International law firm Bird & Bird has appointed William Langran as Counsel in the Swedish Dispute Resolution team.
William joins as an experienced arbitrator and specialises in international arbitration (commercial and investment), multi-jurisdictional litigation, and US regulatory matters for corporates and financial institutions. He frequently appears as lead counsel in international arbitrations administered under the rules of the major arbitral institutions.
William will be based in Stockholm but provide clients with a pan-Nordic offering, working closely with our international offices in the arbitration centres of London, Paris, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Joining from Swedish firm Advokatfirman Lindahl, William previously worked at Clifford Chance in New York, Paris and Hong Kong for six years. A fluent Mandarin speaker, his practice has a particular regional focus on US and China related matters, which he will continue to develop in his role at Bird & Bird.
William is a US trained lawyer and is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. He is also listed as an arbitrator with CIETAC, China's main arbitral body, and as a Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong.
Peter Knight, Head of the International Dispute Resolution Group at Bird & Bird says: "We're delighted to welcome William to Bird & Bird. His international expertise will be crucial in achieving our objective: to provide a seamless service to our clients across all major arbitration centres. William's experience as an arbitrator in China and handling dual-language English and Chinese arbitrations will help boost the firm's London and China offerings."
William adds: "I'm very excited to join Bird & Bird. The firm's international network will provide me with the ideal platform to develop an extremely strong pan-Nordic international arbitration offering and further develop my practice managing China-related disputes. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues in the Nordics and across the firm."