Bird & Bird appointed to Virgin Group's UK legal panel

18 January 2010

Following Virgin Group’s review of its UK legal panel and its preferred advisers, Bird & Bird has been appointed to the Virgin Group's UK legal panel.  Bird & Bird is one of only eight firms selected for the panel, which followed an in depth review by Virgin Group. The Bird & Bird team includes Paul Briggs, Richard Venables, Nick Perry, Rhys Williams, Chris Barrett and Katharine Stephens.

Virgin Group’s Group legal director, Ian Woods said: “We’re looking forward to building a relationship with Bird & Bird as we believe they have a lot to offer our group across a variety of different specialisms.”

Paul Briggs, Joint head of Bird & Bird’s International Aviation & Aerospace Group, said: “Virgin Group recognised our depth and breadth of experience across a number of areas in which the Virgin Group is active, making Bird & Bird a great fit. We now have to live up to our promises to impress all parts of the Virgin Group to develop this relationship.”


For more information please contact:

Allison Reid
Tel: +44(0)20 7415 6079

Notes to Editors

About Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is an international legal practice comprising Bird & Bird LLP and its affiliated and associated businesses, and has offices in Beijing, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, The Hague, Helsinki, Hong Kong, London, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Warsaw.

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