Bird & Bird advises Eurocopter on acquisition of McAlpine Helicopters

14 November 2007

International law firm Bird & Bird advised Eurocopter, a division of EADS, on its acquisition of 90% of the shares of McAlpine Helicopters Limited on 1 November 2007. Eurocopter previously held 10% of McAlpine Helicopters, which now becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary, Eurocopter UK Ltd.

Bird & Bird worked in conjunction with EADS Senior Legal Counsel Dr Daniel von Wild, and Eurocopter in-house Counsel Edouard Miquel.

Matt Dennis, corporate partner, led the team at Bird & Bird, assisted by corporate associate Helen Down. The team included members of the London and Paris offices of Bird & Bird, including the tax, commercial, employment, property, employee benefits, dispute resolution and competition departments.

Sacker and Partners LLP provided advice on pensions.

For more information on this please contact Natalie Arestis, PR Manager on 020 7905 6248 or


Notes to Editors

About Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is a full service international commercial law firm with an in-depth knowledge of chosen industry sectors. We focus on aviation & aerospace, communications, banking & financial services, e-commerce, information technology, life sciences, media and sport.

With offices in Beijing, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, The Hague, Hong Kong, London, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome and Stockholm, we offer our clients local expertise within a global context, helping them to realise their business goals both domestically and internationally.

Bird & Bird was identified as one of the Top 50 Law Firms in the world that has “taken the greatest strides towards globalisation while maintaining quality”, in a recent survey carried out by researchers for the PLCWhich Lawyer? Yearbook.