At Bird & Bird, we believe in coming up with creative legal solutions to meet the challenges faced by our clients. That's why we developed Virtual General Counsel (VGC). VGC is a service that gives you access to over 1200 lawyers in our 28 offices around the world at a price that is similar to employing an in-house legal department, in either Europe or Asia.
We understand the attraction of the steady monthly cost of an in-house legal department. So if you're a mid-sized business headquartered outside of EMEA, and you have a small in-house team based in Europe, but you'd like the flexibility to use more specialists, you would benefit from using VGC.
For a similar cost to your in-house department, we provide you with multi-disciplinary team - many of whom are absolute specialists - and a more flexible service. Other benefits include no sickness, no compulsory education, and no holiday entitlement – the service is literally 365 days a year.
We understand that no two clients are the same. That's why we talk to you about your legal requirements before working out the fee structure.
Once we're working with you, your VGC will find the right specialists to complete the work, have regular meetings with you to maintain the quality of the work, and to make sure that we have a good view of what is coming up on the horizon.
So wherever you are in the world, we want to be your most trusted guide in a changing environment.