Bird & Bird Appoints Senior Competition Partner in London



Key hire boosts EU & Competition practice

International law firm Bird & Bird, has just recruited a competition partner to join its office in London. Joining from CMS Cameron McKenna, Richard Eccles has taken up the role as joint head of Bird & Bird’s competition practice. Richard joined Bird & Bird on 1st November.

Richard’s appointment is key as Bird & Bird builds its competition law practice. Richard joins the firm with a wealth of experience having led teams in both the UK and Brussels handling a number of significant cases for clients in the life sciences, communications, sport and IT sectors; all of which correspond to Bird & Bird’s main areas of focus.

Commenting on his appointment, David Kerr said:

“Richard is an excellent fit. He knows our sectors really well and has worked on a number of innovative and cutting edge competition law cases for significant clients. This experience coupled with his strong entrepreneurial approach will prove to be invaluable as we grow our competition practice. I am delighted he has joined us.”

Commenting on his appointment Richard Eccles said:

“Bird & Bird has established a highly impressive reputation for its strengths in key sectors. I am delighted to have joined this highly focused expanding team which has a strong international focus.”

For more information, please contact Larry Cattle on + 44 (0) 20 7415 6156.