At this year’s JUVE Awards, hosted in Frankfurt at the Old Opera House on the evening of 25 October 2018, Bird & Bird LLP won the “Law Firm of the Year” awards for both Technology & Media and IT & Data Protection.
Besides Bird & Bird’s outstanding reputation in data protection, technological issues such as digitalisation, cloud, copyright and media regulation played a key role in winning the awards.
JUVE comments on their choice as follows: “Bird & Bird dedicated themselves to the technology sector early on. Now they reap the fruit of their strategic foresight. When it comes to the challenges of the future, an impressive number of top clients rely on this know-how, among them such companies as Adidas and SAP. The international network is of particular worth. […] The recently opened office on the US West Coast, for which Kai Westerwelle joined Bird & Bird, promises further growth.”
Dr. Fabian Niemann, Head of Bird & Bird’s German and international Tech & Comms Group, is delighted at this recognition: “I’d like to thank our team, which turned in an incredible performance this year. Of particular importance in 2018 was of course our strong national and international cross-sector data protection advice. Still, credit must also be given to our position and great clients in the fields of IT, high technology, telecommunications and media as well as to Bird & Bird’s thought leadership in such areas as digital transformation, cloud, IoT, AI, blockchain, FinTech, digital health, connected cars and 5G.”
Sven-Erik Heun, Managing Partner in Germany, adds: "Our consistent industry sector orientation, our focus on technology as well as the cooperation across our four German offices paid off. A great success for the entire German practice of Bird & Bird.”