Leading Communications/Internet Lawyer to Join Bird & Bird

08 May 2000

Bird & Bird augment its top rated communications team with key appointment

Leading communications and Internet lawyer, Gill Andrews, is to join the London office of international law firm, Bird & Bird, as a partner. Currently a partner with Sidley & Austin in London, Gill specialises in all aspects of communications, IT and the Internet and will join the firm's top rated communications group* on September 1 2000.

Gill trained with Clifford Chance, after obtaining a first class degree in Jurisprudence from Keble College, Oxford and joined Sidley & Austin in 1994. She has extensive experience, both in the UK and internationally, of advising clients in the e-commerce, telecommunications and IT sectors on a diverse range of issues.

Commenting on her appointment, Executive Chairman, David Kerr said:

"With the breadth and depth of her experience in convergent sectors, Gill will be a major addition to our communications team; her appointment is a real coup for the firm."

Gill Andrews added:

"Bird & Bird's clearly defined sectoral focus and growing international reputation is proving to be a winning combination. I am very much looking forward to working in such a dynamic and progressive environment."

* source: Legal 500 1999 edition / Chambers & Partners 1999/2000 edition

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