Bird & Bird ramps up IP in Sweden and Finland

Bird & Bird has boosted its Nordic IP team with the hire of four lawyers across Sweden and Finland.

The firm raided Swedish IP boutique Gozzo for name partner Giovanni Gozzo,
as well as senior lawyers ­Ragnar Lundgren and Orjan Grunden, taking all but three of the firm’s lawyers.

Meanwhile in Finland, Bird & Bird hired associate Ella Mikkola from Swedish firm Hannes Snellman.

Morag Macdonald, joint head of Bird & Bird’s IP group, said: “The arrival of the team from Gozzo in Sweden and of Ella in ­Finland makes our strategic advisory and litigation IP offering one of the strongest in the Nordic region.”