International law firm Bird & Bird has reappointed Graeme Maguire as Chair, effective from 1 April 2023.
Graeme was first appointed Chair at the start of the pandemic in 2020 and has been involved in the firm's leadership and development since joining the firm as a partner in 2005. During his last term, Graeme has successfully led Bird & Bird’s CEO election planning and transition process for our first change of CEO in 26 years, helped embed D&I at the heart of the firm’s strategy by creating the D&I Leadership Group and played an important role in binding people together around Bird & Bird’s unique culture during and after the pandemic.
As a leading expert in international regulatory and commercial technology and communications, Graeme has worked with many of the world’s largest technology and communications companies on strategic international transactions and regulatory issues for the past 25 years. He continues to lead the firm’s relationships with many of these businesses today, working closely with them to deliver on global projects.
He is the founder of the firm's international Tech & Comms sector group, which he led from 2014 to 2018, having been co-head of the former Communications group since 2010. Graeme also served on the firm's Global Board from 2015 to 2017 and Strategy Committee from 2015 to 2019.
Christian Bartsch, CEO of Bird & Bird, comments: “On behalf of the firm, I’d like to congratulate Graeme on being reappointed as Chair. Over the past few years, Graeme has successfully steered the firm through significant changes both within the firm and in the wider world, and I know so many of our colleagues have deeply appreciated this. He is a real champion of our culture and I look forward to working closely together to deliver on our strategy in the years ahead.”
Graeme Maguire, Chair of the Board at Bird & Bird, adds: “It’s a privilege to have been reappointed by the partnership to serve as Chair. During my 18 years at Bird & Bird, I’ve enjoyed working closely with my partners and colleagues across all our offices and seen our firm’s culture and performance truly thrive. Our brilliant people alongside our passion and excellence in client service delivery is a key part of the firm’s identity. I look forward to continuing to work with Christian, our partners and all of our people to ensure our culture and our firm continues to flourish.”
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