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Bird & Bird (International) LLP

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The firm: Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a long-established reputation for having a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. 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 commercial goals.

Bird & Bird has over 1,200 lawyers and legal practitioners with broad advisory transactional and contentious capability, with a particular focus on key industry sectors. The firm has an extensive international reach with 28 offices in 19 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, offering a seamless, cross-border service between locations and sector and practice groups.

Bird & Bird’s Luxembourg office opened in January 2016. The Luxembourg office will support Bird & Bird’s work with the new Unified Patent Court (UPC), as well as the general work in the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. The opening makes Bird & Bird the only law firm with patent litigation experts in every location where the UPC will initially be functioning. In addition, the new office further facilitates Bird & Bird’s work with Luxembourg-based tax, banking and finance clients, though it will not practise Luxembourg law, instead continuing to work closely with its existing correspondent firms.

The key contacts for the Luxembourg office are Paul Hermant, Morag Macdonald, Wouter Pors, Stefano Febbi, Willem Bongaerts and Brent Springael.

Areas of practice: Underpinned by deep client and industry knowledge and significant expertise the firm’s key practice areas include: 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.

Key industry sectors include: aerospace, defence and security, automotive, aviation, electronics, energy and utilities, financial services, food and beverage, healthcare, life sciences, media, sport, tech and comms.

  • Other offices
  • Abu Dhabi
  • Amsterdam
  • Beijing
  • Bratislava
  • Brussels
  • Budapest
  • Copenhagen
  • Dubai
  • Dusseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Hamburg
  • Helsinki
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Lyon
  • Madrid
  • Milan
  • Munich
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Rome
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Sydney
  • The Hague
  • Warsaw
  • Number of lawyers: 1,200

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