Bird & Bird retains top ranking in the 2017 Who's Who Legal's guide to Technology Media and Telecommunications

21 November 2016

Bird & Bird has retained the top ranking in Who's Who Legal's annual analysis of Technology, Media and Telecommunications law.

The 2017 edition lists over 800 information technology lawyers and 400 telecommunications and media specialists.

In total 27 of Bird & Bird's Tech & Comms and Media & Entertainment specialists were recommended in the 2017 edition. Lawyers from 13 Bird & Bird jurisdictions featured, demonstrating the vast depth and breadth of our global team.

"Bird & Bird has more individuals listed and features listed individuals in more jurisdictions than any other firm in this year’s research. Its extensive network in this area is focused on Europe, but also comprises additional listings in the Asia-Pacific region.

The London office is the most widely recognised with seven nominees. Stand-out names include the "outstanding" Roger Bickerstaff, who is regarded as one of the EU’s leading lawyers in the procurement of large IT projects. Ruth Boardman is “a big name in data protection law”, while Graham Smith is similarly well regarded for his expertise in regulatory and contentious aspects of internet law, garnering significant praise from peers globally.

In France, Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol excels in both our IT and telecoms research, with a practice that focuses on negotiating outsourcing agreements and advising on telecoms regulations.

In Germany the firm’s strong team includes six listings; the most widely recognised are Alexander Duisberg, who is highlighted for his “intelligence and creativity” with regards to outsourcing contracts, and Fabian Niemann, who is considered “a brilliant lawyer” for cloud computing matters.

Belgium practice head Benoit Van Asbroeck stands out for his broad expertise in IT and telecoms matters. A further 10 market-leading practitioners are listed across Spain, the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and Denmark, as well as Hong Kong and Singapore."

Australia

  • Shane Barber

Belgium

  • Catherine Erkelens
  • Benoit Van Asbroeck

Denmark

  • Nicolai Dragsted
  • Martin von Haller Grønbæk

Finland

  • Jesper Nevalainen

France

  • Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol
  • Ariane Mole
  • Marc Schuler

Germany

  • Alexander Duisberg
  • Sven-Erik Heun
  • Valerian Jenny
  • Fabian Niemann
  • Jörg-Alexander Paul
  • Henriette Picot

Hong Kong

  • Michelle Chan

Italy

  • Massimiliano Mostardini

Netherlands

  • Marjolein Geus

Singapore

  • Alexander Shepherd

Spain

  • Paula Fernández-Longoria

Sweden

  • Stefan Bernhard

UK

  • Roger Bickerstaff
  • Ruth Boardman
  • Graeme Maguire
  • James Mullock
  • Graham Smith
  • Joanne Wheeler

The full analysis can be read here

Authors

Shane Barber

Shane Barber

Managing Partner

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Michelle Chan

Michelle Chan

Partner

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Nicolai Dragsted

Senior consultant

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Dupuis-Toubol-Frédérique

Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol

Partner & Executive Director

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Mole-Ariane

Ariane Mole

Partner

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Schuler-Marc

Marc Schuler

Partner

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Heun-Sven-Erik

Sven-Erik Heun

Partner, Head of Country

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Jenny-Valerian

Valerian Jenny

Counsel

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Marjolein Geus

Partner

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Alexander Shepherd

Partner of Bird & Bird LLP

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Bernhard-Stefan

Stefan Bernhard

Senior Consultant

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Ruth Boardman

Partner

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Maguire-Graeme

Graeme Maguire

Partner, Global Head of Tech & Comms

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James Mullock

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Graham Smith

Graham Smith

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Joanne Wheeler

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