Bird & Bird recruits Life Sciences/Biotech partner

24 January 2005

Senior appointment reinforces Bird & Bird’s top tier position

International law firm Bird & Bird, is recruiting a top rated senior Life Sciences/IP partner from Simmons & Simmons. Gerry Kamstra will play a key role in the continuing development of the firm’s international Life Sciences practice, which already has a leading reputation in Europe and Asia.

At Simmons & Simmons, Gerry was head of their Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology practice and a key player within their IP team. He brings over 20 years of scientific and legal experience to Bird & Bird. Recommended by the main legal directories as a leading player in both Life Sciences and IP, his appointment will further enhance Bird & Bird’s leading international position in these areas.

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

“I am delighted that Gerry has agreed to join us. He has a wide range of experience of working with high profile clients in the life sciences and biotech areas and has built an enviable reputation.”

Gerry added:

“Bird & Bird has one of the best and most extensive Life Sciences and IP practices in Europe and beyond. It is unrivalled in its commitment to supporting clients on an international basis within these sectors and is a major reason why I am joining them”.

For more information on Bird & Bird, please contact Larry Cattle on +44 (0)20 7415 6156.