Bird & Bird promotes eleven new partners

08 April 2013

Bird & Bird is pleased to announce the appointment of eleven new partners from across our international offices and from a variety of sector groups and practices.

David Kerr, CEO, comments: “We are always keen to ensure that our people feel they have opportunities to grow within the business and we support this as fully as possible. As a result it's great to be able to make these promotions which are a fantastic representation of the depth of our capabilities and international reach. We look forward to seeing their continued progression and the added value we will be able to offer existing and new clients."

Our new partners are:

 Eleonora Briolini

Eleonora Briolini, tax adviser, from our office in Milan: Eleonora is head of the tax practice in Milan and has a strong focus on the automotive and energy sector. Among her clients are automotive suppliers as well as private equity investing in the energy sector but also manufacturers of luxury goods and retail companies.

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Simone Cadeddu, is based in Rome: Drawing on his understanding of regulatory and antitrust issues and expertise in public procurement, Simone extensively advises international companies in the energy & utilities, communications, food & beverage, aviation, aerospace, defence and security and life sciences sectors.

Julie Catala Marty

Julie Catala Marty, from our office in Paris: Julie is specialised in European and French Competition Law. Her expertise covers a wide range of sectors, with a strong focus on communications, media (particularly in the TV sector), banking and financial services and retail distribution.


Helen Conlan, based in London: Helen focuses on contentious IP and IP related litigation across the spectrum of IP rights. She has particular experience of disputes relating to copyright, trade secrets, and IP contracts.


Christophe Delmarcelle, from the Brussels office: Christophe is head of the employment team and has 12 years of expertise and a unique combination of HR, tax and employment knowledge with a solution minded approach.

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Jerker Edström, from our office in Stockholm: Jerker is a media and copyright specialist and advises on contentious and non-contentious copyright issues and commercial IP-contracts. He has a strong focus towards the media sector and especially the music industry.

Annet van Hooft 

Annet van Hooft, also from Paris: Annet has a broad range of experience handling complex international arbitrations under various applicable laws and in a wide variety of sectors, including life sciences, energy and construction, and in the area of mergers and acquisitions and joint-ventures.

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Henriette Picot, from our office in Munich: Henriette's broad legal expertise and experience covers the whole range of non-contentious and contentious IT/commercial work.

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Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa, from our office in The Hague: Evelyn has a specialist knowledge of civil law and civil (international) procedural law. In addition to her general commercial litigation experience in all stages of proceedings, Evelyn has a focus on liability and insurance law.

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Marc Wachenhausen, patent attorney, also from Munich: Marc has long term experience in contentious and non-contentious matters and a strong focus on the energy and utilities sector as well as on the automotive field.

  Christine Yiu, is based in Shanghai: Christine's experience is with high value patent litigations which involve complex technologies, but she has also handled many copyright, design, trade mark, unfair competition, and trade secret disputes. These appointments bring the total number of internal promotions to partner to 11 since the beginning of the current financial year, alongside 21 lateral partner hires in the same period.