£1.8bn total aggregate value of our transatlantic deals

United States

We have acted for over 450 US-based clients in the last four years and over 40 Fortune 500 companies instructed us last year alone. We know the US market well and advise US companies on bridging the gap between the US and global markets. 

In addition to servicing US-based corporates and financial institutions, we build strong relationships with leading law firms across the US.

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Organisations we work with

  • AdvanceLaw logo


    We are proud to be named to AdvanceLaw’s preferred panel of law firms. AdvanceLaw is a group of more than one hundred chief legal officers of large multinationals and its mission is to improve the legal market and profession. This is accomplished in part through the sharing of in-house client feedback. AdvanceLaw firms are selected on the basis of quality, client-service, efficiency, innovation, as well as profession-friendly practices (e.g., diversity, pro bono).

  • Business Counsel Inc

    Business Counsel Inc. (BCI) is a network of primarily US-based law firms. The firms focus on providing high quality legal services to the corporate business community. BLP joined BCI in 2010 as the network’s only UK-based member. You can rely on our experience having supported over 450 US-based clients since 2010, with over 40 Fortune 500 companies instructing us last year. We have acted on 16 transatlantic deals in the last four years with an aggregate value of £1.8bn. Examples of the clients we have worked for include; Google, Dell, AIG, Mars and JP Morgan.

Latest examples of work

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      Amanresorts - Dispute Resolution

      A luxury hotel resort group, with 27 properties across the world, on a major cross-border shareholder dispute. Leading a large team involved in proceedings in the Chancery Division in London, as well as in the BVI, involving four actions and satellite proceedings in New York.


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      Autodesk - Corporate and M&A

      Advising US-based global software company Autodesk on various acquisitions, including the international merger control aspects of its US$297m acquisition of software provider Moldflow Corporation.

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      Cain Hoy - Corporate

      A luxury hotel resort group, with 27 properties across the world, on a major cross-border shareholder dispute. Leading a large team involved in proceedings in the Chancery Division in London, as well as in the BVI, involving four actions and satellite proceedings in New York.

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      Enviva - Antitrust & Competition

      We advised Enviva, a portfolio company of the US private equity firm Riverstone LLC, on the UK merger control aspects of its acquisition of Green Circle, a company ultimately controlled by the Ericsson family.  Both parties are active in the supply of renewable energy sources and, in particular, wood pellets. In the UK, the parties had a combined share of supply of 30-40%, and the merger would strengthen Enviva’s position as the world’s largest supplier by volume. The transaction was therefore vital in the context of the UK’s energy security challenges and the government’s low carbon commitments. Despite the competition challenges, we obtained unconditional clearance of the transaction on 22 December 2014, ahead of the CMA’s formal deadline and within the strict timetable of a US IPO process.

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      Griffin American Healthcare REIT II Inc - Funds and Acquisition

      Advised Griffin American Healthcare REIT II, Inc, a US private REIT, on its acquisition of a 44-facility portfolio of premium senior housing and care facilities in England, Scotland and Jersey for an aggregate purchase price of circa £300m. BLP provided real estate, tax, corporate finance and finance advice. The tax role involved tax advice on acquisition structuring (debt and equity on cross border investment into the UK) and long-term hold and exit strategy as well as advice on complex VAT and capital allowances issues arising in the transaction as a result of a pre-sale business reorganisation of the seller.

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      Jabil Circuit - Corporate and Litigation

      Jabil Circuit, a Florida-based global electronics company, on a range of Corporate and Litigation matters.

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      Libor - Regulation

      Engaged by a series of financial institutions to advise and represent the institution or senior approved persons in relation to the multi-jurisdictional investigations into suspected manipulation of LIBOR and other benchmark lending rates. The investigation involves a number of the world’s leading banks and stretches across the US, UK, Japan and other jurisdictions.

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      Round Hill Capital - Real Estate and Tax

      Advised Round Hill Capital on its purchase of Nido student accommodation business from the private equity firm Blackstone. The deal, worth £415m, is one of the largest structured corporate real estate transactions since the start of the downturn. BLP advised Round Hill on all aspects of the deal, which included the financing, structuring and tax issues.

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      Towers Watson - Corporate and Disposal

      Towers Watson on its US$250m disposal of its global reinsurance broking business to Jardine Lloyd Thompson, insurance brokers, creating the fourth largest reinsurance brokerage in the world. ​

Office location

Location of St Louis office
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP One Metropolitan Square 211 North Broadway, Suite 3600 St. Louis, MO USA 63102-2750
By telephone: +1 314 259 2000 By Facsimile:+1 314 259 2020

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