Bird & Bird appoints 13 to Partner, 3 to Senior Counsel, 24 to Counsel, 1 to Legal Director and 1 to Of Counsel in annual global promotion round

International law firm Bird & Bird has appointed 13 Partners, 3 Senior Counsel, 24 Counsel, 1 Legal Director and 1 Of Counsel in its annual global promotion round. All effective from May 2024.

Graeme Maguire, Chair, Bird & Bird says: “A huge congratulations from myself and on behalf of the Board to all those promoted this year. These individuals will play a huge part in the future of our firm as we embark on our new five-year strategy, embodying our exceptional and inclusive culture in their own unique way. Each of them has a diverse set of strengths and expertise to support our clients and our firm. I’m looking forward to seeing them grow and succeed in their new roles.”

Christian Bartsch, CEO, Bird & Bird adds: “I’m proud to congratulate the exceptional individuals promoted across our international network. This year's diverse and talented cohort of professionals will help accelerate our progress towards completion of the firm’s ambitious goals. We're committed to working alongside each of them to continue delivering exceptional service to our clients. Here's to a bright future ahead!”

Those promoted are:


Stan Andreassen – Finance & Financial Regulation, Paris 

Martin Conrads – Commercial, Hamburg

Rebecca Currey – IP, Sydney 

Emma Drake – Privacy & Data Protection, London 

Chris Ivey – Employment, Lyon

Saskia King – Competition & EU, London 

Ville Kivistö – Dispute Resolution, Helsinki

George Mason – Corporate, London 

Fiona McFarlane – Corporate, London 

Katharina Pehle – IP, Munich 

Surabhi Singhi – Corporate, Dubai 

William Warne – IP, London 

Shehana Wijesena – IP, Sydney


Senior Counsel: 

Jochem Apon – Commercial, The Hague

Goran Danilović – Corporate, The Hague

Bartłomiej Sikora – Tax, Warsaw



Riikka Aarikka – Commercial, Helsinki 

Marcin Alberski – Competition & EU, Warsaw

Oliver Belitz – Commercial, Frankfurt 

Cintia Bernhardt – IP, Madrid

Claudia Bischoff-Briel – Commercial, Frankfurt 

Ľubomír Brečka – Corporate, Prague 

Pierre-Jean Chenard – Finance & Financial Regulation, Paris 

Jussi Herrainsilta – Employment, Helsinki 

Erik Holmgren – Corporate, Stockholm

Filip Hron – Employment, Prague 

Florian Keßenich – Employment, Hamburg 

Kevin Kuta – IP, Dusseldorf 

Janine Lanfermann-Schmid – Corporate, Munich 

Leonard Lotz – IP, Dusseldorf 

Vuokko Rajamäki – Corporate, Helsinki 

Enrique Rivas – Commercial, Madrid 

Jorge Sanz – Employment, Madrid 

Ádám Simon – Commercial, Budapest 

Barnabás Simon – Corporate, Budapest 

Mette Wraae Søderberg – Real Estate, Copenhagen 

Ariana Sohrabi – Commercial, Stockholm

Elsa Tzschoppe – IP, Munich 

Piotr Zawadzki – IP, Warsaw 

Oriane Zubcevic – Commercial, Paris 


Legal Director: 

Mark Livsey – IP, London 


Of Counsel: 

Tristan Sherliker – IP, London 

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