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About the firm

On 1 April 2018, Bryan Cave and Berwin Leighton Paisner combined their legal practices to form Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (the “BCLP Group”) is a global law firm comprised of a network of affiliated firms and entities (“BCLP Firms”).

The BCLP Firms are regulated by the relevant professional bodies in the jurisdictions where they are established, and have offices (please see the country links below for further details).

The professional bodies which regulate a specific BCLP Firm and/or its offices will also have jurisdiction over its individual lawyers. In addition, our lawyers are regulated by the relevant professional body in their place of admission (for details, please contact the individual lawyer).

The lists of partners of the respective BCLP Firms can be accessed at their registered office, and/or on our websites. For further details, please see the relevant office sections below. Within the BCLP Group, 'partner' is used to refer to a member, or an employee or consultant with equivalent standing and/or qualifications as required, of the BCLP Firm in which they practise. In the US, all our partners are members.

Unless otherwise mentioned in the country links below, the BCLP Group’s compulsory layer of professional indemnity insurance is provided by QBE Casualty Syndicate 386 and QBE Syndicate 1886, Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 3BD. Details of the policy number and the territorial extent of the insurance can be obtained from our Head of Professional Risk and BCLP Insurances at our London office.

For further regulatory information regarding a specific BCLP Firm, office or topic, please click on the links below:

Abu Dhabi & Dubai





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United Kingdom

United States

Website use disclaimer

Although we try to ensure the accuracy of all of the content and material published on this website (“Content”), such Content is for general information only, and is not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice. You should obtain specific legal advice before taking or refraining from taking any action.

In addition:

  • Your use of this website (including the sending or receipt of its Content) does not create an attorney-client relationship between us. Unless such a relationship has otherwise been established (and subject to the applicable legal requirements), any communications with us through this website will not be privileged or confidential.
  • We cannot promise that access to the website will be uninterrupted or entirely error free.
  • This website provides links to, and content from, other Internet sites and resources. Given that monitoring the vast amount of information disseminated and accessible via those sites and resources is impracticable and beyond our resources, such information cannot be guaranteed to be accurate, or up to date and is not endorsed by us.

We will not be responsible in any circumstances for any consequential or incidental damages (including but not limited to loss of profits, loss of privacy and loss of data) or for any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or that are related to the use of this website.

This website and most of its content is owned by the BCLP Group. Those elements of this website whose rights have not been transferred to the BCLP Group are owned by certain third parties. This website is protected by copyright and database right. You may print out individual articles or pages for your private use or for non-commercial research within your organisation, but such content remains the sole and exclusive property of the BCLP Group and the concerned third party owners. No form of distribution or making available to the public (whether in print or electronic form) of any of this website's contents is allowed without the prior written consent of one of our partners. Except in respect of regulatory matters falling within the rules and jurisdiction of a specific professional regulator or where otherwise provided in these legal notices, your use of this web site will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any disputes will be decided only by the courts of England and Wales.

If you are accessing this website from France, please note the following statements which apply to you:

  • Pursuant to article L 122-4 of the French Code de la propriété intellectuelle, all users of this website shall not, without BCLP US's prior written consent - (i) reproduce, represent, modify, translate and/or adapt, whether for reward or free, all or part of the website or any of its elements; or (ii) reproduce and/or represent all or part of any such translations, adaptations and modifications,  whether for reward or free.
  • Infringement of this prohibition constitutes a counterfeiting act, sanctioned by articles L 335-2 and following of the French Code de la propriété intellectuelle.
  • Databases used or otherwise present on this website are the exclusive property of BCLP UK (or of those third parties which make them available to BCLP UK). Their content  is protected under the dispositions of the law of July 11th, 1998.
Note on advertising

This website is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be attorney advertising or an offer to represent any site visitors under any applicable law. BCLP does not wish to represent anyone based upon viewing this website in a jurisdiction where this website fails to comply with all laws and ethical rules of that jurisdiction.

To the extent the local rules of professional conduct on the practice of law in an individual visitor’s jurisdiction require BCLP to designate a principal office or a single attorney responsible for this website, BCLP designates St. Louis, Missouri, as its principal office and Kathryn DeBord as the attorney responsible for this website.

Under the rules of professional conduct in the practice of law in some jurisdictions, portions of this website may contain material that is nevertheless deemed to constitute attorney advertising. In accordance with those rules (notably in New York) we make the following statement:


If you have any questions, for purposes of attorney advertising rules, please contact BCLP at: Metropolitan Square Building, 211 North Broadway, Suite 3600, St. Louis, MO 63102, Telephone: +1 314-259-2000. 

Privacy Notice Statement

View our privacy notice.

Bribery and corruption

The BCLP Group is committed to conducting business according to high standards of business integrity. We have a zero-tolerance policy in respect of bribery and corruption. We require those with whom we have business relationships to have and maintain a like policy and appropriate procedures for combating bribery and corruption.

Scams notice

We are aware that criminals have been using the BCLP Firms' names and sometimes the names of individuals working within the BCLP Group in scam emails, letters and phone calls. These communications typically suggest that an inheritance or a job can be obtained by paying an upfront fee. Their aim is to get your money and/or your personal data to use in other illegal activities.

Please act cautiously for your own protection. If you receive any communication purporting to be from the BCLP Group or any of our partners or employees about which you are uncertain or suspicious, do not respond and particularly do not provide personal or confidential information. You can check the legitimacy of any suspicious communication by forwarding it to us at We do not use web-based email addresses such as gmail, hotmail or yahoo.

Please note that this firm and its lawyers have no involvement in any of these scams. Our name is being used in an unauthorised and illegal way.

We report incidents of which we become aware to the relevant authorities. There are, however, new scams being devised by criminals regularly.

If you are based in the UK, you can find further information on scams (including ones we have reported) on the Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA") website. You can also contact the SRA to find out if individuals or firms are regulated and authorised by the SRA and verify an individual's or firm's practising details. Other verification methods, such as checking public records (e.g. telephone directories and company records) may also be undertaken.

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