Bryan Cave And BLP Talk Transatlantic Law Firm Merger

Law360, Grand Rapids (October 16, 2017, 1:20 PM EDT) -- Another big transatlantic law firm merger is in the works, with U.K.-headquartered Berwin Leighton Paisner and U.S.-based Bryan Cave LLP confirming Monday they are discussing a possible combination to form a 1,500-lawyer global firm.

The merger would create a fully integrated law firm with 32 offices in 12 countries, combining Bryan Cave’s approximately 900 lawyers with BLP’s roughly 600, the firms said. The combined entity would be one of only a handful of global firms operating in a one-firm structure with more than 500 lawyers both...
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