesia, Malaysia, Morocco, Portugal, South Korea, Switzerland, Tunisia and Turkey, Bird & Bird is perfectly placed to offer local expertise, globally delivered. Helping clients to realise their business goals, Bird & Bird applies a one-firm approach, offering a highly integrated service. Clients benefit from a truly international approach with around 80% of the firm’s major clients working with multiple offices seamlessly across jurisdictions. Bird & Bird has offices in: Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, The Hague, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Rome, and Warsaw.