Bird & Bird at a glance
Bird & Bird is an international law firm employing over 1,200 lawyers across a worldwide network of 28 offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. We deliver expertise across a wide spectrum of legal services to clients that range from SMEs to large international corporations. We also enjoy an excellent reputation with the start-up community as well as the leading venture capital investors in Europe, the US and Asia-Pacific built on an impressive list of credentials.
At the forefront of technological innovation
Our specialisms include advising on commercial, corporate, EU and competition, intellectual property, dispute resolution, employment, finance and real estate matters in a variety of industry sectors. Many of our clients build their businesses on technology and intangible assets, and operate in regulated markets. To better meet their needs we have developed deep industry understanding of key sectors, particularly those that have the potential to be affected and transformed by disruptive technologies. We have an excellent track record of advising in some of the most technology-rich industries such as Technology & Communications, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Energy & Utilities, Automotive, Media, Financial Services and the list goes on. This sector-focused approach is the key to our success.
Our clients confide in us to take advantage of pioneering, highly complex technology, in order to stay ahead against their competitors – we stand at their side by assessing the legal risks and helping to safeguard their interests. Bird & Bird has been at the forefront of legal developments and innovation for many decades, and have unrivalled expertise in advising on matters ranging from smaller innovative projects to some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking cases of recent years. We have deep expertise and experience in a number of the key issues and developments that are shaping the technological marketplace including:
- agile development methodologies;
- big data;
- cloud services;
- cyber and IT security;
- the internet of things;
- mobile payments and apps;
- next generation genomics;
- open source and open data;
- robotics and software patentability;
- spectrum auctions;
- sharing and trading;
- 3D printing etc.
“Enviably strong TMT practice in Europe and expanding in Asia and the Middle East. At the forefront of developments in the sector, advising on issues such as cloud services, big data, spectrum, mobile payment and network sharing. “They are great – really modern with a great level of expertise and very fast responses.”
Chambers Global 2015