BLP and Bryan Cave green light transatlantic merger
Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and Bryan Cave have come to a merger agreement, ending BLP’s long search for a transatlantic tie-up.
Launching in April under the new name Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, the firm’s creation was confirmed on February 26 after the partnership votes.
BLP managing partner Lisa Mayhew proudly stated that the new firm will have a leg up on other international firms, since BCLP will be “fully financially integrated from day one.” The UK firm has been seeking a US merger for several years, nearly reaching an agreement with Greenberg Traurig two years ago that fell through.
Bryan Cave chair Therese Pritchard highlighted the firms’ shared core values and strong “traditions of building strong relationships” with clients and within the firms.