Bird & Bird doubles partnership promotions" />Bird & Bird has doubled its promotions to the partnership, making up a record 14 associates to partnership this year after last year’s haul of seven.
The firm focused on its international offices, making up only four in London, equaling the total in Germany. Düsseldorf got two new partners, and one associate was promoted in each of Bird & Bird’s offices in Munich, Frankfurt, Paris, Lyon, The Hague, Milan, Madrid and Stockholm.
Bird & Bird chief executive officer David Kerr said: “We are promoting a record number of new partners across 15 offices, demonstrating the success of our continued policy of rapid international expansion.”
Four promotions boosted the firm’s IP/IT practice; three were in corporate, and the tax and employment both received two. Bird & Bird’s real estate, competition, and banking groups made up one new partner each.
The partnership has now swelled to 187, after adding the 14 new partners and 10 from its merger with Fennica Attorneys in Finland last month.
The new partners are:
Mahmut Baran - tax (Stockholm) Dirk Barcaba – real estate (Frankfurt) Ernst Barten – tax (The Hague) Daniel Cifuentes - employment (Madrid) Ina vom Feld – IP (Düsseldorf) Joss Hargrave - banking and restructuring (London) Patrick Kelleher - IP (London) Elizabeth Lang - employment (London) Stephane Leriche - IT (Paris) Matthias Meyer - IP (Düsseldorf) Angus Miln - corporate (London) Hubert Mortemard de Boisse - competition (Lyon) Stefan Munch - corporate (Munich) Stefano Silvestri - corporate (Milan)