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Bird & Bird LLP
Bird & Bird is one of the leading international law firms for businesses affected by changes in technology and the digital world. We support innovation and ground-breaking ideas and have unrivalled expertise in a variety of industry sectors and legal disciplines including life sciences, technology and communications, cybersecurity, IP, privacy and energy. For these reasons, we are the advisor of choice for many companies and organisations working in and from Israel, home to one of the world’s most innovative economies.
We have a dedicated Israel Group in order to ensure that we are able to meet our clients’ needs in Israel and have developed close relationships with a selection of like-minded and eminent local law firms to deal with Israeli law matters.
We are a truly international firm, organised around our clients. With our full service offering and extensive tech expertise, we’ll help you unlock the potential of change to realise your ambitions.
Everything is connected.
With more than 1,400 lawyers and legal practitioners across a worldwide network of 32 offices, Bird & Bird delivers expertise across a full range of legal services. Our specialisms include advice on commercial, corporate, EU and competition, intellectual property, dispute resolution, employment, finance and real estate matters.
The key to our success is our constantly evolving sector-focused approach. 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, including automotive, aviation & defence, energy & utilities, financial services, life sciences & healthcare, retail & consumer, media, entertainment & sport and tech & comms.
What this means for you:
- Expertise in the legal and regulatory framework relating to each sector.
- A more practical, commercial approach, supported by advisors with decades of experience working in the relevant industries.
We have offices in key business centres across the globe:
Europe: Amsterdam, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, The Hague, Hamburg, Helsinki, London, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Stockholm and Warsaw.
Middle East, Asia-Pacific & North Africa: Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Casablanca.
North America: San Francisco.
We were the first truly international firm with a presence in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, ideally positioning us to support companies looking to invest in the Nordic region.
In 2018 we opened a representative office in San Francisco to better support our US-based clients. We have also recently opened an office in Dublin, where some of the world’s most innovative companies reside.
In addition, focus groups for Africa, India, Japan and Russia, and extensive cooperation agreements with local firms increase our reach to other key jurisdictions.
Excellence in client service
We operate as one truly international partnership: our goals, accounting and profit pool are all shared, as is our commitment to providing our clients with advice from the right lawyers, in the right locations. Our open and engaged business culture allows us to configure quickly and effectively to the commercial pressures and opportunities faced by our clients.
We are global leaders in advising organisations being changed by technology and the digital world. We work to a client-sector approach to support companies affected by technological innovation and the need to protect assets and stakeholder interests, as well as advising on opportunities for growth.
Our guidance for fast-evolving, universal challenges such as IP matters (including AI), technological consolidation, 5G, network sharing, cybersecurity, cloud services and regulation is achieved through a simple formal management structure and specialist teams.
We work with market-leading companies who are producing some of the most cutting-edge technology in the world. Our client base ranges from blue chip tech multinationals, rapidly expanding international companies, start-ups/SMES through to users of tech services in both the private and public sectors. Our decision to organise our firm into sector groups means that we have an acute focus on industry trends and how these are likely to be implemented, taking experience from different sectors to help us guide clients (by comparing and contrasting the use of data in different industries by looking at product liability and AI in automotive, data ‘ownership’ in aviation and big data applications in banking and finance for example).
Not being content with a reactive role, we regularly organise events such as our annual TechLaw Day and publish expert reports sharing our insights. Recent findings have included ground-breaking developments in areas such as Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things and Big Data Opportunities.
Working together/ opportunities for growth
As a business we work to anticipate the needs of the market, harnessing innovation to produce efficient, cost effective solutions for growth. We like to look beyond the typical legal intervention points such as M&A or litigation to find new and different ways that we can help our clients implement change for the long-term and call on the expertise of our lawyers, many of whom have in-house or industry experience, to help us shape these initiatives. One such initiative is twoVenture, an online platform that enables high-growth businesses instant access to solutions they face throughout their lifecycle, as well as giving face-to-face guidance on client needs.
Ahead of the curve
With a global team of over 1,400 sector-wide experts and more than 450 specialists in tech and comms alone, the infrastructure is already in place for your diverse needs.
Banking & Finance
Corporate and M&A
Labor & Employment
Projects & Energy
Shipping & Transport
Privacy & Data Security
+44 (0)20 7415 6000
2 RUE DE LA CHAUSSÉE D’ANTIN
+33 (0)1 42 68 6000
+49 (0)211 2005 6000
+971 (0) 4309 3222
+31 (0)20 852 9500