Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner join to become Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner join to become Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner and Bryan Cave have combined to form a new global law firm. The new firm – which will go by the name Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP – will be led by Co-Chairs, Lisa Mayhew and Therese Pritchard. 

The new firm officially launched on 3 April and boasts approximately 1600 lawyers split across 32 offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The merger has positioned the firm as the first global law firm to be led by two women, and also among the Top 50 largest firms in the world, with a combined gross revenue of around $900 million.

“Our combination is rooted in a shared determination to do something fresh and different for clients,” commented Lisa Mayhew, Managing Partner of BLP. “Clients will benefit from our combined legal expertise; our shared values and culture and our approach to innovation in their interests. Different to most other international firms, ours will be fully financially integrated from day one. This will enable us to work in teams whose only focus will be to provide a first class service to clients”.

Bryan Cave Chair Therese Pritchard added, “This merger will result in an expanded presence and set of service offerings in key markets around the world and accelerate our utilization of technology and innovation to redefine efficiency and value in the practice of law”.

The two firms merged following an overwhelming vote by partners in favour of coming together. “Both firms have long traditions of building strong relationships – both with clients and within our firms. This legacy is reflected in shared values, including a core belief that our greatest asset is our people and our greatest responsibility is to our clients” explained Pritchard.

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