International firm appoints Aussie to co-lead global practice

An international law firm has confirmed an Australian partner will take on a leadership role within its global real estate practice.

Vince Baudille has been appointed co-head of Bird & Bird’s global real estate practice, effective immediately.

The move sees Mr Baudille share the leadership role with Jonathan Baker, who operates out of the firm’s London office.

“This is a senior position within the global leadership team here at Bird & Bird. The appointment is a great recognition of both Vince’s skills and his work in pioneering the growth of the real estate practice in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. We congratulate him on this appointment,” said Bird & Bird Australian managing partner Shane Barber.

“In Australia, Bird & Bird recently celebrated our fifth anniversary as a brand presence here. Our office has undergone dynamic growth since transitioning from a market-leading, boutique domestic firm.

“Real estate has been a prominent issue for the office itself too. Our significant growth saw our talented team relocating to larger, newly fitted-out premises in the iconic MLC Centre in September 2019. Vince was integral in delivering this major project for us as a firm, setting the stage for further growth ahead.”

Commenting on his new role, Mr Baudille said: “The real estate practice inside Bird & Bird is rapidly growing, particularly in our property-related work for businesses being transformed by technology and the digital world. In this new role, I’m looking forward to focusing on expanding our real estate work particularly for clients from Asia Pacific and the USA.”