We have market leading commercial experts in all of our offices able to provide an integrated and unique commercial offering to clients. The group works independently as opposed to being a support function to the firm’s other practice groups.
Our sector approach means we have a deep understanding of how businesses work and understand the key business divers applicable to our clients’ sectors. This enables us to guide our clients through the entire lifecycle of their business, providing practical legal solutions to practical business challenges.
The group works in conjunction with the firm’s other practice areas to provide a complete solution to clients’ requirements.
Clients come to us to act not only as expert technical lawyers but as ‘trusted advisors’ who support the business as a whole and help them to achieve their objectives. We provide solutions rather than simply identifying problems.
Heads of Group: Jim Runsten and Simon Shooter
Bird & Bird impresses with ‘expert knowledge based on hands-on commercial experience’, and delivers a level of service ‘second to none’.
Legal 500 2012
Praised for its ''consistently high-quality, proportionate commercial judgement''.
The Legal 500 2012
''The whole team is terrific: they are willing to take time to gain a deep understanding of our business and the issues which concern us''.
Client Service: Chambers UK 2012
"Highly innovative, incredibly responsive and having a genuine focus on the TMT market''.
Chambers Global 2012
''Sources say: 'The bottom line on Birds is that they impressed us in every regard and more than met our needs for all the legal issues that we've encountered'''.
Chambers UK 2012
''Sources praise this firm's outsourcing team for its 'consistent approach' and 'strong culture of high-quality legal work'''.
Chambers UK 2012