Bird & Bird is pleased to announce the promotion of three Counsel to Partner, effective from the 1st November.
These appointments occurred as an exception outside the usual May promotion round to address a strategic gap in the market.
CEO of Bird & Bird, David Kerr commented: "I'd like to congratulation our new partners and wish them all the best in their new role. It is great to see talent developing in these areas and I look forward to seeing their continued progression."
Vojtěch Chloupek, Prague
Vojtěch leads the Intellectual Property Group in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
His successful development of Bird & Bird's IP, Tech & Comms and Data Protection practices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia has earned him a stellar reputation in the local market.
Vojtěch's expertise covers the spectrum of contentious and non-contentious IP rights in various sectors. He also regularly assists clients in connection with various competition matters.
Piotr Dynowski, Warsaw
Piotr heads Bird & Bird's Polish IP, Tech & Comms and Media groups and has been hugely instrumental in developing these areas in Warsaw.
He is regarded as one of the top Intellectual Property strategists and litigation lawyers in Poland, particularly in the field of patents.
His practice covers the gamut of IP, media and advertising, IT and e-commerce, gambling law, data protection, unfair competition, public procurement, protection of goodwill and pharmaceutical law.
Brent Springael, Brussels
Brent is the head of the Tax Group in our Brussels office.
He has been a valuable member of the International Tax Group and the Brussels team for a number of years.
Brent is particularly well-known for his expertise in international tax advice relating to intellectual property across all sectors. His practice also covers the full range of business-related tax matters, domestically and internationally and aviation related advisory work.