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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Commercial Contracts

3 ranked lawyersBand 2UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly experienced commercial practice regularly acting on large-scale, business-critical agreements often involving cross-border elements. Strong client roster, including businesses across the retail, property, energy and financial sectors. Regularly called upon to advise on commercial arrangements in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Strengths

Sources observe: "The firm gives fantastic service overall. They work well together, and they are efficient and knowledgeable across many practice areas."

Interviewees report: "Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is our go-to firm for commercial contract issues."

One client says: "I thought Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner was very good, very responsive and they gave good, clear advice."

Work highlights

Advised MUFG Bank on its commercial contracts work in the UK.

Notable practitioners

Global practice group leader for the technology, commercial and government affairs practice group, Carol Osborne maintains a strong, international client following in the luxury retail, manufacturing and private equity sectors. She is highly experienced in  a range of commercial agreements.
"She is fantastic, she cuts through the noise, always has a practical solution and never loses her cool." "Carol Osborne's knowledge of contract law is incredible, she shows very good attention to detail and she can give a response readily and quickly."

Marcus Pearl is the global co-sector lead for technology and commercial transactions at the firm. In addition to acting for clients in the technology space he has broad experience advising financial services and media sector clients among others. He is an expert in strategic collaboration and service agreements, with a notable focus on cross-border deals.
"He has the ability to communicate very nicely with everyone, and he really helps to bring all the parties together." "Marcus Pearl is a very good communicator who grasped the concepts easily and knew what was going on."

Co-leader of the firm's technology and commercial practice Richard Shaw advises clients on an array of commercial contracts. He displays particular expertise in strategic contract negotiation on behalf of clients in retail and consumer products manufacturing.
"Richard Shaw stands out, he's straight-talking and very approachable, and I can just pick up the phone to him at any time." "He has a very good understanding of the law and he's very practical in the way he applies it, he's a no-nonsense negotiator who's very effective at getting the job done."

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Commercial Contracts

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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Location

Governor’s House

5 Laurence Pountney Hill

London

Greater London

UK

EC4R 0HH

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Commercial Contracts


Carol Osborne
Band 3
Marcus Pearl
Band 3
Richard E Shaw
Band 2