Bird & Bird’s London origins date back to 1846.
Having won our first patent case in 1909, we’ve always had a passion for innovative, creative industries whilst protecting and progressing the ideas that arise from them. It’s this 180-year unrivalled industry history that now shapes our unrelenting sector focus and helps our clients achieve their commercial goals on a daily basis.
We have over 200 lawyers, 30% of which have a second or third qualification in a science or technical field, who work with clients spanning domestic and multinational businesses, the public sector, SMEs and start ups. These clients operate in over a dozen industries where technology and innovation is a driving force. In 2012, we were acknowledged by The Financial Times as one of Europe’s top 20 most innovative firms and we work with over 50% of the companies listed in the latest Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies.
The London office is headed by Partner Nick Perry.