Driss Bererhi joins Bird & Bird in France


Bird & Bird is delighted to announce that it has appointed Driss Bererhi as a partner in its office in Paris.

Driss was previously a Counsel at Wilkie Farr & Gallagher in Paris. Prior to joining Wilkie Farr & Gallagher in 2010, he was at Freshfields in Paris, where he focused primarily on public private partnership deals.

Driss has a total of 12 years of experience in banking and finance law, and has specialised in project finance since 2006. He has a particularly strong reputation both in France and abroad.

Bird & Bird's International Banking & Finance Practice Group has recruited a number of partners in recent months, including three asset finance partners (Brett Hailey in London, Leo Fattorini in Singapore and Matthias Winter in Germany) as well as Bernhard Gemmel (focusing on banking and financing transactions, in particular project finance, real estate finance and acquisition finance/LBO).

Benjamine Fiedler, Head of France, Bird & Bird said: "We are excited to welcome Driss to our team. We are looking to develop our Banking & Finance group, with a focus on project finance as well as more general banking matters issues, as such Driss' appointment will be key in helping us to drive this."

Driss said: "I am thrilled to be joining Bird & Bird. There is a real opportunity to help develop the international finance practice, by working closely with the team in France, as well as our offices in other locations."