Bird & Bird Confirms Leading Position for CMT in Asia With Key Appointment

18 September 2003

Top rated Clifford Chance partner joins Bird & Bird in Hong Kong

International law firm Bird & Bird will be recruiting a top rated IT and e-commerce partner from Clifford Chance. Joining the Hong Kong office, Nigel Stamp’s appointment will reinforce Bird & Bird’s position as one of the leading firms for Communications, Media and Technology (CMT) within Asia and beyond.

Currently joint head of Clifford Chance’s highly rated Hong Kong CMT practice which he helped to establish in 2000, Nigel Stamp has undisputed depth of knowledge of the IT sector. Having spent 10 years in software development for NEC and Nomura before qualifying as a solicitor, Nigel will be a valuable asset to Bird & Bird’s Asian clients. Nigel will also be joined by senior associate Gordon Milner. Their appointments will confirm Bird & Bird’s position as a leader in the field of CMT. Qualitative assessments of the Asia-Pacific legal profession have consistently placed Bird & Bird in a top tier position for IT and Telecoms along with Clifford Chance*.

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird’s Hong Kong office, Matthew Laight, said:

"We are very pleased that Nigel will be joining us. There are important synergies between Bird & Bird’s strong CMT focus and Nigel’s deep knowledge of the sector. He has worked on a number of ground-breaking and high-profile IT and e-commerce projects and has first hand experience of the sector having worked in senior management in leading technology dependant companies. Nigel is an excellent fit".

Nigel Stamp added:

"Bird & Bird has established a very strong reputation as a leading firm for IT and other CMT work in Asia. The team in Hong Kong is highly dedicated towards progressing the firm’s technology practice and this offers a very exciting opportunity for me. I very much look forward to joining them in October”.

For more information, please contact Matthew Laight on +852 2248 6006 or Larry Cattle on +44 (0) 20 7415 6156.

*In the most recent edition of The Asia-Pacific Legal 500, Bird & Bird along with Clifford Chance is rated in the top tier for expertise in IT and Telecommunications. These conclusions are based on independent research carried out every year by qualified researchers.