Bird & Bird today merges with Danish firm BvHD, making it the only international law firm to have a presence in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, three of the most advanced knowledge economies in the world.
The new Denmark office will be run by an executive committee of Jesper Langemark, Peter Lind Nielsen and Katarina Nordblom Ahlberg (Co-head of Bird & Bird Sweden).
It includes technology and internet advisory specialists with a team of highly-recognised lawyers specialising in corporate, commercial, public procurement and disputes advice. Its client base covers the technology, media and telecoms sectors, ranging from internationally recognised IT companies to entrepreneurs and start-ups, and for Danish municipalities and other public entities, as well as for major international clients.
David Kerr, CEO, Bird & Bird said: “We are very excited to be opening our Danish office today. Over the past year we have had a cooperation agreement in place with BvHD which has allowed us to integrate both teams and build a strong relationship. We are now able to provide all clients with a comprehensive service across the Baltic Sea region as well as providing Danish clients with a seamless service across the rest of world."
Peter Lind Nielsen, Partner, Bird & Bird said: “Today is a very important day for both our clients and employees. The cooperation agreement demonstrated that the two firms were an excellent fit and we are all now very proud to be part of the only truly global law firm with a presence in Denmark."
The merger brings the number of Bird & Bird offices around the world to 25 and gives the firm an unrivalled presence across key economies in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions.