Bird & Bird Appoints Leading Life Sciences Lawyer in Stockholm

12 March 2002

Key recruitment for rapidly expanding life sciences practice

International law firm Bird & Bird has recently appointed Urban Paulsson, a leading life sciences lawyer in its Stockholm office. The recruitment is key to the development of the firm's international life sciences practice which has already gained a leading reputation.

Urban joins from Swedish firm Albihns IP & Law Offices, where he was responsible for their technology transfer division. He has considerable experience in the life sciences sector with a wide portfolio of high profile clients. Prior to working at Albihns, Urban worked in-house during six years for Pharmacia Corporation, a leading pharmaceutical company, focusing on technology transfer transactions and thereafter as General Counsel for Vitrolife AB, a Life Science company listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.

Urban will play a leading role in spearheading the firm's Life Sciences practice across Europe and will also enable the firm to better serve its international clients.

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

"We are delighted that Urban will be joining us. His experience in the life sciences sector will play a crucial role in developing the firm's sector focused approach and is significant in the development of the firm's international life sciences practice. In Stockholm, Bird & Bird offers a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial legal services to clients in the e-commerce, IT, communications, media, entertainment and sport sectors. With his entrepreneurial approach and deep understanding of the life sciences sector, Urban is an excellent fit".

Urban Paulsson adds:

"Bird & Bird has built a solid reputation for its strengths in key sectors. Life Sciences is one of the fastest growing sectors of the firm. I am delighted to be joining them".

The firm has a highly rated life sciences practice, recently identified as a leader in its field by Global Counsel.

For more information on this appointment, please contact Michael Frie on +46 8 506 320 00.
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