Bird & Bird hires corporate heavyweight in the UK

19 October 2004

Firm boosts corporate arm with senior appointment

International law firm Bird & Bird has just recruited Mark Pinder, a highly rated corporate partner to join its International Corporate Group. His appointment is crucial as the firm builds its corporate capability having recently also recruited in Sweden and Germany. He joins Bird & Bird from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

Mark brings to Bird & Bird over 18 years experience of international and cross-border private equity and M&A. Prior to joining Gibson Dunn & Crutcher in 2001, Mark established Sidley & Austin’s corporate practice in the City. His experience covers the full range of corporate finance having recently advised CIBC World Markets, Swedish engineering company Trelleborg AB and US giant, GE Medical Systems. His appointment follows the hire of corporate lawyers Erich Michel in the firm’s Düsseldorf office and Mikael Engqvist in Stockholm.

Commenting on his appointment, David Kerr, Bird & Bird’s CEO said:

“Mark is a recognised business builder with energy and drive. He is highly regarded in the market and by clients alike. He has great experience having advised on a number of high-profile international deals. He will be a true asset to the team.”

Commenting on his appointment, Mark added:

“I am delighted to be joining Bird & Bird. There are no other firms in Europe which combine their international presence and sector focus with such quality, strength in depth, experience and, above all, ambition. I am privileged to have been invited to join their outstanding international corporate team.”

For more information, please contact Mark Pinder on +44 (0) 20 7905 6204 or Larry Cattle on +44 (0) 20 7415 6156.