Graeme Maguire

Bird & Bird has appointed 13 Partners, three Senior Counsel, 24 Counsel, one Legal Director and one Of Counsel in its annual global promotion round, all effective May 2024.

Promoted to partner are Stan Andreassen (Finance & Financial Regulation-Paris), Martin Conrads (Commercial-Hamburg), Rebecca Currey (IP-Sydney), Emma Drake (Privacy & Data Protection-London), Chris Ivey (Employment-Lyon), Saskia King (Competition & EU-London), Ville Kivistö (Dispute Resolution-Helsinki), George Mason (Corporate-London), Fiona McFarlane (Corporate-London), Katharina Pehle (IP-Munich), Surabhi Singhi (Corporate-Dubai), William Warne (IP-London) and Shehana Wijesena (IP-Sydney).

“Huge congratulations from myself and on behalf of the Board to all those promoted this year. These individuals will play a huge part in the future of our firm, as we embark on our new five-year strategy, embodying our exceptional and inclusive culture in their own unique way. Each of them has a diverse set of strengths and expertise to support our clients and our firm. I’m looking forward to seeing them grow and succeed in their new roles,” said Graeme Maguire, Bird & Bird Chair.

Christian Bartsch, Bird & Bird CEO, added, “I’m proud to congratulate the exceptional individuals promoted across our international network. This year’s diverse and talented cohort of professionals will help accelerate our progress towards completion of the firm’s ambitious goals. We’re committed to working alongside each of them to continue delivering exceptional service to our clients. Here’s to a bright future ahead!”

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