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 or go to the Legal Notices on right hand side:
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.
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:
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:
WITH RESPECT TO ANY STATEMENTS CONSTITUTING ATTORNEY ADVERTISING: PRIOR RESULTS REFERENCED ON THIS SITE DO NOT GUARANTEE A FUTURE OR A SIMILAR OUTCOME.
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
View our privacy notice.
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.
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. We have recently (July 2018) become aware of a scam using the name of one of our Group entities – BCLP Intermediary. Calls have been made and emails have been sent, to members of the public, by someone purporting to be from BCLPi and a fake website has been set up. We have reported this and are liaising with the domain name registry to have the domain name bclpi.com de-registered.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.