Paul Herman is a corporate & commercial partner at Bird & Bird LLP, an international law firm with more than 1,400 lawyers based in more than 30 countries. He assists clients in their corporate and commercial transactions and provides the full range of advice in these fields. He has particular expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, securities offerings, take-over bids, as well as manufacturing, distribution, collaboration and services agreements. He also represents clients in complex financial transactions. He graduated from the Université libre de Bruxelles (Master in Law 1988; Master in Business Law 1989) and from the Solvay Business School (Master in Business Administration 1992). He joined Bird & Bird LLP in 2000, coming from Loeff Claeys Verbeke (now Allen & Overy). He has written and spoken widely on corporate, commercial and financial law topics and teaches at the ULB (at both the Law Faculty and the Solvay Business School).