Bird & Bird Recruits Top Rated Communications Lawyer

01 April 2004

International law firm Bird & Bird, is recruiting a highly rated Communications partner from Simmons & Simmons. Joining the firm’s office in London, Rhys Williams’s appointment will further strengthen the transactional and regulatory capabilities of Bird & Bird’s International Communications Group and reflects the firm’s continuing investment in its European strategy.

Recommended by the main legal directories as a leading player in the Communications industry, Rhys’s expertise will reinforce an already strong London based team. Having acted for companies as diverse as entrepreneurial start-ups and multinational corporations, Rhys has developed a clear insight into business issues and combines regulatory and data protection skills to the commercial advantage of his clients.

Commenting on his appointment, David Kerr, joint head of Bird & Bird’s International Communications Group and CEO of Bird & Bird said:

“I am delighted that Rhys has agreed to join us. He has developed a strong reputation for offering advice with a commercial focus which is evidenced by his strong client following. His appointment is also important in relation to the expansion of our International Communications Group which has recently seen recruits in Italy and Hong Kong. That we are now focusing on the UK, is a further reflection of the firm’s dedication to offering the best international service to our clients”.

Rhys Williams added:

“Bird & Bird has one of the best and most extensive Communications practices in Europe and beyond. I am thoroughly looking forward to joining them”.

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