Bird & Bird has been named International TMT Firm of the Year at the 2013 China Law and Practice Awards.
The awards dinner, held on September 12 in Beijing, was attended by partners Marcus Vass and Grace Chen, associate Eleanor Peng, and clients including Ferrari and Conde Nast.
Bird & Bird was shortlisted in their category alongside international firms Baker & McKenzie, Freshfields, Paul Weiss, and Sullivan & Cromwell.
Marcus Vass, head of Bird & Bird's China TMT practice, said: “We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award. We have the largest TMT focused team in China and we all have worked hard for this recognition."
Bird & Bird's China TMT practice is comprised of lawyers in Hong Kong, Beijing
and Shanghai who advise both international and domestic clients from the technology, media and communications sectors. The award recognises Bird & Bird's position as one of the elite international firms operating in the Asia Pacific region.
China Law and Practice launched in 1987 and is one of the most renowned and respected legal publications in the People’s Republic of China. It is widely recognised as a leading authority by companies, law firms and government organisations within China or with an interest in the region. These prestigious awards, which have become a fixture in the Chinese legal calendar over the past seven years, identify the leading deals, firms and lawyers with a focus on China.