today joins Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in Turkey as part of a business delegation to strengthen diplomatic and business ties between Turkey and the UK. Andrew is a partner in Bird & Bird's International Energy Sector Group and involved in several ongoing projects in Turkey, where the firm has recently been listed as a preferred supplier to the Ministry of Energy. Bird & Bird is also involved in a number of projects in other sectors including telecoms and aviation. Turkey is an important market for the firm which it sees as an entry point to other markets such as in central Asia where many Turkish businesses are growing strongly.
For more details of the Deputy Prime Minister's announcements during this visit, please see http://www.ukti.gov.uk/uktihome/media/item/383140.html
Andrew Renton comments: "Turkey is an exciting, vibrant and friendly place to do business. It's looking forward to one of its most sustained periods of economic growth and infrastructure development. Its exciting bid to become the first Muslim country to host the Olympics and Paralympics means a transformational opportunity for the whole region. Doing business in Turkey is not only strategically important for us as a firm but it is really exciting to be part of an opportunity to showcase what the regional culture is all about and demonstrate the ability to bridge differences to achieve common goals."