Bird & Bird announce latest global promotions

Bird & Bird are pleased to announce the promotion of three partners, as well as eight Senior Counsel/Counsel/Legal Directors from across our global offices.

Congratulations to the following:


Izabela Kowalczuk

Data Protection, Retail & Consumer, Tech & Comms and Life Sciences & Healthcare, Poland

Izabela has in-depth knowledge of data protection issues and strong business acumen. She is highly valued for her first rate client care.

Izabela is data protection expert with over 10 years of experience, recognised as one of the top data protection practitioners in Poland. She runs over 300 data protection projects annually, providing clients with both legal analyses and practical risk assessment in the field of Gaming, IT, Healthcare and Life Sciences.

László Nanyista

Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Energy & Utilities, Hungary.

László has extensive experience in litigation and corporate matters. 

He has more than 18 years of experience specialising in litigation matters, as well as corporate and capital markets law. He has significant experience advising Hungarian and international clients in complex commercial and regulatory disputes, as well as public takeover, and insider trading issues.

Morten Nissen

Competition & EU, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Tech & Comms, Denmark.

Morten is an international EU & competition law specialist with special focus on implementing measureable business results.

His primary focus is on state aid, competition restricting agreements and abuse of dominance. He has made numerous EU and national merger control notifications. He is particularly interested in applying EU & competition law as a tool to achieving specific and measureable business objectives for the clients.

Senior Counsel:

Estelle Henry-Mayer – IP, France

Laura Grijpma – Dispute Resolution / Financial Services / Tech & Comms, Netherlands


Jutta Nieminen – Employment, Finland

Alexandre Polak – Tax, France

Lucie Curtit – IP, France

Maciej Georg – Banking & Finance, Poland

Legal Directors:

Elizabeth Upton – Commercial / Data Protection / Tech & Comms, UK

Zoe Fuller
 – IP / Life Sciences & Healthcare / Tech & Comms, UK

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