Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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Co-Chairs: Steven Baumer, Lisa Mayhew
Number of UK partners: 134
Number of other UK fee-earners: 461
Total number of staff: 3058
UK Offices: London, Manchester, Southampton
US Offices: Atlanta, Boulder, Charlotte, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Irvine, Jefferson City, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington
Europe Offices: Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Moscow, Paris
Asia Offices: Hong Kong, Singapore
Middle East Offices: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tel Aviv

Contacts:
Antitrust & Competition:
Andrew Hockley
Asset Finance: Russell Clifford
Aviation: Rebecca Quayle, Anton Chambers
Banking & Capital Markets: Emma Howdle-Fuller, Prashanth Satyadeva
Betting & Gaming: Benjamin Lee
Construction & Engineering: Marc Hanson, James Clarke
Employment & Labour: Rebecca Harding-Hill
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation: David Dennison
Energy & Infrastructure: Adam Dann, Mark Richards
Environment: Aidan Thomson
Financial Services: Nathan Willmott
Food, Health & Safety Law: Craig Baylis
Hotels, Hospitality and Leisure: Laura Wild
Insurance/Reinsurance: Jonathan Sacher, Anthony Lennox
Insurance Corporate Regulatory: Adam Bogdanor, Geraldine Quirk
Intellectual Property: Ash von Schwan
International Arbitration: George Burn
Investigations & White Collar: Nathan Willmott, Mukul Chawla QC
Investment Funds: Kieran Saunders
Licensing: Craig Baylis
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Graham Shear, Segun Osuntokun
M&A & Corporate Finance: Benjamin Lee, Carol Osborne
Outsourcing: Marcus Pearl
Projects: PFI/PPP: Mark Richards
Planning: Tim Hellier
Private Equity: Ian Ivory
Pro Bono: Simon Pollock
Real Estate: Chris de Pury
Real Estate Disputes: Akhil Markanday
Real Estate Finance: Naveen Vijh
Retail and Consumer Products: Carol Osborne
Restructuring and Insolvency: Ben Jones
Sourcing and Technology: Marcus Pearl
Sport: Graham Shear
Structured Finance: Prashanth Satyadeva
Tax Corporate, International, Contentious: Elizabeth Bradley, Kate Ison
Technology & Commercial: Richard Shaw
Transport: Russell Clifford
Trusts & Personal Tax, Private Client: Damian Bloom
Water: Andrew Hockley, Mark Richards

THE FIRM

Formed by the combination of Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is purposely structured in a way few other law firms are, as a fully integrated international team of more than 1400 lawyers in 30 offices across the globe that provides clients with clear, connected, legal advice, wherever and whenever they need it.

Built from the start to be ‘one firm’ with high connectivity and client facing culture, the firm is already known for its relationship-driven and collaborative spirit. It also capitalises on the heritage of both legacy firm’s reputation for industry-shaping innovation. Now structured around a series of enhanced and global capabilities, the firm offers clients one of the most active M&A, real estate, financial services, litigation and corporate risk practices in the world. BCLP’s expertise covers all aspects of commercial law; antitrust and competition; construction, engineering and procurement; corporate finance; dispute resolution; employment; pensions and incentives; finance; intellectual property; private client; real estate and infrastructure; regulatory and compliance; restructuring and insolvency; and tax.

BCLP’s client base includes publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, emerging companies, not-for-profit organisations, government entities and individuals. 40% of the Fortune 500 rely on the firm to protect their interests and support their critical business needs and 30 of the world’s top 50 banks have relied on BCLP. The cumulative deal value of real estate projects the firm has advised on in the last two years exceeds $75bn.

BCLP is distinguished from its peers because it has embraced innovation as part of its core business strategy. The firm has continued to make long-term investments in new ways to help its clients reduce spend by appropriately allocating resources, streamlining processes and improving decision-making. As a result, it has been named the “World’s Most Innovative Law Firm” multiple times by leading legal publications and institutions on both sides of the Atlantic.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK

The firm focuses on the following areas:

Corporate:
■ M&A & Corporate Finance
■ Employee Benefits
■ International Trade
■ Investment Management
■ Private Client
■ Public Policy & Government Affairs
■ Securities
■ Tax Advice & Controversy
■ Technology & Commercial

Finance:
■ Asset Finance
■ Banking
■ Energy, Environmental & Infrastructure
■ Energy Finance
■ Structured Debt
■ Restructuring & Insolvency

Litigation & Corporate Risk:
■ Antitrust & Competition
■ Class Actions
■ Commercial Disputes
■ Intellectual Property
■ International Arbitration & Construction Disputes
■ Investigations, Financial Regulation & White Collar
■ Labour & Employment
■ Product Liability

Real Estate:
■ Commercial Construction
■ Commercial Real Estate
■ Disputes
■ Finance
■ Planning & Zoning

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY
BCLP brings diversity and inclusivity into every aspect of its work and culture, fostering an environment where everybody feels valued, motivated and able to be themselves. In 2020 BCLP was recognised by Stonewall, as a ‘Top Global Employer 2020’. This global index showcases the best international employers for LGBT populations and features only 17 organisations worldwide. In 2020, and for the 13th year running, BCLP achieved a perfect score on the Human Right’s Campaign Equality Index reflecting their best practice approach to diversity and policies for LGBT lawyers.

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Licensing
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Banking & Finance: Borrowers: Mid-Market
Band 3
Banking & Finance: Lenders: Mid-Market
Band 3
Banking Litigation
Band 4
Commercial and Corporate Litigation
Band 4
Competition Law
Band 4

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Craig Baylis
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Jeremy Bark
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Emma Howdle-Fuller
Band 5

Banking Litigation


Oran Gelb
Band 5
Segun Osuntokun
Band 5

Commercial and Corporate Litigation


Sarah McAtominey
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