Bird & Bird promotes 11 to partnership

April 9, 2013 Bird & Bird has promoted eleven lawyers to the partnership, including seven female lawyers.

The new female partners are Helen Conlan in London and Christine Yiu in Shanghai, both of who specialise in intellectual property (IP) and patent disputes. Other promotions include Milan tax head Eleonora Briolini, Paris competition lawyer Julie Catala Marty, Paris corporate arbitrator Annet van Hooft, Munich IT and commercial expert Henriette Picot, and Evelyn Tjon-En-Fa, a litigator based in the Hague.

The other promotions are Simone Cadeddu, an antitrust solicitor in Rome, Christophe Delmarcelle, head of the employment team in Munich, Marc Wachenhausen, a patent attorney, also from Munich, and Jerker Edstrom, a media and copyright specialist in Stockholm.

The firm’s CEO David Kerr said: "We are always keen to ensure that our people feel they have the opportunities to grow within the business and we support this as fully as possible.

"As a result it's great to be able to make these promotions which are a fantastic representation of the depth of our capabilities and international reach. We look forward to seeing their continued progression and the added value we will be able to offer existing and new clients."

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