Bird & Bird has won the coveted "International Law Firm of the Year" award at The Lawyer Awards 2008, held on 24 June in London.
The international award was in recognition of an excellent year for the firm that saw it open an office in Helsinki, following the merger with Fennica Attorneys Ltd.
Bird & Bird also launched Indian and Central European practices, thus further expanding its reach into important new geographic markets.
The firm also posted a 24 per cent increase in gross revenue for the year ending 30 April and promoted 14 lawyers to the partnership in May.
Commenting on the award, David Kerr, Bird & Bird's CEO, said; "We are delighted to have been awarded International Law Firm of the Year. This is testament to the huge amount of hard work put in by everyone in each of our 15 international offices.”
Bird & Bird is a full service international commercial law firm with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, The Hague, Helsinki, Hong Kong, London, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome and Stockholm.
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