Bird & Bird is hiring international partners at a rate of more than one a month, the latest being the appointment of Araoz & Rueda finance partner Andres Lorrio.
Lorrio joins the Madrid office as head of banking and finance for Spain. His hire is part of the firm’s plan to grow its foreign offices across key practice areas such as finance, IT and IP.
Lorrio is the fourteenth partner to join Bird & Bird’s offices outside the UK in the past 12 months. Madrid has been the fastest-growing office, making three lateral partner hires in the past year.
Last November Bird & Bird launched a Madrid corporate practice with the hire of DLA Piper partner Javier Vasserot.
In France and Asia the firm has welcomed three new partners, with the rest joining offices in Belgium, Germany, Italy and Sweden.