Bird & Bird re-elects Chief Executive Officer, David Kerr and Chairman Michael Frie

23 March 2013

David Kerr

Bird & Bird today announces that Chief Executive Officer David Kerr and Chairman Michael Frie have been re-elected to their respective positions for a further three years.

The re-election will enable David to continue his unbroken 17 year tenure as CEO, placing him among the longest-serving managing partners at major UK firms. Michael joined the firm in 2000 when it merged with Stockholm firm Gedda & Ekdahl, where he was Managing Partner, and has held the role of Chairman for the past six years.

David Kerr, Bird & Bird CEO said: "In the face of some of the most challenging trading conditions in living memory we have created a platform which allows us to continue to reduce debt, increase profits and drive remarkable growth around the world. I am honoured to have my position as CEO extended and look forward to growing upon the success we have achieved to date."

Michael Frie, Bird & Bird Chairman added: "I look forward to the opportunity to continue to lead the board over the next few years. We operate at the cutting edge, supporting clients as they innovate new products, services and business processes, usually in Knowledge Economy industries or where disruptive technologies are transforming the market landscape. We will continue to build on these goals to the benefit of our clients."