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The firm: Bird & Bird is the go-to international law firm for companies working with disruptive technology. Whether traditional businesses leveraging cutting-edge technology or start-ups changing the status quo, the firm guides clients through all the regulatory, legal and commercial aspects of this fast-moving environment. It 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 organises itself around its clients, with 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. It provides a broad advisory, transactional and contentious capability, with the sector and practice groups interacting to provide the best possible service to clients.

Asia Pacific: the firm has been guiding clients in Asia Pacific for over 20 years. Its offices in the region are located in key business centres in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. The team of over 130 highly qualified and multilingual 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, it has an extended geographic footprint to assist clients with their requirements in these countries.

China: the firm uses its extensive experience in China to help clients navigate the complexities of China's business and regulatory environment. This includes advice on business structures, corporate establishment and finance, M&A, commercial arrangements, technology licensing and transfer, information technology and communications services and infrastructure, the protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights, dispute resolution and regulatory compliance. Further, through its formal association with Lawjay Partners, a PRC law firm, the firm can assist clients in contentious matters in mainland China by litigating in the Chinese courts.

  • Contacts

  • Justin Walkey (

  • Number of lawyers: 1,200
  • at this office: 9

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