Bird & Bird picks up three accolades from Who’s Who Legal 2008


Bird & Bird is the world’s number one law firm for life sciences, according to the inaugural edition of The International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2008. The firm also scooped two awards in the recent Who’s Who Legal Awards.

Published by Who’s Who Legal, a leading directory for the legal services market, Bird & Bird was the most highly recommended firm for life sciences in the research - receiving more nominations than any other law firm and recommending 14 of the firm’s lawyers across six jurisdictions.

In addition, Bird & Bird has also won two awards at the Who’s Who Legal Awards 2008: the firm retained the “Global Regulatory Communications Law Firm of the Year” award, and Trevor Cook has won “Patent Lawyer of the Year 2008” for the third year in succession.

These latest awards follow the International Intellectual Property Group’s success at this year’s Managing IP awards, where the firm picked up the awards for “European Law Firm of the year”, “The European Patent case of the year” and “UK IP Contentious Law Firm of the year”.

The book is a result of six months of independent research incorporating feedback from lawyers and in-house counsel, and covers 457 lawyers in 38 separate jurisdictions. The awards are based on the feedback received in the ongoing research process, past performance in the research and the overall aggregate number of weighted votes cast in an individual’s favour.

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About Bird & Bird

Bird & Bird is a full service international commercial law firm with offices in Beijing, Brussels, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, The Hague, Helsinki, Hong Kong, London, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome and Stockholm.

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