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International law firm Bird & Bird is among the world's premier law firms advising businesses where technology, intellectual property and regulation are driving change. With 1,200 lawyers in 28 offices across 19 countries, the firm acts for many of the leaders in the global knowledge economy.

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Bird & Bird


Bird & Bird is an international leading law firm in business sectors where technology plays a key role. So it's no wonder we support innovation, regularly organising events and sharing our insight about ground-breaking ideas and developments.

We have over 1200 lawyers in 28 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, as well as close ties with firms in other parts of the world and we don't just mean we have offices in other location, we mean you will have trusted colleagues and friends in other office in other jurisdictions you can learn from. Your cross-border legal skills will flourish with Bird&Bird.

Since 1898 we have led the way in protecting the ideas that have made some of the world’s greatest companies successful. This rich history has given us an unparalleled insight into our client’s industries and, in 1998, we became one of the first law firms to organise itself around key sectors, enabling us to share our deep industry knowledge more effectively across the firm.

Today, the depth of experience in each sector, and the fact so many of our lawyers and legal practitioners around the world have worked in-house or have relevant degrees that complement their legal qualifications, means that our clients find they are working with a legal team that already understands the challenges they face.

Our passion for the Aviation, Aerospace, Technology & Communications, Energy & Utilities, Food & Beverage, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Media and Sport sectors means that we are continuing to attract the brightest and best lawyers in these industries to work with us. They join us because the fact that our clients are continually innovating means we often work at the cutting-edge of the law to establish how legal frameworks are implemented in new situations. Last year our deep industry knowledge helped us gain many awards and accolades for the quality of legal service we provide, on top of rankings across our varied disciplines in the major legal directories.

Client Solutions

Our clients need a wealth of innovative solutions to keep pace with today's tough business climate, so we created twobirds Client Solutions to house the client service offerings that are relevant to them

We craft solutions to improve legal efficiency and service delivery based on a comprehensive understanding of their needs, backed up by a commercial approach and a desire to unlock the power of technology. To provide clients with a smarter service, we automate legal processes. And this can even be led by Associates. Once of our London Associates recently developed and launched an amazing new patent intelligence offering. that we are rolling to our clients globally Bird&Bird&Client-solutions.

Come and share in this exciting time in our growth and watch your legal career blossom internationally.

What do our Graduates have to say?

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"My summer clerkship with Bird & Bird provided me with the opportunity to work alongside some truly brilliant lawyers who are some of the best in their respective fields. The things that really stood out to me about Bird & Bird were the personalised mentorship that provided me with deep insight into the industry and (perhaps more importantly) the genuinely friendly and welcoming culture of the firm."

Dino Permadi, Summer Clerk, 2017-2018, University of NSW

"The standout experience of my clerkship with Bird & Bird was the amount of contact time I had with partners and senior lawyers. Not only did they involve me with clients, but regularly took the time to explain individual matters in context and give detailed feedback on my work. This made for an incredibly valuable learning experience."

Tom Sutcliffe, Summer Clerk, 2017-2018, University of Sydney

“My summer clerkship at Bird & Bird has given me invaluable experiences working on interesting and challenging cases with top tier clients. I was able to challenge my thinking and was guided and mentored by supportive peers and partners.”

Katrina Dang, Summer Clerk, 2017-2018, University of Sydney

"The highlight of my clerkship was getting involved with clients and being immersed in their matters. Although challenging at times, working alongside supportive colleagues and people who are willing to teach has made for an incredible learning experience."

Angelica Sorn, Summer Clerk, 2016-2017, University of NSW

"I was given the opportunity to participate in real legal work from day one, allowing me to gain a valuable insight into life as a commercial lawyer. I felt genuinely welcomed and supported by all members of the firm, who were always willing to assist in any way possible."

Matthew Bennett, Summer Clerk, 2016-2017, Macquarie University

"My summer clerkship at Bird & Bird completely changed my perception of legal practice. I was given the opportunity to participate meaningfully in and gain exposure to a wide variety of interesting work while being supported by experienced and approachable lawyers".

Callum McGlinchey, Summer Clerk, 2016-2017, Macquarie University

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