Bird & Bird ranked top in Who's Who Legal's guide to Technology Media and Telecommunications


Bird & Bird have once again secured the top spot in Who's Who Legal's annual guide to Technology Media and Telecommunications law.

The 2016 edition comprises 928 information technology lawyers alongside 432 telecommunications and media specialists, from 618 firms across 78 countries.

An impressive number of Bird & Bird's Tech & Comms and Media specialists are recommended in the 2016 edition, with 12 Bird & Bird jurisdictions featuring, representing the true international spread of our expertise.  Several fee earners are singled out for specific praise in the analysis:

"Graham Smith is renowned for being a leader in the IT market, with “unparalleled knowledge of internet law”. As one of the “UK’s leading cyberlaw experts”, his practice encompasses advisory and contentious work in the internet, IT and intellectual property fields.

Ruth Boardman, who heads the firm’s international privacy and data protection group… advises on data privacy, freedom of information, database rights and other information law issues and is recommended for her “encyclopaedic knowledge of data protection law”.

Roger Bickerstaff is another of the firm’s “internationally regarded” information technology lawyers. He specialises in all aspects of information technology and EU procurement law, and has advised on some of the most complex and innovative IT projects. Clients and peers praise his “ability to get to the heart of the matter”.

Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol specialises in communications and IT law. With “an excellent reputation” as a “leading communications, IT and outsourcing lawyer”, she has “considerable experience” of digital networks and technology and “in-depth knowledge of telecoms regulation”.

James Mullock is an “exceptionally talented” practitioner. He is “highly regarded” by clients, particularly for his work in the field of data protection and cyberlaw. Mullock also handles complex technology, communications and outsourcing transactions for customers and suppliers.

The “highly competent” Joanne Wheeler, who is one of the leading practitioners in the more specialised field of satellites. She has “unparalleled experience” from working at the European Space Agency and Ofcom, and brings “a consummate understanding” of the challenges facing the sector.

Graeme Maguire heads the firm’s global technology and communications sector group, with an “excellent reputation as a leading technology, communications and outsourcing lawyer”. His practice covers the full range of technology, communications and outsourcing matters and he has particular experience in domestic and international communications regulatory matters.

In Germany is “the exceptional” Sven-Erik Heun. With a “long-standing reputation for excellence”, his “outstanding” work has “played a pivotal role in the industry”. Heun focuses his practice on communications, information technology, e-commerce and internet law as well as data protection law."

Our full list of ranked Bird & Bird lawyers includes:

Shane Barber
Jim FitzSimons

Benoit Van Asbroeck

Nicolai Dragsted
Kasper Heine
Jesper Langemark
Martin von Haller Grønbæk 

Jesper Nevalainen 

Ariane Mole
Marc Schuler 

Alexander Duisberg
Sven-Erik Heun
Valerian Jenny
Fabian Niemann
Jörg-Alexander Paul
Henriette Picot 

Hong Kong
Michelle Chan 

Giovanni Galimberti
Massimiliano Mostardini 

Marjolein Geus
Feyo Sickinghe
Gerrit-Jan Zwenne 

Paula Fernández-Longoria
Javier Fernández-Samaniego 

Stefan Bernhard

Roger Bickerstaff
Ruth Boardman
Frédérique Dupuis-Toubol
Graeme Maguire
James Mullock
Graham Smith
Joanne Wheeler

The full analysis can be read here.