About us


Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. We combine exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients achieve their commercial goals. We have over 1100 lawyers in 26 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as close ties with firms in other parts of the world.

There are three key things that set us apart from our competitors: our deep industry knowledge, excellence in client service and international reach. These differentiators are all underpinned by our commitment to clarity, originality and passion.

Deep industry knowledge

Knowledge pillarSince 1898 we have led the way in protecting the ideas that have made some of the world’s greatest companies successful. 

This rich history has given us an unparalleled insight into our client’s industries and, in 1998, we became one of the first law firms to organise itself around key sectors, enabling us to share our deep industry knowledge more effectively across the firm.

Today, the depth of experience in each sector, and the fact so many of our 1,000 lawyers and legal practitioners around the world have worked in-house or have relevant degrees that complement their legal qualifications, means that our clients find they are working with a legal team that already understands the challenges they face.

Our passion for the Aviation, Aerospace, Communications, Electronics, Energy & Utilities, Food & Beverage, Financial Services, IT, Life Sciences, Media and Sport sectors means that we are continuing to attract the brightest and best lawyers in these industries to work with us. They join us because the fact that our clients are continually innovating means we often work at the cutting-edge of the law to establish how legal frameworks are implemented in new situations.

Last year our deep industry knowledge helped us gain 15 awards and accolades for the quality of legal service we provide, on top of rankings across 34 disciplines in the major legal directories.

Excellence in client service

Client service pillarOur clients tell us that working with Bird & Bird is surprisingly straightforward and our approach to client relationships is different and refreshing. We organise our people and their expertise around our clients’ needs, providing useful tools that make their lives easier.

Our dedication to delivering exceptional and bespoke client service has meant that 60% of our top 15 major clients have remained loyal clients of the firm for over 10 years and close to half of our top 100 clients have been with us for over a decade.

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International reach

International reach pillarLast year we helped clients based in 118 countries across the globe. As well as our 26 offices across Europe, Asia and the Middle East and our formal ties with five leading independent law firms, we have established a network of the best local advisors around the world.

This global capability and our commitment to provide a seamless international service is why three quarters of our major clients work with more than one of our offices, enabling us to help them ensure country borders are not barriers to their commercial aspirations.

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