Bird & Bird Appoints Life Science Partner in Paris


Key hire strengthens international life science team

International law firm Bird & Bird, has just recruited a life sciences expert. Previously at Lovells, Paule Drouault-Gardrat, who has joined the firm with an associate, will be the head of the life sciences practice at Bird & Bird’s office in Paris. Her recruitment will play a key role in the development of the firm’s international life sciences practice.

Bird & Bird’s life sciences practice has undergone rapid expansion over the past 18 months with key new hires across all its European locations. In recent months alone, life science specialists have been recruited in London and Stockholm.

With over 20 years experience working in the life sciences sectors within law firms and also in-house legal roles at pharmaceutical companies Sanofi and Debat, Paule’s recruitment in Paris will add significantly to Bird & Bird’s expansion plans, establishing one of the strongest life sciences practices in Europe.

Commenting on her appointment, managing partner of Bird & Bird’s office in Paris, Frederique Dupuis-Toubol said:

“We are very excited by Paule’s appointment. Her depth of experience is going to be extremely valuable for our clients in the fast expanding biotechnology market”.

Commenting on her appointment Paule Drouault-Gardrat said:

“Bird & Bird has built a solid reputation for its strengths in key sectors and life sciences is one of them. I am delighted to be joining them.”

Bird & Bird has a highly rated life sciences practice, having been identified as a leader in its field by Global Counsel.

For more information, please contact Frederique Dupuis-Toubol on + 33 (0)1 42 68 6000 or Larry Cattle, Director of Marketing, on +44 (0) 20 7415 6156.