The merged entity, which will officially launch in April
2018 under the name Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, will be
co-chaired by Therese Pritchard, chair of Bryan Cave, and Lisa
Mayhew, managing partner of BLP.
The beefed up firm will be among the top 10 in the US for
M&A activity, rank fourth globally for number of partners
working on pure real estate matters, and will represent 30 of
the world’s top 50 banks by revenue (not all
necessarily in tax matters). It will be present in all the
world’s major financial centres and have
specialist offerings in international corporate tax and private
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner will have a presence in 17 US
cities, three German cities and three cities in the UK as well
as in Brussels and Paris. It will also be present in Moscow,
Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and
It is expected that operations in cities where only one of
either Bryan Cave or BLP are present will remain largely the
same in the short term.
"The Moscow-based team, office location and contact details
will remain the same," said Andrey Goltsblat, managing partner
of Goltsblat BLP in Moscow. "No changes to the Moscow office
operations are planned."