International law firm Bird & Bird promotes 23 partners including 11 women in its largest ever annual promotion round, as well as 7 Senior Counsel, 19 Counsel and 2 Legal Directors.
All of the promotions are effective from May 2019, except for those announced in November 2018 here.
Massimiliano Mostardini, Chairman of Bird & Bird says:
"On behalf of the entire board, my warmest congratulations to each of these individuals on their well-deserved success. With diversity and inclusion forming a core part of our strategic focus, I'm particularly delighted to see so many women amongst our newly promoted partners."
David Kerr, CEO of Bird & Bird says:
"We are thrilled to promote so many of our very talented lawyers this year in our largest ever promotion round. The fact that this cohort represents such a spread of our different offices is testament to the firm's continued, balanced growth all around our network. These individuals will form a central part of the next chapter of that journey.
I'm also absolutely delighted that women make up 47% of our partner promotions this year. Bird & Bird is strongly committed to eliminating the gender gap within the partnership, and the promotion of 11 of our most talented female lawyers is an important milestone in achieving that goal.
Congratulations to everyone promoted today, I look forward to working with each of you to help achieve our ambition of becoming the number one firm in the world for organisations being changed by or creating technology or the digital world."
Those promoted are: