Bird & Bird Co-sponsor LSE's techMARK and AIM European Seminars

08 May 2001

Starting this month, International Law Firm, Bird & Bird, will be co-sponsoring a series of European seminars given by The London Stock Exchange on its technology and growth markets, techMARK and AIM.

The seminars are primarily targeted at young and innovative European companies and will feature a panel discussion by directors of techMARK and AIM listed companies, who will share their experience of the markets and outline the benefits of a London listing. Partners from Bird & Bird will be the panel moderators in Amsterdam on May 14 and Paris on June 11, as well as being the only law firm amongst the seminar sponsors, which comprise Broadview, Grant Thornton,, IBM, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Roberston Stephens, Russell Reynolds, and WestLB Panmure.

techMark aims to encourage European companies to consider London as a base for IPO's. It groups together companies from a wide range of FTSE industrial sectors into a market characterised by their expertise and involvement in leading edge technologies, such as biotechnology, Internet, software development, semiconductors and fibre optics. Bird & Bird is one of Europe's leading Tech Corporate law firms, offering a service which is uniquely targeted to clients in the communications and technology sectors.

In addition to the Amsterdam and Paris dates, a seminar was held in Dublin on May 1, and further seminars will be held in Stockholm on May 17, Munich on May 21, Milan on June 7 and Zurich on June 13 2001.

For more information, please contact partner Neil Blundell on +44 (0) 20 7415 6000.