“Bird & Bird’s international corporate offering is growing from strength to strength. In the past year we have launched some outstanding initiatives and welcomed 13 new partners to the team, an 18% increase from 2017. This rapid and strategic expansion helps to realize our vision to become the number one law firm in the world for organisations being changed by technology and the Digital World. Interestingly, nearly 30% of the deals we worked on in 2018 were cross-jurisdictional.”
Over the past 12 months our cooperation agreement with AllBright has led to a significant increase in mandates from Chinese clients, strengthening our China outbound and global corporate capabilities. We continue to support non-Chinese clients with their inbound legal requirements too. This is an area of growth for our team due to China’s ongoing commitment to boosting its economy through working alongside foreign investors. We have already started to benefit from having partners on the ground in the US, with our San Francisco office playing an important role in introducing our corporate capabilities to existing clients whilst strengthening our international team’s reputation with US law firms.