Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird

Catrin Griffiths

Bird & Bird’s succession taboo rings alarm bells

Politics is the juice of law firms. Publicly, lawyers will disdain discussions of partnership hierarchies and the individuals within them; privately, they relish them. And why not? Firm politics, the distillation of the personal and organisational, both illuminates and shapes strategy. It’s worth, then, paying attention to the terms people use when describing their firm’s […]

Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird, often known as ‘TwoBirds’, is predominantly known for its large and impressive intellectual property practice – so large, in fact, that for many years the department had a whole office to itself on Fetter Lane, while the rest of the firm was housed in various offices over the road. This situation did […]

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Bird & Bird net debt rises after refinancing

Bird & Bird’s borrowings rose by 22 per cent last year after the firm carried out a refinancing, increasing its total bank facilities to €59m (£44m) at the end of 2014/15 from €48.4m the previous year. The increase in borrowings, set against a slightly lower increase in cash, meant that Bird & Bird’s net debt […]

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Bird & Bird’s David Kerr: Australian merger is a possibility

Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr has overseen a period of significant growth at the former IP boutique, and more is on the horizon. Bird & Bird’s expansion over the past few years has been steady rather than dramatic. The firm has chosen to increase its international profile mainly through cooperations rather than merger. The […]

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