Bird & Bird launches Communications Practice in Madrid

25 February 2008

International law firm Bird & Bird today announces the appointment of telecommunications specialist Blanca Escribano, who joins the firm to launch a dedicated Communications Practice in Madrid.

Blanca joins the firm from DLA Piper, and with more than 10 years’ experience advising on telecoms liberalisation in Spain and other EU member states, specialises in privatisations, counselling operators on regulatory frameworks and advising on specific sector contracts and bidding processes. Blanca has also been named as a leading individual in Communications/TMC by Chambers Global since 2004.

Commenting on her appointment, Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol, Managing Partner of Bird & Bird’s París office and co-head of the firm’s International Communication Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Blanca to Bird & Bird. Not only will Blanca’s extensive telecoms experience prove vital as we look to establish our new Communications Practice Group in Madrid, but her international credentials will also play an integral part in the continued growth and development of Bird & Bird’s Global Communications Group.”

Commenting on her appointment, Blanca added: “Joining Bird & Bird is a very exciting opportunity for me. Bird & Bird is one of only a few international firms with a clear and well defined vision to offer clients a full, cross border service. I’m very much looking forward to joining the firm”.

Bird & Bird’s Communications Group has over 120 lawyers - one of the largest multi-disciplinary teams of lawyers across Europe and Asia dedicated to the communication and technology sectors. Recently, the group has advised T-Mobile on the creation of the world’s largest known active 3G network sharing agreement.

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