Bird & Bird Appoints Leading Lawyer as Head of Communications in Stockholm

25 September 2001

Firm augments highly rated communications practice with key appointment

International law firm, Bird & Bird, has appointed communications expert, Johan Tydén, to head its communications practice in Stockholm. Johan joins from KPMG Legal where he was director and head of the Communications, IT and E-commerce departments.

Johan is widely recognised as one of Sweden's legal experts in telecommunications law. He joins Bird & Bird with extensive experience of the Swedish Communications market gained when, after court service, he started his career as legal counsel at Ericsson in 1984. In 1992 Johan was appointed head of Ericsson's legal department for the business areas, Mobile Systems and Mobile Terminals where he advised on a number of high profile cases. His career escalated further when he joined KPMG Legal in 2000 as a director heading the Communications, IT and E-Commerce sectors.

Commenting on his appointment, Michael Frie, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird's Stockholm office said:

"Johan's expertise and credentials fully complement the sectoral focus of the firm. He is a valued addition to our office in Stockholm and his communications expertise, a valued addition to our international communications team. I am delighted he is joining us".

Commenting on his appointment, Johan Tydén said:

"Bird & Bird has built a leading edge reputation for its communications practice with a number of accolades to its name. I am very excited at the prospect of joining this first rate firm".

With over 30 partners working in the communications group across its international network, Bird & Bird is widely recognised as a leading firm in the Communications sector. The firm recently won the "Communications Law Firm of the Year" category at the Chambers Global 2001 Awards in May.

David Kerr, Chief Executive and Head of Bird & Bird's International Communications Group, added:

"We are delighted that Johan will be joining our communications team. With his breath of experience he will be a valuable addition to the firm".

For more information, please contact David Kerr on +44 (0) 20 7415 6000 or Michael Frie on +46 (0) 8 506 320 00.