We are delighted to announce the arrival of partner Steven Baker who joins the team in London. Steven will play a key role in developing Bird & Bird's International Dispute Resolution Practice Group and strengthening our reputation for providing clients with market-leading expertise in both transactional and contentious matters across core industry sectors, in all of our jurisdictions.
Renowned for his success in large, complex disputes within the technology, communications, financial services and energy sectors, Steven joins us from Olswang, where as head of commercial disputes, he was responsible for the growth of a highly-regarded team and for helping drive their expansion in Asia.
Steven will be working particularly closely with our Communications, Financial Services and IT sector groups to reinforce our profile in these markets. As well as significantly strengthening the capability of our UK-based team, Steven’s international exposure will provide valuable support in developing Bird & Bird’s growth strategy throughout Europe and the Middle and Far East.
David Kerr commented: "Steven Baker will be playing a leading role in developing our international contentious capability and I am delighted to welcome him to the firm. His sector focus and clear understanding of client service fit clearly with Bird & Bird's ongoing growth strategy."
Steven Baker added: “Bird & Bird’s international network and industry expertise provide a strong platform for supporting multinational clients and the opportunity to develop a market leading contentious IT and telecoms practice, both in the UK and further afield.”