Bird & Bird today announces that it has appointed Joanne Wheeler as a partner in its office in London.
Joanne was previously a TMT commercial partner at CMS, where she specialised in communications, satellite and space regulatory and policy matters, commercial contracts and PPPs. She joined CMS as a partner in 2009, and previously worked as an associate at Milbank Tweed Hadley and McCloy as well as undertaking a three year placement at the European Space Agency, and a short secondment to Ofcom where she drafted the Ofcom Procedures for International Telecommunications Union filings.
Graeme Maguire, Co-Head Communications Group, Bird & Bird said: "We are excited to welcome Joanne to our team. Satellites is already an area of focus for our international communications sector group, and we have acted on a range of satellite work in recent years. The addition of a satellite specialist with a strong reputation in the industry, when combined with our existing Communications expertise and reputation across Europe, will ensure we are well placed to take advantage of further opportunities in this sector and help secure our position as the leading satellites law firm."
Joanne said: “This is an exciting time to be joining Bird & Bird and I am looking forward to this opportunity. Bird & Bird has an excellent reputation in the TMT sector and as such my experience aligns very well with the firm. The combination of their sector focus and international network of offices will provide a great platform from which I will be able to offer specialist advice to clients."