Was: Berwin Leighton Paisner

St Pauls Hotel

City firms called in on £1bn hotel deal

A quartet of firms have won top roles on the £1bn sale of four of the Grange Hotel’s London leases, while Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance took the lead on financing matters. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP), Hogan Lovells, Brown Rudnick and Gowling WLG all advised on the sale of the buildings to Queensgate […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

Accounts reveal falling profits at BLP prior to Bryan Cave tie-up

Berwin Leighton Paisner has released its final LLP accounts as a UK-headquartered firm, having merged with US outfit Bryan Cave in April last year. The accounts cover BLP’s finances across 2017/18, showing a fall in net profit of over 22 per cent from £72m to £56m. Since 2015/16 BLP’s net profit has fallen each year, […]

Nazir Dewji, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Nazir Dewji, partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, was asked to take on the role of head of UK real estate at an exciting time for his firm. Having just signed off its transatlantic merger with Bryan Cave, BLP propelled the construction lawyer to a top position at the newly merged firm on the back […]


Dorsey launches City corporate trust team with BCLP hires

Dorsey & Whitney is strengthening its London finance and restructuring team with the hire of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) corporate trusts specialist Helena Nathanson and senior associate Paul Regan, both of whom have joined the firm as partners in the firm’s finance and restructuring group. Nathanson in particular is well known in the market, […]

Regents Crescent

Six firms muscle in on £350m Regent’s Crescent development

Six firms have won work on the £350m financing of Regent’s Crescent, a Grade 1-listed construction project underway in London’s Marylebone. The project is being overseen by Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, which won the mandate for Regent’s Crescent Property Holding in its bid to develop the high-end residential district. Real estate finance senior associate Payam […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

Three new London partners for BCLP in first post-merger promotions round

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has made up 23 lawyers to partner in its latest promotions round, with the majority being legacy Bryan Cave lawyers. It is the first set of promotions since Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) merged in April. Eighteen lawyers have been promoted across the United States, while three solicitors – all […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

BCLP follows wave of firms branching out into legal operations

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has launched a new legal operations consultancy arm to support in-house teams,  in a general trend that sees law firms increasingly expanding into broader client services. The new division called Cantilever incorporates the consulting units from both legacy firms; Bryan Cave’s BCXponent and BLP’s Streamline. The team, led by Denver-based chief innovation […]

Hong Kong

The speed read: Slaughters gets techy, Asia gets busy and the super-exam gets costly

News stories about legal education remain very well-read, yet despite this our conversations with lawyers across the City indicate many are still in the dark about the forthcoming changes to how solicitors qualify. Another chance to get up to speed presented itself this week, as the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) announced more details of how […]

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, BCLP

BCLP targets quicker response in disputes cases with new AI tool

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has launched a new artificial intelligence service that will extensively assess the legal risks of early-stage disputes and investigations in about 14 days. The service, called Clear/Cut, was developed in-house over the year by a team of litigators and technologists that included the firm’s forensic technology team, legal project management experts and […]

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