Bird & Bird – first for life sciences in Europe

01 December 2004

The only law firm to top the big three life sciences leagues

International law firm Bird & Bird has been rated in the top tiers of the main guides to the legal profession confirming its position as the first choice for European cross-border work. Recent surveys by Global Counsel, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 have placed Bird & Bird top of their league tables for Life Sciences work. Bird & Bird is the only law firm within Europe to be consistently rated top.

The recently published Global Counsel “Life Sciences Industry SuperLeague”, rates firms on the strength of their full service capability across the world. Bird & Bird’s cross-border capability was noted as one of the key reasons for its leading position with high ratings for its offices and lawyers in Belgium, England, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Hong Kong.

Recent editions of Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 also placed Bird & Bird in the top tier for Life Sciences making Bird & Bird the only law firm with top tier ratings across Europe.

Commenting on the results David Kerr, Bird & Bird’s CEO said:

“These results are fantastic for the firm and reflect our commitment to providing our clients in the life sciences sector with an international full service. We have over the years developed our life sciences practice across our offices in Europe and Asia in order to meet our clients’ needs. As well as recognising our commitment to this, these results also reflect the strength of our life sciences practice. We are absolutely delighted that we have been rated so highly”.

For more information, please contact John Wilkinson on +44 (0)20 7905 6275 or Larry Cattle on +44 (0) 20 7415 6156.