Awards

In the past four years we have been regarded as a top-tier law firm across 34 different disciplines, and 10 of our offices have been awarded by the most prestigious law institutions.

2013

  • China Law and Practice: (press release)
    • International TMT Firm of the Year 2013
  • The Lawyer Awards: (press release)
  • Euromoney Women in Business Law Awards: (press release) 
  • WTR 1000:
    • Leading trade mark practitioners across 15 jurisdictions: Peter Brownlow, Vojtěch Chloupek, Antonio Cueto, Richard Dissmann, Piotr Dynowski, Joseph Fesenmair, Rachel Fetches, Giovanni Galimberti, Cristina Garrigues, Balint Halasz, Sheena Jacob, Alban Kang, Armand Killan, Matthew Laight, Ai-Leen Lim, Manuel Lobato García-Miján, Ella Mikkola, Massimiliano Mostardini, Fidel Porcuna, Wouter Pors, Sara Sparring, Katharine Stephens, Lorraine Anne Tay, Jean-Christophe Troussel, Alison Wong, Allan Poulter and Rebecca Delorey.
  • Legal Business Awards 2013: (press release)
    • TMT Team of the Year
  • Who's Who Legal Awards 2013:
    • Life Sciences Firm of the Year
    • Patent Firm of the Year
    • Patent Lawyer of the Year: Trevor Cook
    • Internet & e-Commerce & Data Protection Firm of the Year
    • Regulatory Communications Firm of the Year

2012

  • Asian Legal Business and China Law & Practice legal awards ‘Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year 2012’
  • Annual China Law & Practice awards 'International Intellectual Property Firm of the Year 2012'
  • M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards 2012:
    • Cross-Border Deal Of The Year (Middle Market)
    • Divestiture Deal of the Year
  • IAM Patent 1000:
    • Leading Patent Practitioners across 12 jurisdictions: Michael Alt, Yves Bizollon, Trevor Cook, Piotr Dynowski, Blandine Finas-Tronel, Giovanni Galimberti, Michael Groß, Christian Harmsen, Mark Hilton, Neil Jenkins, Oliver Jan Jüngst, Armand Killan, Matthew Laight, Richard Lewinson, Weishi Li, Manuel Lobato, Morag Macdonald, Matthias Meyer, Ella Mikkola, Massimiliano Mostardini, Jane Mutimear, Wouter Pors, Sally Shorthose, Katharine Stephens, Marc van Wijngaarden, Bruno Vandermeulen, Wolfgang von Meibom, Robert Williams and Alison Wong.
  • World Finance 2012 Legal Awards:
    • Best TMT firm: Sweden
    • Best TMT firm: The Netherlands
  • Who's Who legal 2012:
    • World's Leading Firm of the year - Internet and E-commerce
    • World's Leading Firm of the year - Life Sciences
    • World's Leading Firm of the year - Patents
    • World's Leading Firm of the year - Regulatory Communications
    • Global Lawyer of the year - Regulatory Communications (Colin Long)
    • Global Lawyer of the year - Patents (Trevor Cook)
  • Most proactive law firm in Sweden's annual Law Firm of the Year study
  • 2012 Managing Intellectual Property Global Awards:
    • Firm of the Year - European Patent
    • Firm of the Year - Singapore
    • Sweden Firm of the Year - Swedish IP team
    • Firm of the Year - UK Trade Mark Contentious
  • Global Arbitration Review 100: included in the 5th edition of the Global Arbitration Review 100, a guide to the international arbitration capabilities of law firms.

2011

  • Who's Who legal 2011:
    • Firm of the year - Internet and E-commerce
    • Firm of the year - Life Sciences
    • Firm of the year - Patents
    • Firm of the year - Regulatory Communications
    • Lawyer of the year - Regulatory Communications (Colin Long)
    • Lawyer of the year - Patents (Trevor Cook)
  • Managing Intellectual Property Awards 2011:
    • Firm of the year - Europe Patent
    • Firm of the year - Italy Contentious
    • Firm of the year - Singapore
    • Firm of the year - UK Patent Contentious
  • Global Arbitration Review 100: included in the 4th edition of the Global Arbitration Review 100, a guide to the international arbitration capabilities of law firms.
  • Client Choice of the Year 2011:
    • Firm of the Year - Finland
    • Individual of the year - Spanish Information Technology (Javier Fernández-Samaniego)
    • Individual of the Year - German General Corporate (Stefan Münch)
  • TopLegal Awards Italy - Best IP law firm of the year
  • ACQ law awards "Aviation Law Firm of the Year"
  • "Internet and E-commerce Firm of the Year" within the French market.
  • Iberian Lawyer Magazine's '40 under forty 2011' awards - Javier Fernández Samaniego
  • Macallan ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2011 - IP Law Firm Of The Year award
  • ATMD Bird & Bird named an ASIAN-MENA COUNSEL 'In-House Community Firm of the Year' in these categories:
    • Environmental Law
    • Intellectual Property
  • Corporate INTL Magazine 2011 Global Awards - Aviation Law Firm of the Year in the UK - 2011
  • The Copyright Society of the 2011 Seton Award - Martin Senftleben, 'Bridging the Differences Between Copyright's Legal Traditions'
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group European Women in Business Law Awards 2011 Marjolein Geus, "Best in Telecommunications"
  • 2011 Golden Sandglass Award - 'fastest growing law firm in the Netherlands'
  • Trophées du Droit, media Group Leaders League and magazine Décideurs, 2011 - Trademarks and Patents: Golden Award

2010

  • Client Satisfaction Report 2010 - rated top 3 internationally for client service
  • The Lawyer HR Awards 2011 - shortlisted for Most Effective Internal Communication
  • Intellectual Property Magazine Awards 2010- shortlisted:
    • Technology team of the year
    • Pharmaceutical team of the year
    • Private practice of the year (regional)
    • IP laywer of the year
  • Asia IP awards - 'Singapore Patent Firm of the Year'
  • "Law Firm of the Year" at the World Leaders International IP Awards! - International Intellectual Property Group led by Morag Macdonald (London) and Christian Harmsen (Düsseldorf)
  • British Legal Awards 2010 - Team of the Year finalist in Litigation and Regulatory
  • The Lawyer European Awards 2010 - Best Overseas Office (Madrid)
  • Legal Business Awards 2010:
    • International office of the year - shortlisted (Madrid)
    • TMT team of the year - shortlisted
  • ILO Client Choice Awards 2010:
    • UK - Banking (Andrew Hallgarth)
    • Spain - Intellectual Property (Manuel Lobato)
    • Spain - Information Technology (Javier Fernández-Samaniego)
    • Spain - Competition (Antonio Creus)
  • Managing Intellectual Property Awards 2010
    • Firm of the year - European Patent
    • Firm of the Year - Singapore
    • Firm of the Year - Italy Contentious
  • Managing Intellectual Property World IP Survey Top Tier Firm
  • ALB's SE Asia 2009 Law Awards: Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year ATMD Bird & Bird
  • Who's Who Legal 2010:
    • Firm of the Year - Regulatory Law
    • Firm of the Year - Internet & e-Commerce Law
    • Lawyer of the Year - Patent (Trevor Cook)